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Information on In-Person + Zoom Services at Beit Am for Summer 2021

Outdoor services, like any in-person gathering, pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19. Attendees may still catch the virus or spread it to others, despite the precautions we are taking. We encourage you to read the CDC’s Deciding to Go Out page when considering whether you are comfortable attending in-person services. We strongly encourage eligible individuals to wait until they are fully vaccinated before attending in-person services at Beit Am.

Beit Am has reviewed updated guidelines from the CDC and Oregon Health Authority regulations for fully-vaccinated individuals. At this time, all attendees are expected to wear masks and practice social distancing. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this evolving situation.  

RSVP is required to attend multi-access services in-person. This will make sure attendance does not exceed the number of people who can be socially distant on the deck and that all members of the community who are interested have a chance to participate over time. Zoom access will remain available, and care will be taken to integrate in-person and virtual participants into one prayer community.  A list of sign-up links to RSVP for in-person attendence is found at the bottom of this page.

Please be advised that gathering outdoors is dependent on weather and public health conditions allowing us to safely meet on the deck. If you RSVP to a service, please watch your email for updates. Beit Am is subject to opening status for the Benton County risk levels, but the Board may decide to further limit in-person gathering based on community spread of the virus and an abundance of caution. The deck is covered but not heated, so please dress to be comfortable during service times. Since the congregation will be facing east, the sun could be in your eyes during morning services and you may want to bring sunglasses.

To protect the health of service attendees and those in our community, Beit Am has established the following guidelines for in-person events:

  • Do not attend if you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have recently tested positive, or have had a close contact with somebody who has COVID-19. Please refer to current guidelines for quarantining.

  • All attendees five years of age and over are expected to wear masks at all times in accordance with OHA requirements

  • Practice frequent handwashing, cover coughs and sneezes, and take other measures to protect yourself and others 

  • Seats will be spaced six feet apart, unless you are sitting with people from your own households. Attendees are expected to maintain six feet social distancing while at Beit Am

  • The Beit Am building will not be open except for setup/cleanup, using the restroom, or emergencies. If you are inside the building, please clean any high-touch surfaces

RSVP information may be saved for contact tracing purposes if there is a potential COVID-19 exposure at a Beit Am event. We ask that you notify Beit Am if you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within one week of attending an in-person event.

Beit Am will update this page with sign up information for future services, along with any necessary updates to guidelines and frequently-asked questions. We appreciate your flexibility and patience as our community navigates creating a hybrid service experience that is both safe and meaningful for all our in-person and online attendees.

As we plan for in-person services at Beit Am, we are also looking for volunteers to serve as Greeters at services. Greeters serve an important role as a friendly face to welcome attendees, maintain awareness of potentially-unsafe situations, and assist in the unlikely event of an emergency. No special training is necessary right now, but we will review our safety and security plans for outdoor services. If you are interested please contact the Beit Am office.

Here is the list of Sign Up Geniuses for the June services
Kabbalat Shabbat, June 4
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA4AA2DA5FC1-kabbalat

Or v' Simcha, June 12
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA4AA2DA5FC1-orvsimcha

Humanistic service, June 18
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA4AA2DA5FC1-humanistic

Sim Shalom, June 19
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA4AA2DA5FC1-simshalom

Tot Shabbat, June 25
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA4AA2DA5FC1-totshabbat

Shabbat morning service, June 26
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA4AA2DA5FC1-shabbat

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