Covid Policies

COVID Protocols: In-Person Services
(Last Updated August 2, 2022)

In accordance with most recent guidelines provided by the CDC, State of New Jersey, and other available research, the TBAY COVID Response Team has reviewed and revised our protocols for indoor in-person services, as follows:

  • For all Shabbat services and events, masks are required unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Congregational singing will be limited to the last hour of the service.
  • Our seating will be distanced, with every other row blocked off. Additional seating will be set up in the gallery.
  • Restrooms will be open. Masks are recommended. There is a limit of one person/restroom at a time.
  • We continue to limit access to the Bimah to fully vaccinated individuals who are leading the service. Service leaders who have had a confirmed negative PCR test within 48 hours of the service may be unmasked for their portions of the service.

Please be respectful of those who may feel uncomfortable shaking hands, hugging, or standing close together and take appropriate precautionary steps, including socially distancing further, if requested.

Services will continue to be available on Zoom, and we encourage people uncomfortable with the current COVID conditions to attend online. We are excited to worship, socialize and see you in person or online, in whichever ways are comfortable for you.

COVID Response Team

In order to address the critical needs of our community during this COVID-19 pandemic, TBAY has established the TBAY COVID Response Team. Our committee consists of the following members:

  • Eric Carniol, M.D., M.B.A. Committee Chair
  • Rabbi Adrienne Rubin
  • Harvey M. Brenner, Executive Director
  • Brian Margulies, President
  • Debbie Nadel
  • Andy Schuyler, M.D.
  • Aliza Alter, M.D.
  • Gabrielle Samuels, M.D.
  • Mark Scherzer
  • David Weitzman
  • Glenn Wohl

Our committee will meet regularly to review our policies and procedures to ensure that we are offering our TBAY Family the services and support it needs, while assuring we do this in a safe and responsible manner. Our decisions and actions will be based on the latest news and guidelines from the CDC, Department of Health, the State of New Jersey, and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and we will continue to monitor and update based on the latest information.