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https://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2020/03/rcbc-closes-all-shuls-schools-in-bergen.html?m=1

Something  every Jewish community in the US may have to consider at some point.

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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 08:22:47 AM »
Nothing was posted on the community-wide list and nothing on local shul websites. Seems like it may be fake news.
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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 08:33:18 AM »
Via whatsapp:

The RCBC just voted to shut the whole community down. Email coming tomorrow:
No Shul
No Restaurants (Take-Out only)
No Shiva
No Funerals (only a minyan)
No Simchas
No Play dates
No Shabbos Meals
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 08:35:26 AM »
https://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2020/03/rcbc-closes-all-shuls-schools-in-bergen.html?m=1

Something  every Jewish community in the US may have to consider at some point.
If flattening the curve is the goal, every Jewish community should be doing this now.
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 08:50:33 AM »
If flattening the curve is the goal, every Jewish community should be doing this now.
Absolutely! We, more than any other areas of people in towns and cities are a community wherever we are.  Our Jewish lifestyle is based on COMMUNITY interactions.  We are more at risk for any viral spread and our leaders need to be educated as  to the severity and empirical evidence of what is going to happen so that they can act accordingly.  Yasher koiach RCBC!!

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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 08:52:26 AM »
Do we voluntarily close our shuls??
For how long?
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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2020, 09:01:20 AM »
Via whatsapp:

The RCBC just voted to shut the whole community down. Email coming tomorrow:
No Shul
No Restaurants (Take-Out only)
No Shiva
No Funerals (only a minyan)
No Simchas
No Play dates
No Shabbos Meals

"Via whatsapp:" is enough to say:

fake news.
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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 09:04:04 AM »
*Important decision from the RCBC (COVID-19)*

The Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC) has issued an important p'sak halacha last night at a meeting attended by Bergen County Rabbanim including leadership from all synagogues and day schools.

Extreme restrictive measures in our community will be put in place beginning today including the cancellation of synagogue services, social events, s'mahot and all social gatherings. In one week, the situation will be re-assessed and a decision will be made regarding going forward for the following week. Details of these measures will be set forth in a letter from the RCBC to be delivered to the community shortly.

The decision to take these steps was made in consultation with health officials, physicians and government officials. The goal is to slow down the progression of transmission of the coronavirus within our community thereby allowing local hospitals (operating at 90% capacity before the onset of the virus) to meet the demands of the large amounts of people expected to impacted by this global pandemic.

We must now rally together as a community and follow the details of the p'sak halacha carefully so that we can help ensure the health and well being of the entire community.

Thank you for your cooperation during these very difficult and trying times.

Rabbi Haim Jachter and Joshua Murad, President
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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2020, 09:14:41 AM »
Yup, got the email.
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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 09:39:34 AM »
Do we voluntarily close our shuls??
For how long?

Until we have a handle on this situation. My kids have been on zoom classes for two weeks now..quarantined for 5 days its rough but i totally agree with everything they are doing.

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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2020, 09:46:05 AM »
Now more than ever we should be davening together. IMO the last thing to close should be shuls. Smaller minyanim and other precautions I understand, but completely banning tefilah b'tzibbur I don't understand.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2020, 09:48:49 AM »
Until we have a handle on this situation. My kids have been on zoom classes for two weeks now..quarantined for 5 days its rough but i totally agree with everything they are doing.

can we do zoom playgroups too??

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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2020, 09:49:27 AM »
Now more than ever we should be davening together. IMO the last thing to close should be shuls. Smaller minyanim and other precautions I understand, but completely banning tefilah b'tzibbur I don't understand.

thats why they have rabbonim.

And not sure we will see this adapted in the more "ultra orthodox" communities, but what about a safeik pikuach nifashos is hard to understand?

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Re: RCBC closes all Shuls, schools, sit down restaurants in Bergen
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2020, 04:05:09 PM »
The board of my shul just voted to split up our shabbos minyan into smaller minyanim. We normally have around 130 (excluding the women) on a regular shabbos