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Update - 19 November 2021 


MCK Office: The MCK office in St Kilda is OPEN.  Sheimos may be brought to the MCK office. 

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:  

Fully Vaccinated

There is no limit on the number of vaccinated attendees able to attend burials and funeral services.

It is mandatory for all attendees to register their attendance at a Funeral by scanning the QR code available on posters at the Shtiebel.  

Please bring with proof of your vaccination status. When approached by staff please assist us by showing your certificate (electronic or paper).

Face Masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors. It is highly recommended that Victorians continue to wear a mask indoors or outdoors where they cannot physically distance.

Unvaccinated

Up to 50 attendees will be able to attend burials and funeral services that include attendees who are not fully vaccinated, with a density limit of no more than one person per four square metres both indoors and outdoors.

It is mandatory for all attendees to register their attendance at a Funeral by scanning the QR code available on posters at the Shtiebel.  


Consecrations:

Outdoor Consecrations may be attended by an unlimited number of fully vaccinated people.

It is mandatory for all attendees to register their attendance at a Consecration by scanning the QR code available on posters at the centrally located Shtiebel. 

It is the responsibility of the organising family to ensure that all attendees register with QR check-in and are fully vaccinated.

Face masks are no longer required outdoors. It is highly recommended Victorians continue to wear a mask outdoors where they cannot physically distance

(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. )


Visitors to the home:  

There is no limit on the number of people who can visit per day, the Government recommendation is that everyone is fully vaccinated.

Minyan and Shiva Guidelines:  

Please refer to your Rabbi for guidance. Currently , there is no limit on the number of people who can visit per day

Visiting a grave: 

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.  


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• 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.