Health and Safety at CBS

Current COVID Requirements:

  • As of August 19, 2022 Congregation Beth Shalom is mask optional.  This includes all Shabbat services and daily minyanim, programs, classes and meetings (ages 2 and up), unless otherwise specifically noted. We encourage anyone who feels more comfortable to continue to wear a mask.

This policy can change based on input from the CBS COVID Task Force, Cook County, the Village of Northbrook and the State of Illinois.

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!

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.

This policy will continue to be fluid and will be looked at each month and changes to this policy may occur. We will notify the membership of Congregation Beth Shalom upon any changes to this policy.

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. Wendy Latash
  • Dr. Alan Shapiro
  • Dr. Lee Shulman

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


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