Temple Isaiah Covid-19 Protocols
Update: September 30, 2021
Due to the unpredictable nature of this ongoing pandemic, it is important that you check the website for the most up-to-date protocols the day you are planning to attend a Temple Isaiah event.
Given the prevalence of the infectious Delta and other variants, it’s important for us to re-evaluate ongoing our plans for in person events to help protect the health and safety of our community.
Please be mindful of the following guidelines currently in place at Temple Isaiah. There will be signage posted at all entrances reminding you of these protocols.
By coming on-site at Isaiah, you are self-attesting to the below conditions:
1. You have not had any of the following symptoms within the last 10 days: fever (at or above 100.4°F), chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell.
2. You are not currently subject to a Health Officer Isolation or Quarantine order.
3. You have not been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19 in the past 10 days, unless you are fully vaccinated.
**You may be asked to leave Temple property by an employee if you begin exhibiting any of the above symptoms or if it becomes known that you are subject to Health Officer order or have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
Anyone over the age of 12 who comes on site to Temple Isaiah must be fully vaccinated. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the facility for any event or activity unless you have provided us with a copy to save in your member portal. This is to protect those in our community who are under 12 or immune suppressed.
Whether indoors or outdoors, masking is required for everyone at any Temple Isaiah event, regardless of vaccination status.
Indoor Mask Requirements *updated*
Masks must be worn at all times indoors except when actively eating and drinking. When actively eating and drinking indoors, you must be seated or positioned at a table, counter, or other stationary location. "Actively eating or drinking" refers to the limited time during which the mask can be briefly removed to eat or drink, after which it must be immediately put back on. Everyone must wear a mask whenever they are not actively eating or drinking.
Friday Night Services *updated*
Beginning October 8th we will be holding Friday night services inside in the Sanctuary. All Isaiah families are welcome. RSVP is required
as seating is limited and can be found on our Temple website at “Upcoming” and in our weekly newsletter. With the change to the sanctuary, entry will be returning to our main gate.
We are requiring masks and vaccines for everyone attending shabbat services
. All clergy and musicians will also wear masks unless speaking or singing at which time they will do so while physically distanced. The sanctuary provides enough room for everyone to be able to distance as comfortable.
Golf Course Parking is available:
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – closing after Friday Night Services
For anyone with mobility issues our elevator is working again and you will be able to park in the garage.
B’nai Mitzvah Ceremonies *updated*
• We are currently offering indoor services in the Sanctuary
as an option for B’nai Mitzvah Ceremonies. All persons over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated for both indoor and outdoor B’nai Mitzvah ceremonies. All attendees
will be expected to wear masks to achieve our highest level of safety, Clergy and the B’nai Mitzvah Student (all vaccinated) will only unmask when speaking and will utilize separate microphones.
• For any individuals coming up to the Bima to recite a blessing or aliyot they may remove their mask during blessing utilizing a separate microphone or a microphone cover, and then promptly return to wearing a mask before being seated.
• There is no food served at B’nai Mitzvah ceremonies and we have not yet opened up to host post ceremony celebrations. We will continue to re-evaluate and provide future updates when we are ready for hosting events safely.
• Seating for indoor events is limited, B’nai Mitzvah families are required to work with Julie Moldo to ensure guest lists do not exceed capacity.
Adult Programming *updated*
• If attending an event for any of Isaiah’s adult groups, whether indoors or outdoors, proof of vaccination and masking is required for all attendees.
• Food is permitted at adult-only programs outside, with the reminder to keep 6 ft distance while masks are removed.
Scheduling in-person meetings with Clergy/Staff
• Our Clergy and Staff are available for meetings, indoors or outdoors, based on the comfortability of both congregant and staff members. Please reach out to us if you would like to meet with any of our clergy or staff for program ideas, lifecycle events or just a friendly life check in. We are excited to see you again in person and on campus!
• Before scheduling appointments, you will be asked for proof of vaccination.
• Virtual meetings are still an option, if preferred, and required for anyone who is not vaccinated.
With deep gratitude for our Covid-19 Task Force who have responded to many phone calls and emails and spent many late nights discussing changing protocols to keep our community safe and healthy. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a strong group of professionals within our community to provide the necessary expertise to keep us all safe. In person events wouldn’t be possible without their support and thoughtfulness.
And thank you, our Isaiah family, for your cooperation and for working with us as we continue to re-evaluate and make changes in the months to come.
Please reach out to our Executive Director, Deborah Moses
or our Director of People and Culture, Jen Shabani
with any questions!
Click here to see our update from July 7, 2021
Click here to see our update from July 22, 2021
Click here to see our update from August 10, 2021
Temple Isaiah is getting news from the following sources and invites you to seek information from them as well: