Coronavirus Updates

To continue to flatten the curve of COVID-19 outbreaks, and ensure the safety of everyone who enters our building, our building will slowly re-open to the public, in accordance with Johnson County’s 4-phase re-opening plan. While limited in-person activities can begin, others will – by necessity – continue virtually.

As with our local and state governments’ plans, B’nai Jehudah’s re-opening plan depends on continued progress in reducing the spread of COVID-19. At this time, the plan is as follows:

  • June 1: Our building will be open only for staff, so we may become accustomed to the new normal of working while remaining physically distant.
  • June 15: If benchmarks are met in Johnson County by this date, B’nai Jehudah will open our building to individuals for one-to-one or small group meetings with rabbis and staff. Physical distancing and other safety measures must be adhered to by all present in the building. Those who wish to meet virtually (guests or staff) may continue to do so.
  • Monday, July 6: Again, depending upon benchmarks met in Johnson County, we will plan to re-open the building to resume more regular activity. We will send out a note near the end of June with our best understanding as to what is safe for our community and how we will gather.

For now – and until at least July 6 – all our group activities will continue to be virtual, either via Zoom, Facebook Live, or Vimeo. We will email and text with updates to keep you informed.

At this time, through July 5, 2020:

  • Our rabbis and staff will continue to stream Shabbat services on Facebook Live at 6:00 pm on Fridays and 10:30 am on Saturdays.
  • Daily Minyan and Boker Tov Live will continue on Facebook Live, as well as many of our other virtual programs and study opportunities.  Many of our activities will be live on our Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account (or need to login to Facebook) to access any of our material on Facebook.

For more details about the July 6 re-opening plan, click here.

Staying in Touch

We will not be able to communicate via standard mail in the coming weeks. If you know someone in the  congregation who is not receiving our email messages, please ask them to provide it by:

This will enable us to remain in contact with everyone.

In case of emergency, or if you need to speak with one of our rabbis, please call this emergency line: 913-232-2661. One of our rabbis will return your call immediately. For non-emergent needs, please email individual staff members.

We will continue to communicate with you via email and social media. Please remain safe and we will see you in our virtual community over the next number of weeks.

Rose Hill Cemetery Updates

Rose Hill Cemetery, which is owned and operated by The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, is once again open. While in the cemetery, please protect yourself and others by social distancing at all times, wearing a face mask, and wearing gloves and using hand sanitizer if you touch any surfaces.
 
The mausoleum will remained locked through the end of May 2020.
 
Note: Louis Memorial Chapel helps facilitate funerals at Rose Hill, but is not involved with the operations of the cemetery. 

Virtual Access Information

Click here to view our calendar, or read on for more information about our virtual events.