Technological High Holiday Terms
You Need To Know!
To gain access to our services, you will need to understand these few terms. In future editions of Elul Celebration and in emails, we will give you more specific information on how each of the services will be aired.
Livestream. This is similar to watching a news broadcast on the television. With Livestream, you will be watching a live video feed of services. Like with the television, there is no possibility of interaction between you, the receiver, and those on the screen. The vast majority of our services will be conducted with Livestream.
Zoom. Zoom is one of many videoconferencing platforms that allow for the possibility of interaction between and among all of those who are participating. When “on” Zoom, you have the option of being seen and heard, both of which you can exercise the entire time you are on Zoom. Every Zoom session has a host who can also mute you or turn off the possibility that your video can be seen. We presently conduct our services through Zoom.
Zoom Party. A Zoom Party is the Temple Aliyah term for a method of watching Livestream services together with your friends and family so that you can see and talk with them virtually during services. To accomplish this, one person (the “host”) creates a Zoom meeting for friends and family. Simultaneous with being on Zoom, the host accesses the livestream services with another window and shares his or her screen airing the Livestream with others. The effect is a Zoom meeting – or party - where everyone can see and talk with each other while also seeing the livestream services. We will send directions on how to share your screen on Zoom. A Zoom Party can also be done with any videoconferencing platform.
Zoom Gallery. During the Torah service and at other points during Livestream services, you will have the opportunity to be seen by the entire congregation through what Temple Aliyah has termed a “Zoom Gallery.” To join the Zoom gallery, you will go “on” Zoom through a link we will be sending you. Through the miracles of modern technology, the screens of you and other congregants who are on this Zoom link will be scrolled on the Livestream. You will not be heard! We encourage you to join the Zoom Gallery as this is one of the ways that we can all see each other in this unusual time.