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Developing Your High Holiday Task Force - Shared screen with speaker view
Martin Abschutz
26:03
please mute everyone
Wendy J Glasser
26:55
Jennifer are you going to send out the slides after the webinar?
Lawrence Yermack
27:19
The speaker can mute all Don’t depend on 200 jews to be quiet
pam
28:33
cannot hear
Frank Lange
30:11
Will we be able to get copies of all slides?
USCJ Admin
30:48
Yes, we will be sending out this powerpoint presentation as well as a recording
Mindy Kremer
30:55
Is everyone able to see the slide? I can’t.
Audrey
32:54
Can you speak louder please
David Pearlman
33:01
One is ongoing
Lisa Manheim
33:02
Task force is focused on one specific issue
Robin Minkoff
33:05
Task Forces are typically short term
Susan Ehrlich
33:05
short-term (task) vs long-term goals (committee)
David Pearlman
33:08
The other has a definitive end
Lisa Manheim
33:10
Committee is more long term
Bob Hallock
33:11
Task force is more focused on short term
Jason Lovitz Temple Emanuel VB
33:12
Task Force deals with a specific item…narrow scoper
Barbara Rossen
33:12
I would think task force is for a specific
Bob Hallock
33:13
FOCUS
Mark Vallon
33:13
A task force is temporary
Benny Sommerfeld
33:14
actionoriented
Gisele Ellis
33:15
Task force comes up with a specific plan for this occasion. (Plus, I have a key member who will not serve on a committee, but did agree to be part of my task force!)
Stanley Perlman
33:16
task force easier decision making
Orit Rappaport
33:17
Task force is temporary and has a large broad vision
Rabbi Elyssa Austerklein
33:18
has one clear goal
Eva Radding
33:19
A committee is ongoing, but a task force is brought together to address a particular need
USCJ Zoom
33:19
task force is highly focused toward a specific goal
Tracey Drayer
33:20
Committee is ongoing
Marla Cohen
33:22
Action versus ideas
Lynda Markowitz
33:23
Task force specific program/issue. Committee higher level vision and policies.
Vitaly Zakuta
33:24
task force is time bound
Judith Avner
33:25
TF is more focused
Steven Shapiro
33:30
Focused and limited to the problem
Cantor David Proser
33:30
A task force is more goal oriented for a specific mission
Gena Cohen
33:33
Task force is laser focused.
Randall Konigsburg
33:33
wider range than just ritual, building, fundraising etc.
chizzik1
33:37
Task Force…Critical issues
pam
33:37
task force goes into details and specifics of the goals
Tara
33:37
RC is for addressing ongoing and established practices; Task force is goal driven with change in mind
JoAnne Blumberg
33:39
Strategic planning vs. implementation
Susan Ehrlich
33:39
task force often have professionals with expertise
Phyllis Blumberg
33:40
task force is topic specific
Rabbi Charlie
33:40
Committee mostly discusses; Task force seeks a specific goal/project. Talk vs. action
Tracey Drayer
33:40
Task Force specific to an area within a committee's pervue
Kalman Socolof
33:42
task force: task orientation
USCJ Zoom
33:49
task force members have specific expertise
Judith Avner
33:53
limited in time and purpose
Scott Allen
34:03
task force may be comprised of experts that wouldn't necessarily be on a committee
Lynda Markowitz
34:05
Committee has leader/chair; task force is group working together to solve issue
Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation
34:06
should be small and manageable and malleable
chizzik1
34:09
Task Force…..Critical issues
Rodef Sholom Temple
34:10
Task forces include representatives of other, more-narrowly focused committees.
Craig Browdy
34:13
composed of experts
Karen Walsh
34:37
task force may include people from the community vs. congregation
Rabbi Charlie
35:29
BTW, we are in process of renaming "Ritual Committee" to "Religious Life Team" to focus on proactive activities as well as on-going issues - how do we grow as a religious institution, as individuals.
Jennifer Stofman
35:52
YES - you will get copies of this power point
Jennifer Stofman
36:09
it is being recorded and will be posted
Jennifer Stofman
36:18
it will be shared at the end
Scott B
37:56
Doesn't this apply to EVERY committee?
Kalman Socolof
38:08
Or 30 years ago, or 50...
Jody Dietch
38:08
yes, Scott
Jackie Rosenfeld
38:10
On Task Force, need to include Break the Fast chairperson.
Randall Levin
38:45
So someone senior, active and with experience that won’t tell us what was done 15 years ago?
Jody Dietch
38:49
what was the name of this webinar?
ron
40:45
small congregation 50plus member families median age 70, all sounds good how to put into practice
Barry Mael
41:58
you will also get a document with suggested participants and questions to think about. It will be usuable by all high holiday task forces based on your capacity . developing your synagogue High Holiday task force is the title
Randi Herman
41:59
very small, very senior congregation. technology has been a heavy lift with a very few able to provide tech support
Amit Golding
42:50
We are also a small congregation. can you please address congregation size and how that may affect the HH contingency planning. also our ONLY paid employee is our Rabbi.
Gary Adelman
42:52
We actually have in place a Religious Affairs Committee It works if you have the right people and the Rabbis support
Rabbi Charlie
43:59
Technology - that is constantly changing - is indeed a very serious challenge for older (and not so older) members. For services, programs, and communications.
Beverlee Tiger
44:27
Could the slide show be better centered?
David Kosak
44:53
Beverlee, go to view options and hit fit to screen
Orit Rappaport
45:01
Creative staff that know technology
Kalman Socolof
45:01
We have a very small congregation, fewer than 60 individuals. I'm not sure we have enough people to have that different a composition of the committee and the task force.
bethlappen
45:02
Builds community
Marla Cohen
45:03
Bilingual services
David Rothenberg
45:03
Looks fine. Check your computer settings
Bob Greenwald
45:05
passion
Orit Rappaport
45:05
Rabbis that are openminded
Eva Radding
45:06
Lots of volunteers to call on
barbaraparkoff
45:07
An innovative Rabbi
Tara
45:08
Established
Orit Rappaport
45:13
Willing to do things differntly
Martin Abschutz
45:14
strength - good ritual lay leadership
Melissa Harkavy
45:14
highly engaged lay leadership
Eva Radding
45:15
open-minded rabbi
Eric Pasternack
45:16
Good level of ritual knowledge overall
Kalman Socolof
45:17
Strong community.
Gisele Ellis
45:17
Sense of community
Lisa Manheim
45:19
Innovative Board
Sandy Starkman
45:21
large staff, lots of volunteers, lots of ritually skilled congregants
Bob Hallock
45:21
A time to reflect
Marla Cohen
45:22
Multi lingual clergy
Jodi Handler
45:23
active volunteer group
Scott Allen
45:23
well educated...lots of docs...CDC professionals...diverse
Judith Avner
45:23
come together and reconnect with friends you haven’t seen recentlky
Cantor David Proser
45:25
Experienced Cantor and Lay Rabbi
Craig Browdy
45:25
BAsed in radition
David Zucker
45:26
volunteers willing to help
pam
45:27
small enough to interact, large enough to have decent community 200 units
Ilana Altman
45:28
large space that can accomodate social distancing
Jackie Rosenfeld
45:28
Good Torah readers
Judith Avner
45:31
creating community
Robert Rich
45:31
Strong connections among members
Vitaly Zakuta
45:31
lots of folks much more used to technology and zoom now
Michelle Strassberg
45:31
lots of dedicated volunteers
Robert Gray
45:32
focus on inclusiveness
Orit Rappaport
45:33
Willing to invest in new tech to bring different kinds of services to our congregants
Barbara
45:33
already online with services & other opportunities
Eva Radding
45:36
already streaming minyan
Judy Silver
45:37
done Zoom
Gary Adelman
45:37
We give parts to as many people as we can
Mark Waltzer
45:38
Great progressive rabbi.
Judy Engel
45:42
We are getting better turnouts via zoom
Cantor Sarah Myerson
45:44
We’ve already adapted a lot to the present situation for Shabbat services
Martin Abschutz
45:44
good tech lay leaders
Ian Brecher
45:48
Meaningful experience
Cantor David Proser
45:52
Large space that can "distance" seating
Jackie Rosenfeld
45:52
Very organized rabbi with master spreadsheet
Wendy J Glasser
45:56
@Jody name of webinar is High Holiday Task Force
Wendi Fried
45:56
openminded and willing to think outside the box
fredgray
46:00
More congregants attend HH than other times.
Judith Avner
46:15
connection to tradition and past
Rabbi Michael Klayman
46:26
Sometimes it is the clergy who are the most flexible...
Bob Hallock
46:35
Congregants EXPECT that high holidays are only in person and in close proximity
Brenda Rich
46:37
Rabbi totally involved CAH Ventura CA
Judy Engel
46:41
do we get prayer books to all
Jackie Rosenfeld
46:42
Seniors reluctant to do tech/zoom
Lisa Manheim
46:42
People want to sing
Judith Avner
46:43
services too long and lose meaning
Craig Browdy
46:49
limited financial resources
Judith Avner
46:49
too many people
Robert Rich
46:50
Many members only engage with the synagogue once per year
Jodi Handler
46:52
Older group of congregants
barbaraparkoff
46:54
Lack of internet capab
DanW
46:55
Norman.D.Levin@helpisontheway.com is not be allowed into the webinar
Linda Aigen
46:55
aging congregation, not good with tech
Bea and Ed
46:55
technophobes
Denise Moldover
46:56
members who only come for HH so not familiar with changes need to be made.
Scott Allen
46:58
not tech savvy
Leslie Wilsher
46:59
People are averse to change.
Eva Radding
47:02
hard for elders tso use technology
Bob Greenwald
47:02
age of the congregation , technically challenged
Jodi Handler
47:02
Many members do not have internet or computers
Cantor David Proser
47:03
2nd year of using "new" machzor - people won't have them at home
Tara
47:06
Services rigid and the same year after year
Cantor Sarah Myerson
47:08
Observant members don’t use tech on chag
Martin Abschutz
47:12
schmoozing is a key want at HH services
Michelle Strassberg
47:16
resistance to change
Andy Nierenberg
47:18
Halachial requirements, ie shofar in-person listening
Noah Arnow
47:19
people want the familiar, but doing all of the familiar via streaming/zoom is too long.
David Rothenberg
47:21
People are attached to their traditional seat locations;
Jodi Handler
47:25
No tech on chag
SusanSugar
47:27
RA will likely be making machzorim available online
Wendi Fried
47:28
minimal knowledge of the music/nusach so harder to participate
Gary Adelman
47:29
Lack of attendance except for HH
Wendy J Glasser
47:30
Range of observance within membership
Naomi’s iPad
47:33
new rabbi starting in July
Lynne Marshall B'nai Tikvah
47:41
people don't have computers or facebook
Mark Vallon
47:45
Use of technology limited by halacha
Ilyse Wagner
47:47
people come to see and be seen which may not be relevant
Irv Ginsburg
47:47
lack of tecnoogy. aging cogeneration length of service heavy Hebrew.
Melissa Harkavy
47:56
Rabbi transition
Kalman Socolof
48:04
online siddurim/machzorim are clumsy to use.
Martin Abschutz
48:04
Opportunity to try something different
Rabbi Gail Swedroe
48:11
Hearing others sing is a key spiritual experience for many
Rabbi Gail Swedroe
48:24
*sing together
Gisele Ellis
48:26
We have more people for weekday minyan that even now that we are online. But some regulars can’t connect online.
Randall Levin
48:28
But also a much greater need now
Wendi Fried
48:29
people come to see others normally... it is a reunion which will not happen the same way
Craig Browdy
48:29
to reach a wider audience and grow membership
Eva Radding
48:34
We are all in the same boat
Brenda Rich
48:36
Few volunteers due to small aging synagogue but few who are very dedicated CAH
Bob Hallock
48:43
Online services can be quite intimate.
David Rothenberg
48:43
People are hesitant to risk exposure to covid and are willing to try new alternatives
Gary Adelman
48:43
Security
Orit Rappaport
48:47
Experiment with different membership models
Denise Moldover
48:50
How can families gather around one computer to participate together.
Martin Abschutz
48:52
try new things
Wendy J Glasser
48:52
Open classes from our seminaries
valerie
48:53
Redefining "membership" beyond the building
Robert Gray
48:55
flexibility with schedule
Steven Shapiro
48:58
versatility
Linda Aigen
48:59
zoom lowers barriers for participation
Jason Lovitz Temple Emanuel VB
49:00
engage more people for shorter periods of time
David Rothenberg
49:00
Got a tast of zoom and like it
Judith Avner
49:01
force out of the box thinking
JoAnne Blumberg
49:02
A chance for new opportunities to think outside the box
Scott Allen
49:02
Desire for connection gotten stronger
Andy Burger
49:07
Ability to experiment with different forms of donation/monetization
Jodi Handler
49:08
trying new things
Martin Abschutz
49:08
different tech models
Robert Rich
49:09
Opportunity to be creative
daniel fox
49:13
Outreach helping your community
Lynne Marshall B'nai Tikvah
49:15
oydoor services
Eva Radding
49:16
People care about being together so are willing to try new ways
Rabbi Charlie
49:19
Online resources, creative juices are flowing throughout Jewish community, thinking more seriously about the meaning & content of our Judaism.
Rabbi Jack & Beverly Shlachter
49:21
People are reaching out to religious institutions.
Orit Rappaport
49:23
ability to grow membership with different models
The Rosengartens
49:24
Demonstrate we can meet this challenge
vivian
49:29
people want their ho ors on the bimah for HH, how does that happen in virtual space
R Nathan Weiner - Beth Tikvah
49:30
Judaism is a living fountain. This is an opportunity to thoughtfully put that into action for this moment. Judaism demands it
Jackie Rosenfeld
49:32
trying new and varied aspects for current minyan and this will carry over to HHD
Wendi Fried
49:34
an ability to rethink and revision traditions
Craig Browdy
49:37
new ways to build model of financing synagogue without selling HH tickets
Cantor David Proser
49:37
Able to engage distant members and family
Benny Sommerfeld
49:42
Redefine what the congregation deliver to our membership
Eric Pasternack
49:43
possibility of decentralizing services to some extent
Andy Burger
49:47
ability to sacrifice some sacred cows
Irv Ginsburg
49:48
increased music. shorter services ivolving members in theservice
Martin Abschutz
49:48
StreamSpot vs FB Live vs Zoom or mix and match or all of the above
Martha Katz-Hyman
49:53
Will the chat comments be included in some way in the recording that will be sent out?
Jennifer Stofman
50:08
yes
Linda Samuels
50:12
adding additional services, instead of just one.
daniel fox
50:14
Regular phone contact with members by volunteer group.
USCJ Admin
50:15
Yes, we will send out the chat comments
JoAnne Blumberg
50:16
Opportunities for collaboration with other synagogues
Jackie Rosenfeld
50:18
Quarantine has encouraged us to make more one on one phone calls to people we otherwise might not approach face to face.
Orit Rappaport
50:20
Online analytics help us see what kinds of programming actually like
Jason Lovitz Temple Emanuel VB
50:34
zoombombing
Robert Gray
50:36
extreme uncertainty
Martin Abschutz
50:37
Covid-19 is the biggest threat
Randall Levin
50:37
Destabilization
David Zucker
50:40
Will local synagogue have role if others online
Rabbi Charlie
50:43
Let's not forget: Hurban Bayit Rishon led to formation and editing of Torah; Hurban Bayit Sheni led to the creativity of Rabbinic Judaism
Marla Cohen
50:43
Hurricane season
Eva Radding
50:44
Security
Wendy Askenas
50:44
Limited Zoom capabilities. How to get 500+ members together to ‘see’ each other and connect during HHD
Wendy J Glasser
50:46
Increased antisemitism
Linda Aigen
50:46
fear of assmebling
Gary Adelman
50:46
security
Lisa Manheim
50:47
apathy
Craig Browdy
50:48
competition for people's time
Gisele Ellis
50:51
Elders must stay home
David Rothenberg
50:51
what if we are too far out there - other synagogues not trying]
Randall Levin
50:51
Destabilization
Jerrys Simonowits
50:53
cybersecurity
Orit Rappaport
50:56
financial threats…members might not want to renew for an online relationship
Andy Burger
50:56
Digital presence could encourage commoditization or diminishing differentiation
Robert Rich
50:57
risk of power going out
Ilyse Wagner
51:00
Zoom fatigue
Craig Browdy
51:00
tenuous financial situation
Gisele Ellis
51:01
Hard to sing together online.
Mark Waltzer
51:02
Financial considerations
Diane Snyder Steren
51:02
Loss of members
The Rosengartens
51:03
Um...The Coronavirus maybe killing people?
Benny Sommerfeld
51:05
other alternatives are only a click away
Brenda Rich
51:05
Fear of gathering
Michelle Strassberg
51:06
technical issues
David Rothenberg
51:06
insurance liability
Jodi Handler
51:07
People are getting tired of zoom
Rabbi Charlie
51:07
People do not see religion as worth the efforts.
Judy Engel
51:10
Second wave
Kalman Socolof
51:13
WIll home environment inspire awe?
Martin Abschutz
51:14
apprehension on what getting together, when okay
Neal Spevack
51:16
can’t sing together on zoom
Judith Avner
51:18
lose connection with people when so much is personal
Tara
51:21
bandwidth and time
Jason Lovitz Temple Emanuel VB
51:21
why would people pay membership for only online service
Bob Greenwald
51:22
lack of community
Linda Samuels
51:23
from Linda Samuels
Jackie Rosenfeld
51:23
loss of dues because we are not meeting in shul
Linda Aigen
51:26
no communal prayer
Elliott Corn
51:26
Might lose members
Craig Browdy
51:28
health concerns, what if people get infected at shul
Rabbi Jack & Beverly Shlachter
51:29
people can tune into services around the world
Arlene Bryer
51:29
Seeing synagogues as transactional
Randall Levin
51:37
People crave the familiar in uncertainty
Kathleen McFadden
51:46
Congregants can attend services anywhere -- they don't need to attend locally so we are competing with much larger shuls.
Irv Ginsburg
52:16
this kind of sharing we are without Rabbi,Cantor, education director. and no building’s
Ian Brecher
52:24
Why do they need the synagogue if they can’t come to the building
Randall Levin
52:24
Unlimited options online changes our perspective regarding innovation
Lawrence Sturm
52:39
Loose the true Torah service
Jackie Rosenfeld
53:37
One senior lay Hebrew leader is not as willing to lead services as much as before
Irv Ginsburg
54:37
we hear about limitations to changes in service. where are those limitations.
Rabbi Charlie
55:12
will depend on congregation; one size does not fit all.
Kalman Socolof
55:17
How many members in Tiferet Bet Israel?
Jennifer Stofman
55:54
370
Brenda Rich
57:03
Brenda CAH in Ventura Have 50 units mostly over 60 more likely over 70
Mindy Steinholz
57:05
Some congregations too small to fit criteria for USCJ programs such as the cohorts for strategic planning which means we also don't have the membership for some of these things
Jackie Rosenfeld
57:54
We are not even considering meeting in person for HHDs.
Neil Weitzenkorn
57:56
What is your normal High Holy Day attendance in prior years?
Ilyse Wagner
58:11
Susan
Irv Ginsburg
58:17
the only representation we. have is our members som are officers most simply embers
Michael Baron
58:36
how many people will be allowed in HHD service
Jennifer Stofman
58:45
We are collecting questions that will be asked
Brenda Rich
59:17
Neil from Brenda 70 to 90 attendees
Irv Ginsburg
01:00:03
what are. if any halachic limitations for hhs
David Rothenberg
01:00:53
Lev Shalem
Randi Herman
01:00:54
inspirational stories of past success are always a good place to begin as they serve as proof that we can get this done- and done well. sharing ideas in our community is productive. where is the exploration of the ongoing operational support and troubleshooting congregations need
Judith Avner
01:01:02
Will RA have an eversion of the Machzor?
Wendy J Glasser
01:01:05
There have been a number of video’s on you tube where choirs or bands have each recorded their portions and they have been edited together to create the performance. It looks like a zoom conference with everyone singing or playing. Could synagogues with choirs use something like that?
Polly Strauss
01:01:19
What do you think of congregants hosting groups of 10 in their homes (hopefully backyards) to watch services together?
Chaim Jaffe - Syracuse
01:01:41
Debbie- what platform are you using?
Lisa Manheim
01:01:51
We are considering small “watch parties” in people’s homes
David Pearlman
01:01:55
What are the costs of a professionally put together production?
Rabbi Gail Swedroe
01:02:29
You can create multiple accounts associated with a professional account if they are using the organizations email addresses. It's a way to have parallel services (we do this for Shabbat at the moment)
Wendy J Glasser
01:03:24
How will you create and distribute the gift bags
Randall Levin
01:03:25
How will the pre-recorded aspects work with the live feed?
Orit Rappaport
01:03:52
We have “pick up parties” to allow congregants pick up goody bags from our security booth
Rabbi Gail Swedroe
01:03:54
Is timing for meals as big of a consideration if folks aren't getting together in large groups?
Randall Levin
01:03:59
Does this congregation already have a a choir that has been performing yearly during the holidays?
Janet Herbstman
01:04:03
what is your plan for people who have no technology?
Richard Flom
01:04:28
re: distribution of machzorim. We normally provide them at the services. Now considering physically distributing in the days before, via drive-up, like restaurants are doing with take-out, then collecting after HiHos. People can look at the books instead of than their screens
Martin Abschutz
01:04:32
What's excluded from/included in the service is Rabbi's final decision.
Orit Rappaport
01:04:33
We use Zoom phone call numbers
JoAnne Blumberg
01:04:37
WE have talked about neighborhood shofar blowing at the same time
Orit Rappaport
01:04:38
People can call into a zoom call
E486702
01:04:50
Why just 2nd day shofar, should be both days
Wendy J Glasser
01:04:51
You need to know what your county will allow. Drive by gatherings are banned where we are
Kalman Socolof
01:05:08
What does RA say about hearing shofar over internet fulfilling mitzvah?
valerie
01:05:12
Is it available equally to members/non members of TBI?
Shira Kates - Hamilton, Canada
01:05:28
Debbie you were fantastic, thank you
Janet Herbstman
01:05:29
what platform will you be using? Zoom? Something else?
E486702
01:05:33
Sorry, forgot 1st day RH is Shabbat
Libby Spitzer
01:05:38
Thanks for sharing all of your work and ideas!
Ilyse Wagner
01:05:57
How much of the service do you anticipate your congregants will watch?
Judith Avner
01:05:57
very helpful presentation. thank you susan and debbie
Jill Greenstein
01:05:58
Wonderful ideas!!
Denise Moldover
01:06:00
These were some great ideas. Thanks.
fredgray
01:06:03
Thanks Debbie and Susan. Very thoughtful presentation.
Tanya Solomon
01:06:16
thank you for sharing, great ideas
Tracey Drayer
01:06:18
Please share the demographics of the congregation that was highlighted
Rabbi Philip Weintraub
01:06:19
Thank you to Rabbi Woodward and TBI. That was a great presentation.
Brenda Rich
01:06:23
what about tashlich
Marla Cohen
01:06:24
Excellent Food for thought and presentation
Martha Katz-Hyman
01:06:28
Good ideas, even for small congregations like ours.
Missy Lowdermilk
01:06:29
Great presentation Susan & Debbie. Thank you!
Lyle Wolinsky
01:06:30
Nice presentation, good idea. Thank you.
Naomi’s iPad
01:06:38
can we get a copy of this excellent presentation
Robin Minkoff
01:06:42
Thank you, Susan and Debbie!
Janet Herbstman
01:06:56
great ideas! thank you
Barbara
01:07:07
Fantastic presentations. Looking forward to receiving the power point presentations. We all have a lot to think about.
Irv Ginsburg
01:07:12
it is difficult for me to visualize a five hour service online. is there a way for. the Rabbinicl Assembly to put together a virtual service?
Margie Pomerantz
01:07:16
Excellent presentation. Very helpful to hear the details and your considerations.
Scott B
01:07:17
please also provide a copy of the chat log
Ed Case
01:07:19
I would be interested in the technology being employed to handle all the various "inputs" to the service.
Adam Wohlberg
01:07:42
Debbie, that was an excellent presentation
Philip
01:07:45
Should HH zoom/streaming services be limited to members and their guests only?
Susan Ehrlich
01:07:49
Is your livestream StreamSpot?
Randall Levin
01:07:51
Combination of Live and Pre-recorded. How will that be done?
Linda Aigen
01:08:06
need recommendations on lifestream solutions
Margie Pomerantz
01:08:32
Are you having live streamed services now for Shabbat?
michael drossner
01:08:33
FB live is easy to use but also easy to sabotage by outsiders
Ellen Feit
01:08:33
Are you incorporating honors in any way?
Orit Rappaport
01:08:34
Are you allowing non paying members to participate in HHD services? How are you differentiating between paying and non paying members
Ed Case
01:08:34
Do you use Streamspot for your livestream?
Judith Avner
01:08:39
where would you integrate zoom?
Melissa Harkavy
01:08:48
I would love if there was a movement wide virtual service and then the synagogues could use their time/resources to supplement with more learning opportunities and sermons
Martin Abschutz
01:08:59
we use streamspot to feed FB Live
Amit Golding
01:09:07
sorry if I missed it but did anyone discuss the recent RA halakhic ruling on Zoom services/live-sreaming, etc?
Melissa Harkavy
01:09:17
Amit, no yet
Marla Cohen
01:09:22
Will choir be prerecorded?
Lenny Bren
01:09:22
Fine ideas about getting the service to the congregation, but how can the congregation participate and be engaged as a group in the service?
Kalman Socolof
01:09:29
There will be a webinar about the RA's ruling next week.
Herzl- Ner Tamid
01:09:32
This is a good time for all of us to share. One shul's choir could be shared with others? Same for soloists? Do folks feel we can share such resources
Sharon Dashow
01:09:40
If only going virtual, how do we address needs of those members, such as some seniors, who do not have access to the technology needed to view services?
Rabbi Joshua Heller
01:09:58
Some congregants will want to see “the best” but many will want to see “ their people”
Bob Hallock
01:10:01
Do you allow musical instruments? If not, are you opposed to using prerecorded music that has instruments?
Scott B
01:10:06
how do you pre-record the choir without having them at least in the same room?
Martin Abschutz
01:10:07
We're exploring using Zoom to feed Streamspot
Brenda Rich
01:10:16
Brenda CAH in Ventura No Live stream Also seniors without tech
Randall Levin
01:10:16
Can’t people just get up and come back?
Randall Levin
01:10:29
Just like they do in regular synagogue?
Bob Hallock
01:10:36
Can USCJ compile a good list of prerecorded music?
Randall Levin
01:11:06
How are doing that? Or finding someone who will>
Joel Servetz
01:11:07
would need a live switcher with operator
valerie
01:11:14
Choir singing takes a ton of tech coordination ahead of time
Andy Burger
01:11:14
Most live stream tools allow you to feather in pre-recorded video
Bob Hallock
01:11:18
Are you cutting back on the 2nd day at all?
Linda Oberstein
01:11:19
Aside from choir, why would you pre-record?
Martin Abschutz
01:11:24
We're exploring the issue of integrating pre-recorded and live.
Cantor Sarah Myerson
01:11:26
A reminder that if you’re sharing prerecorded music that’s already licensed, you’ll need a license to share it on your platform.
Ilyse Wagner
01:11:48
How are you managing honors
Ellen Feit
01:11:55
Are you doing this as password protected as a way for supplying tickets?
Randall Levin
01:11:57
Is a pre-recorded production meaningful, specific to High Holidays?
Martin Abschutz
01:12:09
must do a dry run of whatever technology is going to be used
Rabbi Gail Swedroe
01:12:16
Reason to record vs live: People's realities at home are different (no babysitting, for example). Makes it more likely for folks to be able to participate
E486702
01:12:36
Can the Congregations form a Committee to look into common needs such as Technology, Choir, electronic Humash,
Ilana Altman
01:12:50
How are you monetizing this
Janet Herbstman
01:13:10
please ask about people without technology
Lori Brenner
01:13:14
How to handle High Holiday pledge?
Ed Case
01:13:19
It would be good to have a breakout task force focusing on technology at this level as technology varies by organiztion
Mark Paul
01:13:20
what synagogue was the case study about
Rabbi Charlie
01:13:24
Wonderful presentation, todah Rabbah. Remember: still 3 mos. to Yamim Nora'im; we can experiment with technology over the summer.
Rabbi Philip Weintraub
01:13:26
I know that with streamspot, you need a minute lag between pre=recorded and live.
Jerrys Simonowits
01:13:28
you need someone who is bilingual, tech and business
Rabbi Philip Weintraub
01:13:35
Will people stick around for those pauses?
Gisele Ellis
01:13:37
We send pledge letters before the holidays. Nothing done during services.
Jodi Handler
01:13:44
will zoom crash when everyone is using the program...so many synagogues using
Judy Engel
01:13:56
Once USCJ finds some of these solutions, will there be a format for congregations to share with eachother?
Ed Case
01:13:59
We rehearsed several times for our congregational meeting.
Shelley
01:14:06
we are a very small congregation. diverse. many of these concepts sound like you have resources that perhaps congregations such as ours don't have. Do you think that this would work for small congregations?
Linda Samuels
01:14:09
What do we do about those who do not use Technology?
Ed Case
01:14:18
We worked with the congregants to help them on the technology.
Michael Baron
01:14:19
we plan on giving our congregation a timeline of the services
David Kosak
01:14:31
I have considerable worries about making such services freely available, and think back to what happened to the newspapers when they first made content available on the internet. Would there be benefit for the movement to hold discussions about the cost/benefits of these models
Randall Levin
01:14:32
Philadelphia area
Brenda Rich
01:14:34
Brenda from CAH in Ventura Congregants know HH Services are longer than Shabbat sevices and sit through them
michael drossner
01:14:55
I’d recommend that USCJ contact Zoom about the need for increased support on the days of HH to avoid potential crashing of the site
Debra Lytle
01:15:10
what about people without technology
Mindy Steinholz
01:15:13
There are also those who do not have access at all
Rabbi Gail Swedroe
01:15:21
Also, what if folks just don't like services online? Would love to hear if there are any creative ideas addressing this (while also taking physical safety as the paramount consideration)
valerie
01:15:46
You can provide an email help-line that helps people log on if there are problems (and it's not a ZOom problem)
Berdine Bender
01:15:56
Does anyone know which technological platforms can be used for a choir to individually sing their part from home and then allow mixing together?
Laurie Sukel
01:16:23
maybe there should be tech support available to take questions and help people in real time
valerie
01:16:35
that is what we do
Idelle Wood
01:16:36
We have folks who call our older members by phone and turn up all speakers on phone and computers and place phone over speakers. They can both hear and participate.
chizzik1
01:16:39
How are you handling a minyan for Torah reading
Frank Lange
01:16:40
I think we all need to adopt a NO SENIOR LEFT BEHIND approach
Kalman Socolof
01:16:42
Zoom handled seder traffic, High Holidays should be ok.
Barbara's iPad
01:16:44
will there be the prayerbooks available for showing on a split screen.
Judy Engel
01:16:49
WillUSCJ reach out to zoom so it doesn't crash on RH and YK?
Barbara
01:16:55
How many synagogues are leaning toward Virtual High Holiday Services?
Rosanne Mendelowitz
01:16:58
Agree with the person who suggested USCJ perhaps reaching out to Zoom
Barry Mael
01:17:01
we have created a new website to share all these resources
Arlene Bryer
01:17:03
Thank you this was so important.
Lawrence Sturm
01:17:09
Thank you for a very informative and well organized meeting.
David Kay
01:17:14
Berndine Bender - VERY difficult to do that live. The "everyone singing together" Zoom-like things you see on Facebook, etc, are generally pre-recorded and synched to look like they're happening simultaneously.
Susan Ehrlich
01:17:26
Well done and informative. Thanks
Philip Zelman
01:17:27
Thank you for the information
Sandy Starkman
01:17:29
thank you very helpful wishing everyone success and meaningful services- and good health, Shabbat shalom
Karl Rubin
01:17:30
Appreciate the recording for later…
Eric Pasternack
01:17:42
Very well done webinar, thanks!
Rabbi Gail Swedroe
01:17:48
Thank you so much
Shelley
01:17:50
thank you . very helpful
Laurie Sukel
01:18:07
Is anyone trying to plan in-person services??
Kalman Socolof
01:18:08
Good information. Thank you.
MadelynIsaacs
01:18:09
please remember to include time zone for webinars. Wed June 3rd. confirm 1pm is eastern time please.
Liz Ravitch
01:18:12
This was wonderful. Thank you!!
Bruce Wildman
01:18:13
please put web address in chatbox
Rosanne Mendelowitz
01:18:14
Please ask that uscj synagogues share with all when they make a final decision to live stream the HH
Polly Strauss
01:18:15
Super helpful, todah rabah!
DanW
01:18:15
Is manipulating a laptop, computer or camera a violation on Yom Tov?
JoAnne Blumberg
01:18:16
Is June 3rd 1PM ET?
David Zucker
01:18:17
THanks
Elliott Corn
01:18:17
Good job! Thanks!
Frank and Judy
01:18:18
Thank you from Flint, Mi
Ofra
01:18:20
Can the presenter please share the research on the 'Health' aspect of limiting the Zoom to less than an hour..
Jackie Rosenfeld
01:18:21
Thank you USCJ for holding this meeting to give us a happy push to work on our HHD planning.
Wendi Fried
01:18:28
THANK YOU!
Judith Avner
01:18:30
good information. thank you.
Wendy Askenas
01:18:35
Thanks so much. This was very enlightening.
Cantor David Proser
01:18:37
Please repeat the title of this meeting for anyone who wants to view it later thank you
Martha Katz-Hyman
01:18:40
Thanks, everyone. Our task force is meeting tomorrow morning and I will share all of this with them, as well as the website.
Robert Brosbe
01:18:47
Thank You This helped where to start
Rabbi Charlie
01:18:57
Todah Rabbah & Yishar Koah to USCJ & all participants!
Martin Abschutz
01:18:57
I appreciate everyone sharing. Be well and stay safe.
Betty Golub
01:19:06
Thank you for this.
vivian
01:19:13
was this recorded for later access?
wendy brodsky
01:19:13
do we have to re-register for that webinar or will we already be set up for it?
Ilyse Wagner
01:19:20
is the website up? i'm having trouble connecting to it
Shelley
01:19:23
will invitations go out for the next webinar for registration?
Diane Snyder Steren
01:19:33
Has anyone thought of doing congregational survey regarding congregant comfort if offering in person services?
Madeline Knapp
01:19:39
Wonderful webinar so thank you to all of the speakers! Stay Safe all.
Randall Levin
01:19:40
I understand the temptation to see this as a moment to seize on an innovative response. Everyone has already been doing so much in this very unstable time. Since most congregations are just now integrating technology, shouldn’t there be a conscious effort to keep things simple, for the congregants and leaders?
CBI
01:19:45
Terrific presentation, thank you to everyone who participated.
Eva Radding
01:19:50
Thank you very much. This was very helpful food for thought.
Denise Moldover
01:19:56
We just put out a survey asking about comfort coming into the building.
MadelynIsaacs
01:19:58
Great presentation. Thanks very much
Shelley
01:20:01
do we have to re=register or will you use the same zoom invitation? thank you
chizzik1
01:20:07
Would love to see the halacha
Amit Golding
01:20:12
todah!
fredgray
01:20:13
Thank you to all for who made this webinar possible.
Tara
01:20:19
Thank you!