HIGH HOLIDAYS 2020

WELCOME TO KOL AMI of BOCA RATON HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES!

This year is going to be very different for us in many ways. As we are not congregating in person we will be using Zoom for all our services. Also we will be joining with another Reconstructing Judaism synagogue very similar to ours, Leyv Ha’Ir, located in Philadelphia, PA.

Please be sure to scroll through this entire page.

Since we will be using the Zoom internet platform we are requiring a formal registration. This information is required because of security concerns.

If you have not yet registered and would like to join us for our Yom Kippur services please fill out the reservation form below and you will be contacted.

Information for joining us by Zoom will be sent to you a day or two before the holiday.

For Zoom security purposes, we require a separate registration form for each device (computer, tablet or phone) that will be logging in for our services, but not each individual. (You may forward this form to other people.) Multiple people in one family
can watch together on any one device. Please make sure that the name you use on this application will match the identification name that shows up with your tile on a Zoom call. We will not be able to allow you entry into the meeting room unless we
recognize who you are. You can change the name by ‘right clicking’ on your tile or left clicking on the bars on the top right of your tile, while you are in any Zoom meeting, clicking on ‘rename’ and typing in the name you are using on this registration form.

Service Schedule:

Erev Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre: Sunday September 27th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur Shachrit: Monday September 28th, 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Yitzkor: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Discussion group, the Psalms of the High Holidays: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mincha and N’ilah:  6 p.m.

If you would like to borrow a High Holiday Machzor we are making them available. Scroll down below the registration forms to find information about pick up and return.

We look forward to sharing the holidays with you as we welcome in a sweet new year!

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As always we have no “seat” fees for our High Holiday services, but we do humbly request a donation of your choosing. 

Donations can be made by check and mailed to Kol Ami of Boca Raton, PO Box 810504, Boca Raton, FL 33481. We are also happy to receive your donation through Paypal. (If you haven’t used Paypal recently you might want to go to their site and review your options. Payments can now go through a credit card of your choosing as well as directly from your checking account.)


LIST OF REMEMBRANCE

Due to these unusual circumstances, we will not be printing a Book of Remembrance  this year. In lieu of our printed listings we will be setting up a scrolling list of the names of the people we would like to remember and honor. This list will be a part of the Yitzkor Service.

We are hoping that our community will understand the constraints and join us as we try to make this as meaningful as possible. Of course, once the list is compiled in an electronic form it will be available for you to keep.

The silver lining to this cloud is that we don’t have a page constraint. If you would like to reserve a place in our List of Remembrance please fill in the form below. For up to three names we are requesting a donation of $18. For a submission of any number of names more than three we are requesting a donation of $36.

PLEASE RESPOND BEFORE 21 SEPTEMBER 2020.

NOTES: (1) If you participated in our Book of Remembrance last year and have no changes to that list, let us know and we will take it from there. (2) Donations can be made by check and mailed to Kol Ami of Boca Raton, PO Box 810504, Boca Raton, FL 33481. We are also happy to receive your donation through Paypal.

If you have any questions please contact Bonnie Austin by e-mail at sy.quickstep@gmail.com and leave a number for her to call you.

If you would like to borrow a Kol Haneshamah machzor, Bonnie will make the High Holiday prayer books available. Our machzorim have been untouched and in storage for the past year to alleviate any concerns about any viral contamination.  Any Kol Ami member in good standing may borrow machzorim without leaving a deposit.

For those who are not current Kol Ami members but would like to borrow a machzor, Kol Ami requests a $54 deposit (by personal check) per prayer book borrowed.  Your check will be returned to you when you have returned the machzor after the holidays are over.  Should any prayer book not be returned, Kol Ami will retain the funds to cover the cost of the book’s replacement.  You are encouraged to return your books after Yom Kippur or we welcome you to turn your security deposit into a donation to Kol Ami at that time.

If you wish to borrow a machzor use the “Contact Us” form and we will let you know about arrangements. Please remember to bring a check payable to “Kol Ami of Boca Raton” for $54 per machzor borrowed if you are not a member of Kol Ami.

For those who may wish to view the machzor in PDF format on a secondary computing device (like an iPad or tablet) while participating in an online service, Reconstructing Judaism has made its Kol Haneshamah machzor available to view and download from its website below:

Visit https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/highholidays2020/mahzor-resources to download the Reconstructionist High Holidays prayer book, either in its entirety or in specific, smaller sections.  Many thanks to Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association for making this resource possible.