We stand ready to act on any recommendations by the CDC, local authorities or the Lake County Health Department and the Task Force.
While no cases of COVID-19 have been reported within our Beth El community, the number of confirmed cases of the virus is growing in the United States. It is reasonable to think that at some point we may be affected.
With this in mind, the following recommendations can help us maintain a healthy community and should be practiced wherever you go:
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate with you as new information becomes available from local, state and national authorities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Executive Director Jeff Baden at 847-432-8970 or email@example.com
As one of my mentor’s, Rabbi Barry Dov Katz, wrote, “The Torah reading for this weekend asks each of us to donate a half shekel to be counted as a member of the people. Why a half shekel? Because it is only when we come together as a people, as a community, as humanity, that we become whole. This is a time when we will have to come together in different ways, asserting the bonds of community that are so precious”. Please make sure to continue to connect with those who are isolated in safe ways and to make extra efforts to assert our loving and caring for one another during what may be a challenging time for members of our community. Our clergy stand by ready to support anyone in need and are only a phone call away. This is a moment that may be stressful for many. However, it is also a moment for us to remember that we are a strong, compassionate and sacred community who always cares for one another.
As our tradition teaches, “Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh Bazeh — All of Israel Are Responsible for One Another.”
We appreciate your understanding during these unusual times.
Rabbi Michael Schwab
Jeff Baden, Executive Director
Ron Goldberg, President