On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, New York State gave permission to reopen shuls the next day with a minyan metzumtzam — 10 people. Many shuls reopened for Shacharis this morning with strict limitations while others are preparing to reopen on Shabbos or within the next two weeks.

As communities decide when and how to reopen shuls, the following documents can help guide you through the process. Attached are guidance documents from the OU, Agudah and Vaad HaRabbonim of Baltimore, as well as a shiur by Rav Hershel Welcher on reopening and a recent teshuvah from Rav Asher Weiss urging caution and a slow pace.

Rav Hershel Welcher: Click here to download
Vaad HaRabbonim of Baltimore: Click here to download
OU guidance: Click here to download
Agudah guidance: Click here to download
Agudah-Safely Reopening our Kehillos
Teshuvah from Rav Asher Weiss: Click here to download
Rav Asher Weiss - Reopening