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CBI Sanctuary Visits between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

09/21/2020 08:30:00 AM


Dear Friends,


We are offering opportunities for community members to visit the CBI Sanctuary between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for private moments of reflection and personal prayers in front of the open Ark. 


You can sign up for a 15-minute timeslot here.


A few guidelines:

  • Please arrive on time. 

  • Before you leave your home, complete our COVID-19 Symptom Tracker, which can be found here. Bring your completed form with you to CBI. We will have extras available on site.  If you answer YES to any questions, please stay home.

  • Please enter through the parking lot entrance and exit through the Prospect Street doors.

  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose snugly at all times.

  • Use hand sanitizer, provided by CBI or your own, at your arrival.

  • Inside of the building, you may only access the Sanctuary. No other parts of the building can be accessed, including bathrooms.

  • In the sanctuary, you are invited to stand in front of the Ark. Please leave the Ark open.

  • Please wear gloves (provided by CBI) if you wish to touch the Sifrei Torah (Torah Scrolls). Do not touch the Torah without gloves.

  • Do not kiss the Torah Scrolls or kiss your gloved hands and touch the Torah Scrolls.

  • If you'd like to wear a kippah and/or tallit, we encourage you to bring your own from home. We will have kippot and tallitot, if you choose to use ones from the synagogue. There will be separate bins, one for unused tallitot and one for you to place used tallitot.

  • Please honor your time limit in the Sanctuary and exit so the next group can enter.

  • If you wish to talk to other friends while you're on campus, please do so while maintaining physical distancing outside the building.

  • Feel free to use this time to offer your most personal prayers from the heart. We will also have handouts available with words that can guide you during your time in the sanctuary.


G'mar Chatima Tova!

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