Health and Safety at CBS

At this time, everyone age 2 and over who attends any Congregation Beth Shalom program (inside or outside) or enters the CBS building is required to wear a mask until further notice. 

Congregation Beth Shalom is committed to the safety of all of its congregants and staff.  Our Medical Advisory Task Force continuously monitors COVID-19 updates from local, state and federal authorities in an effort to provide our community with recommendations and guidelines for their continued safety both inside and outside of the synagogue.  For the most recent updates from each of these agencies, click on their respective link provided below.

For everyone’s safety, we urge you to follow the three W’s:

Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, Watch Your Distance!


We encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.  Here is information on how to obtain the vaccine:

If you live or work in Lake County, IL: Allvax   registration                       

If you live or work in Cook County, IL:  Vaccine  registration

National Website to find vaccine appointments:  ZocDoc


In addition to any governmental advisories or orders that may be in place, anyone who enters the building must follow the following protocol:

  1. If you are not feeling well for any reason or have any symptoms (fever, sinus pain, cough, reduced or altered sense of smell/taste, stuffy nose, chills, fatigue, sore throat, joint pains, or diarrhea) you should not attend worship services at Congregation Beth Shalom
  2. If you are unvaccinated, a face mask must be worn for the entire time that you are in the building.

The health and safety of many people depends upon your adherence to the protocol.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Thank you to our CBS Medical Advisory Task Force for their continued advice and recommendations:

  • Dr. David Hakimian
  • Dr. Ari Jaffe
  • Dr. Alan Shapiro
  • Dr. Lee Shulman

Local, state and national resources