Health and Safety Protocols
Please help us uphold the following practices to ensure the health and safety of our sacred community.
- Masks are required for everyone at all times; only service leaders who are vaccinated against COVID-19 may remove their masks while they lead. Service leadership includes leading prayer, chanting Torah and Haftarah, and giving a d'var Torah or talk.
- We have designated a space in our Sanctuary for anyone who would like to be in physical distance from others. Please let us know before you come.
- Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby and in the Sanctuary. Anyone with a service honor must use sanitizer or wash hands. Please do not shake hands, hug or kiss.
- We will begin having kiddush again this fall, including catered meals and meals prepared by our community members in our kitchen. Those preparing food must wear masks and be trained in food health and safety, which will be overseen by our Kitchen Committee.
- We have enhanced cleaning protocols for high touch areas including the sanctuary, bathrooms and offices.
- If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not come to Temple Reyim.
Due to the number of people we expect at Temple Reyim for the High Holy Days, these additional guidelines will be in place:
- Everyone eligible to be vaccinated (ages 12 and older) must be fully vaccinated - meaning two weeks after a final dose - to join us in person for our High Holy Day services. We will not be asking for proof of vaccination, but rather are relying on the trust and respect of our community members.
- Face masks must be worn both inside and outside the building, whether or not you are fully vaccinated.
- Family and Children's High Holy Day Services will be held outside, under a tent in our courtyard. Access to the courtyard will be through the Hebrew School wing.
- Physical distancing will be required. Members of different family groups must sit at least four feet apart from one another and from the bima.
- We will not have food or drink inside the building, with the exception of wine for making kiddush.