כ"ח אייר תש"ף
May 22, 2020
Dear Congregants, friends and guests;
Indeed, for many weeks, the doors of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue were shut. Thank God, Covid-19’s effects in Israel are shrinking, and we hope and pray that we have overcome this magnitude of epidemic.
After a lengthy and detailed discussion, the Board of The Jerusalem Great Synagogue resolved that the Building will remain closed until further notice.
This is not the time or the place to elaborate on this very difficult and challenging decision of the Board. Suffice to say that the sole criteria leading to the decision was the safety of every individual walking through the doors of the building.
However, we will explain that a large a building as the Great Synagogue requires preparations uncalled for in smaller buildings [with regards to additional guards to study every person walking in, his age, his exposure, a massive cleaning structures of all facilities in the building, great quantities of elements to safeguard every individual, etc, and more.]
Indeed, we would welcome your urgent financial help in assisting us with addressing all these issues as a matter of urgency.
The Board of the synagogue reviews its decision constantly, and we will give further notice by email and in our website.
Happy Yom Yerushalayim
Zalli Jaffe; Acting president
Daniel Palut; Co-Chaiman of the Board
Shmuel Roseblum; Co-Chairman of the Board