NEUBERGER OPERATIONS UPDATE

Updated March 17, 2020

Like you, we are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our activities, and are in frequent dialogue with our supporting organization, UJA Federation, about all public gatherings. Through UJA, we are consulting with Toronto Public Health and, like many organizations, taking reasonable precautions to protect the health of our publics, community members, volunteers, and staff.

 

WHAT THIS MEANS:

Together with UJA, we have decided to cancel or postpone all public gatherings, group tours, events, and large meetings for the month of March. While we feel this is unfortunate, we also believe that this decision is best to prevent further spread of the disease to potentially vulnerable publics.

Great events can always wait. Protecting your health – and that of our entire community – can’t wait.

 

We will be re-evaluating this policy in the next two weeks and considering the status of upcoming April and May programming at that time. We are terribly disappointed that this decision was necessary in light of the current public health situation, but we appreciate your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

We wish continued good health to all, a speedy recovery to anyone affected by the virus, and look forward to seeing you soon.

VISITING THE MUSEUM

Individuals: We are now closed. To confirm the status of our museum in the next few weeks, please contact neuberger@ujafed.org.

Groups: The museum is closed to groups of visitors until April 6 as a preventative measure in light of the ongoing COVID-19 issue. We have sent communications to all groups booked for these dates. If you have a booking and are unsure of its status, please contact dpanneton@ujafed.org.

We are closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds and will re-evaluate in April to determine the status of museum activities. We are very disappointed in this development, but need to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our survivor community, volunteers, and staff. Thank you for understanding.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The Neuberger has decided to cancel or postpone all public gatherings, events, and large meetings for the month of March. More information coming soon about events in April and the remainder of the spring / summer calendar. While this is unfortunate, we also believe that this decision is best to prevent further spread of the disease to potentially vulnerable publics.

Any paid event registration fees will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be in touch with new dates for these programs as soon as we know what is possible.

 

The upcoming community Yom Hashoah commemoration, planned for Monday, April 20, will be presented digitally if gathering is unadvisable at that time.

 

For specific event information, please refer to the event listing on the calendar or contact rlibman@ujafed.org.

TRAVEL STUDY PROGRAMS

In light of the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community and abroad, UJA is consulting with Toronto Public Health and taking reasonable precautions to protect the health of our community, public, volunteers and staff. This extends to all those involved in our programming and travel tours.

As a result, we have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone the Holocaust Educators’ Study Tour until summer 2021, out of concern for the wellbeing of the participants.

At this time, no decision has been made to postpone or cancel the Experience Jewish Life in Vienna program for young professionals. Please stay tuned for updates or contact mmurg@ujafed.org to inquire directly.