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Family Service

Monday, September 28, 2020 10 Tishrei 5781

9:00 AM - 10:00 AMZoom
Past Sessions
Sunday, September 20, 2020 2 Tishrei 5781 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Zoom
Saturday, September 19, 2020 1 Tishrei 5781 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Zoom

This service is only available on Zoom.
Members of Beth Meyer should log in and register to receive the Zoom link.

Non-members may join on Zoom at a cost of $36. That amount covers three services:
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 @9:00AM
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 @9:00AM
Yom Kippur Day @9:00AM

Dear Beth Meyer Families,

As we approach Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services, there are a couple things to prepare in advance.  Your preparation will help create a prayerful environment and a bridge to one another and our shared experience over Zoom.

First, you may find it helpful to print out the prayer sheets we will be using as our mahzor/“prayer book.”  The PDFs are available here:
Rosh Hashanah Day One
Rosh Hashanah Day Two
Yom Kippur
 If you don’t have a printer, don’t worry.  We will make the prayer sheets available on the screen during the services.

Second, be sure to set up your prayer space in a way that will be comfortable and cozy for your family.  You may want to make a “fort,” set up a tent, spread out a blanket on the living room floor, or simply gather on the couch.  Make sure that your computer is visible and that you have the link ready to log onto Zoom.  There is no need for virtual background screens or filters to hide the mess. We don’t need to pretend we are anywhere other than right where we are, in all its complexity (and blessing!).  We will begin promptly at 9 AM.

Finally, there are some items you will want to have on hand:

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

  • A bag (a laundry bag or re-usable grocery bag will work beautifully)
  • A collection of small, but reasonably heavy items (i.e. 10-20 little rocks, toy cars, stuffed animals, wooden blocks, etc.)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2

  • A shofar (if you have one) or something that makes a sound like a shofar (i.e. a recorder, kazoo, toy horn, etc.)  You can always improvise with your voice if you don’t have anything like this at home.

Yom Kippur

  • Picture(s) of loved ones who have passed away.  
  • Tallit/prayer shawl (the bigger the better).  Alternatively, you can use a large blanket.

Otherwise, simply come ready to open your hearts, sing along, hold your children close, and share in an interactive prayerful experience as a community.

I know that the holidays this year will be different than in years past.  Change is hard.  Let’s use this year as an opportunity to be creative, flexible, and grateful for the blessings we have (like praying from home in comfy clothes!).

Wishing everyone a good and sweet new year!  Shanah tovah u’metukah!  

Rabbi Jenny Solomon




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