(Above photo from Sim Shalom Online Synagogue)
L’shanah tovah! With the Jewish High Holy Days starting tonight, The Savvy Screener presents a viewing guide to free online observances.
So that you can better choose which New York City “shul” to join online, we’ve grouped them from most traditional to least traditional: Central Synagogue, the 92nd St. Y, and The Bitter End.
The Jewish Broadcasting Service will stream live Rosh Hashanah services tonight from 6-8 pm ET; tomorrow and Tuesday from 9:30 am -12:30 pm; and tomorrow from 3:15-4:30 pm and 6-7 pm.
Here’s Angela Buchdahl, then the synagogue’s cantor and now its rabbi, from Rosh Hashanah 2013:
92nd St. Y
Jewish Life Television will stream live Rosh Hashanah services tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm, and tomorrow and Tuesday from 10 am- noon.
Stream the channel at jltv.tv/watchjltv.php.
In the past, 92nd Street Y services have featured musical fare like this:
The Bitter End
Yes, the legendary Greenwich Village club will host jazz-inspired services from the Sim Shalom Online Synagogue, a Jewish Universalist congregation. Rosh Hashana services will stream live tomorrow at 10:30 am and Tuesday at 10 am, and Sim Shalom has also announced its Yom Kippur schedule: Tuesday, September 18, at 7 pm, and Wednesday, September 19, at 10:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Here’s a service from last year (tip: fast-forward to around the 20-minute mark for the music and prayers to begin):
Posted by Sim Shalom Online Synagogue on Thursday, September 21, 2017
(Note: This is a revised version of an article that ‘The Savvy Screener’ has run annually since 2016)
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