Dear ACI Community,
As the High Holy Days approach, we look forward to seeing many of you in person and via our livestream services. Though the circumstances are not ideal, it is comforting to fall back on the familiar traditions of our faith in these challenging times.
We are writing today to share updated health and safety updates related to our High Holy Day services. As COVID conditions change and new virus strains spread, our policies evolve as well. We have made a significant change, which we hope will keep everyone safer. This new requirement helps us better align the Center’s protocols with the most current local and CDC guidance.
To attend our in-person services, people who are ages 12+ must provide proof of full vaccination. Please send photos of vaccination cards to ACI.Vaccinations@gmail.com at your earliest possible convenience. If necessary, you may show proof of vaccination at the door when attending in-person services.
As a reminder, masks are required for everyone ages 2+ when they are in the Center. Children who are still too young to be vaccinated are still welcome to attend in-person children’s services as long as they follow our mask policy. Social distancing will be observed at our children’s services.
These healthy and safety plans may be adjusted further should circumstances change. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we strive to provide our entire congregation and wider community with an array of accessible and safe services and experiences to celebrate the High Holy Days. Our responsibility to keep one another safe has never been more important. Please remember that all of our High Holy Day Services will be livestreamed and we invite anyone who feels uncomfortable attending in-person to take advantage of our livestream.
If you have questions about our updated COVID protocols, please feel free to reach out to the Center’s office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-278-2680)
Sukkot (and Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah)
- Sept. 21, 10am – Sukkot (First Day) Services
- Sept. 25, 10am – Shabbat Chol Ha-Mo’eid Sukkot
- Sept. 28, 10am – Shmini Atzeret (with Yizkor) and Simchat Torah
- Sept. 28 (in the evening, time TBA) - MASKIT / Simchat Torah Celebration, Open House, Party, and Hakafot
(Links for those attending these services online will be forthcoming.)