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Updated Covid Protocols

11/09/2021 11:12:15 AM


Adam Mayer, Rabbi Ron Segal & Jack Feldman

The Temple Sinai Covid Task Force, in accordance with current CDC guidelines and in consultation with our medical advisory team, is pleased to share the following policy and procedure changes, effective immediately:

Mask Wearing

  • Masks will now be optional for those attending Shabbat services, lifecycle events, and programs and classes intended for adults, whether inside the building or outdoors, who are fully vaccinated. **Please see below for exceptions concerning common areas. 
  • Programs intended only for teens in 7th grade and above will also be mask-optional for those fully vaccinated.**
  • Individuals who are unvaccinated, whether because of age, eligibility, or health restrictions, are expected to continue wearing a mask at Sinai programs, during worship services, and in educational settings. If unable or unwilling to wear a mask, we ask that you please continue to participate virtually.
  • At this time, masks remain required for students, Madrichim and adults in all education and family programs involving children in 6th grade and younger.  This includes Temple Sinai Preschool, Noar, youth group events and Tot Shabbat. 
  • We appreciate that there are members of our community who are immunocompromised or for other reasons still feel more comfortable wearing a mask when attending in-person events, regardless of vaccination status, and we fully honor personal preferences and practices.  

**Common Areas
Recognizing we have children in the building who are either not yet eligible for vaccination or who are not fully vaccinated, we will continue to require the wearing of masks by all members and guests in indoor common areas, including lobbies, hallways and restrooms during weekday business hours (8:00 am-5:00 pm) and on Sundays (8:00 am - 2:00 pm).  

Food Service
Beginning December 1, 2021, food may be served both indoors and outdoors during events, programs and classes. Beginning January 1, 2022, Kabbalat Panim and Oneg will resume before and after Shabbat services. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Shelly Dresdner. Wishing all in our congregational family the blessings of good health and strength.

Adam Mayer, President
Ron Segal, Rabbi
Jack Feldman, Executive Director

Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782