Safety procedures and guidelines

In accordance with the CDC guidelines, we will be implementing a 6 foot distance between all congregants. Seating during services is limited, therefore, registration is imperative so that we can monitor how many people will be able to attend.

Anyone who is not yet comfortable attending, should please remain at home and connect with G‑d there. The following safety measures are meant only as a guide for proper safety measures to be enforced for those who wish to pray in-person as a community.

Please note: Our Safety Protocols for the High Holidays will continue to be reviewed and updated based on new information available from local health officials and our team of medical experts.

 

Procedures we will be enacting during services:

  1. Individuals are asked not to attend if they are not feeling well (coughing, sniffling, fever, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or diarrhea), or if they have been exposed to someone who is a possible COVID-19 carrier in the last 14 days, or If they have lost their sense of taste or smell, or if they traveled to a state listed by New York State as high risk requiring quarantine
  2. Masks must be worn at all times. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you at the entrance to the synagogue.
  3. A distance of at least 6 feet must be strictly maintained at all times. Chairs will be been arranged to maintain those guidelines. Families will be seated together.
  4. Attendees are encouraged to wear their own Yarmulka & Talis. A Talis will be available for those who need. 
  5. A Machzor will be supplied for you at your chair. The Machzors will be replaced and sanitized between services.
  6. To ensure social distancing, kiddushes will not be taking place during this time. 
  7. When one is called up to the Torah, please make the the blessing from your seat in a loud and clear voice.
  8. Space is limited so please reserve your seat as soon as possible.
  9. There will be no roaming around. Everyone is asked to stay in their place unless they need to use the restroom. 
  10. There will not be any children's program during the services. See Schedule for Children/Family service   

 

***Please understand that since the Mitzvah of safeguarding our health and each others' health must come first, we will have to enforce these rules. We ask that you wait until the guidelines are relaxed if you might find them difficult to adhere to. Likewise, anyone who is at higher-risk is advised to stay home or speak with your doctor before attending.