September 16, 2020
27 Elul 5780

Though circumstances do not allow us to pray together this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, either physically or via streaming live, we have produced the next best thing--a series of video recordings of the services for you to view whenever you wish.

We are making these recordings available both to congregants and to others in the community who would like to view them. So please feel free to share them with others.

Here we provide links (in blue) to Rosh Hashanah services. Look for a separate email next week with links to Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services.

First Day Rosh Hashanah Morning -- in 2 segments

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Morning -- in 3 segments

Some viewers may want to go directly to the Rabbi's sermons. Here are links to and descriptions of the sermons for Rosh Hashanah:

What's the problem with electricity on Shabbat and the Holidays? Why aren't we live streaming the service?

We must not tear down what our Founding Fathers passed on to us, but rather build upon it.

Please note:
  • All pages referenced in the recordings are in the Silverman Machzor.
  • If you need a copy of the Machzor, please leave a message for the office at 302-762-2705 as soon as possible to make arrangements for borrowing a copy.
  • There is a control for making the video full screen at the lower right below the video.
  • If you find that a video does not load properly when you first click on a link, refreshing the page on your browser should correct the issue.
  • Try to access the recordings ahead of time to see if you encounter any problems. If there are questions, please contact Ron Makar at

Thanks to all those who appear in these recordings, including Rabbi Saks, Cantor Redfern, Scott Slomowitz, and several Torah and Haftorah readers. The choir is also featured in several previously recorded video and audio clips. A special Yasher Koach to Ron Makar for the significant effort of preparing and editing the recordings. And thanks to our president, Alan Bleier, for his active support of this effort.

Finally, for those who would like to daven on the holiday without the recordings, Rabbi Saks has assembled a guide for davening on the High Holidays without a minyan here.

Please note especially the following upcoming events:

Endowed Honors Presentations
Wednesday, September 16 at 7 PM on Zoom
Connection to Zoom - either of two options:
1) PC, tablet, or smartphone - Use weblink
2) Phone - Dial 646-558-8656 and input Meeting ID: 628 081 3362

Tashlich, an added event at our usual location
Sunday, September 20 at 5 PM at creek, corner of Washington and Lea Blvds.
Please wear masks and socially distance.