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Covid Update

Due to the Coronavirus, the JCCP/CBT building is closed. Please call the synagogue office if you have any questions, as we are picking up messages daily. We will return all calls in a timely manner. Rabbi Weiner and the office staff will be working their regular hours remotely and have limited in-person hours. All weekday morning minyans, rentals, meetings and activities in the synagogue building are suspended for now.

We are holding Kabbalat Shabbat, evening minyan services daily, Sunday morning minyan services, and Havdalah services all via Zoom. The links to join can be found on our Worship page. We are holding in-person weekly Shabbat morning services with an extremely low number of congregants permitted. Please email Rabbi Weiner at Rabbi@jccparamus.org for details.

Our new regional Community Hebrew School of Bergen County will be starting online classes September 15th. Email our Educational Director, Marcia Kagedan, to register at edudirector@jccparamus.org or call her at 201-815-8136.

Please call the office, 201-262-7691 for details on any of the above.

For all the latest Coronavirus information and recommendations from the CDC please click on this link: CDC.gov

Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Guidelines – JCCP/CBT

The JCCP/CBT is committed to protecting the health, welfare and safety of all of our members. Everyone is required to follow the guidelines of the CDC, local and state health organizations and our health-related procedures while on synagogue property. These guidelines are mandatory and subject to change at any time.

You are prohibited from entering the synagogue if you have any of these:

  • Covid-19 or exposure to someone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days
  • Fever greater than 99.9 F
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat, congestion or runny nose
  • Chills, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Fatigue, headaches or muscle pain
  • Recently traveled to or from a state listed under restricted travel within the last 14 days

When entering the synagogue, the following are required:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times that cover your nose and mouth. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one.
  2. Upon entry, health screening questions will be asked and temperature taken.
  3. Sanitizing hands is required upon entry.
  4. Follow the directional arrows located on the floor throughout the synagogue. Please note that the coat room will be locked.
  5. Sit in designated seats only.
  6. Maintain social distancing – 6 feet or more.
  7. If you are davening or singing, please do so at a very low volume (whisper level).
  8. Only one person is permitted to use the bathroom at a time. Please use the “occupied” sign to indicate that the bathroom is in use. Reverse the sign to “vacant” upon exit.
  9. Do not congregate at any time while on synagogue property.
  10. Please note that you may be denied entry to the building by the security team based on the health screening or asked to leave due to non-compliance of these rules.

Remember – We are all in this together. Let’s help stop the spread of Covid-19.