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B'nai Israel COVID-19 Policies

In an effort to create a safe davening environment for our members, the following protocols have been put in place:

  • Register in advance for each service or event you wish to attend. Registration for a minyan is not transferable.
  • A separate registration will be required for each service you plan to attend. If you do not pre-register, you will be asked to provide your first and last name, contact information and Covid-19 exposure related questions as contained in the online registration. If the service or event is full, we not be able to accommodate you.

  • WEAR A MASK COVERING MOUTH AND NOSE. Anyone not wearing a mask at all times will be asked to leave in the interest of public safety. Please note that you may not use masks with external valves, bandanas, and neck gaiters, as they have been shown to be ineffective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

  • MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST 6' FROM THE TORAH AND THE BIMAH. No one shall approach the Torah or Bimah space for any reason. Brachot can be said from your standing or sitting spot. Never come closer than 6 feet to the bimah or person carrying the Torah.
  • Sanitize hands upon entry. Hand sanitizer is provided on-site.


  •  If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or otherwise do not feel well, stay home and daven there.
  • If anyone in your household tested positive for Covid-19, no one else in that household should attend B'nai Israel minyanim or other events until 14 days after the patient is determined by their medical provider to no longer be infectious.
  • If anyone in your household has been required to quarantine but has not displayed symptoms or tested positive for Covid-19 (i.e., a child who was in a class with someone who tested positive and the child is quarantining without symptoms) you may come to shul.
  • If you are in a high risk group, consult your physician before attending minyan or other events.

By your presence in the synagogue space, including the building, parking lot, street, sidewalk, and the JMM courtyard, you agree to abide by and observe these protocols. We will always put forth our best effort to create a safe and healthy environment for our B’nai Israel community, but the effectiveness of our efforts relies upon your cooperation. These restrictions are put in place to keep everyone safe by minimizing the risk of viral transmission, and in the interest of public health and safety we reserve the right to ask anyone who is non-compliant to leave. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation to provide a safe davening space for all.

Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyyar 5781