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Re-Opening Guidelines

Beth Israel Congregation 
(Re)Opening Guidelines
Last revision:  April 13, 2022

We comply with the latest guidelines issued both by Michigan’s government and those issued by the Washtenaw County Health Department, except where stated.  (When there are additional restrictions for Ann Arbor, we follow those, too.) 

Michigan Epidemic Orders can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-533660--,00.html

For all Beth Israel events:

  • People should stay home if they do not feel well.
  • Based on the high level of COVID-19 transmission in Washtenaw County, face masks are now required at all Beth Israel events. During kiddush we ask everyone to not remove their masks until they have prepared their plate and are seated at a table. Once done eating, please put a mask back on. More details can be found here.

  • Full vaccination and up to date boosters for those eligible (ages 5 and older) is required for attending all Beth Israel events, indoors and outdoors, as well as Beth Israel events that do not take place at Beth Israel.  For unvaccinated children, a first dose should be received within four weeks after their fifth birthday. This requirement will be satisfied by signage posted on all entrances into the building and outdoor spaces stating that by attending you are confirming that you have been fully vaccinated.

Please Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 as Soon as You Can

In support of the Jewish values of protecting life and health, Rabbi Caine, Rabbi Dobrusin, and the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Congregation urge all members who can, to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The available vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccination protects not only you, but also community members who have medical conditions that preclude vaccination and children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.

Learn more about where to get vaccinated by following this website, run by the Washtenaw County Health Department:

 https://www.washtenaw.org/3337/Where-to-Get-the-COVID-19-Vaccine

Sat, May 28 2022 27 Iyyar 5782