covid-19

INFORMATION

The Hevreh staff, member volunteers, and members of the Covid-19 Task Force are partnering together to create a safe and comfortable environment for learning and worship. 

 

Covid-19 Policies as of December 27, 2021

  • Hevreh is a fully vaccinated campus, which means everyone attending in-person events at Hevreh must be fully vaccinated, if eligible, and prepared to show proof of vaccination. This extends to all household members of students attending our Religious School and/or Early Childhood Center. 

  • Effective immediately: Hevreh will now require booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine for attendance at in-person events and services, for all who are eligible. To be fully vaccinated, people must meet one of the following criteria: Have received a third dose/booster shot; be within six months of having received a second vaccination shot. 

  • As of January 16, 2022, all eligible Religious School students must provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend in-person Religious School at Hevreh. We ask that you provide a pdf/photo of your child(ren)’s vaccination card to Joan Goldberg Munch (jgoldbergmunch@hevreh.org) by January 16, 2022. If you need more information about where and when your child can get vaccinated, you can visit www.getvaccinatedberkshires.org about upcoming local vaccination clinics.

  • All Hevreh employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask indoors over the nose and mouth. Masks must be worn outdoors when in crowded conditions. 

  • As the weather shifts, we will gather indoors for services, lifecycle events, and programs. Vaccination and masks will be required at all times when indoors. You should be prepared to show proof of vaccination when you attend inside events, including services and meetings.

  • In the spirit of pikuach nefesh, Hevreh will continue to take steps to minimize the risks of gathering in person. We will continue to offer multi-access (in-person and online) events whenever possible. 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a mask?


Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask indoors over the nose and mouth. Masks must be worn outdoors when in crowded conditions.




Who can come in person?


Hevreh is a fully vaccinated campus, which means everyone attending in-person events at Hevreh must be fully vaccinated, if eligible, and prepared to show proof of vaccination. This extends to all household members of students attending our Religious School and/or Early Childhood Center.




Who is advised to join remotely?


Those who are not immunized and have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last two weeks are welcome to join virtually. Those who do not feel comfortable joining in-person are welcome to join virtually.




Do I need to be vaccinated to attend a program at Hevreh?


Yes, Hevreh is a fully vaccinated campus. All who are eligible must show proof of vaccination when here.




Can I go inside the building?


Yes! The building is now open to the public. Meetings and lifecycle events can take place in the building, in compliance with Hevreh's vaccination policy. Masks are expected to be worn covering the mouth and nose when community members enter and exit the building. See our mask policy above.




Will there be nosh available?


Hevreh is not currently serving food as part of our Shabbat or adult learning programs.




What happens if the number of positive COVID-19 cases rise?


Hevreh’s Reopening Task Force is continuing to meet regularly to discuss public health data and make recommendations to the Board for what is safe. We may decide to stop having events indoors, or suspend all programming for a period of time. We will inform the congregation promptly if such circumstances arise.




I want to attend an event in-person. What do I do to make that happen?


Click here to view our calendar of events and join us. No RSVP necessary. We look forward to seeing you.




My child/grandchild/next door neighbor is a student at Hevreh’s Early Childhood Center. May I go over to chat and say hi if I see them playing outside while I’m at Hevreh?


No, and we appreciate you asking! We ask all adult visitors to Hevreh to follow the signs for pedestrian traffic flow around our campus, which will help us keep our students safe, healthy, and separate from our programming.





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