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COVID-19 Information


Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel

Please take a moment to review this summary of our Congregation policies and procedures as related to services and events during the current COVID-19 pandemic. *As we begin to offer limited attendance, in-person events, all services will remain available online via Zoom.  

Before You Visit:

We ask that you register for all in-person CBI events on the CBI website to help us in preparing for the event. It is highly recommended that you register as early as possible for indoor in-person services, as there will be limited seating. Unregistered attendees may be admitted if seats are available. 

For the health & safety of our community, please refer to the following screening questions provided by the American Medical Association (AMA). If the answer is β€œyes” to any of these questions immediately prior to you attending a CBI event or service, please refrain from attending.

  • Have you or anyone in your household had any of the following symptoms in the last 21 days: sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste, fever at or greater than 100 ℉?
  • Have you or anyone in your household been tested for COVID-19?
  • Have you or anyone in your household visited or received treatment in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care, or other health care facility in the past 30 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household traveled in the U.S. in the past 21 days?
  • Have you or anyone in your household traveled on a cruise ship in the last 21 days?
  • Are you or anyone in your household a health care provider or emergency responder?
  • Have you or anyone in your household cared for an individual who is in quarantine or is a presumptive positive or has tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Do you have any reason to believe you or anyone in your household has been exposed to or acquired COVID-19?
  • To the best of your knowledge have you been in close proximity to any individual who tested positive for COVID-19?

With regard to COVID-19 symptoms, the following guidance is from the CDC:

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue,
Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat,
Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest,
New confusion, Inability to wake or stay awake, Bluish lips or face

If you exhibit any of the above symptoms, please refrain from attending.

When You Visit:

Please note the following policies for Members & Visitors.

All CBI events & services, including outdoor and off-site:

  • Face masks are required while on CBI property and at CBI-sponsored events, and should properly cover both the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Maintain 6 ft of social distancing from other households at all times.

Indoor in-person Services: 

  • CBI doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of services. Volunteers will allow one family in at a time for check-in and seating to allow for social distancing. Please respect the instruction of our service & event volunteers.
  • Observe one way in/one way out guidance for both the building & Sanctuary.
  • A one-time completion of a release form will be required and kept on file at CBI.
  • No food or beverages are allowed inside the building.
  • Please bring your own Kippah & Tallit.
  • Prayer books will not be provided. During services, prayers and readings will be displayed via projector. 
  • Only the Rabbi or service leader will sing communal prayers. We respectfully ask that the congregation not participate in communal singing while inside the sanctuary.
  • Oneg will not be held following services. At the conclusion of the service, Rabbi Charlie will offer each seating section to exit in order to maintain social distancing between households.
  • In-person services may be canceled if volunteers cannot be arranged prior to the service. CBI will continue to offer virtual services regardless of whether an in-person service takes place.

A more detailed list of our approved policies is available here.


Thank you for your understanding and compliance. We look forward to seeing you soon!

After You Visit:

While we hope that our precautions will help to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19, we wish to be good stewards of our community and keep our members & identifiable visitors informed.

If you or a member of your family becomes ill with COVID-19 like symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 within 7 days after attending a CBI Program, we respectfully ask that you report this information to our CBI administrative staff or a Trustee as soon as possible. Our admin staff has been instructed to use discretion with any information you may provide. You may report this information anonymously if needed. Please provide information of the CBI Program(s) you or your family member attended so that the other attendees may be made aware.

Mon, January 25 2021 12 Sh'vat 5781