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Safe Services Re-engagement

We have resumed in-person Shabbat and holiday services under strict guidelines. See below for details.
Due to lack of sufficient attendance, regular weekday in-person services will not be held until further notice. Please join the Evening Study Moments through the Minyan WhatsApp group at
For specific service times and schedules, see our calendar and weekly Shabbat Newsletter.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to attend in-person minyan. 
We have set up registration to ensure we have adequate numbers for a minyan and to capture who is present at each minyan in the case of an outbreak. This includes filling out a brief pre-registration safety screening questionnaire prior to attending each service.
Go to to register to attend.

Click below for the latest update from our Committee for Safe Congregational Services.
See the full letter from the Dor Tikvah Committee for Safe Congregational Services for general information and regulations.

Service Safety Rules

  • All persons wishing to attend Minyan must complete pre-registration safety screening. Persons who have not completed pre-registration may not attend.
  • All persons are to wear a mask at all times – surgical and cloth masks are acceptable.
  • Social distancing is to be observed at minyan at 8 feet between individuals. This applies to attendees on arrival and departure as well.
  • The maximum number attending a minyan is 40 persons, until further notice.
  • Please bring your own siddur (and your own chair, if desired).
  • Someone at minyan will be designated to monitor compliance, ensure attendees are pre-registered and record attendance in case follow up becomes necessary.
  • If someone becomes ill during minyan, they are to be isolated at once and arrangements are to be made for them to leave as soon as possible.
  • Congregants in higher-risk categories e.g. all those with existing health conditions are discouraged from attending services until COVID-19 conditions are stabilized.   Congregants 65 years and older should use their discretion with regard to attending services. Children under the age of 10 years should not attend minyan until further notice.
  • If you have recovered from Covid-19, and if you had only a mild illness, you should wait 10 days before resuming distant in-person contact with others, and before attending synagogue. If you had a severe Covid-19 infection, you should wait 20 days.
  • Wait 14 days before attending services if you have been in high exposure locations or situations, such as -
  1. you have traveled outside of Charleston to a region of high Covid-19 activity
  2. you have been to an in-town location of increased risk for Covid-19 exposure, i.e. large gatherings including but not limited to airports, restaurants, meetings, or receptions where social distancing and wearing of masks was limited.
If you have not done any of the above, you do not have to wait two weeks on arriving in Charleston before you may attend services.

Tue, November 24 2020 8 Kislev 5781