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Reopening Work Group's First Communique
February 1, 2021

I’m Paula Slotkin, a long-time member of Temple Isaiah and a member of the Reopening
Working Group. In an effort to keep the congregation up-to-date on reopening plans, I have
been asked to serve as the communications liaison from this group.

We are all very anxious to return to “normal.” We want to know when we’ll be able to meet and
greet each other in person, have the staff back in their offices, see our children attend religious
school, and participate in all of the events that bring us even closer together as a community.
In order to achieve this goal, we are working now to create a plan for the reopening of our
physical space that ensures our safety and good health.

The committee will be setting milestones for determining various phases of restoring activity in
the building. First on our agenda is to invite experts to review existing architectural and
mechanical systems in order to make recommendations to bring us in line with the CDC

As a reminder, the members of the Reopening Working Group are:

Alan Sherman, Executive Director, Co-Chair
Rachel Hayes, President, Co-Chair
Steve Deutsch
Rich Foster
Steven Jaworski
Lauren Jordahl
Kathleen Lenihan
Paula Slotkin
Rebecca Winters
Kimon Zachary
Greg Zurlo

This is the first of many messages you may expect from the working group. Please feel free to
share any questions or comments with us by emailing us at
It’s exciting to be working toward coming together in our building even as we continue to come
together in different ways today.  

Stay safe!

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