Stephen Wise Free Synagogue requires all people ages five and older who are eligible for vaccination to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter the synagogue building. Mask-wearing is required for everyone ages two and older.
On this Shabbat and Simchat Torah, the most joyous of Jewish festivals, Hamas launched an inhuman, brutal attack on Israeli civilians… There will be a time for investigating what went wrong. For now, we pray for the souls of the dead and the full recovery of the wounded. We call on the international community to condemn in the strongest terms the war crimes committed against Israelis. We pray for the well-being of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces as they seek to bring Hamas terrorists to justice and ensure the safety of Israeli civilians.