How synagogues are dealing with coronavirus fears

As the coronavirus has spread across the global Jewish community — first in Italy, and then in Israel and the United States — religious leaders have adjusted ritual practices in order to prevent further contagion.

Many synagogues and other Jewish institutions have sent out emails to members urging them to follow the health recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, including telling people to stay at home if they are feeling unwell. Synagogues in California and Washington state recommended that people greet each other at synagogue with elbow bumps instead of hugs and kisses.

Source: How synagogues are dealing with coronavirus fears – The Forward