Ahavath Achim's COVID Policies
Currently, AAC does not require masks at any event, service or meeting.
We do provide masks and hand sanitizer in the JSB WJCC lobby.
AAC Services and Classes and Zoom
Since May 1, we no longer holding all services over Zoom. For now, we only use Zoom for Friday evening services, (which still take place every other week) and for Sunday morning minyan, and for other occasions on a case by case basis.
AAC Classes and meetings will still be either both in-person and on Zoom or just Zoom.
All other events will be in-person only.
AAC's COVID protocols are (as of December 2021)
Please, be kind. Coming back together has been both joyous and anxiety provoking. It is so important at in-person events to be kind and considerate to each other, and make everyone feel welcome.
Everyone is Welcome! We encourage everyone to join us in-person, and all who are not ready to attend an in-person service to join us over Zoom. As of now, people joining on Zoom will count in the minyan.
Vaccinations and Masks. We are requiring everyone to wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all services, whether you are fully vaccinated or not. We do have disposable masks available in the lobby of the WJCC in case someone needs one. People who are leading a service or speaking from the bima do have the option to remove their mask when leading. Rabbi and Cantor Pepperstone will be leading services without masks, and are regularly testing for COVID to ensure that this remains a safe practice.
Illness. As always, if you are feeling ill, please stay and home and consider joining us over Zoom.
Seating. People may sit where ever they feel comfortable, either together or socially distanced. We want to be sensitive to people with different levels of comfort in communal settings. If you want to sit next to someone who is sitting apart from others, be sure to ask first.
Revisions. We will re-visit this protocol on a regular basis.