According to our minhag (custom) at B’ShERT, we will once again be livestreaming our holiday services for those congregants and community members who are unable to join us in person. This year, our livestream will appear on our YouTube channel (also embedded above) and will be linked from our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages (as well as the front page of the website). Our broadcasts continue with Kol Nidre at 7:30 pm Tuesday evening, October 8th.
The practice of livestreaming holiday services from B’ShERT began in 2012 (when the Ditmas Park branch of the congregation was still known as Temple Beth Emeth v’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek). Longtime congregant Werner Friedlander z”l was housebound and concerned that he would not be able to observe the mitzvah of listening to the sound of the shofar on the holiday. He called Rabbi Hoover to ask if she would call him on Rosh Hashanah and “phone in” a shofar blowing for his benefit. While she was happy to oblige, she thought that other congregants might also want the option of tuning in for services, so she asked her husband and congregational tech maven Mike Rose to set up a video stream.
If you have problems accessing the stream, please let us know! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office and we’ll try to correct the issue.