The Temple-Tifereth Israel to Resume In-Person Programs On February 1st

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The Temple-Tifereth Israel to Resume In-Person Programs On February 1st

A Statement From Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, President Michael Frayman, and Interim Executive Director Kim Cole

Dear Friends,

We write today with good news. Although we are still facing challenges related to Covid and must remain vigilant in our protective behaviors, the most recent surge is subsiding and new cases and hospitalization are steadily decreasing. As such, we have determined that it is now time to re-open our synagogue and resume in-person religious services and programming.

As of February 1, we will return to the protocols that were in place through mid-December, including 50% capacity and no food or drink in indoor spaces, as well as required masking and distancing. We ask that you continue to join us in protecting our community by staying home when you are sick (from any contagious illness), getting vaccinated and boosted if you are eligible, and following other public health best practices. Religious services, as well as many Temple programs, will continue to be presented virtually for those that prefer to join us in that format.

Over the next few weeks, we will continue to closely follow infection trends, as well as work with clergy, staff, and our medical advisors to explore further adjustments to our protocols as appropriate.

Our top priority remains the safety and health of our clergy, staff, congregants, and guests. We must all do what we can to take care of each other. As always, our clergy and staff are here to support you. We will be in touch again soon.

About The Temple

The Temple-Tifereth Israel is a warm, welcoming synagogue family where each person matters. We cherish our rich history and traditions and foster a dynamic culture of imagination and innovation. Members of all ages find meaning and inspiration by developing enduring personal connections with each other, Torah, God, the State of Israel, and the Jewish People, and through acts of justice and compassion.

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