Updated Covid Guidelines

Dear Friends,

After thoughtful consideration, we are excited to announce that we will be expanding opportunities to be together for in-person services and programs, in ways that are consistent with our Jewish values and commitment to protecting our sacred community.

Beginning with our Nefesh Shabbat service on Friday, February 18, we will be instituting a vaccine requirement for all in-person services and events, allowing us to resume many of our beloved programs, host certain events with refreshments, and promote the health and well-being of our community.

The vaccine mandate will require proof of vaccination for those eligible (two doses of Moderna or Pfizer or one Johnson & Johnson for those 12 years of age and older). We strongly encourage members and guests to obtain boosters and vaccinate children 5-12 years old. If vaccination guidelines and approvals change, we will adjust our protocols accordingly. Additional details of our new protocols, including those for life cycle events and TLC, can be found at: ttti.org/covid

We are ready to welcome you back! You can easily submit your proof of vaccination ahead of time at ttti.org/covid or when you arrive at a service or event. Once we have record of your vaccination status, you will not need to provide proof at future gatherings. We have masks, hand sanitizer, a new air filtration system, and at this time all food and drink will be individually packaged or plated. We will continue to require that masks are worn at all times while indoors, except when eating or drinking.

Please join us in protecting our community by staying home when you are sick (from any contagious illness) and following other public health best practices. Religious services, as well as many Temple programs, will continue to be presented virtually for those that prefer to join us in that format. By ensuring only those that are vaccinated are at in-person services, programs, and events, we will be able to begin to have food and drink at events with families and adults, eliminate a capacity limit, and welcome back members who have felt uncomfortable to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to any of us at any time. As always, our clergy and staff are here to support you. We look forward to being together.

Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, Senior Rabbi
Michael Frayman, President
Kim Cole, Interim Executive Director