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COVID-19  Information

September 10, 2021

Dear NCJC Community,

In the many months since our return to In-person services, the Covid Committee has consistently and thoughtfully updated our policies to reflect the needs of our congregation, the current State and Federal guidelines and the general well-being of our staff. At this time, we are ready to make additional changes to reflect recent developments.

Please note the following modifications to our services

  • Friday night services will continue in-person at 6:30pm. Shabbat morning services will continue, in-person, at 9:00am. Morning minyan will continue in-person daily at 8:00am M-F and 8:30am on Sunday and Federal Holidays, while evening minyan will continue daily via Zoom at 7:30pm.
  • We will begin serving a light kiddish outdoors (weather permitting) following Shabbat morning services and continue to evaluate the safety and comfort for all.

We will continue to share all Shabbat services via Livestream for those unable to attend in-person. Additionally, Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and weekday morning Minyan will continue via Zoom.



  • All individuals must show proof of vaccination to enter.  Those not eligible for vaccination (children under 12) will be permitted in the building while accompanied by a vaccinated adult. 
  • All participants will be expected to wear their masks covering both the mouth and nose at all times while in the building. This includes unvaccinated children ages 2 and older.
  • All individuals on the Bimah must be masked at all times.


  • Any individual may attend outdoor services and programs without a mask, including unvaccinated children unless the group exceeds 20 ppl at which time, everyone must be masked.
  • If you must enter the building for any reason, you will need to wear a mask prior to entering the building.

Shabbat Morning Protocols

  • There will be no pre-registration for services starting this Shabbat until but not including the High Holidays.


  • You may self-select with whom you wish to sit. Mask protocols must be adhered to as outlined above. This includes unvaccinated children. Children must be seated with parents, or a parent’s adult designee (i.e., another parent).

IMPORTANT REMINDER: If the people you wish to sit with are outside of your household pod, please **ask** the person you wish to sit with if they are OK with that and please be respectful of each individual's response with no judgement.


  • In general, keeping space between individuals, regardless of vaccination status, is advised.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are asked to participate virtually.

We will continue to evaluate the situation and update you as changes are made.

Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782