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Shacharit Davening

Saturday, September 26, 2020 8 Tishrei 5781

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

We are looking forward to meeting this Shabbat morning. 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.
  • Face masks which fully cover your mouth and nose will be required at all times by all in attendance.
  • There will be very limited singing by the chazan, and none by others in attendance.
  • 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. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. You will receive an email confirmation on Friday.

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 leiners. 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.
  • Do not attend if you or any member of your household is under quarantine.
  • 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 Friday confirming your reservation.
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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