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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 pouring 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

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 at the outdoor courtyard at ETHS. All services will be live streamed. 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!

Below are the revised Services for High Holy Days 5782:

Erev Rosh Hashanah Services – Monday, September 6

  • 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. 
  • 2:00PM – Congregational Rosh Hashanah Afternoon – NEW SERVICE ADDED. This service will be a compilation of the spiritual high points of Rosh Hashanah. It will be 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.


Second Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Services – Wednesday, September 8

  • 10:30AM – Congregational Rosh Hashanah Morning Services – Streaming only. 


Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre – Wednesday, September 15

  • 8:15PM – Kol Nidre Services – Streaming only.


Yom Kippur Morning Services – Thursday, September 16

  • 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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IN PERSON REGISTRATION ONLY

If you are planning to ONLY STREAM Services, you do not need to do anything more.

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND IN PERSON, Please update your reservation as needed.

   Young Family High Holy Days Experience - 4:30PM ~ Monday, Sept 6, 2021 (MASKS and PRE-REG - REQUIRED)
   Family (Reader) Rosh Hashanah Services - 9:00AM ~ Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021 (MASKS and PRE-REG - REQUIRED)
   Adult Rosh Hashanah Afternoon Experience - 2:00PM ~ Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021 (MASKS and PRE-REG - REQUIRED)Please indicate the number of attendees from YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND/OR GUESTS for each service.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Services – Monday, September 6
  • 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

   Family (Reader) Yom Kippur Services - 9:00AM ~ Thursday, Sept 16, 2021 (MASKS and PRE-REG - REQUIRED)
   Adult Yom Kippur Neilah Services - 5:00PM ~ Thursday, Sept 16, 2021 (ETHS) (MASKS and PRE-REG - REQUIRED)Please indicate the number of attendees from YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND/OR GUESTS for each service. 

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre – Wednesday, September 15
  • 8:15PM – Kol Nidre Services – Streaming only.

Yom Kippur Morning Services – Thursday, September 16
  • 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.

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL: The Leadership of Temple Beth Israel understands that not everyone is ready to attend the High Holy days in person. To ensure that everyone can have a meaningful service, we plan to stream (broadcast) each Service and that will be accessible on the TBI YouTube channel.  Should you not be attending in-person, we would ask that you consider making a donation of the heart to support TBI's efforts to provide streaming. A non-member ticket is $250 this year.
For the convenience of our membership, we sell sets of the High Holiday Prayer books (Machzors).  Each set (1 Rosh Hashanah book and 1 Yom Kippur book) is $36.

 

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Fri, October 22 2021 16 Cheshvan 5782