Chabad of Arcadia safety guidelines during COVID-19:

Chabad of Arcadia is committed to maintaining necessary precautions, even going beyond local recommendations, as we begin readjusting to the new normal. We are glad to be able to resume services, we must however continue to be vigilant for people’s safety. That’s why we will be implementing strict guidelines to maintain necessary distancing even as we gather in a limited capacity.

At this stage, we will be open for limited events, with the following precautions, which will be strictly enforced:

Updated 6/29/2020 


  • If you suspect that you have been ill with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has, do not attend services until 14 days have passed since cessation of symptoms.
  • If you feel feverish, have a cough, or are otherwise unwell, stay home.
  • Adults 65 and older - or anyone with a compromised immune system - please consult with your physician if it is safe for you to join.
  • All events will take place outdoors. This will avoid the need to unnecessarily touch any door handles etc...
  • Events will be limited to 20 attendees. In order for us to plan accordingly, please notify us in advance to reserve your spot. 
  • For weekday events: Please come with your own textbook, which you will not share with anyone.
  • For Shabbos events: Please do not carry anything of your own. We will provide dis-infected prayer books and Taleisim.
  • All attendees are required to wear masks for the duration of the event.
  • There will be disposable surgical masks and hand sanitizer available at the entrance of the driveway.
  • Seats have been arranged so that everyone is seated at least six feet from each other. Please remain in your place and do not move your chair at all.
  • We encourage you to use the restroom at home before coming to Chabad. If restroom use is needed, please sanitize all surfaces before and after use.
  • If food or drink is served, it will be setup in individual portions. Please do not touch any portions other than the one you will be eating.
  • For your safety, as well as for the safety of your peers, these precautions are mandatory and are a prerequisite to joining any in-person events or services at Chabad.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within a week after attending a Chabad event, you have a civic and moral responsibility to report it to us immediately! 

We want to emphasize that while these restrictions may be inconvenient, it nonetheless must be enforced with your safety as our main concern.  Please understand that we would not be able to open without the above policies.

If you have any questions or if you wish to seek further clarification, please feel free to email or call.

Looking forward to seeing you again at Chabad!

Rabbi Sholom & Simi Stiefel

P.S. We will do our best to continue live-streaming our weekday events on Zoom and/or Facebook.

P.P.S. For more resources on the COVID pandemic, visit