Protocols COVID19


Dear Kahal Kadosh,

Based on the Governor of Florida’s recent executive order, President Trump’s Directions, advice of medical professionals and cautiously optimistic news announcing reduced Covid-19 incidence, we have decided to cautiously open our Bet Hakenesset on Shabuot evening, in a limited fashion and subject to strict regulations which are tailored to make our re-opening maximally safe for our community. Attached are the regulations that will govern our re-opening for Shabuot and during the week schedule.

Our regulations are based on Miami-Dade County guidelines, as well as recommendations by the CDC, Jewish Organizations and doctors/epidemiologists. The foundation of our regulations is limited capacity in all minyanim, social distancing and stringent sanitary measures. In order to open in a safe and responsible manner, it is incumbent on all congregants to strictly adhere to these rules for the immediate future until we are able to gradually relax the restrictions. Shabuot and the receiving of the Torah was a unique time in our People’s history. We all stood together united at Har Sinai to receive the Torah. The Torah describes this great unity as “Ke-ish Ehad Be-Leb Ehad” like one person, like one heart. The unity and love to one another displayed at Har Sinai was the zenith of our people’s history and this unity allowed us to merit to receive Hashem’s most precious treasure, the holy Torah. With Hashem’s help, on this Shabuot, after being separated from each other for several months, we are looking forward to seeing the Kahal in Bet Hakenesset and praying together Ke-ish Ehad Be-Leb Ehad.

We look forward to seeing you in Bet Hakenesset, but will require you to follow the Social Distancing guidelines and to fill out the forms below. The safety of our community depends on you, so please adhere to all conditions and directives. We thank the Kahal in advance for cooperating with us and we are looking forward Beezrat Hashem to a successful re-opening.

Please fill out this form ASAP

The Board of Directors


Social Distancing Guidelines

– You must complete the Covid-19 questionnaire and Sign the waiver to be allowed entrance to the building.

– You should not come to The Bet Hakenesset but pray comfortably at home if you have any of the following conditions:

a. Even slightly unwell (fever, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat or sniffling).
b. You have been exposed to someone who is a possible Covid-19 carrier within the past 14 days.
c. You are experiencing a loss of taste or smell (potential symptoms of Covid-19).
d. Anyone who has traveled in the past 14 days.
e. You have any underlying health issues that put you at greater risk i.e. heart disease, diabetes, immune-compromised, respiratory issues, obesity and so on).

– Mask must be worn at all times. As supplies are limited, please bring your own mask.
– Please disinfect your hands with the provided hand sanitizers before entering The Bet Hakenesset.
– One should bring their own Tallit and Siddur to Bet Hakenesset, to limit cross-contamination. (Regarding Mahzorim we may provide you one which must stay with you until the end of Hag.
– While in Bet Hakenesset we will need to maintain a 6-8 foot distance from anyone not part of your quarantined family. We will arrange the seats to ensure that this is complied with.
– Reading of the Torah and all other functions will follow halachic guidelines, as instructed by the Rabbi.
Portions of the Tefilah that Require Social Distancing:
a. Opening the Hechal: The Kahal will remain standing by their seats. There will
be no touching or kissing the Sefer Torah. Whoever is honored with carrying
the Sefer Torah will wear gloves.
b. Torah Reading: Rabbi will stay outside the Tebah for Mi Sheberach;
c. Mourner’s Kadish: This will be said from each congregant’s seat (as opposed
to gathering in the center of the sanctuary);

Regarding Birkat Kohanim: all who live in one household may do it together, from the last one should be 6ft and then the next family. We cannot accommodate more than two families unless the social distancing space is feasible. Netilat Yadayim should be done separately in different times not all together & they wash their own hands.

Regarding Keriat Hatorah

Petichat Hahechal can be done by one person who then moves away. The Kahal will remain standing by their seats. There will be no touching or kissing the Sefer Torah.
The next person, Whoever is honored with carrying the Sefer Torah must sanitize their hands and must take out the Sefer, carry it, undress it, & do Mare Haketav. The Baal Kore will only have a person to his left for Taamim. The Person getting the Aliyah must see the Sefer from far away and say Birkat Hatorah from behind the Baal Korah.

Regarding Shiurim, Havdalah, Kiddushim & Seudat Shelishit everything is done at home.
Mourner’s Kadish: This will be said from each congregant’s seat (as opposed to gathering in the center of the sanctuary);
Departing the Bet Hakenesset: The main entrance will be used as an entrance only. The exit will be through the side exit.

– Unfortunately, until further notice, women, girls, & Boys under Bar Mitzvah will not be permitted in The Bet Hakenesset at this time.
– No Kiddushim, Seudat Shelishit, Breakfast etc… will be held.
– No food or drink of any kind is allowed to be brought into the Bet Hakenesset.
– No congregating outside either before or after services.

* By Clicking Here I Affirm to Practice all the above Social Distancing Measures

Please Confirm the Following Statements:



Have you or anyone in your household been diagnosed with Covid-19?
YesNo


If yes, have you/they been tested again and received a negative test result for Covid-19?
YesNoNot Applicable


Have you travelled via the Airport in the last 14 days?
YesNo


Have you been to New York in the last 14 Days?
YesNo


Have you experienced Flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19


The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

The Bet Hakenesset has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, The Bet Hakenesset cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending The Bet Hakenesset could increase your risk and your families risk of contracting COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending The Bet Hakenesset and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at The Bet Hakenesset may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, The Bet Hakenesset employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at The Bet Hakenesset or participation in The Bet Hakenesset programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless The Bet Hakenesset, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of The Bet Hakenesset, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any of the Bet Hakenesset’s programs.



By Signing here I agree to the above Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19



(Sign using your mouse OR finger)
 
 

Please list all of your Family Members Here - By Signing their name Here you Agree to the Assumption of Risk for your family.



Please pick the day and Minyan you are planning to attend and list the names of all immediate family members coming with you.


Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis and according to priorities i.e. members before nonmembers as space is very limited, once we reach our capacity we will close the form.



Please be on time as the duration of the Davening will be concise. Thank you

Weekly Schedule

Please select Minyan that you are planning to attend on Shaharit
Netz Minyan (06:00 am Hodu)Shaharit 8:00 am (Hodu)Not Applicable


Please select Minyan that you are planning to attend on Minha and Arvit
Early Minha/Arvit 06:30 pmMinha/Arvit - 7:55 pmNot Applicable

Shabbat Schedule

Please select Minyan that you are planning to attend on Minha and Arvit
Early Minha/Arvit 06:30 pmMinha/Arvit - 7:45 pmNot Applicable


Please select Minyan that you are planning to attend on Shaharit
Netz Minyan 05:30 amShaharit 8:30 amNot Applicable


Please select Minyan that you are planning to attend on Minha and Arvit Shabbat afternoon:
Early Minha Minyan - 2:00 pmMinha/Arvir - 7:50pmNot Applicable


Please select the number of immediate family members including yourself:


Please list names of all immediate family member including yourself that are planning to attend: