Beth Jacob Covid Policy for Rosh Hashanah

Beth Jacob is instituting the following measures for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday (and while we are expecting the policy to continue for Yom Kippur, we may re-visit it)

Beth Jacob will hold hybrid services for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, with the following procedures that we are hopeful and expecting everyone to cooperate with:

We request that you contact Michael Gere at 860 889-8150 or 860 917-7168. His email address is and let him know which service(s) you plan to attend. (Monday night beginning at 6:30; Tuesday or Wednesday mornings beginning at 9:00 am). We will not turn you away if you come without having registered, but we hope that you can appreciate that with advanced information we can do better planning.

Within the Synagogue building, we are expecting that you will:

–Have been fully vaccinated
–Wear a mask at all times
–Maintain social distance from people outside of your personal bubble
–For those engaged in prolonged singing from the Bimah (Rabbi, and Haftarah chanters), we expect that you will sing towards the ark.
–If you are not feeling well with an undiagnosed illness, or if you have been exposed to someone who has been infected with Covid, we expect that you will remain at home.

For those planning to attend the Rosh Hashanah service by ZOOM, we will provide another opportunity to pick up a Machzor this coming Sunday, September 5, from 10:00 am to Noon. If that is not convenient for you, please contact Rav Julius for other arrangements before Rosh Hashanah begins (RavJulius; (914) 380-0532).

For those people receiving Torah Aliyot, you can have your honor either in the Sanctuary or in your ZOOM room. Please let Michael Gere know at Obviously, for those wishing their honors regarding the holding of Torahs on Erev Yom Kippur, it is only in  the Sanctuary.


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