Building Reopenings

Reopening the Synagogue: Havdalah for emerging from COVID isolation.

Posted on August 25, 2021

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An Important Update on our Vaccination and COVID Policies! (Congregation Beth El, South Orange, NJ)

Posted on August 9, 2021

Dear Friends, In Deuteronomy 30:19 we find a reminder from God to choose life. Torah commands us to go out of our way to protect the health and well-being of ourselves, and of each other, because we are all responsible for one another. With this in mind, we want to update you on the latest Continue Reading »

Plan for In-Person Services (Kehillat Hadar, NY)

Posted on July 4, 2021

The Boards of KH and SZ have approved the following plan to for in-person Shabbat morning services, in keeping with the principles we shared in June 2020. We continue to endeavor to be thoughtful about each aspect and phase of this plan, consistent with our conservative approach to risk. Details of the current plan are below. We welcome your questions and feedback Continue Reading »

Phased Reopening: Updated Coronavirus Guidelines for On-Site Activities (Beth El Temple, West Hartford, CT)

Posted on June 23, 2021

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Principles for Meeting in Person (Kehillat Hadar)

Posted on June 20, 2021

The current challenges we’re navigating – individually, in our families, and as a community – have often felt even harder because we can’t come together in person to support each other the way we normally would in difficult times. Yet we’re inspired by the ways our community has gotten creative and stayed connected and by Continue Reading »

Rituals for Reflection, Reconnection, and Returning 2021 (Rabbi Chai Levy, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA)

Posted on May 24, 2021

I’ve compiled everything into this one handy doc for your convenience. Feel free to use anything that is helpful to you. Some of this material was inspired by resources offered by IJS, JTS, the Rabbinical Assembly, Hadar and the Dreaming up 5781 facebook group. Glad we can all help each other and share ideas. Click Continue Reading »

A STRONG HAND AND AN OUTSTRETCHED ARM: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Members of The RA and the USCJ

Posted on May 10, 2021

A STRONG HAND AND AN OUTSTRETCHED ARM: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Members of The Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Prepared by Rabbi Burt Visotzky and JTS Rabbinical Students David Shmidt Chapman & Jonathon Adler Click here for source sheet

High Holiday Townhall about Reopening (Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Center)

Posted on August 19, 2020

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“Reopening Our Workspaces: A Playbook” by Leading Edge

Posted on July 16, 2020

Returning to the workplace sounds like something simple. We were away — and now we’re coming back! In truth, the questions of whether, when, and how to reopen an organization’s workspace are difficult and complicated. A workplace is more than a place. Where we work profoundly affects how we work, with whom we work, and when we work. Decisions about the workplace have Continue Reading »

A Guide to the Considerations about Re-opening Synagogue Buildings

Posted on June 30, 2020

To assist with the development of a building reopening strategy, a working group of the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructing Judaism Movements have put together A Guide to the Considerations about Re-opening Synagogue Buildings. This is the first edition of the guide, which will evolve as conditions change. The objective is to provide direction and layout a thought Continue Reading »