Temple Sinai’s Evolving Response to COVID-19

As our community continues to learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt accordingly, Temple Sinai remains your spiritual home for community, worship and Jewish learning. Despite the physical distance this virus has placed between us, our clergy and staff are dedicated to ensuring you remain connected, spiritually fulfilled and taken care of.

Temple Sinai has worked extremely hard to transition all services, classes and programs online. Our daily minyan and program schedule can be found on our website and is emailed out weekly.  In order to receive the latest content (live and pre-recorded), don’t forget to “subscribe” to our emails and all of our Social Media pages.


Please remember that you remain part of a warm, caring community concerned for your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Should you or a family member experience any illness, injury, loss, or simply wish to talk to someone, please reach out to us immediately. Your Temple Sinai family is here for you.
 

What You Can Do to Protect Yourself & Your Family
  • Wear a mask or face covering.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If no tissue is available, use the crook of your elbow. Never sneeze or cough directly into your hand.

  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces, especially your phones!!!

  • Eat well, drink lots of water and get plenty of rest to help strengthen your immune system.

  • Have a family emergency preparedness plan that includes care coverage and back-up support, if possible.

  • Practice social distancing.
     

For additional information and the latest community health updates, please visit:


Temple Sinai's Covid-19 Current Policies:


October 7, 2021
 

  • Vaccinations against COVID-19 are required for those eligible in order to attend any on-site meetings, services, classes or programs being held inside the Temple Sinai building.

    • Temple Sinai staff and leadership will not ask for proof of vaccination except for individuals who will be on the bima (e.g. Torah and Haftorah readers and honorees opening the ark, etc.) and therefore unable at times to maintain a safe distance from others on the bimah who are unmasked. We trust that our members and guests will abide by the vaccination requirement out of respect for fellow community members.

    • All those under the age of 12 must be masked at all times while inside the synagogue.

    • Anyone requiring an exception to the mask-wearing mandate should speak directly to our Executive Director Ari Goldberg who will consult with his committee.

  • All persons inside the building must remain masked at all times during programs, meetings, classes and services regardless of vaccination status.

  • Outdoor activities under our tent (for as long as we have it) will have masking guidelines based on the number of attendees.

    • Any program with more than 35 attendees will require masking due to the density of individuals under a closed roof.

    • For programs with fewer than 35 attendees, the program facilitator will determine if masking is required, in part taking into consideration the event set-up.

  • Our Preschool and Religious School will continue to operate under their own state-mandated guidelines.

The Reopening Committee continues to meet regularly to evaluate our COVID-19 policies and procedures taking into account the level of community spread, the recommendations of governmental health agencies, and of course federal, state, county and local guidelines.