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Keeping our community safe

CSG NSW is your main point of contact for information about our Community.

As part of the Jewish Emergency Management Plan (JEMP), we have gathered information on our Community's essential services and other questions below.

Your questions answered

COVID-19 is a coronavirus which can cause lung infection. There is a rapidly increasing number of cases being reported worldwide and in Australia. Most people infected with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and will recover without requiring special treatment.

COVID-19 is contracted from close contact with someone carrying the virus. Transmission of the virus occurs through droplets spread by coughing or sneezing. Contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects can also spread the virus.

A Minyan (10 men) is not halachicly essential for a Brit Milah to be performed, it is only customary. It is more important to perform the Brit Milah on the appropriate day of the baby boy’s life, (8 days old unless there are medical reasons not to) than to have a minyan. The mohel (person performing the Brit) can, if need be, perform the rite in only the presence of the father. Always seek your own Rabbinical guidance for all the Halachot relating to Brit Milot.  

If you have questions about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), there are many online resources you can visit.

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You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, call your doctor and they will tell you if you need testing.

If you are tested, and it is confirmed that you have COVID-19, please contact us.

The following organisations offer essential services to our Community. Click through to their websites to find out more about their current operations and opening hours.

Hatzolah (Emergency Medical Response)

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Montefiore – Aged Care Service Providers

Sydney Chevra Kadisha


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