High Holy Day – FAQ

As we approach the beginning of the New Year, Rosh Hashanah, we are grateful that you will celebrate the High Holy Days with us. This year’s observance will again be vastly different due to health and safety concerns. Your patience, understanding and flexibility have been of great support to us as we continue to pivot with the ever-changing nature of the pandemic. Below is information that will help answer some of the more frequently asked questions based on what we know now.

The COVID Advisory Task Force updated our policies as of Wednesday, August 25th, specifically for the High Holy Days. Anyone, 12 years of age or older, entering our building MUST be fully vaccinated. All congregants and guests, inside and outside, will be masked during worship. Worship spaces will allow for physical distancing. Only individuals on the bima, while speaking or singing at the reading table/lectern may remove their masks.

Our worship experiences will be in a multi access format. Congregants and guests can worship in-person or via live stream. Worship options will also take place under a large tent in our South parking lot. We will be increasing our sanitation protocols during the High Holy Days to keep up with the increased in-person participation. We encourage you and your family to choose options that make you feel most comfortable. Visit our High Holy Day schedule for all worship times, locations, and links.

All of our worship experiences will be live steamed to YouTube. Specific links will be emailed and texted to the congregation prior to the start of each worship experience. You can visit our YouTube channel and save it as a favorite on your internet browser to make the process of viewing easier. Recordings will also be available after the live experience has concluded on our YouTube channel.

In order to provide a safe environment for those worshipping under the tent, we will be closing the South parking lot to everyone except staff who will remain at Temple all day. The North lot will be available for parking, as well as the East side of Happ Road. Please note we will not allow cars to park in the North lot until it is clear of cars from earlier services. Police will be present to help direct traffic and answer questions.

For those attending in-person, please wear the provided name badges. This is a security protocol and allows us to safely welcome those who are joining us both inside and outside for worship.

We, with the guidance of our Covid Task Force, continue to monitor the evolving conditions and will provide updates if our plans need to change.
For more information about our services, please visit our High Holy Day main page. We look forward to seeing you on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and sharing another wonderful year with you and your family.