April 23: Shabbat Morning Passover Services + Yizkor

Partially open Torah scroll, as read from in Shabbat morning services

Sat, April 23

Near Harbord & Spadina
(Exact location provided upon registration)
Registration Required by Thursday 12noon – register below!

Please join us on the final day of Passover for soulful and song-filled Shabbat morning services with Torah reading, chanting of the Song of Songs, a devar Torah (Torah teaching), and Yizkor (memorial service).

As a diverse and inclusive Jewish community, Makom has mens’, womens’, and mixed (all genders’) seating sections. Female, male, and gender non-binary Jews can lead parts of services, read and be called up to the Torah, and count in our double minyanim of both 10 Jewish men and 10 Jews regardless of gender. Makom services follow the full traditional liturgy (prayer text).

Covid Precautions

Because Makom’s storefront is too cozy for Covid, we’re renting a much larger space so that we can properly distance. The HVAC system and large, stand-alone HEPA air purifier unit provide good ventilation.

Everyone age 2 and over must wear a mask at all times while in the building. Adults and kids age 5+ must wear surgical mask or respirator (KF94, KN95 or N95); cloth masks are no longer acceptable. We will provide adult- and kid-sized surgical masks for anyone who doesn’t have one. Kids 2-4 should wear whatever mask they will wear consistently and fits best.

Anyone who, within the last 10 days, had symptoms of Covid-19 or a household member with a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 must not attend.

Vaccination Policy

Adults, teens, and kids 5+ must be vaccinated to the fullest extent eligible* (including boosters), and must provide an enhanced vaccination certificate** with a QR code upon registration. If you have a valid medical exemption you must provide your verified certificate with a QR code.

Adults must bring ID with their name and birthdate to services.

*In most cases, the “fullest extent eligible” means:

  • Adults (18+) need boosters, or to have received their second dose within the past four months.
  • Teens (12-17) need boosters, or to have received their second dose within the past seven months.
  • Kids 5-11 need three doses, or to have received their first dose within the past two months.
  • In all cases, 14 days must have passed for a vaccine dose to be counted.

Adults and teens 12+ who were infected with Covid within the past four months, and had received two doses prior to this Covid infection, are exempt from the booster requirement. (This is in accordance with guidance from NACI that people infected with Covid after completing their primary vaccine series but before getting their booster should get their booster three months after infection.) If this applies to you, please upload your enhanced vaccination certificate showing two doses and email us with the date your symptoms began (or your positive test date if you were asymptomatic).

If you have questions about our policies, please contact us.

**You can download your proof of vaccination from the Ontario website here. If you were vaccinated outside Ontario, you can obtain an Ontario certificate by first reporting your vaccination information to your local public health unit. For Toronto residents, that form is here.


Social tagging: >

Comments are closed.