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Shabbat Services for members only - Advance Registration is required to attend in person.

Past Sessions
Saturday, September 26, 2020 8 Tishrei 5781 - 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Friday, September 25, 2020 7 Tishrei 5781 - 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2020 23 Elul 5780 - 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Friday, September 11, 2020 22 Elul 5780 - 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

We know this is a great deal of information but it is all very important.  Please read through it carefully so that you understand our policies and procedures.  Then sign the waiver and register your attendance at the bottom of the page.

Any questions?  Call the office at 954-384-8265.  Thanks!

Thursday morning minyan will begin at 7:30 am and last approximately 45 minutes. Friday evening services will begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 45 minutes.  Shabbat morning services will begin at 9:15 am and will last approximately 2 hours.

We are thrilled to be able to be together for services in the building again but need your help.

Please read the information below. It lists the safety measures required to maintain a safe and responsible environment for our return.

  • At this time, our in-person services are for members and their guests and by advance reservation only.  We are only permitting a limited number of people in the building each day. Please RSVP to attend no later than noon on Wednesday each week. You will also need to sign a waiver.  Links to both the RSVP and Waiver can be found below. Each person must complete their own waiver form.
  • To enter the building:  Only the preschool doors (green awning) will be open for entry.  Please maintain social distancing while walking through the building.
  • Before you enter the building, a volunteer will take your temperature using a non-contact thermometer. Your temperature must be no higher than 100.4 degrees. 
  • Anyone experiencing fever, sinus pain, cough, fatigue or reduced/altered sense of smell or taste should not attend at this time. If you aren’t feeling well, even without these symptoms, please stay home.
  • Social Distancing of 6 feet will be maintained at all times, including while seated. Family units or people co-habitating may sit together but the distance between these groups from others must be six feet. Seating has been eliminated or marked off, such that each “open” seat will have six feet of space surrounding it. 
  • In order to assist with cleaning needs we are doing alternate side seating for services. On Friday evenings, please sit on the right side of the sanctuary.  On Saturday mornings, please sit on the left side of the sanctuary.
  • We ask that you refrain from hugging, kissing, or handshaking while in the building or on our property.
  • A cloth face covering must be worn properly over your nose and mouth at all times while in the building.  It must cover from the bridge of your nose to the bottom of your chin. If you are unable to properly wear a mask for the entire duration of the service, please do not plan on attending.  You will be asked to leave if you are unable to abide by this rule.  Face shields are not a substitute for a mask but may be worn in addition to one.
  • We ask that you do not wear gloves as these pose a higher risk of cross contamination.  
  • Upon entering and exiting the sanctuary, please use hand sanitizer. Please bring your own or feel free to use one of our dispensers. 
  • No Tallisim or Kippot will be able to be provided so we ask that you bring your own. We ask that you refrain from touching the mezuzot.  A symbolic gesture toward them is sufficient at this time.
  • Prayer books that are used should be left on a table in the back of the sanctuary for us to clean and recirculate after 7 days has passed. You are welcome to bring and use your own personal prayer books. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Sol Hettena, our Ritual Director, at 954-384-8265 or by email at Sol@bnaiaviv.org.
  • No beverages, l’chaim club or Kiddush food are able to be provided at the synagogue.  There will also be no congregating permitted in the building after services.  We ask that you return to your cars immediately after services have concluded.
  • Doors to the main restrooms will be left open to maintain social distancing when entering and leaving the restrooms. No restrooms should have more people within them at any time than is consistent with social distancing of six feet between those not residing in a single household.
  • Water fountains have been disabled.  We will not have water available.
  • There is no childcare and no rooms other than the sanctuary are to be entered/used for any purpose.
  • Attendees are asked to proceed directly to their seats and remain there during the entire service. 
  • Older adults, people who have serious underlying medical conditions, and those who are considered high-risk should consider not participating at this time.   

We know this is a lot of information but it is our intent to create as safe an environment as we can while providing an in-person spiritually fulfilling experience.


We look forward to seeing you on Shabbat!  If you have any questions about the above guidelines, please contact Lynne Balaban at lynne@bnaiaviv.org

Please print and sign this waiver.  You may bring it with you or email it to the office at lynne@bnaiaviv.org.

Waiver and Release 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 reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death.

B’nai Aviv cannot prevent you or your children from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while utilizing B’nai Aviv’s services or premises. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to utilize B’nai Aviv’s services and/or enter onto B’nai Aviv’s premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Please read the following statements and initial next to the following statements to indicate your agreement.  If you cannot positively affirm to all of these questions, you will be asked to postpone or reschedule your visit to a later date.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself and/or my children in order to utilize B’nai Aviv’s services and enter B’nai Aviv’s premises. These services are of such value to me and/or to my children, that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to utilize B’nai Aviv’s services and premises in person.

WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against B’nai Aviv and its owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing B’nai Aviv’s services and premises. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Florida will apply to this contract.

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HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

Please read the following statements and initial next to the following statements to indicate your agreement.  If you cannot positively affirm to all of these questions, you will be asked to postpone or reschedule your visit to a later date.

_____  I do not currently, nor have I had in the last two weeks, a fever, cough, sore throat, loss  of smell/taste or other cold symptoms.

_____  To the best of my knowledge, I do not have, nor have I been in direct contact with someone who has confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or a presumptive positive COVID-19 test result in the last 30 (thirty) days.

____    Neither I, nor anyone living in my immediate household, have traveled outside of the state in the last 30 days.

I HAVE ANSWERED THE HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE ABOVE HONESTLY AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. I HAVE ALSO CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT B’NAI AVIV HAS THE RIGHT TO DENY MY ACCESS THE SERVICES OR BUILDING IF IT FEELS, IN ITS DISCRETION, THAT ALLOWING ME ACCESS MAY ENDANGER OTHERS.

Signature: ____________________________           Date:______________________

Name (printed):________________________________________________________

Phone number/ Email address: _____________________________________________

I am the parent or legal guardian of the following minor ______________________. I have the legal right to consent to and, by signing below, I hereby do consent to the terms and conditions of this Release.

Signature: ____________________________           Date:______________________

Name (printed):_______________________________________________________

Phone number/ Email address: _____________________________________________

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