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's doctor advises them not to attend, 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. 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. Hand Sanitizer will also be available upon entry.
  2. A distance of at least 6 feet must be strictly maintained at all times. Chairs have been arranged to maintain those guidelines.
  3. Bring your own Kippa. 
  4. Attendees are encouraged to wear their own Talis, or take one of the FOLDED ones. 
  5. A Machzor will be supplied for you. 
  6. A disinfectant/alcohol wipe packet will be available for attendees to sanitize their seats.
  7. Attendees are encouraged to sanitize all hard surfaces in the restroom before and after each use with materials provided in the bathroom.
  8. To ensure social distancing, dining will not be taking place during this time. After Yom Kippur there will be a prepackaged BreakFast to-go kit and snack on the way out.
  9. Individuals are asked not to attend if they feel even slightly unwell (coughing or sniffling) or if you have been exposed to someone who is a possible COVID-19 carrier. Likewise, if anyone has any underlying health issues that put them at greater risk (like obesity, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, immunocompromised, respiratory issues, etc.), please consult your doctor before attending.
  10. We will only give you an Aliyah if YOU feel comfortable with it. When one is called up to the Torah, please make a blessing in front of the Torah without touching it, step to the side for the duration of the Aliyah (6 feet from the reader) and then return to the Torah for the final blessing.
  11. The maximum number of outdoor participants for Yom Kippur will be 30*. This includes men and women. All participants will need to register before the holidays. Space is limited to a first-come first-serve basis.  

 

*Due to the fast day, daytime services (Sep. 28, 10:00 am-2:00 pm) will be limited to only 18 guests. Please call 626-539-4578 to reserve.

***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.