COVID-19 UPDATES

As part of our commitment to the safety of our congregants, we have compiled all necessary and important information here regarding the temporary suspension of programs, religious services and in-person social gatherings. 

We continue to monitor the fluid situation brought on by the international outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are intent on following the guidelines of local and national health agencies and implementing best practices. Because of this, we have made a decision to suspend all in-person social gathering, programs and religious services at MJCS through May 15. During this time, you can find Shabbat services, and our programming online.

Mondays & Fridays @ 10am – Yogahttps://www.facebook.com/MJCS2020/

Thursdays @ 7:30am – Waking up to Jewish Ethics – https://zoom.us/j/104476009 Meeting ID: 104 476 009

Thursdays @ 11am – Morning Meditation and Chanting with Cantor Marcelo https://www.facebook.com/MJCS2020/

Thursdays @ 5pm – Hand in Hand song session with Cantor Marcelo s://www.facebook.com/MJCS2020/

Friday nights @ 6pm – Serviceshttps://www.facebook.com/MJCS2020/

Saturday mornings @ 9am – s://www.facebook.com/MJCS2020/

Saturday mornings @ 10 – Torah StudyZoom Login Meeting ID: 849 241 300  Password: 042378

Looking for other activities?  Check out Jew It At Home  MJCS has partnered with Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Temple Isaiah, University Synagogue, Temple Akiba of Culver City, Congregation Kol Ami, Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, Beth Chayim Chadashim, and Congregation Ner Tamid of Henderson, Nevada to offer you a curation of resources.

Classroom instruction in our religious school is also suspended; however, our teachers will be teaching online and they will be in contact with specific links. 

If someone in your family becomes infected and you’d like to let the temple know about possible exposure, please contact our Executive Director, awelland@mjcs.org.

If you need to get in touch with our clergy, please email rabbimichael@mjcs.org or cantor@mjcs.org.

For general questions, please email info@mjcs.org.

As always if you need to call the temple, please do so at our main line 310.456.2178. 

We remain vigilant about the situation and will update you as necessary. We appreciate your partnership in keeping you, your family, and our community healthy. 

CURRENT INFORMATION FROM THE CDC

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

How to Talk to Children about Coronavius:

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Recent Updates from Local Government Authorities:

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CITY OF MALIBU

Jewish Free Loan Information – Loans available for those affected by the Coronavirus

JEWISH FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION

Resources for Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.  Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

U.S. Small Business Administration

Processing and Disbursement Center

14925 Kingsport Road

Fort Worth, TX 76155

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020.

For information about Coronavirus, visit: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.

For information about available SBA resources and services, visit: SBA.gov/coronavirus.

Resources and Links for YOU

For Employers:

* United States Small Business Administration updates & resources

* State of California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development – helpful updates and resources for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

* California Labor & Workforce Development Agency – updates & resources for employers & workers

* Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation – Layoff Alternative Program information

For Employees:

* California Employment Development Department updates & resources for employees

* City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department – Business Transition Services