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High Holy Day Help & Info

 

Check back soon. This page will be updated as needed.

Main Services:

Online: Every member who has renewed their membership was sent a link. We will attempt to resent links on the day of Kol Nidre well before services. Guests can register to join us HERE. If you are having trouble please see "Last Minute Help" below.

In-Person: Only people who have registered and have been confirmed to attend in-person may attend. Even if you have been confirmed, please do not attend if you are not feeling well, have a fever, have any COVID symptoms, have recently been in contact with anyone with COVID symptoms, have been outside the country in the last 14 days and were advised to quarantine per the federal quarantine requirements, or are unwilling or unable to wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth. Thank you.

  • Kol Nidre, September 15 @ 8:00pm
  • Yom Kippur Service, September 16 @ 10:00am
  • Yom Kippur Afternoon, September 16:
    • Music & Meditation @ 2:00pm [*NOTE: New time this year]
    • Torah & a Tune: Yom Kippur Edition @3:15pm
      New addition! Join Rabbi Debra Landsberg and Judy Adelman Gershon for learning, conversation and a little singing for a Yom Kippur afternoon. (Please note: Meet n' Greet with Israeli Shinshin, Aviv Kofman, has been postponed.)
    • Yizkor / N’ilah Service @ 5:00pm

 

Children's Services:

Online: Children's services and programs are accessible from a separate link. Every member and CJLL family with children aged 14 and under was sent a link. If you have not received the Children & Family Zoom Link, please reach out to Carli Portman: carli@templeemanuel.ca. Note, everyone is welcome to enjoy our Online Small Fry services any time without registration. See below for the links.

In-Person: Only people who have registered and have been confirmed to attend in-person may attend. Even if you have been confirmed, please do not attend if you are not feeling well, have a fever, have any COVID symptoms, have recently been in contact with anyone with COVID symptoms, have been outside the country in the last 14 days and were advised to quarantine per the federal quarantine requirements, or are unwilling or unable to wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth. Thank you.

  • ANY TIME! Enjoy our Online Small Fry services any time that is convenient for you and your family and feel free to share these two links with friends:
  • Yom Kippur Children's Program, September 16 @ 10:00am
  • Yom Kippur Small Fry Program (Ages Newborn-6), September 16 @ 4:00pm
     

Last Minute Help

If you are a Temple Emanu-El member and you are in need of last-minute assistance to connect with our services, we will try our best to help. Please start by reading this page carefully, checking your email and junk mail for links, and restarting your computer and trying again if Zoom won't connect. If you still need help, please send an email to one or more of our staff. If we are not in the middle of our own Holy Day prayers, we will do our best to help you:

Carli Portman • carli@templeemanuel.ca

Randi Feldman • randi@templeemanuel.ca

Jenn Katz • jenn@templeemanuel.ca

Communications • communications@templeemanuel.ca

 

More Information


Online: Every High Holy Day service will be available with an online option. If you have renewed your membership, we will automatically send you your unique link to access our online services. This link will be unique to you and can only be used by one device at a time.

In-Person: We will be holding in-person services - some indoors and some outdoors under a lovely tent adjacent to our building. The health and safety of our members will remain our greatest priority. Every member who can follow our COVID safety guidelines and would like to attend will be able to join us for at least one in-person service, and possibly more depending on demand. Registration for our in-person services is now closed.

Guests: We are thrilled to welcome friends and family of Temple Emanu-El members for High Holy Day services this year. Any guests can join us online by registering with us. For more information or to register a guest for online services please use CLICK HERE.

Membership: If you have not yet renewed your membership, or if you receive our newsletter and you are interested in joining, please reach out to our Executive Director, Randi Feldman: randi@templeemanuel.ca

 


F. A. Q.


Having trouble? We are here for you! Please see the F.A.Q. below for help with some of your High Holy Day questions.

1.  I registered for some of the services, but now there are more I want to attend. Is it too late?

If you are a temple member or family of a member, and you have been emailed a personal Zoom link, you may join any online service that the link gives you access to - even if you forgot to pre-register for a particular service or you recently decided that you would like to join. However, you may not join in-person unless you have already received confirmation that you may attend that service. 

2.  What if Zoom is "down"?

Zoom has made many upgrades to ensure service even on days of high usage. In the unlikely event that Zoom is down, please check your email for further information on an alternate plan.

3.  Do I need a mask for the in-person services?

Yes. Only people wearing masks over both nose and mouth will be admitted into the building. Only people who have been pre-approved to attend an in-person service will be admitted.

4.  I didn't get permission to attend an in-person service, but I really need to come. Can I just show up?

No. We're sorry. Our first priority is the safety and health of our community. We have consulted with our medical team and arrived at the current plan which limits the numbers of congregants that may attend in person. For the safety and security of our community, if you arrive at the temple for a service but have not been pre-approved to attend, we will wish you Shanah Tovah and, with love, ask that you please return home. Like you, we hope and pray for the day to come soon when these restrictions will no longer be necessary.

5.  What about a prayer book?

This year we will share the machzor on screen (as we have been doing every Shabbat).  For those who wish, the CCAR Press is making the flipbook version of the machzor available again for free this year to support Reform congregations. You can access it HERE. For those who prefer to borrow a printed copy of the machzor, please contact Randi Feldman randi@templeemanuel.ca.

6.  Do I need proof of vaccination to attend in person?

No, you don't.  However, we strongly encourage all who are able to get vaccinated for the health and safety of the community.  We will require all attendees to wear masks and to practice social distancing. We will be doing extra cleaning between services.  Rabbi Landsberg will be the only person in the service that will not be masked. She and Judy Adelman Gershon are fully vaccinated and will be well-distanced from the rest of the congregation when they are leading services.

7.  Are kids welcome?

Yes they are! This is one of the reasons we are being so vigilant about our COVID protocols - to allow all Temple Emanu-El members to be able to safely join us.

8.  When will I get my High Holy Day Zoom links?

Members: Soon after you renew your membership you will receive your personal High Holy Day Zoom link. You will be sent the link again just before Rosh Hashanah and again just before Yom Kippur.

Guests: Soon after you register your High Holy Day request you will receive your personal High Holy Day Zoom link. You will be sent the link again just before Rosh Hashanah and again just before Yom Kippur.

9. I don't know how to use Zoom.

If you are new to Zoom:

  • Click HERE to go to zoom.us
  • Click on "Sign Up - It's Free" OR go to the "Resources" tab and click on "Download Zoom Client"
  • Follow the instructions to install Zoom on your computer or device. (Note: If you click on a link to join a Zoom and do not have Zoom installed, you will be prompted to download the app before you can join the call)

Join a Zoom Call:

  • A few minutes before your Zoom / service / program is scheduled to begin, click on the Zoom link you were given

Tips for Participating:

There is a menu of options at the bottom of your screen (if you don't see the menu, just move your cursor to  - or tap - the bottom of your screen and it will pop up).

  • "Mute" - Unless you are the meeting organizer / service leader, please mute your microphone. You can unmute when you are called on to make a comment.
  • "Stop Video" - This option turns off your webcam. You can still see others, but they cannot see you. Please remember that, when your camera is on, you can be seen by anyone in the Zoom.
  • "Chat" - This opens a panel where you can type a question or make a comment. Within the panel, you will have options for chatting with everyone or selecting a specific participant. Typically we do not use the chat function in the middle of worship services.
  • "Leave Meeting" - When the service/program/meeting ends (or when you need to go), click here or simply close the app.

Need more Zoom help? Click HERE for Zoom tutorial videos.


If you didn't find the answers you need above and you are still having trouble, please reach out to Randi or Carli by clicking on one of the email addresses below:

Tue, October 26 2021 20 Cheshvan 5782