We continue to act according to our Rodeph Shalom Reopening Values & Plan Guidelines adopted in May 2020. The foundation of this approach is to:

• Follow the science

• Follow government regulations even when there are exemptions available for houses of worship.

Current Protocols:

  • Masks are required at services and events (except when eating).
  • For all who are on-site during hours of operation of the Buerger Early Learning Center or Berkman Mercaz Limud, masks continue to be required in our hallways.
  • Vaccination is expected, but proof will not be checked. We expect all who are eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Clergy is testing regularly.
  • Within and beyond RS, there are cases of COVID, and with in-person experiences increasing, our exposure does as well. If you test positive, please let those with whom you were in direct contact know. Click here for more information.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms. please participate via livestream.

School Information:

  • At this time, Berkman Mercaz Limud will continue its mask requirement.
  • Buerger ELC encourages masks for children ages 2 and up and requires masks for all adults while indoors.

For more information, please refer to this article by Chip Ellis, Chair of the How We Gather Task Force.