Baruch HaShem

A Messianic Synagogue

Shabbat Services 10:40am

6304 Belt Line Rd, Dallas TX 75254

In-Person Shabbat Service FAQ

When can I attend the in-person Shabbat service?
Our Shabbat services are now open to attend in person. The BHS Office and the Judaica Shop remain closed until further notice. Please check our Online Links and Events pages for information on the availability of online and on-campus events.

What if I’m not yet comfortable attending an in-person Shabbat service?
That is okay! We know everyone has a different level of comfort, so please do what you feel is best for you and your family. Whether it is online or in-person, we will still be worshiping together as a community.

Do I need to register to attend the service?
No. Beginning March 1, 2021, only children who would like to attend Nursery (ages 18 mos – 5 yrs) need to pre-register. See question below.

Will I be notified if a service attendee tests positive for COVID-19?
If we are informed that someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been present in our facility on a particular date, we will notify our members as well as any attendees on that date who have asked to be notified via a Health Alert email.

If you attend a service in person and are not a member of BHS, you are welcome to sign up for a Health Alert email, pertaining to that service date, upon entry to our facility. You will need to sign up each week that you attend.

Am I required to wear a mask?
A mask is required for everyone 3 years of age and older. The mask should cover your nose and mouth at all times while you are in the BHS facility. If you arrive without a mask, one will be provided for you. You will not be allowed into the facility, or to remain in the facility, if you refuse to wear a mask.

Will my temperature be taken when I arrive?
Yes. However, we ask that you begin self-screening at home, and if you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and worship with us online.

If I need physical assistance, will someone be available?
Due to physical-distancing requirements, you will need to be able to enter and exit without assistance. If you have a caregiver, you are welcome to attend the in-person service with that individual so that they may provide you physical assistance.

How are the facilities being cleaned and prepared for Shabbat service?

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available for your use.
  • Disposable masks will be available for those who arrive without a mask.
  • Our service and interactions will be intentionally touch-free (e.g., no hugs, hand-shakes, or touching the mezuzot for now).
  • Sanctuary seating ensures a six-foot distance between family units.
  • Extensive cleaning and disinfecting procedures will take place throughout the facility before and after the service.
  • All paper and pens have been removed from the seatbacks and we will temporarily suspend distributing all handouts. Please provide your own pen.

What will the service be like?
The primary elements of our Shabbat service will remain – live worship, message, Shabbat liturgy, Torah reading, dance line, and friendly faces! The Torah Walk is suspended only temporarily to maintain physical distancing. When observing a request for Mourner’s Kaddish, we will continue to support those who are grieving while maintaining physical distancing.

Can I still receive prayer at the service?
Yes, we want to pray for you! We will have an opportunity for you to have a short time of prayer with our Prayer Team after the service. You can also send us your prayer request here.

Can I still leave my tithe or offering?
Yes, you may leave your tithe or offering in a Tzedakah box, mail it in to the Office, or give online here.

Will you have anything for infants and children?
Beginning March 1, 2021, the Nursery (ages 18 mos – 5 yrs) will be available by weekly registration only. The Cry Room will be open each time the Nursery is open. Please be respectful of others’ space when in the Cry Room. Jr. Shabbat (ages 6 – 10½) is not available, but we invite you to bring your children to sit with you in the service. We also have printables for children for you to use at home.

Will the online events still be available?
Yes! Click here for our weekly online events. 

Why did BHS wait longer than other places of worship to restart their in-person Shabbat service?
Rabbi Ari and the Elders spent many weeks in prayer and discussion deciding what would be best for the members and guests of BHS. Their goal was to fully prepare for a safe, comfortable experience and to possibly increase the limit of our capacity.

Will the campus be open for other activities during the week?
The Elders are continuing to evaluate the current situation and the subsequent impact upon our community before resuming weekly in-person activities at BHS. Additionally, the Coffee Shop and Judaica Shop will remain closed, except for special events, until further notice. To stay up to date, sign up here for our weekly eCommunique.

What are the new BHS Guidelines for maintaining physical distance?
Please click here to read the guidelines.

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