2021 High Holiday Information and Registration

JOIN US FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS


Please Note Changes to service locations and masking requirements:
Due to an abundance of caution regarding Covid-19, all services will be either outside or on Zoom and YouTube Live. There will be no indoor services.


All Congregants and guests are welcome to attend services that were to be held inside via Zoom or YouTube Live.
Pre-registration for Zoom services is requiredScroll down for registration links for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

  • If Zoom does not work for you, you may participate in services by watching YouTube Live. Note, there may be a short delay in start times when watching on YouTube.
  • Scroll down for Machzor (Prayerbook) Pickup information

 

Here is the link for Temple Emanu-El YouTube page. Copy and paste it into your browser.
A few minutes after the service starts it should show up on the YouTube Page. If the live stream is not showing up, refresh or reload the page. Or… click this link again!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVgfsDB88VJza70CbK6UF9w

 

For Outdoor Services all non-vaccinated adults and children are required to wear masks; all vaccinated adults and children are encouraged to wear masks.

  • All Adults including families with young children are encouraged to attend all outdoor services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

 

Selichot
Community Selichot Program is on Saturday, August 28, 7:30 P.M:
Communal prayers for divine forgiveness, said during the High Holiday season. Drawing from biblical verses and rabbinic teachings, they are a soul-stirring introduction to the Days of Awe.

Registration link for Selichot:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81245645287?pwd=WUY3dUF5Qkc4UEdLeUp2eUlid2ZKdz09



Cemetery Visit
Rabbi Marc Ekstrand and Cantorial Soloist Sherry Barnes will be social distancing with masks at the Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery #3 & #4 on Middle Rd. in Preston on Sunday, August 29, from 11:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M.



Machzor (Prayerbook) PICKUP, Thursday, September 2

  • Drive through at Temple Emanu-El (don’t get out of your car)
  • Rabbi Marc and Cantorial Soloist Sherry will greet you with a set of High Holiday Machzorim.

Pick which time works for you:
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. or

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

  • Return Payer books by driving though on Sept. 23, same time schedule as pick up.

 

A donation of $75 per Guest is suggested.

Donate

 

Registration links for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, Sept. 6
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service – 8 pm on Zoom and YouTube Live ONLY
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlceqgrDgiHda3QgpEW_NiSxpCZZfrqnjp

 

Tuesday, Sept. 7
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service – 10 am on Zoom and YouTube Live ONLY
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtde2spz4tEtbU-TZh2Yx3OXiWex-iqJQH

 

Tuesday, Sept. 7
Rosh Hashanah Family Service – 4:30 pm, outside at Hole in the Wall Beach, 4 Baptist Lane, Niantic

 

Tuesday, Sept. 7
Tashlich and Havdalah
, directly following family service, about 5:15 P.M.,
outside at Hole in the Wall, 4 Baptist Lane, Niantic
Symbolically cast off your sins at your favorite body of water in person or while on Zoom. Bring your own bread crumbs, shofar, Havdalah candle, spices, and wine/juice

 

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidrei Service – 8 PM on Zoom and YouTube Live ONLY
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlce-oqTsvHNIIw5FkhUymFc2C966AdJWl

 

Thursday, Sept. 16 – 10 AM
Yom Kippur Morning Service including Yizkor Service – 10 am on Zoom and YouTube Live ONLY
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqd-ugpjgtEtBoMRBoHS0Sx5a1kuQ8nBF-

 

Thursday, Sept. 16
Afternoon Discussion Group – directly after the Yizkor service (
Facilitated by Andrew Feinstein)

This year’s Yom Kippur discussion will focus on the relationship between American Reform Jews and Israel. Is Israel an essential part of American Reform Judaism? Should our support of Israel be conditional on Israel acting in accord with our values? Should we expect higher ethical standards from the government of Israel than we expect from the Government of the United States? Is the unconditional support of the Jewish establishment for Israel eroding commitment to Judaism by young people?

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqceygpjsvHtGjKiDoAu5FkHTpf50NPDrz

 

Thursday, Sept. 16
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service/Family Services – 5:00 PM outside at McCook Point Park Band Shell, 
8-10 Atlantic St. Niantic
Yom Kippur Neilah directly following Family Service – 6:00 PM outside at McCook Point Park Band Shell, 8-10 Atlantic St. Niantic
Havdalah outside at McCook Point Park Band Shell
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpc-GpqDssH9PUsbzfDgg56JqtLEhfDL_U

 

 

Sukkot

Sukkot Evening Service on zoom, Monday, Sept. 20, 7:30 P.M.

Sukkot Morning Service on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10:00 A.M. We will enjoy an outdoor Sukkot worship.

 

Simchat Torah Community Celebration

Monday Evening, September 27, 5:30 – 7:00 P.M., Outside at Congregation Beth Jacob (this is weather dependent)

Community Shmini Atzeret/Yizkor Service on Tuesday morning, September 28, 10:00 A.M. on Zoom

 

NOTE: Times and location of services may change due to weather or public health considerations.
Please watch for e-mails or check this site for changes.