At Beth El we believe that worship as a community is a central piece of what it means to be a synagogue. Through a variety of prayer opportunities at different times and in varying settings, we seek to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for individuals and families to truly appreciate their connection to G-d and our community.
Whether in a more traditional service setting like the Daily Minyan or a family Friday night service, the goals of worship at Beth El are always the same, to elevate the spiritual lives of the participants, and for participants to leave feeling more connected to the community and to G-d.
All of our services are fully egalitarian and use Sim Shalom siddurs.
Sundays - Thursdays: 8:00pm
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Health & Safety Protocol Update:
Effective immediately, we are strongly recommending masking when indoors at Beth El. It is not required; it is recommended. This is for the safety of all in attendance given the recent surge and recommendations of the CDC. The CDC has made this recommendation due to high community risk levels.
This recommendation is for attendance at all synagogue programs, weekday services, Shabbat services, in our administrative offices, Religious School and ECC as well. Masks are required for all ECC school wide events and programs that take place during ECC hours of operation. Masks may be required in an ECC classroom if there is an exposure to Covid-19 in the classroom. The full details of this policy have been communicated with our ECC families.
As per the New Jersey Department of Health and CDC, individuals coming out of their 5 day isolation or quarantine (if symptoms have resolved or are in decline) will be required to wear a mask at all times from day 6 to day 10. More information regarding these guidelines can be found here.
I have been asked multiple times this week what the guidelines are if you are identified as a close contact having been exposed to someone that tested positive for Covid-19. This is information directly from the Covid-19 NJ website.
Who needs to quarantine?
• If you are 12 or older and completed a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine but have NOT received a booster shot when eligible.
• If you have not completed a primary vaccine series.
You should stay home and quarantine for 5 days, monitor for symptoms, and get tested at least 5 days after exposure.
After ending quarantine, for 5 additional days, you should wear a mask around others, delay travel, avoid persons at high-risk for severe illness, and avoid places where you can't wear a mask.
If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to quarantine for a full 10 days.
If symptoms occur, you should immediately isolate until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should isolate for 5 days from the date of the positive test result.
Who does NOT need to quarantine?
• If you are 12 or older and completed a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine AND have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters.
• Children 5-11 years old who completed their primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine.
• Persons who had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
You do not need to quarantine. But you should wear a well-fitted mask around others for 10 days and get tested at least 5 days after the exposure (recently recovered persons do not need to test).
If symptoms occur, or if you test positive, you should immediately isolate for at least 5 days after the date when symptoms began or the date of the positive test result.