Sign In Forgot Password

Reopening Task Force COVID Protocols June 23, 2021

The Covid-19 Reopening Task Force has been meeting to provide guidance and develop policies and procedures to balance the needs of our congregants while ensuring the safety and well-being of our community, clergy, and staff. The task force has used guidelines from the CDC and Pima County Health Department to develop these procedures. Our decisions are made with the best intentions to keep everyone safe. 
 
Members of the task force include the following members: Elaine Jones, Scott Arden, Rabbi Thomas Louchheim, Rabbi Scott Saulson, Cantor Janece Cohen, Seth Ruskin, Nathan Rothschild, Lyn Henry, Rina Liebeskind, Oleg Shishkovskiy, Jim Liebeskind, and Donna Beyer. We are working with an epidemiologist from Emory University, Dr. Bruce G. Weniger. 
 
Current Covid Protocols 
 
These protocols are applicable for all members and visitors who enter both of our synagogue buildings/campuses. 
 
Members and guests (vaccine eligible) who enter our buildings will be required to show proof of vaccination, to sign a consent form that they understand the risks of Covid-19, and agree to follow all Covid protocols. 
 
 We are currently conducting hybrid worship services. Vaccines are required for attending worship services in person. A maximum of 100 people including clergy, staff, and attendees will be permitted at worship services in the Rubin Family Sanctuary at Temple Emanu-El. A maximum of 40 people excluding clergy and staff will be permitted in the courtyard at Congregation Or Chadash. 
 
These protocols are applicable for all members and visitors who enter both of our synagogue buildings/campuses for worship services, meetings, and classes. 
Services will continue to be available through Zoom and Facebook live. 
 
 Friday evenings at 6:30 pm: 
Campfire Shabbat (Limit 40 people) at Congregation Or  
Chadash on the patio 
Shabbat Celebration (Limit 100 people) at Temple Emanu-El in 
the Rubin Family sanctuary 
 
Saturday mornings at 10:00 am:  
Saturday Morning Services (Limit 100 people) at Temple Emanu- 
El in the Schlanger Chapel
 
Reservations for worship services in person: 
 
  • Advanced reservations will be required. Please reserve through the website Tuesday 9:00 am through Thursday 7:00 pm preceding the Friday and Saturday service.
  • You will be asked to sign a Consent Form and submit a copy of your Vaccination Card. 
 
Upon arrival: 
 
  • The building will open 15 minutes before services begin. 
  • Everyone 2 years and older must wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth. 
  • Everyone must maintain social distancing, at least 6 feet from those who do not live in your household or social bubble. 
  • All attendees who registered by calling a synagogue office (rather than online) will need to show proof of Covid vaccination and sign a Consent Form before entering the Sanctuary or Courtyard. 
  • Attendees must bring their own kippot and tallitot (prayer shawls). 
 
At conclusion of services: 
 
  • No Oneg or kiddush will be provided 
  • Please avoid congregating with others as you vacate the building  
 
 
 
Mon, September 20 2021 14 Tishrei 5782