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HIGH HOLIDAYS 2020

Yom Kippur begins Sunday evening and we look forward to to continuing our celebration of the High Holidays with you.  Please remember tickets in-hand are required to attend any in-person worship opportunities.

ACCESS OUR VIRTUAL HIGH HOLIDAY LIVESTREAM BY CLICKING BELOW: 

No Computer? Please use this dial-in information for audio-only access:
1. Dial 1-929-436-2866
2. Enter meeting ID: 788 352 437 #

Livestream Tips
Should you choose, there is an option to take the sanctuary image full screen, if you would prefer that view. To do so, please select the square image in the bottom right corner of the screen. 

We were pleased to hear that the audio and visual qualities of the Rosh Hashanah livestream were strong. Most of the buffering and freezing instances we have heard about came from iPad usage. We do not recommend using an iPad for optimal viewing. 


YOM KIPPUR VIRTUAL SERVICE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – KOL NIDRE
4:00–4:45 PM
 Tots Service 
6:30–8:30 PM Traditional Service
6:45–8:00 PM Family Service 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – YOM KIPPUR
8:45–11:45 AM Traditional Service 
All Times Approximate:
Torah Service: 10:00 AM 
Sermon/Yizkor: 11:00 AM 

9:30–10:45 AM Youth Services (grades K–6)

10:00–11:15 AM Teen Services (grades 7–12)

1:00–3:00 PM Mussaf (including Yizkor)
Sermon/Yizkor: 1:00 PM  
Mussaf: 1:30 PM   

2:00–3:30 PM Yom Kippur Contemplative Service with Rabbi Aderet Drucker 
Click here to watch a brief video about this service.

5:15 PM Traditional Afternoon and Evening Service 
All Times Approximate:
Minha 
(including Jonah): 5:15 PM 
Neilah: 6:25 PM  
Shofar: 7:30 PM  

To view our entire listing of in-person, outdoor, and virtual High Holiday worship opportunities, please click here. Please remember, that any outdoor AND in-person services require tickets in-hand to attend.


ACCESSING THE MAHZOR VIRTUALLY

B’nai Israel has assured licenses for our members to access the Mahzor digitally. It will be the entire volume. We recommend that if you choose to access the Mahzor digitally that you have two devices on hand for the holidays—one to view the B’nai Israel livestream service and one to access the Mahzor

To access the digital mahzor, please go to https://issuu.com/store/code and enter the code N3QFHBEY. You will be given the option to login with your Facebook or Google credentials, or to create a new, free account with Issuu. 

Rabbi Berkowitz has also recorded a “how to” video, which you can access by clicking here

*If you borrowed a mahzor, return instructions will be shared after the High Holidays.*


PREPARING FOR THE HOLIDAY

Cantor Josh Perlman has posted a series of audio files on our website to help prepare your mind and mood for the holidays! Click here for access. 


TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Should you have any questions or issues accessing the livestream services during the holiday, please email info@bnaiisraelcong.org and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. 

For Youth & Family Services, if the Zoom link does not work from the email, please try going to Zoom directly and entering the Meeting ID and password. If you still have access questions, (except for during the time of the services), please contact leydis@bnaiisraelcong.org.


THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!

This virtual experience is brand new to us, as well. We are honored to share these different High Holidays with you. We welcome and encourage your feedback of our High Holiday offerings, both in-person and virtually, through email via info@bnaiisraelcong.org. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. 

G'mar Hatimah Tovah. 
May we be inscribed and sealed for good in the Book of Life.


Descriptions of Services 

All services in Dweck Sanctuary will be broadcast as an enhanced virtual experience, which will serve as the primary worship portal for most of our congregation. We will be allowing some people to gather in person in Dweck Sanctuary and another traditional service in Goodman Assembly Hall. 


Youth & Family High Holiday Services

B’nai Israel has put together several virtual options for Family, Youth, and Teen services so our community can welcome 5781 together! 

For security and planning purposes, pre-registration (at no cost) is required to receive the access information for these services. 

Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you there!


DAYS OF AWE: REFLECTION & LEARNING SERIES

Israel, Judaism, America: Keeping the Connections Strong with Rabbi Yerachmiel & Nava Meiersdorf 
Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 PM 
Click here to register.

“Ask the Rabbi” Forum with Rabbi Michael Safra
Thursday, September 24, 7:30 PM
Click here to register. 


Project Manna: High Holiday Food Drive

Please bring non-persishable food items to support our High Holiday Food Drive. This project, run by the B'nai Israel Youth Department, collects several thousand pounds of canned food items every year, which are then donated to the Manna Food Center to sustain needy people in Montgomery County. Collections will take place in the B'nai Israel parking lot on:

Wednesday, September 23, 3:00–5:00 PM 
Thursday, September 24, 4:00–6:00 PM

***Please note that all schedules and plans for the holidays are dependent on current recommendations from our Roadmap to Reopening Task Force under guidance from public health officials. Maintaining the health and safety of our entire community has been and continues to remain our top priority.

Fri, September 25 2020 7 Tishrei 5781