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Update 17 August 2021 - Community Advice regarding COVID-19
MCK Office: The MCK office in St Kilda is CLOSED. Sheimos may be NOT brought to the MCK office
[Usual office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9am to 5pm & Friday 9am to 2pm]. It is mandatory for all office visitors to register their attendance by scanning the QR code available.] .
Funerals: A maximum of 10 people can attend a Funeral (excluding the Rabbi and MCK staff required to conduct the service)
Face masks are mandatory for attendees.
It is mandatory for all attendees to register their attendance at a Funeral by scanning the QR code available on posters at the Shtiebel.
Face masks: Must be carried at all times. Must be worn indoors and outdoors - unless an exception applies.
Visitors to the home: No visitors are allowed in the home.
Consecrations: [Religious gatherings and ceremonies]: No indoor or outdoor gatherings allowed.
Please use the "Book Consecration" button on the Consecration page to request a Consecration booking. All bookings must be confirmed by MCK following your electronic request.
Minyan and Shiva Guidelines: Please refer to your Rabbi for guidance.
Please follow Government guidelines as to the number of attendees allowed in a private home (Currently no visitors per day allowed).
Visiting a grave: You can attend a gravesite more than 5km from your home for compassionate reasons provided that this is only with people who ordinarily reside with you or one other person. Please register your attendance at the cemetery by scanning the QR code available on posters at the centrally located Shtiebel.
Cemetery Hours: Sunday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:45pm. Closed Shabbat and Yom Tov. Open Public Holidays. Please register your attendance at a the cemetery by scanning the QR code available on posters at the centrally located Shtiebel.
• If a minyan (10) of Jewish men are not available, MCK will ensure that there are 10 Jewish men in attendance.
• All Shtiebel services will be webstreamed, allowing everyone to participate remotely.
• Hand sanitiser will be available.
• For advice regarding Minyan and Shiva etiquette, please refer to your Rabbi.
Please be advised that while assisting families following the passing of a loved one (irrespective of the cause of passing) and bringing that person into our care, our Funeral Attendants may be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as prescribed by The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS ) to protect both families and ourselves during the current period of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns.
When attending a Funeral please be mindful of all the precautions and guidelines issued by Government and Communal bodies regarding public gatherings and social distancing. Obviously, please refrain from kissing, hugging and hand shaking mourners or other attendees.
As a community service MCK will be offering all families free webstreaming of the Shtiebel service, allowing friends to particpate from home, rather than attending a large community gathering.