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Temple Sinai Safe Gathering Policies and Implementation

Update: July 1, 2022

With the guidance and advice of our Welcome Forward Taskforce, we are happy to make the following changes to our Covid protocols. Effective immediately:

  • Masking is no longer required outdoors.
  • We will no longer be checking vaccination status
  • You are no longer required to be seated to eat. 

For now, we will continue to mask indoors and food will continue to be served or packaged individually. 

All Friday night services are now taking place in person and members are invited to attend Saturday B'nei Mitzvah services in person as well. 

Starting on July 16, Shabbat Morning Services will also be in person.

B’nei Mitzvah policies can be read here.

Committees will continue to meet on Zoom. The following programs will most likely be in-person, but please always check the temple eNews or website closer to the event to confirm location.

  • B’nei Mitzvah
  • Final B’nei Mitzvah Rehearsals
  • First and Third Friday Night Shabbat Services
  • Sababa Shabbat
  • Tuesday Night Teens programs Mechina (grades 7-8) and Yozma (grades 9-12)
  • Tuesday Morning Minyan
  • Confirmation
  • Friday and Saturday Religious School
  • Adult Choir
  • Preschool
  • Scheduled programs and workshops
  • Lay-led Shabbat Minyan (space permitting)

Informed Consent and Informed Risk
Everyone must assess their own personal risk tolerance for attending events in person. While Temple Sinai is taking every reasonable precaution, by attending group events or religious services, you understand that the Temple cannot guarantee zero risk of exposure, despite requirements for vaccination, masking and social distancing, and our upgraded ventilation system. Even vaccination, which is the most effective way to prevent serious illness, does not offer complete protection against infection. There may be people in attendance that are not vaccinated due to contraindications.
 
Our goal is to protect the safety of all members of our community, including its most vulnerable. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at https://covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines including frequently asked questions about where to get vaccinated.

If you have questions or comments about our policy, please contact Terrie Goren, Executive Director, at terrie@oaklandsinai.org or Jon Braslaw, Congregational President, at president@oaklandsinai.org

We are thrilled to make these changes and look forward to seeing you at Temple Sinai soon!

 

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