We are writing to provide you with an update regarding changes to some of our COVID policies, particularly for Shabbat services and summer programming. We are also excited to move along in the planning for High Holy Days 5782, and your feedback to a few survey questions will be instrumental in helping us plan for the most meaningful, celebratory and safe experience for our whole community.
Based on the extremely low number of COVID cases in Howard County, coupled with a very high vaccination rate in our area, and the recent federal, state, and local health guidance, the Reopening Task Force has recommended the following changes effective immediately.
These changes reflect our continued commitment to reopen Temple Isaiah in a manner that accounts for the diverse needs of our community and in accordance with our Jewish values of Pikuach Nefesh (the preservation of life/health) Kehillah (the importance of being in community) and Achrayut (consideration of one’s responsibility towards others).
At this time, we are not making any changes to our guidelines for Temple Isaiah Preschool programming including Summer Fun Club and outdoor playdates.
We hope to see many of you at a Shabbat service or summer program soon.
We are still requiring masks for those visiting the building during the week, especially as our preschool campers are present in person.
As noted, we are very excited to plan for our full range of experiences to celebrate the High Holy Days 5782. Your feedback by completing this brief survey will be crucial in helping us prepare. Please complete this short survey as soon as possible.