Dear Temple Family,
Toronto Public Health has lifted the precautionary self-quarantine of our member, who was determined not to be at risk for developing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). At this time, Temple operations continue as normal. We would like to thank our community for their patience and support.
Temple Sinai is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our members. We are vigilant with our protocol and the measures that we take to minimize the transmission of infectious disease and ensure the ongoing health of all those who come through our doors. During this time, we are enhancing our safety measures with:
- the installation of additional hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building at strategic locations, including entryways and high-traffic locations;
- and wiping down and disinfecting of high touch surfaces daily, including doorknobs, handrails, tables, chairs, water fountains and restrooms throughout the building.
We encourage our community to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19. Prevention measures are similar to those used against the common cold and flu:
- Greet each other with a smile rather than handshakes or hugs.
- Stay home when you are ill.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
If you have additional concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact Toronto Public Health at 416.338.7600, Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and on weekends from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., or visit their website at toronto.ca/coronavirus.
We appreciate your understanding as we continue to work through emerging issues. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Shari Zuckerman Rabbi Michael Dolgin
What our members say . . .
“When my father passed away, I was lost. But my experience coming to Temple Sinai as a new member to say kaddish was a complete surprise to me. I was welcomed. I was embraced. I was blown away by how much people truly cared.”