Covid-19 President’s Message

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President’s Message Regarding Security

Posted on November 2, 2023

Dear fellow community members,

I am writing with an update about security at Temple Israel, given the well-documented rise in antisemitic incidents nationally and globally, and, closer to home, the tragic murders, ensuing lockdown, and days of uncertainty our neighbors in Maine endured last week.

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President’s Message June 28, 2023

Posted on June 30, 2023

Fellow Congregants, As we head into summer and put more space on the calendar since the federal Covid-19 Public Health Emergency declaration ended on May 11, I thought it time to address the current landscape. As many have stated, we’re facing a “new” normal. Covid-19 will not subside completely, but the United States government at Continue Reading »


President’s Covid Message 3/3/2022

Posted on March 4, 2022

Dear members of the congregation and community, Temple leadership and staff met on Thursday, February 24, to review our Covid protocols in light of the rapidly improving pandemic situation in NH, Maine, and the nation. On February 23, Governor Chris Sununu (NH) announced the lifting of indoor mask recommendations for public places. As of February Continue Reading »


President’s Covid Message, December 14, 2021

Posted on February 3, 2022

Dear members of the congregation and community, Thank you to everyone for helping us to observe a “Covid Pause” of in-person temple activities over the past weekend. I am writing to inform you about the meeting held on Monday afternoon by temple leadership and staff to review our Covid protocols. Overall, we feel confident that Continue Reading »

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President’s Message: Reconvening Plan Updated

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

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

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 »