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High Holy Days 5782/2021 Covid Protocols and Entry Agreement

Updated on August 25, 2021 with information on proof of vaccination requirements

As we plan High Holy Days, we are closely considering everyone's safety. We are designing rich and engaging in-person and online experiences, encouraging all members to join us either here in our sacred spaces or from the comfort of their homes. If you have any questions about our Covid-19 protocols please see our Covid-19 FAQs or contact Temple at hhd@tedallas.org.

Proof of Vaccination: All members are required to upload proof of vaccination and honor Our Brit: Covenant of Care to enter the building. Please upload here. Following your upload, you will receive a confirmation email, which you will need to bring with you to Temple.
The vaccination requirement does not apply to Temple youth, ages 12-18, attending the following services:

Rosh Hashanah:

  • Family services in Stern Chapel at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Congregational service in Olan Sanctuary at 12 p.m.

Yom Kippur:

  • Family services in Stern Chapel at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Congregational service in Olan Sanctuary at 12 p.m.

Digital Admission Card: Please be prepared to show the Digital Admission Card sent to you after registration. The subject line is “Your Tickets for High Holy Days 2021 Event.” NOTE: Please let us know the names of all who will be in your group so that we can make sure everyone has a chance to upload their proof of vaccination and receive confirmation. To make changes to your current reservation please contact us at hhd@tedallas.org.

Temple's Covid-19 Policy: Vaccinations, Masks, Social Distancing 

  • If eligible to be vaccinated (currently all ages 12 and older), be fully vaccinated against Covid-19;*
  • Show proof of vaccination;
  • If over the age of 2, wear a face mask covering nose and mouth at all times in the building;
  • Maintain social distance from other congregants who are not immediate family members;
  • Stay home if experiencing any symptoms of active illness;
  • Sign Our Brit: Our Covenant of Care

Those eligible to be vaccinated but who have not yet been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are invited and encouraged to experience Temple online.

*For Temple youth ages 12-18, the vaccination requirement does not apply to the 12 p.m. services in Olan Sanctuary for Rosh Hashanah on September 7 and Yom Kippur on September 16; to family services in Stern Chapel or to Youth Learning + Engagement.

*Members needing an exemption from the vaccine requirement should reach out to mfried@tedallas.org


Entering the Building

Everyone coming to the campus will be asked to electronically affirm our commitment to care for others and ourselves. Please click here to affirm the entry agreement and Brit, as outlined below.

Our Brit: Covenant of Care 

I affirm the complimentary Jewish values of sakanat nefashot, taking precaution to avoid endangering others, and shmirat haguf, preserving my own health and well-being. In order to maximize the safety of all people coming into this sacred space, I agree to the following in order to participate in-person at Temple Emanu-El:

  • I am fully vaccinated*
  • I will wear a face mask covering my nose and mouth when in the building
  • I will maintain social distance from other congregants who are not members of my own family
  • I will stay home if I have an active illness

*Members needing an exemption from the vaccine requirement should reach out to mfried@tedallas.org