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Congregation B'nai Israel

155 Years of Consecrated Service to God, Torah and Israel.

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400

CBI Guidelines for In-Person Attendance at Services

To download a copy of the CBI Guidelines for In-Person Attendance, click on the download button at the bottom of the page.

CBI Guidelines for In-Person Attendance at Services  – UPDATE 8/20/21


With the HIGH RISK of Covid-19 spread due to the Delta variant, as of August 21, 2021 ALL ATTENDEES MUST WEAR A MASK IN THE BUILDING REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.

Attendance at In-Person services is limited to members and GUESTS who are fully vaccinated. (see details below).

When You Enter the Building:

  • We will no longer be doing temperature checks at the door.
  • Mask wearing for fully vaccinated members is mandatory regardless of vaccination status.
  • If you have not already done so, you MUST present your COVID vaccine card showing that you are fully vaccinated and that you received your vaccines at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled service.
    • Fully vaccinated means the member has had one of these three vaccines at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled service.
      • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: 2 shots
      • Moderna  COVID-19 Vaccine: 2 shots
      • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine: 1 shot
  • An usher will mark your name in our roster to indicate that you have been fully vaccinated. You only need to show your vaccine card on your initial visit.
  • Guests must present their vaccination card to the Usher every time they enter the building.
  • If you arrive for services for the first time and do not present your vaccine card, you will be asked to leave the building.
    •  We instead recommend that you access the service through the CBI Live Stream at – click on the Live Stream tab.
  • Attendance for young adults, aged 16 and up must be at least two weeks out from their last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, as stated above.
  • We welcome member families with children. Everyone must wear a mask while they are in the building.

If the above guidelines preclude you from attending in-person services at CBI, you can instead watch the CBI live stream.

On your Computer, Tablet or Cell Phone:

Go to the CBI website, At the top of the home page click on the “Live Stream” tab. When the page opens, you will be connected to the CBI Live Stream service.

On your Television:

You can also access the live stream services through your television if you have a “smart” TV, Roku or streaming stick which gives you access to YouTube. Click on the YouTube icon on your TV. When YouTube opens, search for “Congregation B’nai Israel – Sylvania, Ohio”. Note: A number of different “Congregation B’nai Israel” listings will appear. Be sure to click on the listing that has the photo of the open Jewish Star from the upper right wall as you enter the synagogue. We recommend that you “subscribe” to the channel so you can easily locate the live stream for future services. We also highly recommend connecting to the live stream service on your TV as it is the most immersive and closest experience, short of being in the synagogue.