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We do not guarantee that a minyan will be available for in-person services.

This information will be updated periodically.

1. The Synagogue will be open for Shabbat morning services at 9:30 am. When coming to services please arrive a few minutes early to allow for check-in and screening.

2. For those who cannot or should not attend services, a live stream feed will be available. The link to the live stream will be available at Provided that a Minyan is present in the sanctuary, those attending the services via live stream will be able to join in the recitation of Kaddish with the Minyan. If there is no physical Minyan present in the sanctuary for services, the special Kaddish when praying without a Minyan will be recited.

3. Attendance is by pre-registration only. Those who have not registered ahead of time will, unfortunately, be unable to join services. For those who are unable to complete the on-line registration form, please call the office at 416-633-3838 during business hours to register. Under no circumstances will walk-ins be accepted on Shabbat.

4. All attendees must wear a mask covering their mouth, nose and chin at all times while on the synagogue premises, including the parking lot and building.

5. Upon entering the building, attendees should use hand sanitizer and try to avoid touching your face and mask. If your mask needs to be adjusted, please use hand sanitizer after touching your face/mask. You may want to bring your own small bottle of hand sanitizer with you. Attendees should try not to touch any door handles or other surfaces or should use hand sanitizer immediately thereafter.

6. Upon entry to the synagogue, attendees will be asked for identification and be screened by Synagogue security in order to confirm that you have registered for services and that nothing has changed since your on-line registration was completed.

7. Upon acceptance you will be assigned a seat in the sanctuary. Please follow the directional signs and sit in your assigned seat only.

8. The only area of the Synagogue currently open during services is the sanctuary. All other areas are currently closed to public traffic. While in the building, please do not walk around; remain in your seat. Please follow all directional markers and other signage so as to minimize contact with other attendees. We ask that you do so in order to respect the distancing zones of those who may feel less comfortable in the presence of others and to ensure that Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda janitorial staff can focus cleaning efforts on areas in which attendees have been present. 

9. Attendance at the present time is restricted to those Bar or Bat Mitzvah age and over.

10. Our desire is to be able to welcome everyone, regardless of age, who wishes to join us in-person at the synagogue, however, you need to evaluate the level of risk that you are willing to accept. If you can answer yes to any one of the following you are considered to be in a heightened risk category. In this case, you are strongly encouraged to determine your risk tolerance and that of others in your family and social bubbles and consider davening at home. You may wish to consult with your physician to determine whether it is a good idea for you to join an in-person Minyan at the Synagogue.

- 65 years old or older

- Pregnant or recently gave birth

- Getting treatment that compromises (weakens) your immune system (for example, chemotherapy, medication for transplants, corticosteroids, TNF inhibitors)

- Having a condition that compromises (weakens) your immune system (for example, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, other autoimmune disorder)

- Having a chronic (long-lasting) health condition (for example, high blood pressure, diabetes, emphysema, asthma, heart condition)

- Regularly going to a hospital or health care setting for a treatment (for example, dialysis, surgery, cancer treatment)

11. We encourage all attendees to bring their own siddur and kippah. If you do not have a siddur or kippah, please place the ones you used in the location indicated when exiting the sanctuary so that they may be properly disinfected and or quarantined before further use.

12. A cleaning plan for disinfecting high-touch areas is in place.

13. No congregating before or after services. The building will be open for entry to services 15 minutes prior to the start of services and all must exit within 5 minutes after the conclusion of services (or a reasonable time thereafter to allow for others to exit at an appropriately distanced rate).

14. All attendees must maintain physical distancing (2 meters – 6 feet) while on premises (including the parking lot) and when entering/exiting the building.

15. Avoid all physical contact with fellow congregants. Please follow all entry and exit protocols as directed by the service leader.

16. Washroom access will be limited.

17. Please refrain from touching or kissing of Tzizit, Mezuzot or Torahs.

Upcoming Services

Please note

Shabbat Service registration opens weekly Tuesday at 9:00 am and closes Friday at 12:00 pm.



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Wed, 21 April 2021 9 Iyyar 5781