DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS MORNING, THE 8:30AM YOUNG CHILDREN’S SERVICE IS BEING HELD IN HAAS HALL AT THE SYNAGOGUE.
Sorry, no Youtube or Zoom for this service.

THE 10:30AM YOM KIPPUR SERVICE WILL BE ON ZOOM ONLY:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96216700903?pwd=V1RoQzVCQk02S25lbVdhODZkNFN5Zz09
Meeting ID: 962 1670 0903
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)
Click here for the prayer service.

A note about services and Covid: we are closely monitoring the CDC and CT governor’s guidelines, in addition to being advised by medical and healthcare professionals within our community, on how to gather as safely as possible.

We are offering three options to celebrate the High Holy Days with us.

IN PERSON in our SANCTUARY: At this time, we will be requiring all individuals to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth while indoors. In addition, we will have rows closed in the sanctuary to maintain physical distance between households and will optimize our cooling system to allow for the most outside air circulation so we can gather as safely as possible.

IN PERSON at ELIZABETH PARK: All of our usual Haas Hall services are being moved outside to the stage at Elizabeth Park. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. At this time, no masks are required in outdoor space. Invite your friends!
In the event of inclement weather, all Elizabeth Park services will go virtual on Zoom.

PARTICIPATE FROM HOME: All of our sanctuary services will be live on ZOOM and YOUTUBE.


Name Tags
Please have your name tags visible upon entering the services in our building. This will allow our greeters, ushers and security guards to quickly identify that you are part of our community and give us all the opportunity to greet each other by name. If you do not have your name tag with you, you will be asked to check in at the welcome table in the lobby outside the chapel.
We invite you to bring a guest–please contact the office in advance to reserve guest name tags.

Live Streaming: For members of our community who are unable to join us, our sanctuary services will be on Zoom, YouTube.com or on WHC-TV.

Parking: Those passengers needing assistance may be dropped off in the front circle. We have made arrangements to use the parking lots at Saint John’s Church (679 Farmington Avenue) to park on Yom Kippur (September 15 & 16*). Street parking and our back parking lot are always available, but please be sure to observe all posted parking signs.
*Please use their back parking lot only.

Security
We are implementing some additional security measures for the High Holy Days including additional security guards and controlled access to the building among other measures. Your cooperation and assistance is greatly appreciated in making our community a warm, welcoming and safe place. Please note:
      • The doors at the top of the stairs from Farmington Avenue into the main sanctuary will be closed 20 minutes after the service begins – we ask that you enter through the circle drive if arriving late.
      • Notify an usher, greeter or security guard if you see something out of place or if you need assistance.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS,

please contact the office at 860-233-8215.


Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 15

Erev Yom Kippur Family Service in Elizabeth Park 5:30pm
In light of current weather predictions, this evening’s 5:30pm Yom Kippur service in Elizabeth Park is still on. Note the ground may be wet so plan accordingly.
Includes interactive liturgy and participatory music with guitar. Sign interpreted for the deaf.
OR Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96216700903?pwd=V1RoQzVCQk02S25lbVdhODZkNFN5Zz09
Meeting ID: 962 1670 0903
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)
Click here for the prayer service.

**Erev Yom Kippur Service in the Sanctuary 7:30pm
Features our Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, a High Holy Days choir, cello and historic Austin organ.
Click HERE to join us live on YouTube.com
OR  Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84190560806?pwd=MWlqNXRSam0rYjhxQmJ1bkNta1NJdz09
Meeting ID: 841 9056 0806
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)
OR you can also watch on West Hartford Community TV: WHC-TV.
Comcast try Channel 5,Channel 95, or Channel 96.
Frontier TV try Channel 6097, Channel 6098, or Channel 6099.
Click Here for the High Holy Days Prayer Book.

Thursday, September 16

Young Children’s Service in Elizabeth Park 8:30am

DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS MORNING, THE 8:30AM YOUNG CHILDREN’S SERVICE IS BEING HELD IN HAAS HALL AT THE SYNAGOGUE. 

Suggested for ages 8 and under.

Parents and kids: click here to watch this video to get ready for the service!

 

**Yom Kippur Service in the Sanctuary 10:00am
Features our Mishkan HaNefesh prayer book, a High Holy Days choir and historic Austin organ.
Click HERE to join us live on YouTube.com
OR Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063688401?pwd=b0VBZVlzWVhqQ0NHanprSklhQ2pEUT09
Meeting ID: 850 6368 8401
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)
OR you can also watch on West Hartford Community TV: WHC-TV.
Comcast try Channel 5,Channel 95, or Channel 96.
Frontier TV try Channel 6097, Channel 6098, or Channel 6099.
Click Here for the High Holy Days Prayer Book.

Yom Kippur Service in Elizabeth Park 10:30am
THE 10:30AM YOM KIPPUR SERVICE WILL BE ON ZOOM ONLY:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96216700903?pwd=V1RoQzVCQk02S25lbVdhODZkNFN5Zz09
Meeting ID: 962 1670 0903
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)

Includes interactive liturgy and participatory music with guitar. Sign interpreted for the deaf.
Click here for the prayer service.


Congregants Hour in Haas Hall 1:00pm
Congregants share their unique Jewish stories. Pre-recorded to view at home or watch together here in Haas Hall.
Click HERE to join us live on YouTube.com
OR Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063688401?pwd=b0VBZVlzWVhqQ0NHanprSklhQ2pEUT09
Meeting ID: 850 6368 8401
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)


Afternoon Service in the Sanctuary 2:00pm
With the reading of the holiness code and story of Jonah.
Click HERE to join us live on YouTube.com
OR Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063688401?pwd=b0VBZVlzWVhqQ0NHanprSklhQ2pEUT09
Meeting ID: 850 6368 8401
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)
Click Here for the High Holy Days Prayer Book.


Healing Service 3:00pm
This service has been moved to the Sanctuary.
For communal and personal healing.
Click HERE to join us live on YouTube.com
OR Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063688401?pwd=b0VBZVlzWVhqQ0NHanprSklhQ2pEUT09
Meeting ID: 850 6368 8401
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)

Yizkor Service in the Sanctuary 4:00pm
We remember and honor those who are no longer with us.
Click HERE to join us live on YouTube.com
OR Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063688401?pwd=b0VBZVlzWVhqQ0NHanprSklhQ2pEUT09
Meeting ID: 850 6368 8401
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)
Click Here for the High Holy Days Prayer Book.

Neilah Service in the Sanctuary 5:00pm
Followed by a board-sponsored community Break-the-Fast.
Click HERE to join us live on YouTube.com
OR  Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85063688401?pwd=b0VBZVlzWVhqQ0NHanprSklhQ2pEUT09
Meeting ID: 850 6368 8401
Passcode: 5782
Or call in: 929 205 6099 (The meeting ID is the same for the phone too)
Click Here for the High Holy Days Prayer Book.

Important notice about Break-the-Fast:
Unfortunately, we will not be holding our Break-the-Fast in our usual format. We will be providing a “to go” breakfast which will include grape juice and challah only. Given the current state regarding Covid, we do not feel it is safe to eat together, without masks.

 

Please wear your name tag to services so we can greet you by name. Name tags should be visible upon entering for services. As part of our security procedure, those without a name tag must check in at the welcome desk.

**Name tags required to attend in person.


Festivals & Holy Days

Erev Sukkot Open House & Service
Monday, September 20 at 6:00pm
Sukkot Party and Havdalah
Saturday, September 25 at 6:30pm
Simchat Torah Celebration
Monday, September 27 at 7:00pm
Shemini Atzeret Festival & Yizkor Service
Tuesday, September 28 at 11:00am

32nd Annual High Holy Days Food Drive
Bring a non-perishable food item for our annual food drive to help those in need. New this year, we will be collecting items in our lobby,  and members of our Social Justice Committee will direct you to the drop off area.
Monetary donations are also accepted. Every $50 can provide up to 125 meals!

Support Foodshare’s work to eliminate hunger in our community, and thank you.