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Kol Rinah is Committed to Safety

Our recommendations are based on national and local guidelines, the advice of our own medical experts and our Jewish values of saving a life, not endangering a life, meeting this extraordinary moment with wisdom, being responsible for each other and kindness.
These recommendation are based on what we know now. As the experts learn more about COVID -19 and the infection rate in our community changes, we will adjust the recommendations as needed and communicate the changes to the congregation.
If you do not feel well, please stay home.
If you have any questions concerning your health and safety please consult your doctor.
Kol Rinah COVID-19 Protocols 
Updated October 26, 2022
  • Members and regular attendees do not need to RSVP to attend.
  • We ask that first-time attendees RSVP by registering on the Shabbat services page or calling the office, 314-727-1747, so that we can properly welcome you.
  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • A Greeter will be at the door during Shabbat for entry to services at any time.
Service Participation
Torah Reading
      • A person receiving an Aliyah may stand at the readers' table or at the single microphone.
      • Two gabbaim may stand at the readers' table.
      • We ask that recipient(s) of the previous Aliyah step away from the table.
B'nai Mitzvah
    • Attendance at Shabbat services that include a b’nai mitzvah is for the family's invited guests first, then for the Kol Rinah community at large.
Live Stream - Participation of Shabbat services is multi-access. You may join the service from home using the live stream link on the website homepage.
  • Masks are not required when eating and drinking.
  • Tables will be reserved for people that want to attend but keep their masks on.
Masks are recommended but not required
  • Recommendations are:
    • N95, KN95, KF94 or equivalent.
    • Fit securely and be worn covering the nose, mouth, and chin with no gaps along the edges.
    • Gators, masks with valves and face shields without a mask are not shown to not be effective at preventing the transmission of water droplets that carry viruses .
  • Contact the office if an in-person meeting is preferred over Zoom.
  • In-person meetings
    • If you can only attend an in-person meeting if everyone is wearing a mask please let the chair or leader know.
    • If the chair or leader asks that everyone attending a meeting to wear a mask please do so with kindness and without questioning the reason.
Special use and Life Cycle Events, please contact the office to discuss specific arrangements.
If you do not feel well, please stay home.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Everyone should assess their own risk of severe illness, which is known to increase with age or in the presence of chronic conditions. If you have questions about your individual risk, please contact your healthcare provider.


COVID-19 Safety in KoREH

Our Kol Rinah Education Hub (KoREH) leaders have been working throughout the summer to adapt and change our lessons and educational models to meet the needs of families during this pandemic. This year, we have resumed meeting each Sunday, and have returned to having more mixed groups and all-school events, throughout the learning day. All staff, students and visitors, remain masked throughout the building and strict procedures governing our interactions. We are also supplementing our classroom learning with virtual 1-1 tutoring, as well as virtual learning, for any families who are unable to be with us in person for any reason.
We know any of these plans may need to change given new information over the next few months. We will continue to adapt together through the challenges ahead. Just as in any other year, your community is here for you, to nourish and guide you, to help and to hear you, to sustain you and to enable you to reach each new part of your journey.


COVID-19 Safety at the ECC

Dear KRECC families,
As we prepare to welcome everyone back to school and with the pandemic continuing to evolve, I wanted to remind you of the protocols and procedures we implement so that we can do our part to keep all of our children and staff as healthy and safe as possible.  
With the pandemic continuing to evolve, the ECC will continue to require all of its teachers to wear masks at all times when indoors.  Outdoors, teachers may discontinue wearing them so long as they can maintain proper social distance from other staff members and children of their class.  For children 3 years of age and older, it will be strongly recommended that masks be worn while inside, but not required.  Children will not be required to wear masks outdoors.  
Families will be encouraged to check temperatures at home before arriving at school and if a child has fever of 100.4 or higher they should remain home from school and consult their physician.  Children should also stay home if they have an ongoing cough, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, upset stomach, or overall just seem unwell and once again families should consult their physician.  All teachers will follow these same guidelines.
Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784