The Yom Kippur schedule will be as follows:
Sunday, Sept. 27: Candle lighting: 6:27 p.m.
Kol Nidrei at CBJ : 6:30 p.m. RESERVATION REQUIRED
**Monday, Sept. 28**: Regular services at CBJ begin at 9 a.m. RESERVATION REQUIRED
Neilah / Closing service: 6:00 p.m. RESERVATION REQUIRED
**NEW** Outdoor Neilah at 70 Prospect Park West: 6:00 p.m. RESERVATION REQUIRED
Shofar Sounding / Fast ends: 7:25 p.m.
Although one had previously been planned, there will NOT be an outdoor Kol Nidrei service at 70 Prospect Park West on Sunday evening.
Erev Yom Kippur 5781 - Begins Sunday evening, September 27. Candle lighting 6:26 p.m. | KOL NIDREI 6:30 p.m.
YOM KIPPUR 5781 - Monday, September 28. YIZKOR Memorial Prayer is said. Fast ends 7:23 p.m.
FILL OUT THIS FORM TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
for REGULAR SERVICES IN THE CBJ SANCTUARY.
(Registry form for Yom Kippur Ne'ila at 70 PPW is below.)
CBJ HIGH HOLIDAY SEATING - 5781 / 2020
Dear Congregants and Friends,
As we prepare for The High Holy Days, we are reminded of how special the CBJ community is.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, while we were not able to have regular services and events, CBJ has offered various online programs and activities via Zoom. Once the state and city allowed synagogues to open, CBJ was able to open for indoor services. We continue to celebrate our diverse community with daily services and programs.
We are happy to announce that we will hold High Holy Day services while strictly adhering to CDC guidelines. We will be very vigilant in following the rules of social distancing and protection for everyone who joins us for services. There will also be some outdoor services in the area, as well as abridged services in the lower sanctuary for those who are concerned about spending too much time in the shul itself.
The following rules must be followed by those attending services at CBJ:
All seats will be kept a minimum of 6 feet apart.
Seating for regular services will be on the main floor and in the balcony.
Social distancing will be required.
Hand washing and properly-worn masks, covering nose and mouth, will be required. The shul will have masks available for those who need them.
Young children will be allowed to participate only in the children’s activities and should not attend the services in the main sanctuary.
The chazzan will have a protective barrier around him.
The shul will be cleaned during the holidays.
IF YOU ARE SICK WITH SYMPTOMS OF ANY ILLNESS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SYNAGOGUE!
Donations for High Holy Day seats are an important source of revenue for the shul. Recommended minimum reserved seat contributions are $100 for members, $150 for non-members, as they were last year.
No one will be denied a reservation because of inability to pay, but we must have reservations in order to prepare properly for the services.
Although it has always been a tenet of CBJ never to turn individuals away, this year the number of seats is strictly limited, and YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION.
Only individuals who have registered and have verified seats will be able to attend services. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to put you in your preferred seat(s). We will try to keep seats purchased as a set near each other; however, because some seats will be in the balcony, our older congregants will have preference when it comes to seating on the main level.
If one is not able to register ahead of time and wants to attend the indoor services they can ask at the door if any seat is still available. Only if a seat is available will they be assigned that seat. Please do not come into the synagogue and sit at an empty seat assuming it is available.
Once seats are gone, no one will be allowed to join the indoor services. No exceptions will be made.
Sit only in your assigned seat.
We hope you will join us to celebrate The High Holy Days with our community. The Seat Reservation form is on the CBJ website. Please fill it out as soon as possible. As always no one will be turned away because they are not in a position to pay the full seat price, but Reservations are required for most services.
Use form below to reserve seats for special outdoor Ne'ilah services on Yom Kippur at 70 Prospect Park West. SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM LEFT.
REQUESTED MINIMUM DONATION FOR SEAT RESERVATIONS IS
$100 FOR MEMBERS
$150 FOR NONMEMBERS
$75 FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Note: Available remaining seats are in the balcony.
THIS YEAR, 5781 (2020) - DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL!
No one is turned away for inability to pay, but bear in mind that these donations are a vital source of revenue to help the shul meet our operating expenses,so please remember that your generosity is very meaningful. Tzedakah is one of the mainstays of the High Holy Days and Hashem will reward you.
CONGREGATION B'NAI JACOB
of Park Slope