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Beth David is Open – Update

Dear Friend,

We are very excited to report that the reopening of Beth David for indoor events has been extremely successful and emotional.  It has been wonderful to hear voices singing together within our walls and to look around the sanctuary and see friends and guests participating.  Since we reopened, we have held one Hazak event and two wonderful Shabbat morning services.  Here are a few important reminders and updates as we move forward.

Please don’t forget that proof of vaccination remains a requirement before entry into the building.  In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, if the Shabbat morning greeters don’t see your proof of vaccination, they will, unfortunately, be unable to allow you into the building.

You may bring your official vaccination card or a clear picture or copy of it to show our greeters at the door, or please use the preferred method, and   upload your card on-line in advance to this secure site:  Once you have uploaded your card, or shown it to the greeters when you arrive, you will not need to show it again to attend future services.  Note that the site does not issue a confirmation after you upload your card.  You may contact the office to confirm that it has been received, or keep your card, or a copy of it, in your tallit bag or purse as backup.

In order to ensure smoothly running services, we will ask all members and guests who have been offered an in-person aliyah or other honor and have not already registered their vaccination card with the office, to submit their vaccination card by noon two days before the service. For Saturday morning Shabbat services, the deadline is noon on Thursday.

Our CO2 ventilation numbers have been monitored for each event. To keep them within an acceptable range, we are opening up the full sanctuary and running the circulation fans before and during services.  As the weather turns cooler, the temperature in the sanctuary might be a bit chilly, so be sure to dress accordingly.

We will continue to have kiddush lunch on the Sukkah Patio.  While pre-registration to attend services is not required, we ask that you sign up by 3pm on Thursdays for a complementary box lunch that Shabbat.  Watch the “Ways to Stay Connected” email or see the on-line calendar for the link.

You may notice that Rabbi Alpert is currently leaving her mask on during kiddush lunch.  She is eager to talk with as many people as possible, including young children, and is doing her best to keep you and herself safe.

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you inside the building very soon!

Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
Rabbi Nathan Roller
Wendy J. Glasser
Margie Pomerantz