HIGH HOLY DAY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Do I need tickets this year?
You do not need to have tickets this year. All services and study sessions will be offered online free of charge. Our full schedule is available here.

I did not get the Beth Israel Quarterly or any emails. What do I do?
All of the details for High Holy Days are available on our website. You can find a schedule of events and all other information here. If you cannot find the information you’re looking for, please call us at 858.535.1111.

Do I need to register for services? Where can I watch services?
No; you do not need to register for services. You can watch all our services on our YouTube channel. Click here for the YouTube channel.

Is there anything I need to RSVP for?
Yes! We require RSVPs for our Food for Thought program as well as Sermon Talk backs and our S’lichot program. To RSVP for any programs, click here.

Do I need a prayer book to follow along with services?
No; all services will have the words/prayers on the screens.

I do not have Zoom account. What should I do?
You can set up a free Zoom account here. Zoom accounts are only necessary if you’d like to participate in an event that is hosted on Zoom (Food for Thought, Talk-backs).

When will the shofar be sounded? 
The Shofar will be blown approximately around 11:15 on September 19th, during the Rosh Hashanah morning service.

What will Tashlich look like this year?
We are encouraging everyone to do Tashlich in a way that is safe for them and their families. At 5:00 PM on Rosh Hashanah (September 19th), a Tashlich service with our Clergy will be available on our YouTube channel to help guide your Tashlich ritual.

What happens if I cannot access Zoom, YouTube or have other technical issues?
We will have people available that can try and help you.  Please call 858.535.1111 or email us at cbi@cbisd.org and someone will walk you through any problems you might have.

I am not a member of Beth Israel, but I want to watch your services.
You can go to YouTube channel for any of the services you wish to observe and watch from there or sign up for any programs that require an RSVP.

Does it cost money to watch services?
No; worship services are available to be streamed at no cost. If you would like to make a donation, please do so here. As always, we are incredibly grateful for your support.

Where can I find information on your reopening plans?
We have created a COVID-19 Resource Corner where we regularly post updates of any changes. Visit the COVID-19 Corner here.