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5782/2021-22 General Information


5782/2021 HIGH HOLY DAYS


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Following is detailed information regarding attendance at and access to CEEBJ’s High Holy Days services—onsite (inside or outside) or remotely.  All college student, adult children and guest tickets will be incorporated into member's total reserved numbers.  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.

Please review this information carefully and follow the instructions for reserving seating in the sanctuary if you wish to attend those services: 

A. In Sanctuary:  We will conduct most services onsite and in the sanctuary with limited and socially distanced seating for individuals who are fully vaccinated and who have provided proof of vaccination, subject to the following procedures:

    1. Masks must be worn at all times by congregants and staff when in the building, including the sanctuary, excepting only clergy while leading the service from the bimah.
    1. Cantor Barash and our adult choir will sing live in the sanctuary and they will all wear masks while they sing.  Each participant is fully vaccinated and will be required to present a current negative COVID PCR test prior to each service.
    1. Congregants will be seated throughout the Sanctuary, Gallery, Surlow Hall and balcony areas, with social distancing between individuals and/or reserved groups.  Seating for any service in the sanctuary will be limited to 250 worshippers.
    1. Reservations to attend services in the sanctuary can be made on the HHD Reservation form or by calling the synagogue office at 414-228-7545 to advise us of your first, second and third choices of service to attend.  Please enter your reservations promptly.  We will make every effort to accommodate your service preferences, and will let you know by email or other means which Sanctuary service(s) you will be able to attend by no later than September 3.
    1. Proof of vaccination can be provided by uploading a copy of your vaccination card inside the HHD Reservation form, by emailing a copy to, by texting a copy to 414-301-1653 or by bringing your proof of vaccination to the synagogue office to be recorded.  


B.  Outside.  Services for Families with Young Children (9:00 AM on Rosh Hashanah (Day 1) and Yom Kippur mornings) will take place in a tent set up on the west parking lot of the CEEBJ campus. When attending the outdoor services:

  1. Masks must be worn in the tent by all congregants, children and staff, excepting only clergy while leading the service from the podium; and masks must also be worn when entering the building, as for use of the restrooms.
  2. Vaccination is preferred for those attendees who are able to be vaccinated, but vaccination is not required.
  3. Reservations are not required for attendance.
  4. Seating will be socially distanced.


C.  Online.  All services can be viewed online via Zoom, Facebook and the CEEBJ website  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  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.  


We look forward to seeing your children ages 13 and older in services with you. For children from 4-12, see below for Children’s High Holy Days Experience.

Tuesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 16, 10:00 A.M.


Children ages 4 through 7th grade are invited and encouraged to join us for a hands-on, High Holy Days Experience of the senses while their parents and older siblings attend the morning service. We ask that parents of four-year-olds determine whether home childcare or our High Holy Days Experience will be the better choice for their child. These programs will run for two and a half hours and will NOT include snacks for the safety of everyone. Children, teen volunteers, and adult staff will wear masks at all times. Programming will be run in small groups so it is very important to sign up ahead of time so we have enough staffing. Please note, both days will be hands-on, outside, and children may get messy. Please have children dress accordingly. On Rosh Hashanah we will have the opportunity to join everyone for the shofar service, though the group will be outside as will one of the shofar blowers.

Preregistration (online in the HHD Reservation form, or by calling 414-228-7545) is required to ensure there are enough materials for every child. There is no cost for these two special sessions.


Given the extensive outdoor programming for children 4-12, 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.

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.

Please indicate your need for transportation online in the HHD Reservation form or by calling 414-228-7545.

At peak times, professional parkers will supervise parking. 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.

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. Go to for information on how to obtain technical support

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, call the synagogue office at 414-228-7545, or return the blue slip from your HHD packet by Tuesday, September 7.  The names of your loved ones will be shared during our morning service on Tuesday morning, September 7. If you have questions, please contact Toni Quartana in the Clergy office at 414-228-7545 or email

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 online at or call 414-228-7545 through Friday, August 27.

Standard set ($50) Quality set ($55) Deluxe set ($80). Please order online or call the synagogue office at 414-228-7545. Orders must be received by Friday, September 3.

Please contact our Executive Director, Andrew Appel at 414-228-7545 or with your High Holy Days questions and needs.

Thu, September 16 2021 10 Tishrei 5782