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Achiezer COVID-19 Update Wednesday 3/18 4PM
March 18, 2020
Dear Community,

Below is a summary of the compiled efforts within our community:


A community-wide committee has been formed to prepare for those who have lost their incomes due to the coronavirus and thus will have difficulty preparing for Yom Tov. There will be representatives assigned to each shul in the community to ensure that we reach all those who need this. We will share the information of how to access this fund in the coming days.
Additionally, we understand that many individuals have questions regarding their personal finances given the current economical climate. Achiezer's Westwood Financial Management team is available for any inquiries - please email szrihen@achiezer.org with any relevant details and your phone number, and a member of our team will personally respond as soon as possible.
A committee of bankruptcy and restructuring professionals have assembled to assist small business owners who need advice. Please email info@achiezer.org for more details.


In response to numerous requests, we are hosting a multi-faceted webcast THIS EVENING at 8:30 PM at achiezer.org/live which will include medical, mental health and Torah perspectives on the current situation.
Lectures include:

Chizuk for the Corona Crisis
By: Rabbi Eytan Feiner
Rav, Congregation Knesseth Israel

Practical Medical and Hashkafic Ideas we Must Know to Deal with COVID-19
By: Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD
Assistant Rabbi, Young Israel of Woodmere
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Chief of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiologist, Mount Sinai South Nassau
Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Coping with Corona: Helping Ourselves, Helping our Children
By: Zahava Farbman, MSW, PhD Candidate
Associate Director, Chai Lifeline's Crisis Intervention, Trauma and Bereavement Department


Per our guiding physicians, we implore the elderly population to stay at home. After discussions with the leadership of both Gourmet Glatt and Seasons (who are inundated with requests), we hope to have a plan in place to enable delivery options for this population. In the interim, if any such community members have any urgent needs, please contact arosenberg@achiezer.org or (516) 791-4444 ext. 125 and our team will do its best to assist you. Unfortunately, there have been additional positive cases within the community and the health department along with many physicians and Hatzalah urge anyone over the age of 60 to please stay home.


We are aware of the overwhelming need and demand for testing. Please note, that while we were thankfully able to bring hundreds of tests to the neighborhood, the Department of Health is strongly regulating the administering of these tests. We completely understand the anxiety, however, those who are not entirely symptomatic and advised by a physician to be tested will not be tested.

As a reminder, Achiezer operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although our physical office is closed our staff continues to work remotely.

For all medical recommendations and hospital-based matters, please email erubin@achiezer.org
For any family crises or financial related matters, please email awartelsky@achiezer.org
For any chevra kadisha related matters or inquiries, please email shalomj@achiezer.org

With wishes for refuos for all those who need it and continued good health for klal yisrael at large,

Team Achiezer

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