Dear JCAB Family,
Governor Kathy Hochul issued a mandate for New York State that "masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement." The mandate is currently in place until January 15, 2022.
In compliance with the mandate, JCAB is requiring proof of vaccination for ALL individuals attending prayer services. You may confirm and upload your vaccine status HERE. Alternatively, please have proof of vaccination (e.g. Excelsior Pass, vaccine card) on hand to show as needed.
For other congregational programs (i.e. youth groups, Kiddush), masks MUST be worn in the Social Hall or in other rooms at all times EXCEPT when eating or drinking.
We understand that people have different views of the new mandate and that people make their own decisions regarding the activities they attend privately. Nevertheless, we must all strive to ensure that our differences do not lead to division. As always, if you do not feel well, do not come to shul. We strongly encourage those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 to consult with their medical professional before attending services. We strongly encourage anyone who wishes to wear a mask to do so. Our goal remains staying safe and creating an environment that is comfortable for those who wish to attend shul.
We ask for your full cooperation as we implement these policies in accordance with New York State regulations. Thank you.
JCAB Officers, Medical Committee and Rabbis