Covid Policies

COVID Protocols: In-Person Services
(Last Updated January 1, 2023)

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:

  • Masks are optional.
  • There are two seating areas. Seating on the front left of the Sanctuary has distanced seating. The right section of the Sanctuary and rear seating areas do not have restrictions.

The various health guidelines for individual TBAY events are governed generally by the organizers of the event. Therefore, other events at TBAY may have different protocols in place.

We recommend that anyone feeling unwell attend the service or program remotely. This may include runny nose, fevers/chills, body aches, fatigue, cough, loss of smell/taste, or any other concerns. As well, if you have been in recent close contact with someone who experienced similar symptoms or has a positive test for coronavirus or another contagious virus, we ask that you attend remotely.

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 or putting on your own mask, 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.