Rehearsals will be held whenever possible. If we must cancel a rehearsal, or if our rehearsal space is closing, we will send out notice via email and post it on the website. Such decisions will be made by 3 PM whenever possible. If the cancellation decision is made late in the day (after 5 PM), we will initiate our phone tree to get the message out and also use the new emergency notification system via cell phone text messages.
If you are in doubt as to whether or not a rehearsal will take place, call the Music Director or the Personnel Manager. If a rehearsal is held but conditions in your neighborhood make it impossible for you to get there, please notify the Personnel Manager as you would for any absence.
B'nai Israel will not necessarily close its facilities if the Montgomery County Public School buildings are closed. Check the B'nai Israel website to confirm any closings at www.bnaiisraelcong.org. SOTP management will be in touch with B'nai Israel and send out email announcements, but you can call them yourself at 301-881-6550. After office hours, you can call 301-816-5563 to hear emergency building closing information.
For the occasional rehearsals that we hold in public schools, any closures will be posted at the Montgomery County Public Schools website. www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org
If you are unsure about rehearsal status, you can call Joel or Margaret for a report.