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Update: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Dear Friends,

Now that the High Holy Days have concluded, we are updating our COVID related policies. This update takes into consideration the low rates of transmission in our area, and it is in line with the current approach of Santa Clara County Department of Public Health. In September, Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County’s Public Health Director, rescinded the remaining COVID restrictions in our area.

Accordingly, we are...

Update: Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County’s Public Health Director, lifted the indoor mask mandate in our county. This decision was based on the following reasons:

80% of all County residents are fully vaccinated, COVID-19 hospitalizations are low and stable, in the judgment of Dr. Cody, and The 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases per day is at or below 550 for at least a week.

Accordingly, we are...

Update: Friday, January 7, 2022

Dear friends,

As we monitor the COVID situation, we plan to continue offering most of our programming in a hybrid fashion so that everyone can participate in a way that feels most comfortable.

​​​​​​​For anyone coming to the Beth Am campus, full vaccination, including a booster (if eligible), is required. For 12-to-15-year-olds who just became eligible for the booster, the additional booster requirement will not...Read more...

Update: Thursday, December 22, 2021

Dear friends,

Like you, we are watching the Omicron variant with great concern for the health and safety of our community. While we have not yet seen a surge in our area, we anticipate it will happen in the near future. We urge anyone who has not yet received their booster to obtain it as soon as possible, as the booster seems to offer the best protection against breakthrough cases along with continued masking.

For now, Beth...

Update: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Attending a Beth Am service or program in person? Please remember to bring Proof of Vaccination (for those who are eligible) if you are attending any Beth Am event in person (whether on our campus or offsite). This can be your vaccination card, a photo of your card or a printout of your vaccination record. You will not be able to enter a service or program without it. If you forget, you will be asked to return once you have the information....Read more...

Update: Friday, August 27, 2021

Dear Congregants,

Due to the local rise of the Delta variant and the FDA full vaccine approval for adults, the Beth Am Reopening Committee met earlier this week to review and revise our COVID protocols and make sure we are implementing the latest expert medical guidance. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors has approved a set of revised COVID protocols, as listed below at the end of this message, effective...Read more...

Update: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Dear Friends,

As more information becomes available on the transmissibility of the COVID Delta variant, we are adjusting plans for High Holy Days. Our Reopening Task Force continues to meet and monitor the latest information. While it is clear that vaccination is highly effective against serious illness, many in our community are being extra careful when it comes to indoor gatherings.

Our clergy team and board have made two...

Update: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dear Friends,

Over the past few months, our professional and lay leadership have been working together to plan for the High Holy Days, taking into consideration the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosh Hashanah begins on Monday, September 6th (Labor Day). This year we are offering high-quality streaming and in-person Early and Late shifts as we return to Beth Am for services. A great deal of information is now available on...Read more...

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