JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF LONG BEACH ISLAND
September 2, 2020
WEEKLY UPDATE OF HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION
ROSH HASHANAH
IS LESS THAN 3 WEEKS AWAY

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TO JOIN
US FOR THE HOLY DAY SERVICES
TODAY!!!
JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK TO
DOWNLOAD THE ORDER FORM:

Deadline for Holiday Greetings and Book of Remembrance Listings is this Friday September 4th.

Deadline for High Holiday Greeting Video
EXTENDED TO this Friday September 4th
Your 10-15 second video with New Year's Greetings
or your hopes for the new year Send to RABBI JAY
We are planning classes in the next few weeks to help you feel comfortable on Zoom and Live Stream as well as directions on how to download the Mahzor (Prayer Book) we will be using this year. We will also be looking at the prayers and themes for the holidays.

ZOOM AND MAHZOR 101
CLASS WILL BE HELD
THIS THURSDAY, 9/3 AT 7:45 PM.
HERE IS THE LINK TO JOIN THE CLASS:

ZOOM 101

We all have memories of preparing for High Holiday services. My mother would buy a new hat. I would get a new outfit. This year a flattering blouse, a special tie will do. Growing up, we had a long trek to our synagogue and I remember as we walked, we were joined by many others. It was fun, especially on my father’s shoulders until he had to let me down. This year shul is right there in our homes. So now we now have to create the right atmosphere for the holy days as we sit in front of our computer/IPad/phone. 

If you are joining us on Zoom for services, there are a few things to consider:

SETTING THE STAGE:

The background behind you is important to setting the scene not just for you but for the other congregants on the screen. Try a few spots to put your device – maybe in front of a place where there is a nice picture or where you have your Judaica displayed. 

You do not need to be on camera during services. You can remove the video (but we would love to see you.) You can also post your picture on the screen instead. Do this by going to www.zoom.us.com. If you are stepping away from the screen, it is nice to put your picture up or turn your video off until you return. Please put you proper name on the screen (unless you have an Aliyah or Reading).

If you are coming to services with family members on one devise, try to set chairs in a way that replicates the sanctuary (don’t get too comfortable on the couch – we can see you nodding off).

Remember, if you are “live” anyone who steps behind you can be viewed. Opening cabinets, making a snack, talking on the phone etc. will be seen by all.  

WHILE ON ZOOM

Keep yourself muted at all time unless you have an Aliyah or Reading.

For a way to create a Mikdash N'at (Mini Sanctuary) in your home, see Rabbi Jay's article here: CREATE A SANCTUARY












HOW TO ACCESS
THE HIGH HOLIDAY MAHZOR LEV SHALOM

To access the digital mahzor, please go to 
and enter the code ZPKN7T4B

You will be given the option to login with your Facebook or Google credentials, or to create a new, free account with Issuu. Do not worry about payment. The JCC has already purchased your right to access the mahzor.

Once you access the mahzor, it will may default to a left-to-right display. To make the mahzor readable in the correct direction, just drag the slider bar at the bottom of the display all the way to the right. (SEE BELOW)

To access your Mahzor, go to your account at www.issuu.com. Click READ and then Click PURCHASES.
You may want to right-click and pin the icon to the top of your screen for easy access.



For those who want a hard copy of the Mahzor, we are making them available through the synagogue discount. If you would like your own prayer book, please respond to the office with this link OFFICE EMAIL.The cost of the book is $30.00 plus an additional $6.15 if you need to have your copy mailed. Books can also be picked up locally.

Hazzan Sarah Geller will be joining us for this Saturday morning's Service. She will be chanting Musaf and also introducing us to a new High Holiday melody. Rabbi Jay and Hazzan Geller are quite a team. Join us for a preview of the High Holiday service.
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