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Temple Beth-El In-Person Guidelines


Approved 6-27-23

General Guidelines

1. We recommend that all attendees be fully vaccinated and boosted if medically eligible.

2. The following should not enter the building or participate in outdoor gatherings:

  • Anyone with fever or showing/experiencing any symptoms.
  • Anyone with active COVID in their home, unless they themselves have recovered from COVID in the past 60 days.
  • Anyone with a known COVID exposure within the past 5 days.
  • Anyone who has had COVID until they have tested negative for COVID.

3. Please be mindful of our members who are potentially more susceptible to severe consequences of illness than you might be.


Services and Outdoor Activities

1. Masks are optional. However, EVERYONE in the balcony and the right side of the Sanctuary (facing the bimah) MUST WEAR a KN95 or N95 mask. There is no exception for age. These spaces should be comfortable for those who are immunocompromised or prefer to be in an area where others are wearing a mask.

2. Unless otherwise specified, the attendance policies for outside events are the same as those for indoor events.



1. All food served at TBE events is expected to comply with the Temple’s kashrut standards.

2. On-site food preparation must be arranged through the Temple office and coordinated with Sisterhood.  Food preparation should comply with TBE’s kitchen use guidelines.

3. No food will be served or consumed on the first floor of the synagogue, including the sanctuary, the lobby behind the sanctuary, the libraries, or the annex. Kiddush may be made on the bimah.

4. Food may be served and consumed outdoors and in the social hall, with a preference for outdoor service and consumption when weather allows.

5. When food is served buffet-style, parents shall serve food for their younger children and supervise older children.

6.  If young children need snacks while at Temple, they may eat only outdoors or in the social hall, and not on the main floor.






Mon, September 25 2023 10 Tishrei 5784