Health & Safety

We are continuously following developments in the pandemic, and may make necessary adjustments to the schedule and safety protocols as we get closer to the holidays. We appreciate your understanding. 

Updated September 13, 2022

Central Synagogue’s COVID-19 decision-making is led by the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh—saving a life. We follow guidance from the federal, state, and city agencies in consultation with our Board of Trustees and COVID-19 Task Force.

Proof of Vaccination

  • Central Synagogue continues to require vaccination for entry into our facilities, including Radio City Music Hall. Vaccination status for the High Holy Days 2022/5783 will be checked and confirmed with a sticker that must be used for access to High Holy Days worship services and programs at Central facilities and at Radio City Music HallVaccination status is determined by the number of doses and boosters recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) based on age group and health status. We require at least three shots for all people over five years of age.
  • Children between six months and five years of age are not required to be fully vaccinated to attend High Holy Days worship services and programs.


  • Currently, masking is appreciated but not required for worship services at Central. We do encourage mask-wearing as masks are a proven method to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All worship services will also have seating sections where those who prefer to wear masks can sit together.

Additional Information

  • If you would prefer to worship in Radio City Music Hall where we expect more seating flexibility, please contact [email protected] to transfer your tickets.
  • Anyone with any cold or flu-like symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 should opt for our virtual services. We are grateful for a community that uplifts our commitment to pikuach nefesh (preservation of life) and understands that we remain meaningfully connected whether worshipping in person or virtually.


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