Dear Members,

We are happy to inform you that we will be offering our services for the High Holy Days both in-person and live streamed via Zoom.  We are continuing to follow New Jersey’s COVID guidelines in an effort to be extremely careful and cautious for everyone’s health and safety.

So, for the High Holy Days, we will be limiting the number of seats in Har Sinai’s sanctuary to 150, which will allow for additional space between each row and seat, as needed. The policy with respect to wearing masks in the sanctuary during services will be determined as close as possible to the holidays.

We have heard from many Temple members that they look forward to attending in person this year. To accommodate as many people as possible, we will be taking reservations and assigning seats for specific services.  Thus, we have created a Reservation Form–you may complete the copy you received in the mail, or complete the form online, but please complete and submit it by Friday, August 6th.

Please indicate your first, second, and third choice of the services that you (and your family members) would like to attend in person. This will help us to provide preferred seating for as many people as possible.  If it is not possible to offer you seats at a specific service, please know that every service will be streamed live via Zoom and recorded, too.  In addition, we will make sure that everyone has the High Holy Days prayerbook to use at home.

We will continue to monitor recommendations about COVID protocols. Should any new mandates be issued by the state of New Jersey due to the new COVID variants, we will certainly act accordingly and will pivot to all online services, if needed. As always, we will continue to communicate clearly and often with everyone about this.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact the Temple office. We look forward to celebrating the upcoming Holy Days with you in-person and online. In the meantime, enjoy a wonderful summer.

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Jill Schwartz
Religious Practices Committee Chair