Pray outdoor throughout Rosh Hashanah, hold bar mitzvahs small: C.S.L mayor

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To accommodate residents nervous about celebrating Rosh Hashanah indoors in the course of the pandemic, Côte-St-Luc is permitting synagogues to put in massive tents on metropolis property this weekend.

“It is going to be a really totally different vacation this yr with a variety of outside prayers,” the town’s mayor, Mitchell Brownstein, stated in an interview.

“There are going to be tents all over the place, in parks and in parking heaps. This can be a good factor as a result of it is going to assist scale back the transmission.”

Celebration of the Jewish New Yr begins Friday at sundown.

The variety of instances of COVID-19 doubled in Côte-St-Luc since final week from lower than 5 to 11, in accordance with statistics revealed on Wednesday by the Montreal public well being division.

“The scenario is just not good, now we have to watch out,” he stated.

Seniors over 70 have to be very cautious when attending gatherings, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, govt director of the West Central Montreal well being authority, informed west-end mayors and MNAs throughout a convention name on Tuesday.