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‘They have been remarkable’: How a New York synagogue is coping as an epicenter of the US coronavirus spread – USA TODAY

| March 16, 2020

The National Guard has been deployed to New York to enforce a "containment area" around the Young Israel synagogue due to the coronavirus. Wochit NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.Young Israel of New Rochelle had an onlinePurim party because its members couldnt gather at their synagogue this week. The congregants check in on one another.

Northeast Ohio synagogues take steps to protect congregants from COVID-19 – Cleveland Jewish News

| March 16, 2020

In the week prior to the three cases confirmed in Cuyahoga County, synagogues began releasing precautions to congregants, and advising them to use livestream options if they are feeling ill or are in vulnerable populations. A March 5 emailed letter to members of Park Synagogue opened with the traditional prayer for the body. At this time, we are not aware of any direct impact to the building or the communities within it, read the letter signed by Rabbi Joshua Skoff, president Susan Ratner and Executive Director Stuart Deicher

Five Towns Orthodox shuls are closed because of coronavirus – liherald.com

| March 16, 2020

After a meeting that lasted several hours on March 12, at least 14 Five Towns rabbis decided to shut down the Orthodox synagogues.

How are Jerusalems synagogues coping with coronavirus? – The Jerusalem Post

| March 16, 2020

I could quite easily be writing this sitting in quarantine.

Gigs canceled by coronavirus, Jewish performers and educators move online – The Jewish News of Northern California

| March 16, 2020

As a freelance Jewish educator, musician, and consultant,Eliana Lightknows the coronavirus outbreak puts her line of work in a precarious situation. Instead of being hired to perform at synagogues, or getting invited to be an artist in residence at Jewish centers around the country, she will have to adapt as cities enact quarantine and social distancing policies and just like freelance performers and small businesses in other industries, she could lose a lot of her traditional business

What It’s Like to Be Ireland’s Only Rebbetzin – An interview with Chabad emissary Rifky Lent – Chabad.org

| March 16, 2020

Q: Please tell us about yourself and how you ended up in Ireland. A: My husband, Rabbi Zalman Shimon Lent, and I first came to Ireland 20 years ago. He is from Manchester, and I am from London

Rabbi asks worshippers not to kiss stones of the Western Wall – Jewish Journal

| March 16, 2020

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NJ DMVs closed and most in-court proceedings postponed as COVID-19 forces more cancellations – Press of Atlantic City

| March 16, 2020

Ocean County keeps parks open, closes visitor and nature centers Ocean County Parks and Recreation will be keeping its 27 parks and two golf courses open to the public, but closing the visitor and nature centers until further notice.

Area cancellations and closings – Herald-Mail Media

| March 16, 2020

A-H Animal Welfare Society The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County and Southern States in Ranson is cancelling the Rabies Clinic scheduled for March 21 due to COVID-19 concerns and precautions. The event will, hopefully, be rescheduled at a later date in the spring. Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore All parishes of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will limit attendance at all Masses and parish-sponsored events, regardless of location, to no more than 250 people until further notice.

Atlantic City casinos move to take precautionary measures amid COVID-19 concerns – Press of Atlantic City

| March 16, 2020

Vineland Mix, Mingle & Meet event is canceled Vinelands Mix, Mingle & Meet event, scheduled for Wednesday at Vegans Are Us has been canceled. For more information on this and all Main Street Vineland events, call the Main Street Vineland office at 856-794-8653, visit the organizations website at http://www.TheAve.biz, or visit the organizations Facebook page. Ocean County Parks and Recreation will be keeping its 27 parks and two golf courses open to the public, but closing the visitor and nature centers until further notice.


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