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		                            <span class="slider_description">Our annual Community Passover Seder</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Youth group volunteering at Food Bank warehouse</span>
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		                                    Wine Whiskey and Worship		                                </span>
		                                		                                
		                                		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description">Wine, Whiskey and Worship. Yes, that's right.  
Its a cocktail party Shabbat and so much fun!</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Torah School story time</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">COT team providing meals at 
El Camino Homeless Organization</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Multi generational Shabbat celebration</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Celebrating a wonderful simcha</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">How many kids can you fit on a teeter totter?  
We've had 8!</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Some of us just love to dance!</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Our annual summer 
Shabbat "Shul by the Pool"</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Proud Bar Mitzvah</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Traveling to Israel together</span>
 
2605 Traffic Way,  Atascadero, CA 93422  
805-466-0329
 
  
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We invite you to join us in celebration, worship, and pursuing justice.  We are a welcoming community based on inclusiveness.  We seek dialogue and action with people of all faiths in the hope that together we can bring peace and justice to our world. Please join us amid the rolling farmland, beautiful vineyards, and small town atmosphere that is our wonderful community. 

Livestream Shabbat 

Shabbat Livestream- YouTube Channel - information  here   

Music begins at 7:20 pm

Candle lighting, words of Torah and Kaddish begin at 7:30 pm 

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Congregation Ohr Tzafon Response to COVID/19

Dear COT Family, 
 
Much has been said in recent days about re-opening our houses of worship. The current pandemic situation is fluid and evolving and our COT Health and Safety Committee has been monitoring the data in our county closely.   It is our decision to remain closed for in-person worship services for now.  In 14 days, we will reassess how the county is responding to phased reopening of restaurants, retail and other businesses.  During this time, we are continuing to create policies and procedures for when we do reopen according to how circumstances are changing and public policy is evolving.   We remain open with virtual services, classes and study that are advertised in our weekly and monthly bulletin. With your participation, we will continue to have a congregation that holds, supports, and loves all its members. 
 
We acknowledge that some individuals and faith groups in our area will make different decisions and may gather now in their worship spaces.  Our committee believes that no matter how many precautions we take, opening our doors now will put our community at risk, not to mention that we will have to significantly modify how we pray together. For example, group singing and recitation are considered high risk so congregational singing and group readings will be curtailed for now. All of this factors into our decision but our primary concern remains the health and safety of our community. Therefore, it is our best judgment at this time that we should leave our building closed for in-person worship and continue with our virtual worship and programming.   
 
Our tradition commands in Leviticus that one must not put a stumbling block before the blind. The sages understand that verse to forbid guidance that undermines another’s wellbeing, and rabbinic law expands the definition of blindness to include those put in harm’s way who cannot see the consequences. Rabbis across our state know that re-opening our buildings rapidly in larger numbers will create stumbling blocks where none should exist.  We also hold pikuach nefesh, the saving of life, as one of our highest held values.  We realize that we are in an unprecedented time in history and we appreciate your patience and your willingness to travel through the period of ‘unknowing’ with us. And most of all, we appreciate your help and support in keeping all the members of our community safe.  

Rabbi Janice and the COT Health and Safety Committee

Melany and Larry Spielman, Co-Presidents
Bill Alexander, Incoming 1st VP, Building and Maintenance
Jerome Becker, Past President and Security Committee Chair 
Linda Becker, congregant 
Leslie Moss, 4th VP, Social Events 
Irv Shelub, 7th VP,  Adult Education

 

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A Prayer of Hope During this Pandemic
by Rabbi Naomi Levy


We are frightened, God,
Worried for our loved ones,
Worried for our world.
Helpless and confused,
We turn to You seeking comfort, faith and hope.
Teach us God, to turn our panic into patience,
And our fear into acts of kindness and support.
Our strong must watch out for our weak,
Our young must take care of our old.
Help each one of us to do our part to halt the spread of this virus 
Send strength and courage to the doctors and nurses
In the frontlines of this battle,
Fortify them with the full force of their healing powers.
Send wisdom and insight to the scientists
Working day and night across the world to discover healing treatments.
Bless their efforts, God.
Fill our leaders with the wisdom and the courage
To choose wisely and act quickly.
Help us, God, to see that we are one world,
One people
Who will rise above this pandemic together.
Send us health God,
Watch over us,
Grace us with Your love,
Bless us with Your healing light.
Hear us God,
Heal us God,
Amen.

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