High Holy Days High Holy Days 5782
We offer services for families and for youth each year, in addition to our main service, which includes the participation of our adult choir, powerful teachings by our clergy, and a chorus of shofar blowers. The High Holy Days are an important opportunity for our entire community to come together to consider our journeys from last year to this, and to prepare ourselves for the year ahead.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced many changes onto the way we gather as a congregation. Please click on the below links to see the detailed emails that were sent to all members.
Unlike previous years, we will not be mailing tickets to your home. You will need to pick up your tickets in person this year. They will only be available after you have filled out the Google form (See Link Below). When you come to pick up your ticket, you must show proof of vaccination for you and for those whose tickets you will be picking up. Proof of vaccination is either a completed vaccination card or an excelsior pass on your phone. If you are not vaccinated, and would like to join us in person, you will need to provide proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the service at the door before entry to the services. (As a reminder, those under 12 will be admitted with their eligible grown-ups.) If picking up your tickets in person is not possible, please contact our Executive Director, Eileen Schneyman at 516-221-2370 during regular business hours. AS A REMINDER, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE GOOGLE FORM PRIOR TO PICKING UP YOUR TICKET. Tickets can be picked up at the Temple during the following times:
Sunday 8/29 from 9:00-11:00am
Monday, 8/30 from 5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, 8/31 from 1:00-3:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, 9/1 from 1:00-4:00pm and 5:00-8:00pm
Thursday, 9/2 from 1:00-4:00pm
Friday, 9/3 from 4:30-6:30pm
We look forward to sharing wonderful High Holy Days together!
High Holidays in the Time of Quarantine How We Keep Our Families Safe
Hoping that the pandemic was mostly behind us, we expected and planned to all be together for the High Holy Days this year. We put our best efforts forward in planning an “in-person” High Holy Day observance experience.
However, we knew that we might have to make changes to our service plans due to the pandemic.
As always, our priority remains the health and safety of our congregation. Thus, considering the rising infection rates from the variants, we are obliged to alter our High Holy Day observances.
As meaningful as it is when we all gather together for each of our services, it will not be possible this year. Our Reopening Committee has been working tirelessly to come up with guidelines to assure that we are doing our very best to protect the members of our community. We also recognize that the (Delta) variant may increase risks of infection to those who are fully vaccinated. With this in mind, the guidelines below will be in effect for this year:
- We will cap our number to 500 congregants for each service.
- Everyone must be masked.
- Everyone must pre-register for ALL services. You will receive a separate email with a link to a Google form for registration. Please feel free to call any of the phone numbers listed if you need assistance with the form. We will help you!
- Proof of vaccination will be required.
- Those over the age of 12 who are not vaccinated must show a negative Covid test within 72 hours of each service.
- Those children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine will be admitted with their parents.
- Social distancing will be enforced. The first few rows in the Sanctuary will be blocked off to ensure safety.
- Concurrent Youth Programs will be in person and will require pre-registration. You will receive a separate email with the registration link.
Our ushers will work diligently to make sure that upon entry and exit there will be no bottlenecking. If you are at all uncomfortable about attending in person, we invite you to join us virtually. All services will be live streamed on our website. The link for the stream and the password will be sent prior to services.
Watch for the emails with links to register for High Holy Day Services and Youth Programs. We will do our best to provide inspiring and nourishing High Holy Days!
You should have received a passcode to access our Live Stream. Please click on the link below to go to our 5782 High Holiday Page. There you will find our Live Stream, as well as a Donation button, should you wish to participate in any of our fundraising drives, such as our Kol Nidre campaign.