Archive: September 2020

Teshuvah Outside of Communal Prayer

Posted on September 1, 2020

Approved on September 1, 2020 by a vote of 13-0-0. Voting in favor: Rabbis Jaymee Alpert,Pamela Barmash, David Booth, Suzanne Brody, Nate Crane, Elliot Dorff, David Hoffman,Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Jan Kaufman, Amy Levin, Micah Peltz, Avram Reisner, RobertScheinberg, and Deborah Silver. Voting against: none. Abstaining: none.1 She’eilah (Question) Our communal davenning on Yom Kippur includes liturgy Continue Reading »

Washing on Yom Kippur

Posted on August 31, 2020

By Rabbi Aaron Alexander Please note that this is not an official responsum of the CJLS. Do the restrictions on washing hands, etc.. during Yom Kippur apply this year, considering the benefits of hygiene in slowing the spread of COVID-19? They do not. Washing/sanitizing hands is not only permitted, but required in most circumstances. Read Continue Reading »

Hoikhe Kedushah on Yamim Noraim

Posted on August 31, 2020

Prepared by Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky Please note that this is not an official responsum of the CJLS. The exigent circumstances of the Covid pandemic challenge Masorti communities on how to manage tefillot this Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. The CJLS has offered several optional formats for truncating and streamlining services. Some of this guidance on abbreviated services Continue Reading »

High Holiday Seder Companion (Honey Foundation for Israel)

Posted on August 27, 2020

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40 Holy days

Posted on August 24, 2020

40 Holy Days is a free online-tool-kit of music and inspiration featuring leading Jewish artists from around the globe. We invite you to join us and supplement your streamed services, hold viewership, build community and “elevate” the “praying” field. By Pico Union Project