Welcome

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We missed you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Hevreh this summer. The Hevreh staff, member volunteers, and members of the Reopening Task Force are partnering together to create a safe and comfortable environment for learning and worship. 

 

Covid Policies as of July 1, 2021

 

  • People will no longer be required to wear masks at outdoor programs at Hevreh. We will continue to encourage unvaccinated people (including children older than 2) to wear a mask. 

  • In cases of inclement weather, programming may be moved indoors. Indoor programming will operate under two sets of protocols based on group size. Small groups will be defined as 10 or fewer people. Groups larger than 10 people will be considered "public". 

  • When indoors small groups of entirely vaccinated individuals may decide to remove masks by consensus. 

  • When indoors, large groups (more than 10 people) will be asked to wear masks. 

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a mask?


  • People will no longer be required to wear masks at outdoor programs at Hevreh. We will continue to encourage unvaccinated people (including children older than 2) to wear a mask.
  • In cases of inclement weather, programming may be moved indoors. Indoor programming will operate under two sets of protocol based on group size. Small groups will be defined as 10 or fewer people. Groups larger than 10 people will be considered "public".
  • When indoors small groups of entirely vaccinated individuals may decide to remove masks by consensus.
  • When indoors, large groups (more than 10 people) will be asked to wear masks.




Who can come in person?


Anyone who is feeling well and is ready to abide by our safety precautions is welcome to attend in-person programming at Hevreh. Those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 or who have not yet been vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask.




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?


Hevreh strongly encourages our members to seek out vaccination. In accordance with the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh, saving a life, each individual should do whatever they can to make the world around them safer. We will not ask proof of vaccination for event attendees, however, we hope that you will enter our sacred space having taken all the steps necessary to ensure that you will protect yourself and others.




What events will take place outside?


  • Lunch and Learn
  • Saturday morning Torah Study
  • Creative Beit Midrash
  • Tot Shabbat
  • Committee and Board meetings
  • Religious School
  • Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday morning services
  • B’nai Mitzvah




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 mask policy. Services will be held outdoors in the tent through the summer, but may move indoors due to inclement weather. For outdoor programming, there will be restroom facilities available outside the building that will be cleaned thoroughly after every event. 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. We will reassess based on the risk in our community later this summer. We ask that in adherance, event attendees abstain from bringing food into our shared space. As we are moving into the warm summer months, members joining us under the tent are welcome to bring a full water bottle.




What if it rains or it’s cold?


We will plan to meet under the tent if there is rain forecasted, and if there is severe weather, we may choose to move evens indoors. Shabbat services and other programs will be accessible to everyone online by Zoom.




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 through the summer. We may decide to stop having events indoors, or suspend all outdoor 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.