Our TRAC Committee (Temple Reopening Advisory Committee), made up of clergy, professional and lay leadership, and medical experts, continually monitors recommendations of the CDC and the state and local health departments. They have provided the following recommendations for Staff, members, and visitors regarding access to the building and appropriate safeguards.
As a synagogue community, we prioritize the need to care for one another with love and sensitivity, and we ask everyone to respect one another’s decisions and pacing about personal protective protocols.
Masks: While masks are now optional, we strongly encourage everyone to consider wearing a mask while in the building. Per the CDC guidelines, masks are no longer required in the building. However, as we keep an eye on the infection rates, we encourage everyone aged 2 and older to consider wearing a mask, especially if you have any conditions that put you at higher risk. Mask guidance from the CDC may be found by clicking here.
Vaccination: Anyone over age 5 must be fully vaccinated to enter the building. “Fully vaccinated” means having received an approved one- or two-shot vaccination series, plus at least one booster, and having waited for one week after the booster. Current CDC guidance is available by clicking here.
Anyone 5 or over who is not fully vaccinated or is ineligible for vaccination because of a medical exemption can still participate virtually in our services and programs.
Seating: We are not requiring socially distanced seating. Please respect the wishes of others who may still feel more comfortable with some space around them.
Our water fountains are currently NOT in service. We encourage you to bring reusable bottles. In
addition, we have set up a station for ice and drinking water in the Kitchen.
We appreciate your help as we all cooperate to bring us together again in health and joy!