Ways We Keep You Safe
Kehillah is committed to your personal wellbeing. That is why we want you to know more about our safety efforts at events.
COVID-19 & Mask Wearing
Ultimately, we encourage anyone who can get vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so, and to take the precautions they feel are necessary for their wellbeing. For more information on COVID-19 and religious communities, please see the Virginia Department of Health website.
While we do not strictly require masks at events, we certainly encourage people to assess their risk against contracting communicable diseases, including COVID-19, and to feel comfortable wearing a mask at our events, even if they see that others are choosing not to wear them. You matter, and your health matters, too.
In consultation with our local Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and in conjunction with our partners, we have in place the following security measures at our Midlothian location:
- We use a space that is not “visibly Jewish” to the outside public, which acts as a deterrent for miscreants.
- Everyone must register for events. No one without an RSVP is let into any event under any circumstances. We reach out to newcomers to verify their identity before every event.
- During events, doors are automatically locked and can only be unlocked from the inside or using an app that only vetted keyholders have on their cellphones.
- No one is left alone after an event ends and we happily escort people to their cars if asked.
For larger events such as Carytown Hanukkah, we use visible, armed security (often more than one per event).