Chevra Ahavas Yisroel of Crown Heights, has suspended all services and events for the time being as the community begins to battle the new Coronavirus COVID-19.
In an email to its congregants, the board wrote that, “It is with obvious hesitation that CAY must suspend all services and events for the time-being in order to stymie the spread of the Coronavirus.”
Chevra Ahavas Yisroel is the first shul to officially suspend all services in Crown Heights, despite many other communities making that the rule for all congregations.
All Crown Heights schools have already shut their doors, taking their classes online in an attempt to slow the progression of the virus.
Read the full text below:
It is with obvious hesitation that CAY must suspend all services and events for the time-being in order to stymie the spread of the Coronavirus.
Please continue to take care of yourself. Wash your hands and avoid touching your face. Stay indoors unless you absolutely must leave.
While social media poses the risk of heightening anxiety with constant newsfeeds, it also provides a great opportunity to stay close at a distance. Reach out to your friends and support each other.
We ask that you continue to pray for the well-being of our community and the whole world.
Blessings and health to all.