As we enter the month of Elul, plans for our first ever Virtual High Holy Days are well under way. While we would prefer to gather in person for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, much planning has gone into creating a meaningful virtual experience and we are excited to share more information on our diverse array of High Holy Day services and learning opportunities soon!
This year, we are turning to you to enrich our High Holy Days. Use your camera, use your voice, use your breath, use your pen, use your creativity to help us connect to each other and to Jewish tradition. Participate in one or all of these unique opportunities! Here is how:
Since we can’t sing together in person, and we definitely can’t sing together on Zoom, through the magic of sound editing, we can still sing as a congregation. We invite you to join with others in creating Beth El’s first virtual music video, Hayom, that will be released for the High Holidays.
You’ll record yourself, and we’ll do the rest. It’s that easy! You don’t need to be a professional singer. Just bring your spirit and joy and be a part of the congregation!
Find complete instructions, music and lyrics to this well-known High Holiday song HERE.
Questions? Contact Cantor Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shofar From Afar
The central mitzvah of Rosh Hashana is the shofar.
We’d like to know what it means to you this year! Submit a video of yourself or a family member/friend blowing shofar and share a reflection. We will post it on our High Holiday platform to share with the congregation.
Pen Your Own Prayer
The machzor is full of prayers- that someone else wrote, that someone else prayed. What do you pray for this year? Write a poem or a prayer that captures the longings of your heart, your hopes for our world.
Submit it to email@example.com and we will share it with the congregation.
Prayers paint pictures in our mind and heart. That is particularly true of High Holiday prayers rich in poetry and imagery. We want to know what you see when you read through Avinu Malkeinu – people, places, events?
Snap a picture of something that reminds you of this prayer or what this prayer represents.
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share it with the congregation.
More information HERE