Schedule of Events:
KSSMA'S VIRTUAL MINYANIM:
Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning at 9:00 am
In these extraordinary times, it is more vital than ever that we maintain our sense of community and closeness. Although we may not be able to be together physically, please join us in joyous prayer virtually via Zoom.
- If you don't already have the app, it's a free download at www.zoom.us
- Right before the time of the services, all you need do is enter the meeting # 466-016-9574. Oh, and please mute your microphones.
- If you wish to download the Siddur that we are using, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or of course you may follow along in your own, if you prefer.)
- At CHESMA, we don't believe in the "pay to pray" model, but please feel free to donate to your favorite charity (like us, for instance!)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Stay safe everyone!!
Well, we are certainly living though "interesting" times due to the pandemic. Monitoring the situation around the world, especially the resurgence of cases in many parts of the US upon re-opening of businesses and houses of worship,the question of when to re-open the JC3 is very much on our minds. Of course, much depends on factors far beyond our control.
The Board of CHESMA, AC has voted to take the following provisional plans for safe High Holiday services this year:
- For the health and well-being of everyone concerned, there will be no public HH services at the JC3.
- We will be broadcasting all High Holiday services from the JC3 via Zoom for all who interested in attending.
- To allow for a traditional service and Torah reading according to Conservative halachic standards, a physical minyan (10 maximum, as well as minimum) will be present at the JC3 (with appropriate distancing and masks, etc.), in compliance with local and federal guidelines.
- There will be no community dinners, kiddush luncheons, or break-the-fast meals.
- Since the blowing of the shofar (on Sunday, Sept. 20th) needs to be heard "live", we will be scheduling the shofar service along with tashlich at a location to be determined, outdoors, near a body of water. Everyone who is able to may attend in person, keeping social distancing/masks, etc.
- We are certainly aware that High Holiday services are normally quite long, and a couple of people might find staring at their computer screens for 5 hours rather, er, challenging! We will be posting a schedule that we'll try to keep to as closely as possible--please feel free to come and go as you are able; we have no problem whatsoever with this, but we ask that you please remember to mute your microphones to minimize disrupting the prayer and concentration of others. Thank you.