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5783/2022 High Holy Days General Information


CONGREGATION EMANU-EL B’NE JESHURUN

5783/2022 HIGH HOLY DAYS

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

HIGH HOLY DAYS AND FESTIVALS SCHEDULE

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ATTENDANCE AND RESERVATIONS
Following is detailed information regarding attendance at and access to CEEBJ’s High Holy Days services—in person or online.  As we are transitioning through the pandemic, we welcome you and your guests to join us in-person and online. To help us plan, visit the CEEBJ website at www.ceebj.org/hhd (use the Reservations tab) to let us know if you are coming or will be watching. While there will be no specific charge for your adult children and/or guests to attend, please encourage them to consider making a donation to the CEEBJ High Holy Days Appeal to support our operations.

We are excited about what will be a flexible in-person experience, enabling social distancing for those who prefer it, both at CEEBJ and across the street at the Lynden Sculpture Garden where we will hold some children and family programming on Yom Kippur. We are thrilled as well to create a high-quality online service experience for those who attend there.


ATTENDANCE

Attendance In Person:  We are so excited to continue to be able to gather and pray in person together.  Per the Safe Return Task Force, we will maintain the following policies and plans in order to remain safe and provide flexibility to our congregants and guests. As of this writing, Milwaukee County is at the Medium category of the CDC Covid Community Levels, putting fewer restrictions on indoor activities, and the Safe Return Task Force has based its policies on the recommendations of the CDC.  If the CDC Community Level goes to High, we will modify the requirements below.  

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1) Masking is currently optional at High Holy Day services and for all other activities at CEEBJ. We will continue to provide masks to those who need or want them, regardless of CDC Community Level. If the CDC Community Level for Milwaukee goes to High, we will notify the congregation by email that masking will be required inside the Sanctuary, Gallery, Surlow Hall and balcony, or inside at Lynden Sculpture Garden during services. Thank you for your consideration of others when you are in the Sanctuary and elsewhere in the building.

2) Cantor Barash and our adult choir will sing live in the Sanctuary and they will follow the same guidelines regarding masking above. Each participant will be required to present a current negative COVID PCR test prior to each service.

3) Congregants will be seated throughout the Sanctuary, Gallery, Surlow Hall and balcony areas. There will be sections of seating to provide social distancing as well as sections of standard seating rows. Seating for any service at CEEBJ will be limited to approximately 375 worshippers out of a normal, pre-Covid High Holy Day maximum of 750.

4) Onegs and meals will continue, regardless of CDC Community Level. Social distancing will be available.

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5) Reservations are not necessary to attend services in the Sanctuary or other seating areas in the building. However, they are requested for the Service for Families of Young Children and required for both the Children’s High Holy Day Experience and if you need Transportation to High Holy Day services. They can be made on the CEEBJ website at www.ceebj.org/hhd (use the Reservations tab) or by calling the synagogue office at 414-228-7545.

Attendance Online: All services can be viewed online via Zoom, Facebook, YouTube and the CEEBJ website (www.ceebj.org) to allow for real time access to our services in the comfort of your home.  Zoom links and codes will be emailed in Emanu-Email, and also available to members logged in to ceebj.org.  Services will be available on all other platforms without passwords or access codes; and remote worshippers will again be participating in services from wherever they are located.  

CHILDREN

We look forward to seeing your children ages 9 and older in the main Sanctuary services with you. For children from 4-8, see below for Children’s High Holy Days Experience.


CHILDREN'S HIGH HOLY DAYS EXPERIENCE
Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, October 5

Children ages 4 through third grade are invited and encouraged to join us for a hands-on, High Holy Day Experience of the senses while their parents and older siblings attend the morning service. Our Rosh Hashanah Experience will take place at CEEBJ. Our doors will open at 9:15 am in room 207. Together we will experience the meaning and main themes of the holy day. In addition, we will get to visit the Sanctuary during the service to hear the shofar blasts.
 

On Yom Kippur our experience will take place across the street from CEEBJ at Lynden Sculpture Garden. Again our “doors” will open at 9:15 am. All morning we will explore the garden and the indoor exhibit, “Healing Coats,” in relation to Yom Kippur. The Yom Kippur Children’s Experience will immediately follow the Yom Kippur Service for Families with Young Children, which will also take place at Lynden Sculpture Garden.

For all events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, please drive directly to and park at the Lynden Sculpture Garden grounds (2145 West Brown Deer Road), which you may enter from the south side of Brown Deer Road.  More information about Lynden Sculpture Garden itself is available at
www.lyndensculpturegarden.org.

Please note, both days will be hands-on and children may get messy. Please dress them accordingly or provide a smock. As we must have enough staffing and supplies for each morning, children must be registered by September 19 for Rosh Hashanah and September 28 for Yom Kippur. Registrations can be made on the CEEBJ website at www.ceebj.org/hhd (use the Reservations tab) or by calling the synagogue office at 414-228-7545. Teen volunteers are desired for both mornings. If your teen is interested, please have them contact Susan Cosden, Director of Lifelong Learning, at scosden@ceebj.org or they may call or text at (973) 917-9294.


CHILDCARE

Given the programming for children 4-8, and the challenge of maintaining COVID-safe childcare for our youngest, we will not have childcare at CEEBJ this year, and ask for those families who wish to join for services to please arrange for their own childcare.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Thanks to the support of the Albert and Jeanette Gross Senior Citizen Fund, complimentary transportation to all High Holy Days services is available to congregants who do not have any other means of reaching the synagogue. Registrations for transportation can be made on the CEEBJ website at www.ceebj.org/hhd (use the Reservations tab) or by calling the synagogue office at 414-228-7545

 

PARKING

At peak times, professional parkers will supervise parking at the CEEBJ building. Plan to arrive early. When parkers are on duty, please follow their instructions. Valet parking will be available for those who require assistance; a parking attendant at the main entrance (west door) will help you when you arrive. If you have any other special parking needs, please contact the Executive Director. Per the River Hills Police Department, parking on Brown Deer Road is not allowed.

 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

We truly want our High Holy Days offerings to be accessible to all of our congregants, whatever your level of technological sophistication. Our services are created to be available to all congregants, no matter their location and circumstances, and to our friends and family wherever they may be. If you have technical support questions, proceed to www.ceebj.org/hhd.

 

MI SHE-BEI-RACH FOR ROSH HASHANAH MORNING SERVICE
Our practice is to share the names of our loved ones, friends and congregation members who are ill and then join together in a prayer for healing on their behalf at our service on the first morning of Rosh Hashanah.  This has become a moving and meaningful part of our worship service.  To facilitate the sharing of names, please submit the names (in English or Hebrew) online at www.ceebj.org/hhd, call the synagogue office at 414-228-7545, or return the blue slip from your HHD packet by Wednesday, September 21.  The names of your loved ones will be shared during our morning service on Monday morning, September 26. If you have questions, please contact Toni Quartana in the Clergy office at 414-228-7545 or email clergyoffice@ceebj.org.

 

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Preserve the memory of your loved ones in the Book of Remembrance. All names that are on memorial plaques will be included in the Book of Remembrance.  Additional submissions will be accepted on the included form, online at www.ceebj.org/hhd, or call 414-228-7545 through Thursday, September 15.

 

ORDER YOUR LULAV & ETROG SET
Standard set ($55), Quality set ($65), Deluxe set ($85). Please order online at www.ceebj.org/hhd or call the synagogue office at 414-228-7545. Orders must be received by Friday, September 16.

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Please contact our Executive Director, Andrew Appel
at 414-228-7545 or aappel@ceebj.org

with your High Holy Days questions and needs.

Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783