Adath Israel COVID Update

Adath Israel COVID Update

COVID Policies (Updated September, 2022)

Following the guidance of our Medical Advisory Committee and current Public Health guidelines, Adath Israel Congregation no longer requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter our building. Thankfully, given the high rate of vaccination in our city, requiring proof of vaccination no longer provides the level of safety it once did.

Receiving a Covid-19 vaccine with appropriate boosters remains the best way to protect yourself from serious Covid-19 related illness. Jewish ethics requires that every person who can be vaccinated be vaccinated.

Masks continue to be required during prayer services. We recognize that for some wearing masks serve as an impediment to focused tfillah and the ability to form community. We also appreciate that others are only comfortable in spaces where everyone is masked; this will be especially so during the High Holidays when we anticipate hundreds of congregants in the Main Sanctuary. The requirement to wear masks during prayer services will be revisited by our Medical Advisory Committee at the conclusion of the holiday season.

We pray that 5783 will be a healthy year for everyone.

Rabbi Adam Cutler
Shaul Dwosh, President


Vaccination Policy

  • Adath Israel Congregation no longer requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter our building.


  • Masking will continue to be required in all areas of the shul, except when eating, after which masks must be worn again.

Capacity Limits Lifted

  1. Capacity limits in the sanctuary have been removed; however, a seating plan will be retained which facilitates 6 feet of social distancing, including the balcony.
  2. The transition to Chapel services will be delayed until further notice.
  3. Capacity limits for events and receptions have been removed, recognizing that each hall will retain its maximum occupancy based on fire code.
  4. Registration is not required for attendance at services or receptions.

Food Service

  • Sit-down food service gatherings for Shabbat Kiddush and minyan breakfasts will continue.
  • Kiddush food will continue to be served by our volunteers. To participate, click HERE.

In-Person Meetings

  • Rental groups, clubs and synagogue committees may resume in-person meetings with no capacity limits.
  • Reminder: Masking protocols will continue to be required.

Livestream and Zoom

We will continue to Livestream services. Zoom services will no longer take place.

    • All in-person services (Shabbat, Kabbalat Shabbat, morning and evening services) will be broadcast on our Livestream channel.

Clergy Availability

Rabbi Cutler, Rabbi Seed, and Cantor Stein remain unwavering in their commitment to serve you as your spiritual leaders. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them at any time.

Rabbi Adam Cutler Office: 416-635-5343
Rabbi David Seed Office: 416-635-5341
Cantor Alex Stein Office: 416-635-5347

Office Update

The office staff is working on site and is always reachable during business hours:

  • Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday (and 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Fridays).
  • To reach Reception, please call 416.635.5340 (301) or

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May we all be blessed with safety and health in the days and weeks ahead.

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