Kehillat Beth Israel’s Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, KBI is strictly observing protocols to reduce transmission of the virus, as established by the Province and the City.

We continue to hold in-person weekday services, Kabbalat Shabbat Services, and Shabbat Morning Services. All of these services are live-streamed. We are compliant with social distancing and masks must be worn.

As per Public Health recommendations, starting October 25th, proof of vaccination will be required (for all persons eligible for vaccination) to participate in any in-person service or program. Because phones can’t be used on Shabbat (and for everyone’s convenience) we are asking everyone to submit their proof of vaccination for our records. That way, we need not ask everyone every time we see them for proof of vaccination.

To submit your proof of vaccination, you can:

Fill out the form at: or E-mail Elisheva with a copy of your proof of vaccination at

To ensure the welfare of all of our congregants, anyone who wishes to attend must be symptom-free. Symptoms include: Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, sudden loss of taste or smell. If you are not feeling well, even without any of the above symptoms, please do not attend.

If you have any questions please self-assess using Ontario’s self-assessment tool.

For those that attend in person, everyone will be expected to be masked for the entirety of the service. The seating will be set up in the back of the sanctuary and the front of the social hall with physical distancing. Any Tallit, Siddur, or Chumash used will be set aside for two weeks before being used again.

Despite the physical distance this virus has placed between us, our clergy and staff are dedicated to ensuring you remain connected and spiritually fulfilled. You remain part of a warm, caring community concerned for your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Should you or a family member experience any illness, injury, loss, or simply wish to talk to someone, please reach out to us. Your KBI family is here for you.