(201) 262-7691 | office@jccparamus.org

Reopening!

We are excited to announce that the JCCP/CBT has begun the reopening process! Our synagogue office is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday by appointment!  Please call our Executive Director, Rita Greenberg at 201-262-7691 or email her at office@jccparamus.org if you would like to come in. Proof of vaccination is required and a signed waiver form is required. You can email a copy of your card and waiver to Rita or bring it in.

We will continue to return all calls in a timely manner. Rabbi Weiner and the office staff will be working a combination of hours from home and in-person. All weekday morning in-person minyans and rentals continue to be suspended for now. Meetings and other activities are being scheduled, but must be approved by our Executive Director, Rita Greenberg. Please call her for any questions!

We are holding Kabbalat Shabbat, daily evening minyan services, Sunday morning minyan services, and Havdalah services all via Zoom. The links to join can be found on our Worship/Virtual Service Schedule page.

We are holding in-person weekly Shabbat morning services with an limited number of congregants permitted. Shabbat attendees must show proof of vaccination and fill out a waiver form. Please email Rabbi Weiner at Rabbi@jccparamus.org for details and see below.

If you are not ready to attend in-person services, watch our livestreamed Shabbat service every Shabbat morning at 9:30 a. m.  Visit www.jccparamus.org/livestream.

Our regional Community Hebrew School of Bergen County will be back in person on September 12, 2021. Please email our Educational Director, Marcia Kagedan, to register at edudirector@chsbc.org or call her at 201-815-8136. Please visit the Hebrew School website at www.chsbc.org.

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

Re-opening Guidelines

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

Re-opening Policy – In order to enter the building:

  • Congregants will be asked to submit copies of their vaccination cards one time
  • Congregants will be asked to sign a waiver (see below and front page of website)

The following procedures will be in effect for Shabbat services, and as the climate warrants, we will reduce the number of precautions.

  • Masks will be worn at all times when in the building
  • Congregants will maintain social distancing as they go through the welcoming check in.
  • Congregants will be asked to proceed to the sanctuary and be seated allowing for social distancing.
  • Bathrooms will be available, and we request that they be used by 1 member or member family at a time.
  • At the present time, only the clergy and/or designated individuals will be allowed on the bimah.
  • Congregants should remain in their seats and not greet other congregants within the building. Please remain socially distanced at all times.
  • The COVID committee will continue to meet on a bi-weekly basis to monitor the local statistics and will take into consideration the demographics of our congregation.
  • Our medical committee has developed several deciding factors which will guide our recommendations to move forward. Those will be outlined.
  • Any organization must coordinate with Rita in order to determine whether we can schedule meetings, classes, celebrations or functions. She will consult with the committee if she has any questions or concerns.

Office Re-opening

  • The office is open by appointment only. Please reach out to Rita Greenberg to make an appointment.  The hours will be 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

The following protocols will be in effect:

  •  All COVID guidelines will be in effect
  • Proof of vaccination is required
  • Masks will be worn at all times
  • Remain socially distanced

ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELATING TO COVID-19

(This can also be printed from the front page of the website)

The Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah (JCCP/CBT) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the JCCP/CBT cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the JCCP/CBT (including inside the building and outside on the grounds or participating in JCCP/CBT related activities) could increase the risk of you and your child(ren) of contracting COVID-19. You acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you and your child(ren) may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the JCCP/CBT or participating in JCCP/CBT related activities and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.

You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the JCCP/CBT or JCCP/CBT related activities may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself and others, including, but not limited to, JCCP/CBT employees, officers, trustees and volunteers, and participants in JCCP/CBT related activity and their families. You voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing COVID-19 risks and accept sole responsibility for any COVID-19 injury to you or your child(ren) (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense) of any kind, that you or your child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with you and your child(ren)’s attendance at the JCCP/CBT (including inside the building and outside on the grounds) or participation in JCCP/CBT related activities (claims). On your behalf, and on behalf of your children, you hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless, the JCCP/CBT, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. You understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of JCCP/CBT, its employees, officers, trustees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after attendance at the JCCP/CBT (including inside the building and outside on the grounds) or participation in any JCCP/CBT related activity. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

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