As the pandemic continues and our seniors continue to stay home to stay safe we hope you will participate in our Acts of Kindness Letter Writing Campaign. Please consider sending a note, card, drawing to a senior and/or staff member at the Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab. You can write as often as you like or just once. We would love for every resident to know we are thinking of them.
We, the undersigned doctors and healthcare professionals in the Memphis Jewish community, are increasingly concerned with the rise in COVID-19 cases and related deaths in our community.
CDC and other governmental and scientific guidelines continue to be fluid and vary depending on location and prevalence of infection. While every institution will need to determine its own specific policies, we are joining together at this critical time to remind everyone of guidelines that we all need to follow to help care for ourselves and for each other in order to minimize virus transmission in our community.
Recognizing the central role of Memphis congregations in our community, Memphis Jewish Federation is proud to bring our synagogues together to discuss community challenges and opportunities and to facilitate meaningful dialogue on strengthening collaboration. During these challenging times, our congregations have really stepped up to ensure that their members are cared for in every possible way, from Zoom services, classes and programs to check-in calls, food access, and pastoral care.
As Memphis begins a phased reopening, we are pleased to share this unity letter signed by all seven of our congregations.
Dozens of medical professionals from Jewish Memphis have co-signed a letter urging our community to follow strict distancing guidelines, particularly as Passover approaches.
"While we recognize the severity of these directives, and understand the extreme disruption they may cause, we cannot stress enough the severity of this illness, and the degree of risk posed to both you and to the community at large by sharing Seder with any people who have not been living with you in your home. While we do not claim to be rabbinic authorities, our directives are completely aligned with halakhic directives issues by most rabbinic authorities in this regard."
NOTE: Information about coronavirus and COVID-19 is moving fast and constantly changing. We will keep this page up to date with frequent updates.
We are all dealing with a dynamic and challenging situation as the Coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.
We are actively monitoring the evolving situation in real time, both in terms of its national and global implications, as well as its impact on Memphis and the Mid-South. Given that this is a public health crisis, our most important sources of national and global information are the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Locally, we're in regular communication with our agency partners about their evolving policies and plans.
The information on this page will help you stay informed about our community.
Most events and services are being cancelled or postponed. Check with hosting organizations about the status of programming you plan to attend.
Remember to order from our local Jewish food providers and those from the broader community who have been so generous to the Jewish community. They are all hurting right now!
City of Memphis - Practice Social Distancing by Staying Home As Much As Possible.
Learn more on the City of Memphis website.