Our Virtual Services - Clarification
We look forward to having you join us virtually for our High Holyday schedule of services. While we would rather be together in person, we are excited to welcome you and your family online. Share the links and invite others! Our livestreams are open to all—no reservations or payment is necessary.

Our Rosh Hashanah services begin on Friday, September 18. Beginning at 5:30pm we welcome you to join us in an open Zoom Webinar for New Year good wishes. You’ll be able to see and hear each other for a nice chance to welcome in the New Year. Please keep your microphones muted unless you are speaking to help counter background noise. Our Erev Rosh Hashanah services begin at 6pm in the same Zoom room and will include the blessings over apples and honey.

Following Erev Rosh Hashanah services the Zoom Webinar room will remain open throughout the next 72 hours and will show our High Holiday Greetings slide show silently in between services to avoid one having to have further computer interaction until after the holiday. All services will be using this same Zoom webinar so you may leave it open through the conclusion of the holiday. Shacharit services for Rosh Hashanah will begin each day at 9am. There will be a brief production break between Shacharit and the Torah service and between the Torah Service and Musaf to allow for things to reset but you can just keep Zoom open for the next service. You will not have to go to a separate link for the other Rosh Hashanah services. Note that we are using the webinar format to accommodate more participants. You will not be able to see each other as you do in a normal Zoom (for example, during our Friday night services), but we will be showcasing those on screen having remote aliyot. At the conclusion of services, during Adon Olam, we may be able to showcase some webinar participants so if you get a prompt on screen asking you to turn on your video, please do so if you choose. Please do not “unmute” during this time as this may interrupt the Rabbi’s and Cantor’s audio.

On Sunday, September 20th, at 4:30pm we invite you to join us for a socially-distant Tashlich and shofar blowing on the levee. Meet at the Rabbi’s house, 4708 Hessmer Ave. We are unsure if we will be livestreaming this event but if so it will show up on the same Zoom feed that we’ve used throughout Rosh Hashanah.

For Shabbat Shuvah, our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service will be in our normal Zoom format and Shabbat morning will be livestreamed on the same Zoom Webinar link as Rosh Hashanah. Join us for our Community Havdalah via the regular Havdalah Zoom link.

On Sunday, September 27th, we will be using the same Zoom Webinar format for the welcome room at 6:00pm followed by our Kol Nidre services at 6:30pm. You will not need to go to a separate link for the service and you may leave the Webinar open through the entirety of the holiday. Yom Kippur Shacharit services will be livestreamed remotely beginning at 9am and then from the sanctuary beginning at 10am but the feed will stream without interruption. Minchah and Neilah services will be on the same link following a mid-afternoon production break.

We thank all those who have registered for the Holding Minyanim that will make these services possible. Please do not “show up” at the Synagogue without a confirmed registration and expect to attend services. You will not be permitted to enter the building.

Shana Tovah! We look forward to seeing you virtually and/or in-person and hope you have a Healthy and Happy New Year.
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