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High Holidays Services, 5782

High Holidays 2021/5782

Beit Am is planning our customary schedule of High Holiday services with both online and in-person access. Based on the current trends in the disease, guidelines from the CDC and Oregon Health Authority, and assessment from independent public health experts, we are implementing the following guidelines for High Holiday services at Beit Am:
These guidelines were updated August 22 in light of local increases in COVID-19 transmissibility, cases, and hospitalizations. 

  • All in-person service attendees age 12 and older must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Beit Am will not be directly verifying vaccination status. We are a community built on trust, and we trust that you will have taken this crucial step to protect yourself and others.
    • The board has made the difficult decision that children not yet eligible for vaccination may only attend services online. Separate youth activities on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are being planned by the Beit Midrash staff.
  • People are strongly encouraged to attend High Holiday services online. Beit Am’s full schedule High Holiday services will be available over Zoom, and we plan for the format to be similar to last year’s services.
  • In-person access to each service is limited to 50 people. This capacity is to allow for abundant physical distancing and limit potential exposures for Rabbi Phil and lay leaders. 
  • Masks are required for all attendees and must be worn at all times at Beit Am. We request that you select a well-fitting mask and not wear only a face shield
  • Advanced sign-up is required for all in-person attendees. To assure fair access to everybody in the community who wishes to attend in-person, sign ups will at first be limited to three services. 
    • Priority will be given to people layning, lay service leaders, and volunteers. Accommodations will also be made for people who are unable to participate in online services due to religious observance or technology access. 
  • Please do not attend in-person if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have recently tested positive for the coronavirus, or have been advised to quarantine or isolate by your healthcare provider or public health authority. 
  • Seating in the sanctuary will be set up for social distancing. Please make sure to leave at least six feet of space between households and maintain distance while you are at Beit Am.

Requests for accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All requests will be handled in confidence.

The sign up form, instructions, and frequently-asked questions is at

All services (except Tashlikh) are at Beit Am. Zoom links will be provided closer to the service dates. 

Also note that the attachments at the bottom of this page provide forms for adding a name to our Book of Remembrance published for the High Holidays and.or for ordering lulav and etrog for Sukkot.

Monday, September 6: Erev Rosh Hashanah, Candle lighting and services, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 7: Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Services, 9:00 am

Youth activity, 2:30 pm Shofar blowing in Beit Am parking lot, then to Arnold Park for activities

Tashlikh, Michael’s Landing behind Old Spaghetti Factory, 4:30 pm

Wednesday, September 8: Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Services, 9:00 am

Saturday, September 11: Shabbat Shuvah services, 10:00 am

Wednesday, September 15: Erev Yom Kippur, Candle lighting and Kol Nidre service, 6:45 PM

Thursday, September 16: Yom Kippur

Morning Services, 9:00 am

Youth activity, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Study session with Rabbi Phil, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Yizkor memorial service, 5:30 pm - please note new time

Mincha, 6:00 pm

Ne’ilah, 7:00 pm

Havdalah, 8:05 pm


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