Last updated July 1, 2020 


PROTOCOLS AT THE CHABAD CENTER

At Chabad we are dedicated to creating a safe and happy place for everyone. In light of the Coronavirus, we ask that you not visit the Center at this time. If you have made arrangements for a special visit please follow the guidelines below.  


As posted on the front door:


Mask required.
  

We will take your temperature, and determine if it is safe for you to enter. 

Use hand sanitizer in the vestibule.

Observe social distancing. 

Also:

Please do not kiss the Torah, Mezuzah, or Siddur.  


Adult education classes, holiday observance, special events, and more are being held online. Visit jewishokc.com/online for more information.
 

 

CHABAD CARES - COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RELIEF EFFORTS

 

For many, the current situation is creating significant concerns and uncertainty; and sometimes logistical difficulties. Our function is not just as a gathering place, but as a family and community. As such, we continue to be here for all of you in whatever ways you need. If you are staying at home and need assistance with providing for your needs such as food shopping, and you do not have family or friends to assist, please contact the office at 405-286-0900. For anything else, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. 

 

For answers to questions about federal aid you may be eligible for visit:
https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources   

 

For information about state unemployment benefits visit:
https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/COVID-19_Message.html


For resources for small business owners visit:
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
 


To find testing locations in Oklahoma County visit:
https://www.occhd.org/okctestsites 


 

SPIRITUAL TIPS

As we take extra precautions to avoid contagion, it's important to strengthen those areas of our 'spiritual' health that have a direct effect on our physical health. We encourage you all to keep finding safe ways to exercise your soul. B'ezrat Hashem - with G‑d's help - we will all get through this and take lessons to heart to improve as individuals, as a community, and as a society.


The following are a number of suggestions of things that can be done to strengthen one’s 'spiritual' immunity:


Be sure that the
Mezuzahs of your household are Kosher .

Be sure your Tefillin are Kosher.

 

Woman and girls, be sure to  light Shabbat candles on Friday at sunset before Shabbat begins.

 

Give  extra charity on a daily basis. Have a dedicated Tzedakah box in your home. Women have a custom of giving charity before candle lighting on Friday.

 

Recite chapters of Psalms daily :  Suggested chapters 20, 22, 69, 150.

 

Acquire a letter in a Torah scroll.  For a Letter in the Childrens Torah  click here . For a Letter in the Adult Unity Torah  click here .  

 

Most importantly, strengthen oneself and others in the faith that:  "if one thinks good, it will be good."


If you or anyone you know is a healthcare worker, first responder, or is in any other profession that risks exposure at work, please be in touch and provide a name (Hebrew name also, if applicable) so we can add it to our prayer list.

 

Wishing everyone health, safety and happiness at this time. May we see the end of the Coronavirus TODAY!


 

PREVENTIVE BEST PRACTICES

 

We ask you to please take public health guidelines seriously and visit the following sites regularly for updates.

 
CDC Centers for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov / coronavirus/2019-ncov/index . html
 
Oklahoma County Updates
https://www.occhd.org/COVID-19
 
Oklahoma College Updates
https://okhighered.org/state-system/corona/