A few weeks ago, we sent out a large update about where our High Holiday plans stood. As of now, our plan is to live-stream our services from the sanctuary, with a small group of congregants physically present but masked and socially distanced. This is based on consultation with the medical professionals on our Reopening Task Force, and may change as circumstances evolve. In any event, we are thrilled to be able to have at least some element of our High Holidays this year take place in our sanctuary, which has sat empty for over six months.
Our Reopening Task Force has also approved of our first set of outdoor activities and services. Starting this week, this will include Wednesday and Thursday afternoon Minyan as well as Friday night services on September 4 and 11. All activities will require participants to wear masks and remain socially distant, and these requirements will be strictly enforced. Anyone who is in an at-risk category should also not attend any of these programs.
Finally, as we enter the Hebrew month of Elul preceding Rosh Hashanah, we’ve designed a number of experiences and reflections to help you get into the mood for this most unusual High Holiday season. We hope you’ll take part in many of them as we approach the Days of Awe!
A full schedule of the High Holiday services, both live-streamed and on Zoom, will be included in the upcoming edition of the TI Forum. In the lead-in to the High Holidays, we will also send additional schedules with links.