As we recount each Pesach | פסח, the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. In their wandering, the Israelites learned how to put one foot in front of the other.

Like the Israelites, we too have learned how to put one foot in front of the other over the past fifteen months: not literally, but metaphorically. We celebrated simcha moments and consoled one another. We adapted our decades-long traditions and created new ones. We expanded our reach from within our walls to beyond our walls.

...And now, we have reached our Promised Land, a new reality where we can hug our loved ones, and kiss hours (and hours and hours) on Zoom goodbye. We are excited to embrace this new reality at Congregation Beth Torah, based on the most recent CDC guidelines. This new reality is based on trust: trust in science and trust in one another. Please see our updated COVID protocols below, which will be in effect beginning June 1st, 2021.

We look forward to emerging from our own homes to our shared religious home this summer. Please do not hesitate to call our office (913-498-2212) or email our staff with questions.
Protocols for Returning to In-Person Gatherings
As of June 1st, 2021

With consideration to the most recent CDC guidance, Congregation Beth Torah now looks forward to allowing individuals and groups to return to the Beth Torah building for services, meetings, classes, and other gatherings. Regularly scheduled in-person Shabbat morning classes and services will resume in July.

Non-vaccinated individuals that are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms are asked to not enter the building until their symptoms subside or they have had the opportunity to seek medical attention.

  • All non-vaccinated individuals will be required to wear a mask while inside the building. Children under 2 are exempt from this requirement. 
  • Fully vaccinated individuals should feel comfortable removing their masks if they choose.

CBT will continue to maintain a list of the individuals that enter the building for potential contact tracing.

CBT will have disposable face masks and hand sanitizer available near the main entrance.

All visitors are encouraged to maintain appropriate levels of physical distance when possible.

When logistically feasible, all in-person services will be offered virtually also.