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Vaccination Policy

In response to the recent outbreak of Measles in Los Angeles, we feel it is our responsibility to adopt a vaccination policy at B'nai David-Judea to protect ourselves and our children. The new policy is effective July 1, 2017 and is included below.

B'nai David-Judea Vaccination Policy

B'nai David-Judea Congregation strongly believes in our collective moral and halachic responsibility to immunize ourselves and our children as put forth by the OU and RCA. The decision not to vaccinate is not only a personal decision that affects the specific individual but rather a decision that affects the entire community for when herd immunity is breached, we are all at risk. For this reason, we feel that it is our responsibility to encourage all our members to be vaccinated and to mandate vaccinations in our youth programming.

To this end, the following measures are effective July 1, 2017.

1. Immunizations shall be required of all individuals employed by the Youth department of B'nai David-Judea unless a written medical exemption, signed by a licensed physician, is produced for our records. Employees will be required to submit proof of immunization.

2. Rechov Yeladim sign up forms within the membership packet will now ask families to declare whether children and vaccinations are up to date. Medical exemption letters will be required for any child who is not vaccinated. Only children who are vaccinated may participate in our Rechov Yeladim programming.

3. Signage will be posted at the entrance to Rechov Yeladim stating that children must be up-to-date on their vaccinations in order to attend our youth program. These rules will be in effect for Shabbat, Chagim, and all instances when childcare is provided for Shul programming.

Click here for additional sources and information.  For questions about this policy, please contact us at 310-276-9269.  

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