December 30, 2021

We hope you are all well and staying warm, dry and safe as the year 2021 comes to a close. In light of the rapid increase of COVID infections due to the Omicron variant, the Re-opening Committee met this week to reevaluate our COVID protocols. We came to the following conclusions:   

We will pause in-person services and events for the month of January. We will reevaluate toward the end of January and hope that we will be able to resume being together in person as soon as it is safe and medical professionals and public health officials have a better picture and more data concerning this variant. 
  • Remote-only Shabbat services will begin at 7:30 PM.
  • When we resume in-person activities, we will require that everyone wears medical-grade masks (ASTM-surgical masks), KN95 masks or N95 masks. (There will be medical-grade masks available at BCC for those who may need them.)
  • We strongly encourage everyone eligible to get a COVID Booster shot. If you need help scheduling or finding a vaccine location, please let us know and we will help in any way we can. We have also included a variety of resources below.
  • In the coming months, we may update our current vaccination requirement and introduce a COVID Booster requirement to ensure the safety of all who enter our space.  

All of our other COVID protocols will remain the same when we resume in-person events (proof of vaccination, sign up in advance, 50 person indoor maximum).

The past almost two years of navigating this COVID era together have been difficult and we are doing everything we can to ensure that everyone in our community is safe. We will continue to provide updates as things change and evolve.  

Wishing you a safe and joyful New Year,

The Re-opening Committee
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