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The Minyan remains closed at this time due to the Covid-19 situation.
 
We are following OU and medical guidance which urges a wait of at least two weeks following permission of government authorities to open, in order to assess the impact of such openings.
 
Please see Rabbi Sokol's updated message below and watch your email over the course of the next few weeks for information on how - and when - we will be able to return to our physical space.
 
In the meantime we hope to see you in our on-line programs. Read below for our Zoom schedule, as well as links to help you prepare for learning on Shavuot!

Mesages from Rabbi Sokol 

On the Status of the Shul During the COVID 19 Pandemic 
 
The Yavneh Minyan of Flatbush remains closed at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
We are following OU and medical guidance which mandates a wait of at least two weeks following permission of government authorities to open, in order to assess the impact of such openings. The OU just today re-affirmed that policy as still in place. We do so out of an intense halachically mandated concern for the well-being of our members, deriving from the great mitzvah of pikuah nefesh. Should this guidance change due to evolving circumstances, then of course we will re-evaluate our policies. We expect that the eventual return to davening at Yavneh will be gradual, with initial restrictions on the number of people in attendance. Please watch your email over the course of the next few weeks for information on how - and when - we might be able to return to our physical space.
 
We know that many shuls in Flatbush are opening for Shabbos, or for Shavuous. Under the present conditions, in my opinion, and following consultation with a leading posek, davening at home is a le-chatchila, is for now still an optimal fulfillment of the mitzvah of tefillah. This is because it is extremely difficult to maintain the strict protocols necessary for safety, including a limit of ten people, adequate social distancing in sometimes cramped quarters, proper sanitation and ventilation of buildings, wearing masks, the complications of reading from the Torah and aliyot, and so on. Of course, those over the age of 65, or with relevant medical conditions, should remain at home, as the OU guidelines indicate.
 
If someone chooses to daven with a minyan, clearly outdoor minyamin are safer than indoor minyanim, but in all cases it is imperative that one be sure all proper protocols are observed. If they are not, then one should daven at home.


 
Rabbi Moshe Sokol

May 22, 2020

YAVNEH ZOOM SCHEDULE

We now have several scheduled Zoom sessions each week for the Yavneh Community, to keep us together during these times.

Reach out to Saul Guberman   gabbai@yavnehminyan.org - or sign up for email updates - for the Zoom address.

  • Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. Starting with a 5 minute Devar Halacha by Rabbi Sokol, followed by a 20-30 minute interactive shiur of in-depth pasuk-by-pasuk learning of the pirkei Tehillim we've been saying. 
  • Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m. Pirkei Avot shiur led by rotating facilitators.*
  • Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. Starting with a Devar Torah from Rabbi Sokol, followed by ma'ariv, then two perakim of Tehillim.*
  • Friday before Shabbat, from 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., for those who wish to exchange greetings and sing zemirot.

*Please note schedule changes for the week of May 24. The Monday shiur will be held as scheduled. The Pirkei Avot shiur will move to Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. this week. Rabbi Sokol's Shavuot Drasha will be Wednesday at 8:30.

We are also on facebook and whatsapp.  Reach out to gabbai@yavnehminyan.org for invites to those groups. 

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At Yeshiva Ohr Shraga Veretzky Elementary School 
1102 Ave. L  (entrance across from Pomegranate parking lot) 
Brooklyn, NY 11230
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Brooklyn, NY 11230

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