COVID-19 Updates

TBE COVID-19 POLICIES (UPDATED MARCH 1, 2022)

We are closely monitoring the local COVID realities. Services are also available via Livestream for those who prefer to access from home. All who attend in person must adhere to Temple Beth El’s COVID-19 Policies. These policies will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and may change.

We hope that you will take comfort in knowing that we remain fully committed to the Jewish principles that we articulated early in the pandemic. Additionally, we continue to be guided by our COVID-Task Force and medical advisors, whose counsel prioritizes the health and safety of Temple Beth El’s members, staff, and guests. We also appreciate your patience as we continue to re-build the capacity to operate our building and develop multi-access (online and in-person) services and programming in new ways. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to join us in person or online, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at our spiritual home.

CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE

Benjamin Benson, Cyndee Patterson, Ken Katz, Rabbi Asher Knight, Rabbi Beth Nichols, Dr. David Weinrib, Dr. Derek Raghavan, Dr. Esther Chipps, Dr. Steven Teich, Dr. Aaron Prosnitz, and Eric Frick.

GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES

MASKS
  • Starting on Tuesday, March 1, 2022Temple Beth El will no longer have a mask requirement for entering the main building. Masks will continue to be available at the main entrance, and individuals who choose to wear masks will be graciously welcomed.
  • Our Religious School will continue to require masks indoors but will no longer require them to be worn during outside activities effective Sunday, February 27. We will closely monitor how local schools are changing their mask practices and will reconsider the mask requirement for Religious School throughout March.
  • Masks continue to be required for indoor events geared specifically toward Families with Young Children, ages 4 and under, who are not yet eligible for vaccination.  We appreciate everyone’s help in protecting the youngest members of our community.
  • Indoor meals resume at Temple effective immediately. Until our mask requirement is lifted on March 1, we continue to ask that people keep their masks on until they are seated and actively eating.
  • During large gatherings, individual masking is encouraged, but not required.
  • Agree to inform TBE if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 as soon as possible.
  • We encourage all eligible community members to get vaccinated and boosted.
  • We will continue to offer streaming, distanced seating and, when possible, outdoor seating for events with food for those who choose. 

PASTORAL CARE

If you or someone you know needs pastoral support, please contact Tracey Lederer, Lead Administrative Assistant during daytime hours704-749-3043.

We have staff members receiving emergency calls after Temple’s normal business hours through the Clergy-On-Call Phone: 704-576-5073 


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you have concerns regarding financial assistance and dues relief, please contact Eden Gobuty, Director of Development and Member Services at 704-749-3068. All inquiries are treated with strict confidentiality and caring sensitivity. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

VOLUNTEER 

Volunteer opportunities are always available to help Temple, contact Tracey Lederer, during daytime hours 704-749-3043.  

DONATE 

Through your meaningful contribution, we will continue our mission to support our community through sacred work that reaches beyond these walls and into the greater Charlotte Region and Jewish communities. 

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