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COVID-19 Protocols for Worship & Programming

COVID-19 Protocols for Worship & Programming

Central Synagogue follows the latest health and safety protocols established by the CDC, local government, and our COVID-19 Task Force of medical professionals. We monitor the situation closely and update these policies as conditions evolve.

UPDATED April 12, 2022


Until further notice masks are required for all programs and worship. Attendees should wear blue surgical masks, KN95, KF94, or N95 grade masks. Children under two are exempt from the masking guideline. 

Central Synagogue is a fully vaccinated campus. Anyone who is eligible must have received a booster shot and show proof of vaccination to enter any building on our campus. For children under 4 not yet eligible for a vaccine, there is no requirement for a negative test.

We will limit capacity. Central will continue to operate at reduced capacity levels in all of our spaces, including our main Sanctuary.



  • We will continue to welcome invited guests of members to services each week.
  • While we are not open to the public, anyone who is in enrolled in an ongoing Central program, who is a regular attendee to Central classes/worship (e.g., Mishkan, morning minyan, or Bible and Bagels), anyone who joined as a Neighbor of Central Synagogue (our new virtual program), anyone in mourning or observing a yahrzeit, confirmation classes visiting NY, and special guests may attend. Everyone is expected to adhere to the same guidelines around vaccination and masking as all other attendees.
  • There is no pre-registration required for worship services.


  • Funerals: Given that funerals happen within days of a death, Central will not deny entry to individuals who are mourning a loss and, therefore, we will not turn anyone away from a funeral for inability to provide proof of vaccination. 
  • Other Life Cycle Events: Member’s should email [email protected] to get information about scheduling other life cycles events including weddings, baby namings, and bris.
  • There is no pre-registration required for life cycle events.


  • Adult Programs: Adult programs taking place in person for members and invited guests are noted as such on each event page. Virtual options will also be offered for most programs.
  • LCLJ and Nursery School Programs: Member families with children enrolled in LCLJ or our Nursery School will receive protocols and scheduling directly, but may reach out with any questions to [email protected] for LCLJ or [email protected] for Nursery School.



For all questions or to receive additional information about our policies please contact (212)-838-5122 or email us at [email protected] or [email protected].