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Re-Opening Guidelines

Beth Israel Congregation 
(Re)Opening Guidelines
Last revision:  July 6, 2021

We comply with the latest guidelines issued both by Michigan’s government  and those issued by the Washtenaw County Health Department, except where stated.  (If there are additional restrictions for Ann Arbor, we follow those, too.)  We are not opting for the “religious exception.”

Michigan Epidemic Orders can be found here:,9753,7-406-98178_98455-533660--,00.html

For all Beth Israel events:

  • Physical distancing complies with state guidelines.
  • People should stay home if they do not feel well.
  • Face mask policy outdoors follows state guidelines.
  • Face masks indoors are required for everyone (whether or not they are vaccinated) except those who cannot medically tolerate a face mask, children younger than 2 years old, and those presenting to the audience.
  • Food can be eaten indoors in specified areas. Face masks must be worn unless sitting at a table eating. Face masks must be put back on once done eating.
  • Full vaccination for those eligible (ages 12 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. 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. While vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years old are strongly recommended, they are not being mandated at this time.
Sun, November 28 2021 24 Kislev 5782