COVID-19 Policies

Center Makor will follow our partners Congregation Kehillath Israel and the Campus Medical Advisory Committee protocols about COVID-19 policies inside the building.

Covid-19 continues to require us to adjust plans for traveling, gathering, and visiting each other. We encourage you to move forward in ways that prioritize collective safety and wellness.

We remain exceptionally attentive to local trends and risks, and our norms remain guided by several of our community’s highly respected public health advisors.

We understand that everyone in our community has different needs and each person weighs the risks in decision-making in accordance with their unique factors. To that end, we aim for transparency in our current policies, to enable you to decide how to comfortably engage with our community during this time.

Important highlights include:

  • We expect those in attendance to be fully vaccinated (including booster) against Covid-19 as soon as eligible.
  • Masks are mandatory inside for all campus gatherings, ideally KN-95, N-95, or double surgical masks, given the infectiousness of the current Covid-19 variants. Masks are available at all campus entrances. Program leaders and participants will remain masked as well as service leaders and participants, exceptions being for speakers alone with negative tests beforehand.
  • Acknowledging that unmasking indoors comes with increased risk, for now, any meal practice will be individual containers for easy “take and go.”

With each new spike in infections, we are grateful for everything the global and local medical communities continue to do. We also acknowledge that our emotions are challenged. Our educators and leaders will be launching a special January series of offerings designed to respond to these challenges.

If you are interested in joining Congregation KI events please read below.

We are excited to introduce:

  • KI’s Community WhatsApp Group to stay connected with one another
  • Rabbi Hamilton’s Monday evening 7:30pm class will focus on “Resetting Your Soul”
    • Spiritual Kindling, January 3
    • Why talking to another is more powerful than talking to ourselves, January 10
    • How to stay spiritually free, January 17
  • A special Musical Shabbat with Hazzan (Rav) Scott Sokol, January 8 & 9
  • Melave Malka following Shabbat Shira with Kol Kahol Trio, January 15
  • Sunday Family Snow Days TBA
  • Base BSTN Virtual and In-Person Programming
    • My Jewish Year, January 12
    • Virtual Tu BiShvat Seder, January 16
    • Food packing for the Greater Boston Food Bank, January 17
  • Taste Book Sundays 11:45am to 12:20pm
    • Never Alone, Natan Sharansky, January 2
    • Call Us What We Carry, Amanda Gorman, January 9
    • Essential Writings of Heschel, January 16
  • Special online visit with Matti Friedman, January 23 11:00am to Noon

Our community is fortunate to have so many eager to connect in various ways. As we enter 2022, we hope you will warmly welcome and enjoy new approaches as well as our ongoing offerings.

In the meantime, we will continue to be responsive. Please contact us to keep us informed about how we can be supportive and of service.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and fulfilling 2022.
Sincerely, Gordon Bennett, President, KI Board of Trustees
Barnet Kessel, Executive Director

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