High Holiday Services for 5781 – 2020, Membership Required

High holidays are fast approaching, and SOJC has you covered. This year SOJC is offering both in-person and virtual services for SOJC members only. In-person services are by reservation only as the number of people entering the building is limited due to CDC guidelines.

Service Schedule for Rosh Hashanah

Overview

September 18 – Friday evening at 7:00pm – Zoom only
September 19 – Saturday morning at 9:30am – In person opportunities and Zoom
September 19 – Saturday afternoon Family Service at 1:00pm – In person opportunities and Zoom
September 19 – Saturday evening at 7:00pm – Zoom only
September 20 – Sunday morning at 9:30am – In person opportunities and Zoom
September 20 – Sunday afternoon Family Service at 1:00pm – In person opportunities and Zoom
September 20 – Sunday Shofar Blowing Service at 2:00pm – In person opportunities

Service Schedule for Yom Kippur

Overview

September 27 – Sunday evening Kol Nidre Service at 6:45pm – In person opportunities and Zoom
September 28 – Monday morning at 9:30am – In person opportunities and Zoom
September 28 – Monday afternoon Family Service at 1:00pm – In person opportunities and Zoom
September 28 – Monday afternoon – Healing Service with Cantor Ramsay at 2:30pm – Zoom only
September 28 – Monday afternoon/evening N’ela Service at 5:15pm – In person opportunities and Zoom

Detailed information to attend In-Person services at SOJC

For our congregants who will be joining us in person, you must follow these guidelines:

  • If you have been with anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or is COVID-19 positive, do not enter SOJC.
  • If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
  • Your temperature will be taken at the door before being allowed into the building. If your temperature is above 100 degrees you will not be allowed to enter SOJC.
  • Masks must be worn as you exit your car, throughout your worship experience and walking back to your car at the end of services.
  • You must arrive before the start of services. Once services begin, the doors will be locked.
  • You will be assigned a seat for the service you will attend. You must use your assigned chair/seat only.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet from all other families. Greet each other with a very warm, but distanced Shalom!
  • You must bring your own Mahzor. No community prayer books will be available.
  • If you need to purchase a Mahzor, orders may be placed using this link: https://www.sojc.org/shabbat-siddur-and-high-holiday-mahzur-online-order-form.  Should you need financial assistance, please e-mail Rabbi Krublit at rabbi@sojc.org and he will be happy to secure Mahzorim for you and your family.

Added protection protocols have been established:

  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building and should be used after entering SOJC.
  • Antibacterial soap is available in the restrooms.
  • Doors to the restrooms will remain open so door handles remain untouched.
  • Only a handful of Tallitot will be available – we strongly recommend bringing your own.
  • We will only have a small number of Kippot available. We strongly recommend bringing your own.
  • When using an SOJC Tallit and/or Kippah, please leave it on your seat when the service is completed.

service details and in-person registration

September 19 and 20 Rosh Hashanah Morning Services – 40 guests per day. These services will be approximately two hours in length. There will not be a Torah service, but additional meaningful prayers along with the Rabbi’s sermon and the Cantor’s chanting of H’neinei will add special meaning to this holiday.

September 19 and 20 Rosh Hashanah Family Services – 50 guests per day. These services will be approximately one hour in length and are geared for parents and children Pre-K thru 5th grade. This will be an abridged service using a special Mahzor supplied by SOJC, yet adults will feel they have fulfilled the mitzvah of attending services and the children will connect to prayer and readings in an age appropriate way. This service will be lead by Rabbi Orrin Krublit and Shana Medel.

In order to accommodate our congregation and still maintain social distancing, we ask that each family sign up for only ONE service during Rosh Hashanah (Morning service Day One, Morning service Day Two, Family service Day One, Family service Day Two).  

If you normally attend both days, kindly sign up for Day Two, so we can accommodate those congregants that only attend the first day.

September 20 Shofar Blowing – Kindly join us in the SOJC parking lot where we will be marking the holiday with the sounding of the Shofar. This service will be approximately fifteen minutes and will immediately follow the family service described above. We will have time to hear the Shofar blasts as the sound stirs our souls and inspires us to action. Please stay in your cars as you arrive, park in every other space, and roll down your windows to let the call of the Shofar into your vehicles and your hearts.

September 27  and 28 Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Morning and Afternoon Services – 40 guests per day. These services will be approximately two hours in length. There will not be a Torah service, but Yizkor will be chanted.

September 28 Yom Kippur Family Service – 50 guests. These services will be approximately one hour in length and are geared for parents and children Pre-K thru 5th grade. This will be an abridged service using a special Mahzor supplied by SOJC, yet adults will feel they have fulfilled the mitzvah of attending services and the children will connect to prayer and readings in an age appropriate way. This service will be lead by Rabbi Orrin Krublit and Shana Medel.

If you’d like to join our congregation, please call us at 407-239-5444 ASAP for more information or click on the membership tab above for the forms needed to apply. Virtual services are for Members Only and access is Non-Transferable.