Covid-19 Protocol Update

February 2, 2022

Dear Temple Partners,

We hope this email finds you healthy and well. TAE’s COVID Task Force recently met to adjust our COVID-19 protocols based on slowing positivity rates.

We are reopening our campus for in-person services and classes!
We based our decisions on three values:

  • Al Tifrosh Min Hatzibur – The need and desire for in-person interaction.
  • B’reirah – Respect for autonomy and choice of our partners.
  • Kehilah – Our communal responsibility not to further overburden our healthcare system. ​​​​​​  

Who is on the TAE COVID Task Force? Click here to learn about the members.

Services and Adult Education

  • Friday evening Shabbat services will simultaneously be held in-person or virtually at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss this Friday’s special service, featuring Aaron Wolf! Click here to view the live-streamed service. This link is also available on the TAE website at
  • Saturday morning meditation services will be held in-person and outdoors at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday morning Talmud study at 8:00 a.m. and Torah study at 8:45 a.m. will be held in-person or via Zoom. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
  • ​​​​​​​Select adult education classes will continue to be offered via Zoom. Please check the temple calendar for location details.
  • For all in-person events, masks are required. Disposable masks such as KN95, KF94, and surgical are recommended. Additionally, full COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test within 48 hours of the service is required.

Religious School

  • Beginning Sunday, February 6th, Religious School will be offered in-person only.
  • While we encourage our students to attend class in-person, accommodations will be made for anyone who cannot attend class in-person due to medical reasons. Please contact Reesa Shaw at if you need accommodations.
  • Masks required. Teachers will be wearing KN95 or KF94 masks. It is recommended for students to wear disposable masks such as KN95, KF94, or surgical.

Gallant-Schiff Infant Center and Early Childhood Center

  • Classes will continue in person with all COVID-19 protocols enforced. Parents have been informed of the specific protocol changes.
  • Friday morning Tot Shabbat services will be held outdoors on the Courtyard. Classes will sit in designated zones and the service will be shorter.

Chorale and Band

  • Shabbat Shira has been postponed to Friday, April 22, 2022.
  • Chorale rehearsals will temporarily be held virtually. In-person rehearsals will resume soon. Cantor Shukiar will communicate the schedule with Chorale members.
  • Band rehearsals will take place in-person and outdoors. Cantor Shukiar will communicate the schedule with members of the band.
  • Masks required. Disposable masks such as KN95, KF94, and surgical are recommended. Full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of the in-person rehearsals required.

We will continue to monitor and keep you informed about changes to our protocols. Please remember to check the TAE E-News that is emailed every Wednesday evening, the TAE Calendar, Facebook, or Instagram for updates.

We appreciate your understanding.

Rabbi Barry Diamond
Juli Rycus, TAE President
​​​​​​​Bryan Friedman, Executive Vice President