Safety procedures and guidelines for High Holiday services at Green Valley Ranch Resort

In accordance with the CDC guidelines, we will be implementing a 6 foot distance between all congregants. Seating during services is limited, therefore, registration is imperative so that we can monitor how many people will be able to attend.

Anyone who is not yet comfortable attending, should please remain at home and connect with G‑d there. The following safety measures are meant only as a guide for proper safety measures to be enforced for those who wish to pray in-person as a community.

Please note: Our Safety Protocols for the High Holidays will continue to be reviewed and updated based on new information available from local health officials and our team of medical experts.

Procedures we will be enacting during services:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you at the entrance to the synagogue.
  2. A distance of at least 6 feet must be strictly maintained at all times. Chairs will be been arranged to maintain those guidelines.
  3. Attendees are encouraged to wear their own Yarmulka & Talis.
  4. A Machzor will be supplied for you at your chair. The Machzors will be replaced and sanitized between services.
  5. A disinfectant wipe packet will be available for attendees to sanitize their seats.
  6. To ensure social distancing, kiddushes will not be taking place during this time. 
  7. Individuals are asked not to attend if they feel even slightly unwell (coughing or sniffling) or if you have been exposed to someone who is a possible COVID-19 carrier. Likewise, if anyone has any underlying health issues that put them at greater risk (like obesity, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, immunocompromised, respiratory issues, etc.), please stay home.
  8. We ask that children under the age of 13 remain at home. 
  9. We ask that you do not socialize in the ballrooms where services are being held.
  10. When one is called up to the Torah, please make a blessing in front of the Torah without touching it, return to their seat and stand for the duration of the Aliyah and then return to the Torah for the final blessing.
  11. All participants will need to register before the holidays. Space is limited to a first-come first-serve basis. Reservations must be in by August 26th.

***Please understand that since the Mitzvah of safeguarding our health and each others' health must come first, we will have to enforce these rules. We ask that you wait until the guidelines are relaxed if you might find them difficult to adhere to. Likewise, anyone who is at higher-risk is advised to stay home or speak with your doctor before attending.