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High Holy Days with TBI

September 6 - September 16

Celebrate the New Year with TBI

Register: https://templebethisraelskokie.shulcloud.com/hhd5782

Stream:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TempleBethIsraelSkokieIL

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE
As the leadership of Temple Beth Israel, we have wrestled each and every day with COVID and the changes that are required to help keep our community safe. At no point has any decision been easy, but it has been with clear heads that we remember our Jewish values of pikuach nefesh (sanctity of human life) and use that as a guiding star. While far from ideal and no replacement for gathering to worship, we have also learned how to use technology and continue to stay connected when needed.
With the rising Delta variant numbers increasing rapidly throughout the country and the Chicago area and the growing health concerns surrounding gathering in-person in an indoor setting, our Re-Opening Committee, after consultation from medical professionals in our community, has made the hard decision to once again pivot and revise how we gather for the High Holidays and the coming weeks. What does this mean?
The High Holy Days 5782 schedule will go to a primarily streaming format with limited outdoor in-person services. We will not be gathering in the auditorium at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). However, there will be outdoor family and adult alternative services scheduled. All services will be live streamed. The revised schedule of Services is provided below. For those of you who have been asked to participate, further direction will also be provided as soon as possible.
We would like to acknowledge that perhaps you, like us, are feeling disappointment that we are approaching the second High Holy Days season and still need to alter the way we gather due to the on-going COVID concerns.
We encourage you to participate in our High Holy Day offerings in whatever way(s) feel both safe and meaningful for you. Whether we are physically in the same room or together through the wonders of streaming technology, we will welcome this New Year with a strong sense of community.
Please also join us in a deep amount of gratitude to the team of volunteers and professionals who have been working tirelessly poring over the details, and envisioning experiences that will be safe, also meaningful, and with visions of hope.
We also want to thank our membership for your continued support and together we once again will make this a Shana Tovah, B’riah, U’metukah, a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year to you and yours!
Rabbi Rachel Kaplan Marks
Neal Gussis, TBI President
Shabbat and Other Events
1)     We require that all those over the age of 12 attending services in person be vaccinated. We further respectfully discourage those that are elderly, have chronic conditions or those who may be immune-compromised to not join in-person, but rather to participate through the safety of live-streaming.
2)     KN-95 masks will be required for in-person attendees. We will provide KN-95 masks for those who are unable to obtain their own.
3)     Seating – We will continue to expect a reasonable degree of physical distancing.
4)     We will ask everyone to sign in upon arrival, for the purposes of contact tracing.
5)     Capacity limits – We will continue to maintain our capacity limits to allow for physical distancing.
6)     Outdoor Services other than High Holy Days Services (for example, Shabbat in the Park) – We ask that masks be worn with the exception of when eating and drinking. We also ask that attendees respect physical distancing practices throughout.
Below Are The Revised Services for High Holy Days 5782:
Monday, September 6 – Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
4:30PM – Young Family High Holy Day Experience – This experience is intended for young children who do not yet know how to read, and their families. This experience will be held outdoors in tented courtyard at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). Masking will be required regardless of vaccination status. No tickets are required for this Service. However, we will still require registration to attend.
8:15PM – Erev Rosh Hashanah Services – Streaming only.
Rosh Hashanah Morning Services – Tuesday, September 7
9:00AM – Family Rosh Hashanah Morning Services – This service is our “Reader’s Service.” This service will be held outdoors in a tented courtyard at ETHS. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. No tickets are required for this Service. However, we will still require registration to attend.
10:30AM – Congregational Rosh Hashanah Morning Services – Streaming only.
Wednesday, September 8 – Second Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Services
10:30AM – Congregational Rosh Hashanah Morning Services – Streaming only.
Wednesday, September 15 – Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre
8:15PM – Kol Nidre Services – Streaming only.
Thursday, September 16 – Yom Kippur Morning Services
9:00AM – Family Yom Kippur Morning Services – This service is our “Reader’s Service.” This service will be held outdoors in a tented courtyard at ETHS. No tickets are required for this Service. However, we will still require registration to attend.
10:30AM – Congregational Yom Kippur Morning Services – Streaming only.
2:30PM – Congregational Yom Kippur Afternoon Torah Service & Yizkor Services – Streaming only.
5:00PM – Congregational Neilah Services – NEW FORMAT FOR THIS SERVICE. We will hold our Neilah, Concluding Yom Kippur Service, outdoors in a tented courtyard at ETHS. Masking will be required regardless of vaccination status. Tickets are not required for this Service. We will require registration and proof of COVID vaccination to attend. Please note we may have capacity limitations at this Service.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 6
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September 16
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