As we look back over the last year and a half, we are amazed by the resiliency of our HCRJ community. Despite the many challenges we have all endured, our inclination was not to retreat, but instead to find innovative and creative ways to engage and connect. We extend our gratitude to each and every one of you for your support, patience and understanding as we navigated these uncharted waters.
With the guidance of the CDC, local doctors, and the widespread distribution of a vaccine, it is with much excitement that we announce we may begin the process of re-engaging in-person at HCRJ. Below you will find a list of HCRJ’s current policies.
- Masks will no longer be required for those who are fully vaccinated. Those who are more comfortable wearing a mask are of course welcome to continue doing so.
- We will no longer require advanced registration for Shabbat services, nor will the number of attendees be limited.
- While we encourage all who are medically eligible to get the vaccine, we understand there are certain circumstances which prohibit this. For those who are not fully vaccinated, masks and social distancing are required in the building at all times.
- Masks will be required by all at family services/family programs to protect children 12 and under who are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine.
- Onegs will resume at a later date.
As the summer unfolds, we will continue to monitor recommendations from the medical community and will update our policies as necessary. Plans for High Holy Days and religious school will be announced later this summer. Online programming will continue to be offered for those who are more comfortable or prefer to engage virtually.
For questions about HCRJ’s update policies, please reach out to Melissa Wolfson at email@example.com. We so look forward to seeing your smiling faces in person!
Melissa Wolfson, Executive Director
Rabbi Steve Gross
Adam Forman, Board President