Safety Guidelines for High Holidays 2020

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. 

Please note: 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 daven (pray) in-person as a community.

The majority of our services are outdoors.  Amongst those, all will be within the tent unless otherwise specified.

1) All services will be shorter than a usual High Holiday Service. 

2) All in attendance should wear a mask for the entire service. If you don't have a mask, we will provide one for you at the entrance. 

3) Please wash hands regularly and we will not be kissing any holy items, including the Torah scroll. Sanitizer stations will be spread throughout the area.

4) A distance of at least 6 feet must be strictly maintained at all times. Chairs will be been arranged to maintain those guidelines.

5) Please fill out a questionnaire and waiver before attending.

6) Try to use the bathroom before coming to shul to minimize its use here. 

7) We will be having a special Family Service for children.  Only children that are old and mature enough to be able to remain right next to their parents the entire time are able to attend our main services.   

8) To ensure social distancing, kiddushes will not be taking place during this time. There will be a prepackaged Rosh Hashana l'chaim and snacks on the way out. 

9) Surfaces and Books will be wiped down between surfaces.

10) When one is called up to the Torah, please make a blessing in front of the Torah without touching it, return to their seat and stand for the duration of the Aliyah and then return to the Torah for the final blessing.

12) Please understand that since the Mitzvah of safeguarding our health and each other's 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.

Thank you for your patience and may Hashem bless us all with good health and the ability to do Mitzvos together in better times.