COVID Protocols

Temple Beth-El is striving to be a warm and inclusive community during this COVID crisis. Our protocols change periodically depending on the community spread in our area.

Our current COVID protocols:

We welcome fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to participate in temple functions in the building and at other locations.

Proof of vaccination is no longer required except for service participants (those with an aliyah, or honor.)

Masks are required at all indoor TBE functions and strongly recommended at outdoor functions. Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks at all times. A fresh disposable surgical mask will be provided to you upon your arrival. The mask must cover your nose and mouth for the entire time. Cloth masks are discouraged. Bandanas, scarves, gaiters, or masks with vents/valves are not appropriate face coverings. (Note: the clergy and other vaccinated service participants will not wear a mask while leading services from the bimah.)

Maintain safe physical distance (at least six feet) from others who are not part of your immediate household. Physical contact is discouraged. Please, no handshakes, elbow bumps, hugs, etc. When selecting your seats, leave at least two seats open between your household and other households.

Sanitize your hands as you enter the building, before and after going up on the bimah for an honor, etc.

By participating in our service/event, you agree to cooperate fully and willingly with all safety protocols outlined here or requested by an usher during services. If you are unwilling or unable to cooperate, you may be asked to depart the service/event before its conclusion.

For School: Temple Beth-El’s religious school is open. Click here for the school’s COVID protocols.


Updated November 1, 2021