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 August 11, 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 is determined by the number of doses and boosters recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) based on age group and health status. 


  • Currently, masking is appreciated but not required for worship services at Central. We are closely watching the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and will update our community with any changes to the masking policy ahead of the High Holy Days. 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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