COVID-19 Protocols

We are thrilled to welcome our Temple Emanuel community to in-person services, learning, programs, and ceremonies. We require all those who wish to attend services and programs at Temple Emanuel to be fully up-to-date on all applicable vaccinations, including a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations and, if eligible, booster doses. Please be prepared to show proof of current up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination, if requested. Surgical or medical masks are recommended, rather than cloth masks, and must be worn at all times covering your mouth and nose.

For updates on COVD-19, masking guidance, and more, head to the CDC website. 

Below, you will find detailed information regarding COVID-19 protocols for our Preschool, Religious School, B’nei Mitzvah, and General Building Protocols. 

All events or programs with food, or that require the removal of masks, whether a private rental or Temple Emanuel program, must take place outside of our building. 

As always, if you or anyone in your family is not feeling well, please exercise caution and join us virtually.

*School protocols may differ. See specific school guidelines below.

Attending Services and Kiddush

To attend in-person services we require you to be fully up-to-date on all applicable vaccinations, including a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations and, if eligible, booster doses. Children over the age of 2 may attend services but are required to wear a well-fitted mask, covering their mouth and nose, surgical or medical masks are recommended, rather than cloth masks. At this time, anyone too young to properly wear a mask will not be allowed to attend indoor services, with the exception of infants young enough to remain in a car seat or carrier for the duration of the service.

Shabbat Kiddush is held outdoors, weather permitting, weekly after Shabbat Morning services. If it is not possible to eat outside, “to go” containers will be provided for you to take the food home to enjoy. Masking is encouraged outdoors, except when eating or drinking.

Events and Programs at Temple Emanuel

We continue to host events both virtually, via our livestream/zoom, and in the building. Please check out events calendar for upcoming events.

  • Teen Events

All teens must be vaccinated to attend in-person events.  For the safety of our teens and staff, the Solomon Youth Lounge is not in use at this time.

When traveling as a group by bus, teens will be seated one to a seat, windows down and will wear masks covering mouth and nose a all times. Food will be served outdoors and eaten only once those in attendance can be socially distanced.

For more information please contact Wayne Goldstein, Harry Kraft Director of Informal Youth Education & Chai385 Director or Cayla Berkowitz, Youth Programming Coordinator

Rental Events at Temple Emanuel

Our building is available for rentals without capacity limitations for indoor and outdoor spaces. All attendees must wear a mask covering mouth and nose indoors regardless of vaccination status.

All catered events or activities that require the removal of masks must take place outdoors. We have two beautiful outdoor spaces that are available for private events if you wish to serve food and beverages. 

For more information about private rentals please contact Katelyn Bellina, Event & Logistics Manager.