Services


NOTE: ALL SERVICES TEMPORARILY HELD ON ZOOM.
To get the zoom addresses:

If you have renewed your membership or purchased a High Holy Days ticket, you will be emailed the zoom invitation for each service twice, first a few days before each service and again the morning of the service.
Even the open discussion and concluding services on Yom Kippur afternoon, which don’t require a ticket, do require a zoom invitation. For security purposes, zoom links will only be emailed to those that rsvp. Please contact the temple office by email in order to RSVP for the open services at info@cbesimi.org
Remember, no one will be excluded from attending High Holy Days services due to the inability to pay. Please contact Cindy by emailing the temple office to request a sponsor for your ticket and provide your name and email address. Your name will be held in confidence.

 

High Holy Day Schedule 2020:

Apart, but not alone!    ~    Make your home a sanctuary.
Although we may not be physically in the same space, we are still spiritually together. Join us this year for our first live-streamed, interactive High Holy Day services. While the presentation of the services may look a lot different than in previous years, it’s still all of us joining together in song, prayer and inspirational learning.  New circumstances challenge us to be creative and resilient. This may be the most interesting High Holy Days we’ve ever had! It will certainly be different, as this whole 2020 has been! Our goal at CBE is to maintain our connection and foster spiritual growth even during this time of separation. I hope you’ll set up a special place for your prayers and ritual objects so you can feel special during the 10 days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Here’s the schedule:
Erev Yom Kippur ~ Sunday, September 27, 7:00 – 8:15 pm
As the sun sets and we light candles, we begin this most sacred day with the beautiful, haunting melody of Kol Nidre and join with Jewish communities around the world in this day of introspection, renewal and resolve to better ourselves in the New Year.
Yom Kippur morning ~ Monday, September 28, 10:00 – 11:30 am
We join together for davening the beautiful prayers and melodies for Yom Kippur; confess our sins and shortcomings, read the Torah and uplift our spirits.\
Yom Kippur afternoon ~ Discussion 3:00 – 4:00
Share stories of hope, fortitude and inspiration.
Yom Kippur afternoon ~ Minchah, Yizkor and Nei’lah 4:30 – 6:30
In the afternoon we will begin with the Torah reading on laws of justice from Leviticus and have a discussion on the story of Jonah – out of the belly of the whale. Yizkor will begin around 5:15 as we mourn our personal losses and also all of the devastation caused by the current COVID pandemic. We’ll conclude Yizkor with the MeShebeyrach prayer for healing, performed by our CBE choir (pre-recorded).As the day of fasting and introspection comes to an end, we’ll read and chant the beautiful last part of the Yom Kippur liturgy, the Nei’lah prayers. Then we’ll do the Havdallah together (just as we did one Saturday evening back in July)!Break your fast, thank God for bringing us to the end of this amazing day, and think about socially-distancing at CBE for Sukkot in 5 days’ time!

High Holy Day tickets –

are included with Congregation B’nai Emet membership, depending upon member category.

Use THIS FORM only to request tickets for non-members or those outside of your immediate family or to list loved ones in Yizkor Book, or order below:

NOTE: Children under 13 are free.

High Holy Day Tickets

NOTE: THIS CART IS ONLY FOR CBE PURCHASES. SISTERHOOD PURCHASES BELONG TO A SEPARATE ACCOUNT.

Please join us at 7:00 pm on Zoom for our CBE Shabbat Service

Our virtual synagogue will be open at 6:40 pm for some much
needed “Shmooze Time” before the service.

Zoom Shabbat Service
7:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Friday, until further notice

Here is what you need to do to attend:
1. Click on the link you received in the weekly bulletin, or contact the temple office at info@cbesimi.org
You may share this link with family and friends, but please do not post publicly.
2. When you do, if you don’t already have the Zoom app on your computer or smart phone, you will be asked to download the app. It’s free and safe so don’t worry!
3. You don’t need a prayerbook – the prayers will appear on the screen.
4. Bring your own shabbat candles, kippah, filled kiddush cup, challah and oneg.
5. When you join the service, your audio will be muted and your video will be off to make sure you are ready to participate. If you sign in before 7, please unmute yourself when ready and your room is quiet. If you arrive late, please remain on mute as the service will be in progress. Start your video as soon as you join the meeting.
Our service will include remembering Yahrzeits the coming week. As always, a Mi Shebeirach prayer will be said for all of those who are in need of healing, so have their names handy.

ONEG SHABBAT SPONSORING

We are still accepting donations to the oneg fund. Now that CBE will be having weekly shabbat services on ZOOM on Friday nights, we will announce it as:

“A donation to the oneg fund has been made by….in honor/memory of…”

If you would like to be an oneg sponsor, please make your donations online at https://www.cbesimi.org/community/sisterhood/oneg-sponsorship/ or contact Meridith directly at mspatera@earthlink.net so she can make sure that your name is announced. Due to the stay at home order, the mail is not collected every day and we want to make sure we announce your donations on time. Mail checks to Meridith Patera, whose address is in the temple roster, or email her for the address.

Oneg sponsorships will be announced every Friday.
Thank you for supporting the sisterhood and our temple during these trying times.

Next Shabbat morning service will be the first Sat. of October- Oct. 3rd, 10 am.

Join us (via Zoom) to celebrate the first day of Sukkot.