COVID-19 Guidelines at Temple Emanu-El

Updated September 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to our sanctuary. Please read the following guidelines carefully before attending services in person. We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Guidelines are subject to review and change.

Guidelines for In-Person Services at Temple Emanu-El

  • All Persons ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination for indoor services
  • Children 11 and under may only attend accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
  • Masks will be required for all persons at all times
  • Social distancing will be required
  • Anyone who is not feeling well is encouraged to stay home and watch the livestream on our website, Facebook or YouTube.

Before You Arrive

Before attending services in person at Temple Emanu-El, please consider the following:

  • Have I felt any of the following symptoms during the last 48 hours?
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Is my temperature taken today at or over 100.4°F?
  • Have I knowingly been in close contact in the last 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has had any symptoms of COVID-19? (Close contact means 15 minutes of exposure within 6 feet, and/or the infected or potentially infected person is someone you currently live with and/or is someone with whom you have daily interaction.)
  • Have I tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Have I traveled internationally in the past 14 days?

If you answered yes, we ask that you please stay home. However, you can still watch services virtually through our livestream broadcast page, Facebook and YouTube.

Additional Safety Precautions at Temple Emanu-El

  • Temple Emanu-El will utilize enhanced cleaning protocols for high-touch surfaces and bathrooms.
  • The building HVAC System has HEPA MERV-14 filters installed and provides fresh air intake.
  • All employees will be vaccinated.
  • Use soap or water, or hand sanitizer often. Sanitizing stations will be located at all entrances and elevator doors.

Temple Emanu-El is bound to follow all New York State and City reopening regulations and procedures at this time. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding.


temple emanu-el staff:
100% Vaccinated

Please contact us at 212-744-1400 or .