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Shacharit Davening

Saturday, August 1, 2020 11 Av 5780

9:30 AM - 11:00 AMMCS - 150 West 85 Street

After months away from each other, we are looking forward to meeting this Shabbat morning. However, it should be stressed that this is not a return to normalcy by any means. With little singing, fewer people, no children present, no socializing, and no kiddush, the Darkhei Noam experience that we have come to enjoy over the years will be severely lacking. But, we hope that it is the first step in what will be a long process to return to our pre-COVID davening.

We recognize that meeting indoors has some inherent risks, and therefore we are taking the following steps to mitigate those:

  • In order to limit the amount of time spent together, we will begin at 9:30 with Shochein Ad. Mourner’s Kaddish will be recited after Shacharit and Musaf. We will not have a Dvar Torah and will move at a brisk pace.
  • Masks will be required at all times by all in attendance, and there will be very limited singing.
  • We are limiting capacity to 15% of our space, up to about 40 people. Those in attendance who are not part of the same nuclear family must socially distance.
  • No young children are allowed to attend. There will be no children’s room, toys, or programming. Children 10 or older may join but they must sit with their family members on one side of the mechitza for all of davening.

We expect davening to last from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Since we are starting just before Barchu, please make every effort to arrive on time so that we do not have to wait for a minyan.

You must RSVP below if you wish to attend.

This will allow us to gauge our numbers and is needed in the event that we have to notify people as part of contact tracing. Priority will be given to those who have to say Kaddish and the davening leaders and layners. Other than those saying Kaddish, if there is demand from more than we can accommodate, we will work to rotate who can come each week.

As with all of our in-person events:

  • Do not attend if you are sick, feeling sick, or if you have been feeling sick in the last two weeks.
  • We advise those who are in higher risk subgroups to be cautious in reengaging, especially in the indoor davening. When appropriate please discuss your decision with your medical provider.
  • If you attend and later fall ill or are diagnosed via positive test with COVID-19 for any reason, we ask that you please notify Jordana so that we can make other members in attendance at that gathering aware of their potential exposure. Privacy will be respected.


Space is limited. Members of the same family are required to sign-up individually.

Registration is a commitment to attend. You will receive an email confirming your reservation.

If we have more RSVPs than we can accommodate, we will prioritize those saying kaddish and DN members.

Children under 10 may not attend; children 10 and older may attend but must stay with a parent during davening.
If we have more RSVPs than we can accommodate, we will prioritize those saying kaddish.

By clicking submit, you agree to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

If you fall ill, you must contact Jordana immediately so that we can make other members in attendance aware of their potential exposure. Your privacy will be protected. We must be able to notify all those who were at the same gathering, allowing each individual to proceed according to their physician’s guidance.
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