Dear Shul Member,
As many of you are aware, the air conditioning in the main Sanctuary is currently not operational. Due to a chip shortage (which impacts the replacement system) there is a significant backlog in equipment, and we do not anticipate being able to replace the air conditioning system prior to the Yomim Noraim (High Holy Days). As such, our primary minyan will be held in the David Schwitzer ע”ה social hall. Assuming there is sufficient interest and commitment and / or the need due to space constraints, we will have a second minyan outdoors under a tent for Rosh Hashana morning and all of Yom Kippur. Due to the logistical planning required in having multiple minyanim and the potential indoor space constraints, we ask that those planning to attend davening for the Yomim Noraim submit their seating requirements as soon as possible, but not later than Sunday, August 8th. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s wishes.
Once again it will be the policy of the shul to provide seats at no charge to children of members from first grade through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Children old enough to sit with their parents are welcome to attend.
In accordance with present CDC guidelines, masks are required to be worn indoors by anyone not fully vaccinated. Currently, we anticipate that the indoor seating configuration will not have any restrictions relative to social distancing. Needless to say, COVID-19 and related guidelines is a fluid situation and subject to change at any time.
As per shul policy, all families must have their June 30, 2021 outstanding balances paid in full before reservations for High Holy Day seats can be accepted. In addition, associate members are not entitled to member rates.
I would greatly appreciate and strongly urge each of you to take a few moments to submit the online Google form. If you have difficulty with the Google form, please contact me and I will provide a hard copy of the form. Once again please note the deadline of Sunday, August 8th.
If you have any questions, please call me at 791-8775. Thank you for your cooperation.
Marty Sonnenblick, Gabbai
Congregation Ahavat Achim
18-25 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Phone: (201) 797-0502