Current Covid Protocols

CURRENT OPENING SCHEDULE:

  • Morning Minyan
    • Mondays – Friday, 7 am
    • Sundays, 9 am
  • Afternoon Minyan
    • Monday – Thursday, 6 pm
  • Erev Shabbat
    • Fridays, 7 pm
  • Shabbat Morning
    • Saturdays, 9:45 am

CAA Covid Protocols

  • Masking is optional in our sanctuary, chapel, outdoor, and synagogue spaces. Optional masking includes those who are attending services and those who are leading services, chanting Torah, Haftarah, offering announcements, attending meetings, etc. Those who are not feeling well are encouraged to join via Zoom and live-streaming.​ ​
  • Kiddush on Friday nights is held at the Oneg Shabbat table in the hallway (challah-deck). For the time being, Kiddush blessings for Shabbat morning will stay in the sanctuary. Kiddush luncheon is served in our Social Hall with seating both indoors and outdoors.
  • Zoom and live-streaming of all of our services will continue, consistent with current practice.
  • Morning and afternoon minyan is held in the CAA chapel. Erev Shabbat and Shabbat morning services will remain in the sanctuary.
  • Morning minyan begins at 7:00 am (Monday-Friday), Afternoon minyan will continue at 6:00 pm (Monday-Thursday). Sunday minyan begins at 9:00 am.
  • Now that the state of emergency is lifted a minyan will be counted only by the number of those physically present in the sacred space. Those on Zoom are most welcome to participate, however they will not be counted in the forming of a minyan. We realize that this is different from the last two years of practice. The sustaining flourishing of a synagogue (in more normal times) occurs when people are in-person. Zoom is a wonderful tool to include many more people who would like to join in services and teaching; it is not the foundation for promoting daily, in-depth human relationships and community.

With guidance from health authorities, we will update these protocols as needed. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have visited CAA recently, please email Jyll Vertuno at jyll.vertuno@caa-austin.org.