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High Holy Day FAQ 2021/5782

B'nai Amoona is thrilled to invite you to join us for High Holy Day Services. Whether joining us in-person or virtually, we welcome you! Below are answers to our most commonly asked questions regarding High Holy Day Services and programs. Feel free to contact Anita Kraus at 314-576-3688 or with any further questions or comments.

What are your
Health & Safety Protocols?

Please note: At this time, the health and safety protocols listed below are for our High Holy Day Services and experiences only.

For in-person/indoor services: All attendees must be 12 or older and able to show proof of vaccination.  All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times. We will also be limiting the capacity of our Services and programs.

Children under 12 years old are welcome to join us for our outdoor Intergenerational Services with their vaccinated family members. Proof of vaccination and a mask will be required.

Those who are not able to attend in-person services, are warmly invited to join us virtually on our BA Livestream or Facebook Page. Some of our Services and programs taking place in the Guller Chapel will also utilize a Kosher Zoom link.

How do I attend High Holy Day 

To register, please visit our High Holy Day Webpage.  There, you will see a number of square purple buttons. Click on the button of the Service you wish to register for. 

Contact if you are having trouble accessing an online registration form.

Do I have to be a member to register for High Holy Day Services?

No. Non-members who are vaccinated are welcome to join us for in-person Services with a suggested minimum donation of $36 per person.

Non-members are also welcome to stream our Services online.

What is the difference between a "Classic Service" and an "Innovative Service?"

Our Classic Services will be meaningful worship experiences that include traditional liturgy accompanied by the hallowed Nusach (musical traditions) of Congregation B'nai Amoona.

Our Innovative Services will be engaging and creative worship experiences that includes both traditional and creative approaches to discussion, melodies and meditations.

How long will Services be?

Our Classic Services will be around 2.5 hours and our Innovative Services will be around 1.5 hours. Intergenerational Services will be around 45 minutes.

Do you have High Holy Day Services for Children?

Yes! Our Intergenerational Services are the perfect option for families wanting to experience the High Holy Days together. These outdoor Services taking place on Rosh Hashanah (Days 1 and 2), Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur will include age-appropriate activities, music and much more. Online registration is required as well as vaccination cards for anyone 12 years and older and face masks for anyone 2 years and older.

Please note: We will not have High Holy Day Babysitting this year.

How can I participate in Virtual High Holy Day Services?

All are welcome to join us virtually for High Holy Day Services. Our Main Services will stream line on our Facebook Page and BA Livestream Page and Services and programs taking place in our Guller Chapel will also use a Kosher Zoom link.

To enhance the virtual Service experience, High Holy Day Machzorim are available to borrow - please contact Gail Armstrong at 314-576-9990 x126 or for more information. We will also have our Machzor available online (link coming soon).

We also encourage you to click HERE for ways to create a sacred space at home.

How else can I celebrate High Holy Days at B'nai Amoona?

Celebrating High Holy Days doesn't just include watching Services, here are some other highlights to consider:

Congregational "Big Read:" This year’s High Holy Day “Big Read” is The Beauty of What Remains by Rabbi Steve Leder and will serve as the creative fodder for many of our sermons and classes. Please contact Amy Maupin at 314-576-9990 x131 or email to order your copy. Cash or check can be made out to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund for $18.00 please. We look forward to hearing your reactions to this meaningful chronicle.

ROSH U with Rabbi Neal and Carol Rose: Under the incredible teachings of Rabbi Neal and Rabbanit Carol Rose, our back-to-back ROSH U classes will include interactive discussions and new perspectives. Click HERE to register.

A Moment of Intimacy with the Divine: Yom Kippur Ark Ceremony: Individuals not able to attend Neilah during Evening Services are welcome to register for private time with their family in front of our beautiful Ark on Yom Kippur. Click HERE to register.

Yom Kippur Food Drive: All are welcome to perform this High Holy Day Mitzvah and donate non-perishable food items. We have a cart ready for your "no contact" deliveries. Individuals needing help getting their donations out of their trunk can ring our the doorbell Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for assistance.

Alternatively, you can make a donation to HaMakolet, B'nai Amoona's free food market, by contacting Gail Armstrong at 314-576-9990 x126 or

Break the Fast Boxes: Chef Jon is preparing the perfect meal available for curbside pick up after Yom Kippur Break Fast ends.

Each box contain bagels, lox, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, capers and cream cheese
apple cinnamon kugel, egg salad, fruit salad, cherry pie, bottled water and orange juice. For more information and to order your boxes, please click HERE.

Order your Lulav & Etrog and B'nai Amoona gets a "kick back:" Use THIS LINK to have your Lulav & Etrog delivered right to your door in time for Sukkot. B'nai Amoona gets 10% back by using our unique link.

Bookplates and High Holy Day Greetings: Families have an opportunity to have a bookplate placed in one of our Intergenerational Machzorim as a legacy contribution. The bookplates can be customized to honor or remember a loved one, represent families, or for whatever gift moves your heart.

Additionally, you can make the year a little sweeter with a High Holy Day Communal Greeting. Donors will be acknowledged once under “Congregational Greetings for a Sweet New Year.” 

Click HERE for either of these options and contact Gail Armstrong at 314-576-9990 x126 or with any questions.

Wed, September 22 2021 16 Tishrei 5782