The Health & Safety Committee is committed to keeping you informed, answering your questions as they arise and listening to your comments and feedback. Please visit this page often as we will be regularly posting updates, additional FAQs and useful resources.
Throughout this journey, our motto has been, “Go Safe” and we have been guided by the Jewish value Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh B’Zeh/ Every Jewish person is Responsible One for the Other. It is important to understand that the precautions we are taking limit the risk of spreading the virus to others. Anshe Emet, like any other place of worship, cannot eliminate the risk of transmission entirely. While the Health & Safety Committee is focused on what is in the best health and safety interests of the congregation, we must also rely on each person to follow all guidelines and make decisions that limit the risks to themselves, their families, and others. Individuals should assess their own risk level based on a variety of factors such as age, physical condition, ability to wear a mask for long periods of time, work environment (are you exposed to high risk at work?) and out-of-state travel.
Monday, June 21, 2021
As the City of Chicago and U.S. is emerging from the pandemic, Anshe Emet continues to evolve our response. We are excited that we are at a point where many of our in-person activities are able to resume, with some guardrails to make sure that we create an environment where all are able to participate if they are comfortable.
The Clergy, Staff, and Health & Safety Committee* of Anshe Emet.
Dani Lazar, Chair
Libby Alpern, MD
Marla Clayman, PhD
Curtis Weiss, MD
Dr. Emily Landon is an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the University of Chicago. She writes on some of the ways we are talking to our families about the upcoming weeks: https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/holiday-gatherings-safety-covid-19-pandemic
Lurie Children’s Hospital: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/blog/celebrating-the-holidays-during-covid-19/