We Welcome those who are fully vaccinated for at least 14 days to please join us for Indoor In-Person Shabbat Services. (Children under 12 are welcome without a vaccine but must still follow all other protocols.) Please check the calendar for service dates.
After significant consultation with health and safety professionals and an in-depth review of our options and responsibilities, we are ready to resume Shabbat morning services with the following protocols:
- Please self screen prior to coming to shul using the attached guidelines. You will be asked to confirm that all responses are NO prior to entering the building. You will be asked to sign in for contact tracing purposes. Please arrive a few minutes prior to services so you may be screened and seated on time.
- Social Distancing and Masks will be required. Occupancy is limited to 75 people (25%). Masks, for those who don’t have their own, as well as hand sanitizer are available upon entry. Patrons are asked to please remain at their seats for the duration of the services (except for washroom breaks); there will be no “socializing” in the building and no community kiddish at this time.
- We encourage everyone who is not double-vaccinated or cannot remain at their seats for 2 hours to please join us over Zoom. Contact the office for the weekly link.
The decision to require in-person participants to be double vaccinated was made after considerable discussion. There is a need for our higher-risk service participants to feel safe from life-threatening exposure while attending our in-person services. We encourage everyone who is not double-vaccinated to join us on Zoom instead. At this time, this policy extends to those who cannot be vaccinated.
The Am Shalom Board of Directors