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May 6 Update: Special Presentation, Rabbinic Statement

05/06/2020 09:19:16 AM

May6

Good Wednesday, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

  1. SPECIAL EVENT: We're All in this Together - One Voice of Hope as We Look to Tomorrow - 6:30 pm MDT

Please join the Orthodox Union this evening for a special and uplifting presentation of unity and hope. We will be privileged to hear words of inspiration from HaRav HaGaon Rav Asher Weiss, shlita; an update on Covid-19 from Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD; and words of validation and comfort from Dr. David Pelcovitz. These thoughtful leaders, each exceptional in his own right, will provide an authoritative and clear message of measured optimism as we plan for the future. We are as well honored to hear introductory remarks from Rabbi Moshe Hauer, Incoming Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, and Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America. Watch it here

  1. PARENTING PROGRAM: The Positive Side of Boredom - Teaching Kids Responsibility and Independence in Close Quarters - 7:00 pm EDT

Let’s learn to change our children’s boredom to a meaningful use of time – a critical life skill. Presented by Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SL, Director of Parent Outreach for A+ Solutions, facilitator for “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings without Rivalry.” Watch it here

  1. STATEMENT BY DENVER ORTHODOX RABIS ON MINYANIM: This morning, I distributed the joint statement issued by the Denver Orthodox Synagogue rabbis regarding minyanim of even 10. Here it is again, for those who missed it:

11 Iyar 5780 / May 5, 2020

Dear Friends,

We hope and trust that this letter finds you and your family in good health.

This follows our previous letter dated April 17, 2020 in which we reiterated that in order for this terrible disease to continue to plateau and start reversing, we must absolutely refrain from inviting any guests and also strictly abide to all distancing guidelines. Bear this in mind when encountering an acquaintance on the street, and please be sure to be diligent in assuring that no group congregates on the sidewalk to socialize.

After continued discussion with medical authorities and our governmental officials, we have collectively chosen to keep our Shuls closed even for a Minyan limited to just ten people. We feel that this measure continues to be a Pikuach Nefesh (life-threatening) concern of a most crucial nature and we remain adamant at this time that the formation of Minyanim of any nature would undermine the seriousness regarding the social distancing which we must continue to maintain.

With our earnest blessing for good health for you, your families and for all the Jewish people, and with our heartfelt prayer that we all soon experience the final redemption, we remain,

COALITION OF ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE RABBIS OF DENVER

RABBI DAVID ARAYEV, OHR AVNER

RABBI YISROEL ENGEL, BAIS MENACHEM

RABBI JOSEPH FRIEDMAN, DAT MINYAN (non-member)

RABBI AVROHOM JACOBS, KEHILLAS BAIS YISROEL

RABBI YAAKOV MEYER, AISH OF THE ROCKIES

RABBI DANIEL RAPP, EAST DENVER ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE

RABBI TZVI STEINBERG, CONGREGATION ZERA ABRAHAM

  1. DAILY VIRTUAL (NON)MINYAN: Join us at our regularly scheduled times for Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv by logging in at: https://zoom.us/j/94819261580. If you want to call in, dial 302-715-8592 US or 253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 948 1926 1580. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON THE VIDEO IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SEEN!

Have an awesome day!

Rabbi Joseph Friedman

Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781