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CAI's Vaccination Policy


Throughout the pandemic our first priority has been the health and safety of the entire congregation. Given the surge of the Omicron variant and the uncertainty of the COVID Crisis, we want to continue to ensure that we gather in a manner that is safe and responsible. After consulting with our medical advisors, the CAI Reopening Task Force has approved the following protocols for Shabbat morning services, B’nai Mitzvot, and other programs/religious services which take place inside of CAI’s building:

1. Proof of Vaccination - As of October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination is required for everyone 12 years and older when entering the building. 
As of March 15, 2022 full vaccination is required for all those ages 5 and up. “Full vaccination” means having completed an initial course of one of the three widely recognized and approved vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson), plus a booster shot for those eligible.

You may show your vaccination card or an official vaccination registry (such as Docket) at the door as proof. Additionally, proof of vaccination can be documented with CAI through the form below. If you already uploaded your proof of vaccination, please resubmit with proof of booster shots as soon as possible. Once your upload is complete, vaccination documentation for each entry into the building will not be necessary. Negative PCR, or other negative COVID tests are NOT an acceptable alternative to vaccination documentation.
2. Masks - Mask will be required for ALL attendees. Masks should be secured to the head with ties or ear loops and should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face to ensure proper fit. Masks may not have exhaust valves, slits or puncture holes. Bandanas, scarves, ski masks, shields and balaclavas do NOT qualify as masks. 
3. Children under the age of 12 - Unvaccinated children under 12 must remain masked and stay with their family unit for the duration of the service/program. 

4. Social Distancing - Chairs are arranged to allow for appropriate social distancing in the sanctuary.
5. Vaccination Documentation Verification - For programs, such as afternoon B’nai Mitzvot, that do not have a security guard or volunteer at the door, it is the responsibility of the host or program organizer (B’nai Mitzvah family) to confirm that all attendees are vaccinated and attest that they obtained proof from all eligible parties.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in implementing these policies and procedures. The CAI community has successfully navigated the changing parameters of the pandemic to ensure that we can maintain our connections and remain healthy. We are hopeful that these guidelines will continue to achieve this goal.

Please read the following information carefully.

All individuals ages 12 and older who are planning to attend services at Congregation Agudath Israel, must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination in advance of entering the building. Children under the age of 12 may attend services but must remain masked. Masks are required for all individuals over the age of 2.

People are considered fully vaccinated: Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or four weeks after a single-dose vaccine, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. No other form of COVID-19 prevention treatment will be accepted.

Please submit the form at least by the Thursday before the Shabbat you are attending. You only need to submit the form once. Please be sure to complete all relevant information and click "submit" at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email to tell you your submission was successful.

This registry is being used as proof of vaccination for entry into Congregation Agudath Israel and personal information will not be used for any other purpose.

Proof of vaccination may also be shown in person prior to entering the building. Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy and safe!


January 19,2022 /  17 Shevat 5782