Dear Beth Israel Family,
With the province officially moving into Stage 3 of the re-opening plan, our COVID-19 task force met yesterday to discuss the easing of restrictions. Based on our discussion, please see below, a summary of how we’ll be proceeding:
Masks will continue to be required for anyone entering the Beth Israel facility. This extends to children over the age of 2.
For events taking place outdoors, we encourage everyone to continue to wear a mask unless they are leading the service.
We will continue with the gradual re-opening of our in-person services. If weather permits, all services will take place outside in the eastern courtyard (under the tents).
Snack n’ Yak and Kiddush lunches will commence and take place outdoors (weather permitting) in the Boxer Family Celebration Plaza.
Socializing is now allowed before and after services. We still encourage everyone to maintain a reasonable distance from others while connecting socially.
Singing is now allowed during services.
Pre-registration will no longer be required for attending services.
While it is is no longer necessary for attendees to fill out the health check form, we ask that anyone who isn’t feeling well or has any COVID-related symptoms, refrain from coming to services/events. For a list of symptoms, click here
If you have not been vaccinated for any reason we request that you remain masked at all times (except meals) and follow all COVID guidelines. This is as much for your safety as it is for others, especially those who cannot get vaccinated for a medical reason or are under 12 years old.
Please note that as things evolve, we will continue to tweak how we run our services and meals to ensure we’re following the best practice. We ask that you be patient while we work to ensure that we are continuing to keep our congregants, staff, and guests as safe as possible.
We will continue monitoring the situation and review our processes regularly.