The Rabbis teach us that the concept of Pikuach Nefesh – saving a life – is so important that it supersedes all other mitzvot and religious obligations. As we deal with a new and unfortunate reality with Covid cases around the country spiking due to the delta variant, we recognize our obligation of Pikuach Nefesh in all public safety and public health decisions we undertake. Accordingly, after considerable discussion with our medical advisors and our Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees has voted to implement the following Covid policy for the foreseeable future:
– Everyone who enters the building must be masked, regardless of vaccination status.
– If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please stay home.
– Children are welcome, however, babysitting is unavailable at this time and parents must ensure their children are masked and social distancing at all times.
Livestream is available to join from home, please visit our livestream page.
Agudas Achim aspires to be a traditional, egalitarian, friendly and participatory congregation.
Traditional – seeking meaning in Jewish tradition, and building on that tradition to create meaning for ourselves. Our members are inspired by traditions that connect us with our congregation’s history and with other Jews around the world.
Egalitarian – supporting and encouraging our members, in all their diversity, to participate fully in synagogue life.
Friendly – welcoming each person who appears before us, whether a traveler at morning minyan, a non-Jewish family member, a homeless person at kiddush, etc. We are a warm, close-knit, child-friendly community.
Participatory – engaging members so every member contributes, everyone is needed and everyone feels valued. We recognize our differences create opportunities for, rather than barriers to participation.