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COVID Policies

The health and safety of our members, staff, and volunteers remains our highest priority. At this time we are operating at a limited capacity.

  • The office is open by appointment only. The Rabbi and staff are reachable at (301) 649-3800 and by email.
  • All classes, meetings, and weekday services (morning & afternoon) are being held virtually via Zoom.
  • Shabbat and Festival morning services are being held both virtually and in person.

Please take a look at our COVID policies and, if you are vaccinated, join us for Shabbat!

In Person Services:

1.      It is recommended to wear a mask covering chin, mouth, and nose while indoors.

2.      All participants and members in their household must not have had the following symptoms in the last 14 days:

Runny Nose  Sore Throat
Body Aches or Chills Cough
Loss of Smell Loss of Taste
Fever of 100 Degrees or Higher

Shortness of Breath


3.      All participants and members of their household must not be in contact with any individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19.

4.      Children may attend if they can sit with their parent(s) for or attendn the youth service.

5.      Everyone is to use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting building and restrooms.

6.      Participants should maintain appropriate physical distance from others.

7.    There is no touching of religious items-Torah, mezuzot, etc. and other touch points should be minimized. No hugs or handshakes please.


For more information, please visit the Maryland Department of Health.

The COVID19 support initiative is a natural outgrowth of the HTAA's Health & Wellness Initiative, which has been  providing information on health, nutrition, and wellness as a way to learn about what each of us can do to promote our own health and wellness. If anyone has any information, ideas or suggestions contact our Health and Wellness Committee.  HTAA does not endorse, prescribe, or sponsor these materials.  They are for informational purposes only.


Maryland Department of Health

How COVID-19 spreads:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs
  • Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Cough & Sore Throat

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever & Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
  • Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Online Grief  Support Group

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Looking for support when a loved one has passed? Adrienne Suson, has created a safe space for you to talk and connect.

Parenting Under Quarantine 

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Looking for support from other parents during this strange time? Safely connect with others on social media.

Stay Connected While Distant!

Enjoy Online Learning Opportunities! 

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