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BES Shul Shabbat Attendance Registration

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Synagogue: Borehamwood & Elstree
Date: Thursday, 31st December 2020
Borehamwood & Elstree United Synagogue
Croxdale Road
WD6 4QF ( Map link )

BES Shul Shabbat Attendance Registration

Please register here if you would like to attend Shabbat services at BES during COVID-19 limitations. Shabbat services will take place at Croxdale Road and Yavneh. Currently we are running Friday night and Shabbat morning services.

Please click here to book for weekday services (including Sunday, and Friday Shacharit) at Croxdale Road only.

By continuing with this registration you are acknowledging that outside of a change in your isolation status or a genuine emergency you are commiting to being available to attend the service. This is the first part of a 2 step process and attendance will be confirmed back to you in writing on Thursday. If you are unsuccesful please don't attend as you will be turned away.

All services will be socially distanced with a limited number of people allowed to attend. Facemasks must be worn and singing will not be allowed. Anybody who has COVID-19 symptoms, or has been exposed to someone in the previous 2 weeks who then tests positive, must not attend any services at BES.

As you know, pikuach nefesh - preserving life - is a religious imperative that overrides all other mitzvot. Although it is difficult not to be able to participate in communal activity, our primary concern must be for our health and safety and that of other people. Therefore, if you are vulnerable we advise that you do not attend but if you choose to then we ask you exercise extreme caution.

As you can appreciate, the social distancing rules severely reduce the Shul’s capacity, therefore, spaces will be limited and allocated on a prioritisation system the criteria for which has been designed by Rabbi Chapper with guidance from the London Bet Din. You will be asked to place yourself against one of the categories as part of this registration process.

A decision committee will review all registrations and where there is surplus demand and registrations of equal priority, a lottery will be run by the decision committee to allocate spaces. In the event someone misses out but there is availability for other services in the same booking period the decision committee will contact those who have missed out to see if they want to attend one of those instead.

You will be contacted at the E-Mail address you use for registration on Thursday to confirm you have a place - if you have not been contacted, or you have been contacted saying you do not have a place, please DO NOT attend the service as you will be turned away.

Places are reserved for both men and women at all services. Slots must be booked for all those who are attending. Children under 12 should not attend services at all, with the exception of Bar / Bat Mitzvah younger siblings. At this point there will be no CRP attendance recording at any BES service.

Dates will only show below for services which are currently open for booking (generally from Sunday to Wednesday of the week before). If no dates are shown, please check back between Sunday and Wednesday. If you receive a message "One of the selected tickets is no longer available" it might also mean booking for that date isn't open yet.

Stewarding: We need people to assist with stewarding the services - at least one for each service and potentially two or three for busier services. If you are able to assist with this, please select the appropriate option when booking. We will then get in touch to confirm if you are needed and will ask you to arrive 15 minutes early. Many thanks for your assistance.

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