Organizers of the International Kinus Hashluchim announced the dates for the upcoming Kinus 5781, and are preparing for possibilities of a virtual Kinus, an in-person Kinus, or a hybrid option. Shluchim are advised not to make any travel arrangments yet.
By Anash.org reporter
The organizer of the annual Kinus Hashluchim announced this week that the upcoming International Kinus Hashluchim 5781 will take place from 24-29 Cheshvan (November 11-16, 2020), and will feature a full schedule of workshops and general sessions.
Due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a recent uptick in infections in the Crown Heights community, the Vaad Hakinus is examining all options for the conference. Possibilities include a virtual Kinus, an in-person Kinus, or a hybrid option.
The organizer said that “any in-person program that is planned will be conducted under strict guidance of medical professionals, the local government, the New York State Health Department, Dr. Eli Rosen, the Crown Heights Gedaliah Society, and the approval of our community’s Rabbonim.”
“As health and safety recommendations are shifting from day to day, we do not yet know how the Kinus will be. An additional challenge we will face is the extremely limited capacity of the various venues in the event of an in-person Kinus, and we will have to navigate the ramifications of that as things continue to evolve.”
Shluchim are being advised not to make travel arrangments for the Kinus until there is a better idea of the global and national health and safety status after the Yomim Tovim.