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Protecting Beth Tzedec Members from COVID-19
Jul 21st 2021

As we continue the process of reopening our building, the Board of Beth Tzedec has, in consultation with the Reopening Taskforce, implemented a new vaccination policy to help protect our members against COVID-19 while participating in Beth Tzedec programs and services.

As of Sunday, August 15, 2021:

  • No one 18 years or older will be permitted to enter the Beth Tzedec building or grounds without first verifying that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to entry with a vaccine approved by Health Canada.
  • Children and teens aged 12 to 17 (or an adult on behalf of such a person), must verify that they have received at least one vaccine for COVID-19 approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to entry.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not required to verify their vaccine status, although they are expected to stay with their vaccinated parent/guardian at all times.
In the event that someone cannot provide the requisite verification that they have been fully vaccinated, they must provide evidence that they tested negative for COVID-19 in the 24-hour period before seeking entry to the synagogue grounds. This does not apply to children under the age of 12.

While these procedures will apply only to those who attend in-person experiences, we will continue offering services and programs online for the foreseeable future, including throughout the High Holy Days.

There are some logistics to be worked out with respect to implementing this new policy and, in the coming weeks, Beth Tzedec will continue to advise members on the particulars of verifying their vaccination status. You can access your vaccination receipts from the Ontario Health portal, here>>

We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of our community, now and throughout the High Holy Days season, while making the verification process as straightforward as possible for our members. 

L'shalom,

Debbie Rothstein, President
Patti Rotman, Chair of the Board


If you would like to book an immunization appointment or download your vaccination receipts, click here to access the Ontario Health portal.

To upload your proof vaccination status/receipt to Beth Tzedec's secure system, click here>>

If you have not booked a COVID-19 vaccination because you do not have transportation to or from an immunization centre, please contact the
Synagogue Office at 416-781-3511 and we will help arrange a ride with a fully-vaccinated volunteer.