Updates on this year's High Holiday Services.
This is an unusual year. Due to the pandemic, we have a couple of extra challenges. Please know that our community is ready and able to meet these challenges.
Here is the schedule for this year's Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur Services.
• Erev Rosh Hashanah on September 18, 2020, at 5:30 pm
• Shacharit services for Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 19th & 20th at 10:00 am
• Kol Nidre Service on September 27, 2020, at 5:30 pm
• Yom Kippur on September 28, 2020 beginning at 10:00 am
At the last Board Meeting, your Board of Directors concluded that on August 31st, we will need to make a final decision as to whether or not we will be able to try our hybrid model for High Holiday Services. This decision will be based on the guidance from the health department for our area.
If we are able to do the hybrid model (a limited number of folks at the synagogue), members will have the first opportunity to reserve a pod and there will be no charge for members. We will be charging $75 for non-members who wish to reserve a pod at the synagogue for High Holiday services and $36 per non-members wish to attend the services on Zoom.
If you are not a member and are interested in attending our High Holiday services, please sign up using the link below. We will ask for $36 per ticket now. If we are able to use our hybrid model and you get a reservation for an in-person pod, we will ask you to pay the remaining charge.
This year, our community will transition to the wonderful “Mahzor Lev Shalem” for the High Holidays. The Rabbinical Assembly is offering a special discount of 40% for this mahzor on all orders placed by August 31st. The price until August 31st is $29.40 plus shipping. We plan to use this mahzor in future High Holidays, so once you order your own book, you will have it for subsequent High Holidays. While we encourage you to order your very own hardbound copy of the Mahzor, we understand financial challenges. If you would prefer to use the digital edition please let us know. B'nai Chaim will order the digital code to share with members. We need an accurate head count of members who want the digital edition as it is $1 per digital code that we order from the Rabbinical Assembly. A donor will be covering the cost of this digital code so we need to order the correct amount. We will do a training on how to use the digital edition prior to the High Holidays, for those who wish to attend.
Individual members/families who want the hardbound will need to order directly from the Rabbinical Assembly website
(see link below).