Monday, September 28, 2020 from 4:45 PM to 7:20 PM PDT
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Temple Beth Shalom 
3635 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

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Temple Beth Shalom 
(562) 726-4116 

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services - September 28 

Thank you for your interest in joining us on the South Patio to view the stream of High Holiday Services. Because your health and safety is of utmost concern, we are asking everyone who is planning to attend to register using the link below. Registration is limited to thirty individuals.

Before registering, we ask that you first read the following list of policies:

COVID-19 Reopening Policies

Temple Beth Shalom Long Beach is happy to welcome members and guests to in-person Rosh Hashanah Services. Under current regulations, we are only allowed to have ten people at indoor services for the purposes of streaming over the internet.  We are planning to have a screen set up on the South Patio for people to gather in-person to participate in the service that is being streamed from the sanctuary. As an in-person outdoor participant, there is a possibility that you may be invited to come indoors to help maintain the minyan at the streaming service; you are under no obligation to come inside, and should not feel pressured to do so.

We have established the following policies to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Adherence to the following policies and to all instructions provided by staff, clergy, and ushers is required for service attendance.

No one should feel obligated to come to services, especially those most vulnerable to the virus – the elderly, immunocompromised, and those who have underlying health conditions. We have incorporated accommodations that are in violation of Shabbat only if they are absolutely necessary for the community’s safety. The principle of pikuah nefesh doheh et ha-shabat – to save a life takes precedence over the observance of the Sabbath (including Festivals) – applies.

Anyone experiencing symptoms associated with COVID 19 or who suspects they may have the virus is asked to perform the Mitzvah of saving a life by staying home. We are in the final stages of setting up streaming of live services to allow our entire community to attend our services virtually.


  1. People intending to attend services should sign up in advance, either by using the registration form shared by e-mail or by calling the office. If you are unable to sign up in advance, you are still welcome to attend, but we will need to write down your name and contact information for the purposes of contact tracing.
  2. Adults over 65 years of age and individuals with certain underlying health conditions or co-morbidities (such as, but not limited to, hypertension, obesity, uncontrolled asthma, and diabetes), or with immunosuppression conditions are strongly encouraged to consult with their physicians prior to registering or attending services.

Entry Requirements

  1. Entry and egress from the building will be limited to the gates leading to the South Patio. Directional signs and arrows will be available to help guide you. A temperature check will be made at the entry to the South Patio. If you have an elevated temperature, for everyone's safety, you will be asked to return home.

Masks and Social Distancing

  1. Masks that cover your nose and mouth will be required to be worn at all times. Persons leading the service will be separated from the congregation by a tempered glass shield. People should observe social distancing of at least six feet while on the premises. To ensure socially distant seating, chairs will be set out in clusters. We ask that you please only sit where chairs have been provided.
  2. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own tallitot and kippot. We will provide a small stock of plain kippot for those who need them to use and keep.
Other Policies
  1. There will be no Oneg, no Kiddush, and no other food or drink served. Drinking fountains will be turned off and the kitchen will be closed. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle, but water bottles will be available for those who need them. At the conclusion of the service, all attendees will be asked to leave the synagogue campus.
  2. Hand sanitizer will be available, and attendees are encouraged to sanitize their hands upon entry and egress or to wear gloves.
  3. Restrooms should be used one at a time whenever possible. In addition to the two restrooms near the front entrance, there is a restroom near the entrance to the social hall and one near the back entrance.