Covid-19 President’s Message

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President’s Message: Reconvening Plan Updated

Written by: Robert Zimman Posted on July 6, 2021

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic we at Temple Israel have tried to base our policies on science and data to protect our members, especially the vulnerable. Our latest revision to our Policy for Reconvening in Person takes into account the most recent science as well as the recently released guidelines provided by the Synagogue Council of Continue Reading »


President’s Message: COVID-19 Update

Written by: Robert Zimman Posted on May 28, 2021

Dear community members, We’re excited to share with you our plans for a staged reopening of our building. The Reimagining Committee met recently to discuss the improving COVID situation in NH, including new guidance from the CDC and NH Department of Health on mask-wearing indoors and outdoors. We are working to revise our reopening plan Continue Reading »


President’s Message: COVID-19 Update

Written by: Amy Hyett Posted on April 5, 2021

Dear fellow congregants: It is hard to believe that it’s been a year since we shut our doors. While we had a brief respite over the summer with outdoor services and small group gatherings, high COVID numbers in the later fall and winter drove us back online almost exclusively. I am quite proud of our Continue Reading »

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President’s Message: Covid-19 Update

Posted on November 17, 2020

November 17, 2020 Dear fellow congregants: When the Re-Imagining Committee met in early October, we anticipated announcing our plans for “hybrid” Shabbat services to begin this month, with a small group gathering in the sanctuary with Rabba Kaya for a service also streamed on Zoom. Regrettably, the numbers in New Hampshire and the country are Continue Reading »

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President’s Message: Re-imagining Committee plan

Posted on August 11, 2020

Dear Fellow Congregants, I am writing to brief you on the Re-imagining Committee’s progress on reopening. Our committee has been meeting at least every couple of weeks for several months. We have watched and reviewed the outdoor gatherings held thus far: namely outdoor services and transition team events. After each event, we learned more about Continue Reading »

President’s COVID-19 Message #6 & Survey Results Overview

Posted on June 19, 2020

Dear Friends, Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete our survey (over 100 members!). I would like to update you on its results and our plans for moving forward as we strive to manage risk and promote inclusion in services and activities. The survey gave us some amazing data to digest and some Continue Reading »

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Covid-19 Update

Posted on June 9, 2020

Due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19, Temple Israel is currently holding all services, meetings and other events outdoors or via Zoom. For links to online temple activities, contact Administrative Director Heather Tomlinson. Updates On June 19, 2020, Board President Amy Hyett sent the following message to Temple Israel members: Thanks to everyone who Continue Reading »

President’s COVID-19 Message #5

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Dear Fellow Congregants: I’d like to update you on our plans for the building and programming over the summer. Those of you who attended the annual meeting know that we have formed a committee to navigate our next steps after the governor’s “Stay at Home” order expires on June 15. This committee was originally called Continue Reading »

President’s Message #4 re: Coronavirus

Posted on March 17, 2020

Dear Friends: We’ve sent updates in recent days about the cancellation of services, classes, and events, reacting to the swiftly moving flow of information and warnings about the coronavirus. We want you to know that Temple Israel’s leadership, staff, and rabbi are working to find new ways to connect with you and for congregants to Continue Reading »

President’s Message #3 re: Coronavirus

Posted on March 13, 2020

Dear Friends: We have been watching the news as many schools nationwide are closing, Broadway has gone dark, the Boston Marathon has been postponed, and the world of professional and college sports has shut down. We have been reading article after article, all of which advocate social distancing so that we can “flatten the curve” Continue Reading »