We look forward to having you join us for our High Holy Day services, either in person or on Zoom. Call the Adath Israel Office 609-896-4977 for more information about attending.
Important High Holy Day COVID Protection Update
This year as we look forward to being together for the High Holy Days, Adath will require everyone in attendance to wear a K/N95 mask at Rosh Hashanah (September 25, 26, & 27) and Yom Kippur (October 4 & 5) services regardless of the COVID-19 Community Levels. As Rabbi, I feel this is important because Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are sacred days when many of us feel the pull to be in synagogue. This policy will allow as many as possible, particularly our most vulnerable, to feel safe attending in person at such a large gathering. At this most holy time of the year, we rededicate ourselves to the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh, saving a life, as we protect the health of all in our community. All other services and events will continue to be guided by our general policy which only requires masks during the high level. Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year.
Here are some additional COVID-related details you should know:
- Services will be open for both in person and Zoom attendees.
- While there will not be health screenings upon entering, we ask that you stay home and join us virtually if you feel sick or experience symptoms.
- All of the walls separating the sanctuary and the social hall will be opened to allow for maximum space to spread out.
- There will not be assigned seats or capacity limits, but we encourage attendees to be socially distanced to a level they are comfortable with.
- Please share Adath’s guidelines with any guests you might bring.
- Because of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we will not be assigning honors ahead of time. Instead, they will be handed out the day of services, as we do every Shabbat.
- If you are interested in an honor, please contact the synagogue office. You can also let the greeters and/or ushers know you would like an honor when you arrive at services.
- Children’s services will be offered in person only; there will be no babysitting available.
- If you plan on participating on Zoom, you may come to Adath any time before the holidays to pick up a mahzor (High Holy Day prayer book).
- High Holy Day service leaders may remove their masks if they test negative for COVID-19 the day they are leading.