Health and Safety at CBS

COVID Requirements effective on January 1, 2022

  • Congregation Beth Shalom requires everyone, age 5 and older, entering the synagogue to be vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination.  
  • This mandate is for anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated, and then when eligible, to obtain a booster.
  • We will continue to require everyone, ages 2 and up, who are entering Congregation Beth Shalom to be masked and remain socially distanced. 
  • We will no longer be serving food for any synagogue event, which includes Kiddush or auxiliary program. We may return to serving food once the virus numbers decline.

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

Steps in showing proof for vaccination

  • Click this link where you will find a form that will allow you to upload a copy of your vaccination card as well as other pertinent information. Once uploaded we will have your name at the front entrance or in the synagogue office to confirm your proof of vaccination. The information you provide will be confidential and used solely for CBS entry.
  • ​​​​​​​If you are unable to upload a copy of your vaccination card, when you provide proof of vaccination at the synagogue, we will add you to the list.
  • If you decide not to provide us a copy of your vaccination card, please know we will ask you to show proof of vaccination by showing your card or a picture of your card each time you enter the synagogue.

Upon arriving at Congregation Beth Shalom, if you do not have proof of vaccination, we unfortunately cannot allow you access to the synagogue.  Everyone is an important part of our congregation; we need to protect the health and well-being of our community.

Click Here For Vaccine Status Form

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. 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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