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High Holy Day Help


How to Join a Temple Emanu-El High Holy Day Service:

If you registered for our High Holy Day services using our online registration system, or with the help of our staff, you should have received the Zoom links to our services. Look for an email from Temple Emanu-El, or from Jennifer Katz (children's programming link), that was sent Friday morning, Sept 18, 2020. Please note, these links can not be shared. Each link allows just one device to log in.

For in-person service attendance, you may only attend if you have received an email that you were confirmed to attend (whether for inside or outside services).

How do the Yom Kippur Links Work?

There are two Zoom links for Yom Kippur – a Zoom link for children's programs and a Zoom link for all other programs and services. Once you have the link to one service/program from a list, you have the link to all services/programs from that list. Feel free to use the link to attend any Zoom service/program on that list, even if you have not previously told us you will be joining us. This morning (Sunday), you will be receiving an email with the Zoom link for either one or both lists (depending on what you have registered for). Important: Your Zoom link cannot be shared and is unique to your email address.

Yom Kippur Children's Programs: Register HERE

  • Children's Programming
  • Small Fry/Tot Service

All Other Programs and Services: Register HERE

  • Kol Nidre
  • Music and Meditation
  • What am I Missing?
  • In the Footsteps of Jonah (Adult Jonah Program)
  • Yizkor
  • N'eilah


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. See above "How do the Yom Kippur links work" for more help.

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.  I don't know how to use Zoom.

If you are new to Zoom:

  • Click HERE to go to
  • 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:

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