We hope you are finding yourself beginning to emerge into a healthier and more open space, both personally and as part of our community. Necessity was the mother of invention last year as we gathered online for our Zoom High Holy Days. As we reemerge this fall, concerns about safety restrictions as well as uncertain policies governing area locations have converged to challenge us once again this year. After much research and consultation, we have decided on a hybrid model.
We will once more hold our services online as we did last year, reinventing High Holy Days with a mix of prayer, song, video clips, and spiritual poetry. The bonus is that will offer two live experiences in the afternoons at the beach where we can gather safely outdoors as an added highlight to celebrating the Jewish New Year together.
* Rosh Hashana evening and morning, and Yom Kippur evening and morning, we will be online so that you and your friends and family can participate from Los Angeles and across the country.
*Rosh Hashana afternoon, we will gather down at the beach (bring blankets and beach chairs) and take part in a meaningful, celebratory Tashlich ceremony, gathering by the water and renewing our lives and goals for the new year as our ancestors always did.
*Yom Kippur afternoon we will hold our annual Discussion with our Rabbi, songs from our musicians, as well as the final Neilah service and Havdalah, alongside the water.
Reentering community, life feels different—because it is. We are all finding resilience and imagining our lives in newfound ways. Similarly, Bayit Shelanu’s hybrid approach will offer new, safe and inclusive ways to gather. Remember, Rosh Hashanah comes early this year--Monday evening September 6th Yom Kippur begins Wednesday evening, September 15th.
We look forward to seeing and being with you online and, if able, in person by the water, for our 2021 High Holy Days. Blessings for a summer of reemerging back into health and into the light.
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