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BES Shul Shabbat Attendance Registration

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Synagogue: Borehamwood & Elstree
Venue:
Borehamwood & Elstree United Synagogue
Croxdale Road
Borehamwood
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. Friday night and Shabbat morning service will take place at Croxdale Road and Yavneh, and Friday night services in Elstree will run alternate weeks in Allum Hall (booking options will be available for weeks the service is running). Registration is usually open from Sunday morning until 4.00pm Wednesday afternoon of the preceding week.

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 and slots must be booked for all those who are attending.


Children from Year 4 upwards are welcome to attend services starting from Shabbat 23rd / 24th October. Bar / Bat Mitzvah siblings of any age are are also welcome to attend. Children must be booked alongside their parents and only attend if their place has been confirmed in the normal way. All children must wear a mask at all times, remain seated with their parent or guardian and comply with all other protocols. Please consider if your child is able to meet these standards before booking them in - we would hate to have to ask anyone not to attend. At this point there will be no CRP attendance recording at any BES service.


We also hope to restart Shabbat morning activities for children in November - more information on this will follow in due course, and will also be based on all those who are attending booking online beforehand.


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.

Winter Weather: All doors and windows will be open for the duration of the service. Please ensure you dress appropriately for the weather, and if you are vulnerable to the cold you may wish to choose not to register to attend Shul.


Service Times: 

  • Friday night services are at the time of Shabbat, at Croxdale Road and Yavneh. Friday night services are also restarting in Elstree (at Allum Hall) on 23/Oct and will run fortnightly. Booking options will be available when the service is running.
  • Shabbat morning services are at 9.30am, at both Croxdale Road and Yavneh. We are also trialling a second earlier service at Croxdale at 8.45am, which will finish at about 10.30am. This will continue subject to demand.
  • Weekday services are at Croxdale Road only. Shacharit is at 8.30am on Sunday, and at 7.30am Monday to Friday.
  • From Sunday 18/Oct to Thursday 22/Oct Mincha and Ma'ariv will be at 5.45pm. Booking for this week has closed - please speak to the BES office if you want to attend and haven't booked.
  • From Sunday 25/Oct and for the rest of the winter, Mincha and Ma'ariv on Sunday will be at the time of Shabbat on the preceding Friday. Monday to Thursday Mincha will be at 1.30pm and Ma'ariv will be at 7.00pm. Please ensure you book the correct slot(s) for the services you want to attend. 

Note service times may change on special days (eg Rosh Chodesh, Bank Holidays etc). The confirmed time will always be in the ticket booking information below.


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

Description Price Quantity
23/10/2020 Friday night 5.36pm - Croxdale
Bookable from Sun 18/Oct to Wed 21/Oct
Free
23/10/2020 Friday night 5.36pm - Yavneh
Bookable from Sun 18/Oct to Wed 21/Oct
Free
23/10/2020 Friday night 5.36pm - Allum Hall
Bookable from Sun 18/Oct to Wed 21/Oct
Free
24/10/2020 Shabbat morning 9.30am - Croxdale
Bookable from Sun 18/Oct to Wed 21/Oct
Free
24/10/2020 Shabbat morning 9.30am - Yavneh
Bookable from Sun 18/Oct to Wed 21/Oct
Free
24/10/2020 Shabbat morning EARLY SERVICE 8.45am - Croxdale
Bookable from Sun 18/Oct to Wed 21/Oct
Free

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