“G’Mar Chatima Tova!”
CPT High Holy Days Services
2021 | 5782
High Holy Days Live Attendance COVID Statement
Dear Valued Members of the Congregation P’nai Tikvah Community,
We begin each Shabbat saying, “Whether you lean to the right or the left, or like it somewhere in the middle, whether you are a believer or a questioner or a questioning believer, you are welcome to this makom shalom, this place of peace, joy, and hope, Congregation P’nai Tikvah.” And we mean that. But as we prepare to gather in person, that leads us to a dilemma.
We value each congregant and have debated how to address the looming problem of COVID for the comfort and safety of all. Some of us are opposed to the idea of vaccination; others are not vaccinated because their doctors won’t allow it; our small children are, as yet, unable to be vaccinated. Particularly for those individuals, COVID exposure can lead to horrific consequences.
The Talmud (Shevuot 39a), teaches “Kol Yisroel arevim zeh b’zeh,” all Jews are responsible for one another. In light of that principle, we ask members to attend in person only if they are fully vaccinated, and to wear a mask covering both nose and mouth. For those who cannot or prefer to not attend in person, we will continue to have a fully interactive and inclusive Zoom option.
This decision is fully in line with the rules established by the State of Nevada and our host venue. If the venue requires fewer than capacity attendance, we will seat members in order of when they renewed or began their membership for this new year.
Thank you for helping us take care of one another.
Judi Stotland, President
High Holidays Schedule
Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre – September 15, 7pm | 9 Tishrei, 5782
Yom Kippur – September 16, 2021 | 10 Tishrei, 5782
(all day starting at 10 am)*
Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur services will all be offered hybrid (both on-line and in-person at Adelson Educational Campus).
Everyone may attend virtually! Login information will be sent with registration confirmation.
To attend in-person, you must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination by submitting your card to the Congregation P’nai Tikvah office in advance of the High Holy Days services. NO ONE without prior RSVP and approval will be allowed into the synagogue. NO exceptions!
In-person attendance will be granted for members and their immediate family but each must be registered individually. Upon arrival at Adelson Educational Campus, security requires that you have already registered and that the name registered matches your identification. During in-person services, masks will be required over mouth and nose at all times. The only unmasked participants will be on the bimah.
Photocopies of vaccination cards may be emailed to the Congregation P’nai Tikvah office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation P’nai Tikvah Board of Directors