When Sami Ofer Stadium became a synagogue – News in Israel


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The stadium became a huge synagogue

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Dozens of worshipers attended Yom Kippur prayers at the Sami Ofer Stadium in Haifa after the stadium’s management turned the halls’ complex and the outdoor terrace into a temporary synagogue.

The prayers were held according to the outline of the capsules of 20 worshipers, separate entrances and maintaining a space of 2 meters between the worshipers.

The Neot Peres neighborhood worshipers’ committee, led by Baruch Kalpa, thanked the stadium’s management for their close cooperation during the Tishrei holidays.

Sami Ofer Stadium chairman Itamar Chizik noted that this is an important community initiative. “We are always happy to be involved for the community. The prayer went smoothly, without incident and in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. “

The stadium is considering continuing the tradition on Sukkot and other holidays, subject to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

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