Important HHD Logistics
As we move from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, the health, security and safety of our community remains a top priority for all of us. We will continue to go above and beyond our regular security measures to help ensure the safety of all who will be davening with us. At this time, I also want to remind everyone of the current Covid rules in place for the High Holidays that are shared below.
- Everyone will be asked to show their High Holiday tickets before entering Temple Beth Am property. If you received a tag holder and lanyard for your nametag/ticket during Rosh Hashanah, please wear it (or present it) when you arrive for Yom Kippur. Those who did not receive a lanyard will be given one upon arrival. Pedestrians will be asked to display their ticket/nametags at the sidewalk near the gate at the north entrance of the Temple facility. Anyone leaving the facility will be asked to show his/her ticket upon return. Therefore, it is very important that you carry your personal ticket with you at all times.
- Proof of Vaccination: If you wish to attend any of our indoor HHD services or programs, you must provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for Covid-19. If you’ve already uploaded a copy of your vaccination card, there should be a “V” in the corner of your nametag. If there is no V, please bring a copy of your card with you to HHD services if you wish to worship indoors and one of our greeters will add a sticker to your nametag. No proof of vaccination is required for outdoor services.
- If your ticket is being held at the door, plan to arrive a few minutes early so that our Greeters may assist you.
- If for any reason someone does not have a ticket, they will need to show a photo ID for a one-time only pass. DO NOT DELAY OUR ENTRANCE PROCEDURES - BRING YOUR TICKETS!
- Youth: Children (up to age 18) who are part of your household do not need a ticket in order to sit with you at Services. To join you indoors, they need to bring proof of vaccination (even if already uploaded). Children under 12 and other unvaccinated youth will only be admitted to outdoor services. Children must either be sitting with their parents or in Children's programming during High Holiday services. Unaccompanied children will be escorted back to their parents’ seats.
- TBA reserves the right to inspect bags; please limit these to a minimum. We will also be utilizing hand-held metal detector wands; potentially dangerous objects will be retained in the Security office.
- Kol Nidre will begin promptly at 6:30 PM in all locations. Additional Service times may be found on our website at tbala.org/hhd. Please be aware that some times/locations have changed since the original schedule was distributed, as have the clergy schedules, so check the link in advance.
- Greeters will be at each location to guide you and to assist you in finding a seat. THERE ARE NO ASSIGNED SEATS IN ANY OF OUR SERVICE LOCATIONS. If you require special accommodations, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to assist.
- Mask Mandate: Masking is mandatory for EVERYONE worshipping at Temple Beth Am on Yom Kippur, indoors or outdoors. This is an updated policy, and we appreciate your cooperation. |
(Click here to see separate email we sent on 9/14)
- Many of our Services will be available on Zoom and/or YouTube! Everyone is welcome to join in virtually. Links are available on the website; the Zoom password is: Zoom2TBA. When in doubt, you may always visit TBA’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/TempleBethAm
Please place the new TBA sticker, sent by mail with your HHD tickets, on the LOWER DRIVER SIDE of your windshield to expedite entrance to any of our parking facilities and be prepared to show your high holiday ticket to the parking attendant. Only vehicles displaying TBA stickers, or guests with tickets and ID will be admitted to the lots. If you did not receive a sticker you may pick one up from Security.
- On Kol Nidre night, and for morning services (until 10:30 AM), the entire outside (north) parking lot will be reserved for those with vehicles displaying handicapped placards, on a first-come, first-served basis. After that time, others will be admitted.
- Entry into the Garage Parking is limited to those who have been pre-assigned to park in that location.
Parking is also available in the Tennis Court lot at the northwest corner of Olympic and La Cienega. With appreciation to Councilman Koretz’s office, certain parking restrictions have been lifted in the neighborhood, which you may find here. Out of respect to our immediate neighbors, we ask that you please refrain from parking on Corning Street.
Remember – If you or a family member has been ill or is experiencing any Covid symptoms, please stay home. We will have many other opportunities to be together. We remain committed to ensuring the safety and security of every person in our facility and in our care. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either of us.
We wish you a meaningful and prayerful Yom Kippur. Feel free to contact me or any member of the staff if there's anything we can do to elevate your experience here at Temple Beth Am.
G'mar Hatima Tova,