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Dear Temple Shalom Family:
Before bringing this week to a close, and welcoming Shabbat into our midst, the members of our Covid-19 Task Force wanted to send word to the congregation given the recent announcement by Governor Greg Abbot that he will soon end the State’s mask-wearing mandate. The trajectory of this crisis, we know, is directly impacted by human behavior and the measures taken to protect ourselves and others. While vaccinations are accelerating, the advice of experts and medical authorities strongly urges the public to keep protective measures, including mask-wearing, in place. Our task force concurs with this recommendation, and Temple Shalom will continue to require proper mask-wearing, among other protective measures, for all gatherings, or upon any entry to our activities or spaces.
We hope and pray for a time when we can shake hands, unmask – hug one another again. Until then, we assure everyone that safety remains our priority. As with last month’s video update, the Temple Shalom Covid-19 Task Force will continue to monitor data and provide updates regularly to the congregation. Now, as hope dawns, we will do our best to guide our beloved community through the next phases in this worldwide crisis. May you be well, healthy, and safe.
Rabbi Andrew Paley, Senior Rabbi
Cantor Devorah Avery, Cantor
Debra Levy-Fritts, President
Steve Lewis, Executive Director, and
Dr. Lara Johnson
Dr. Barry Lachman
Dr. Sander Gothard
The Temple Shalom Covid-19 Task Force