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High Holiday Registration

Welcome to High Holiday Online Registration 2021/5782!

This year's HIGH HOLIDAY REGISTRATION FORM is IMPORTANT....and long.  Please be patient, read carefully, and complete it in its entirety.

**The High Holiday Committee has been working hard to bring us together under extraordinary circumstances. Due to the continuing uncertainty of the pandemic, the Covid Committee will continue to monitor the current situation of Covid in Maricopa County. The health and safety of our community is paramount. Should any changes need to be implemented or our services need to be modified everyone will be notified.**


ALL HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT CONGREGATION OR TZION (NOT THE JCC)!  (Ample parking available in the garage adjacent to the cul-de-sac next to Or Tzion)

High Holiday services this year will be available to members IN-PERSON and/or VIRTUALLY.  However, due to Covid restrictions, we must limit the number of attendees we can have at each in-person service.  This form will ask you to specify each person's preference for attendance at each service, whether it's IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL, or NOT ATTENDING. 

For all IN-PERSON requests, please note: seats will be filled based on earliest registrations first.  If you are interested in being in-person for any or all services, it is in your best interest to submit your request EARLY.  We will do our best to accommodate your requests, however, we cannot make any guarantees.  Thank you, in advance, for your flexibility and understanding.

As we approach the start of Rosh Hashanah, each member family will receive an email indicating where they have been placed for each individual service, whether it's IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL.  You will need to print that email as your 'ticket' of entrance to the in-person service.  Streaming links will be sent out prior to the start of the High Holiday services for all VIRTUAL service viewing. Please carefully review your assignments so there is no confusion the day of services. 

IMPORTANT: if you are given VIRTUAL access for a specific service, we ask that you not show up to the IN-PERSON service location hoping to get a seat.  Each and every seat will be accounted for and we are unable to allow entrance to the building of anyone not on the IN-PERSON list. Similarly, please do not request a seat on this registration page if you or your family member(s) is/are not fully committed to attending the in-person service. We want to accommodate as many people as possible during each service.

Please take your time and complete this form carefully and completely.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy at highholidays@congregationortzion.org


 
Just in case we need to ask you questions!
Please provide up to two email addresses for us to send all communications and streaming links prior to High Holidays.


1. GIFT OF THE HEART

As we did last year, we will not be 'selling' High Holiday access for non-members - we ask that everyone who wishes to take part in Or Tzion's High Holidays this year become a member of our congregation with a Gift of the Heart Commitment.  Your contribution is solely up to you and the amount you are comfortable contributing; there is no amount too large or too small to be part of our kehillah kedoshah, our holy community. For more information and to make your commitment if you have not already done so, please go to:  Gift of the Heart

Gift of the Heart replaces traditional membership dues structure, religious school tuition, and the annual Yom Kippur appeal. Every congregant household who donates an annual financial contribution gains access to all of the High Holiday services and Youth Programming as benefits of their membership.

If you have already made your annual contribution, please continue with this registration form. 
If you have not yet made your annual contribution, please go to Gift of the Heart to complete this important first step as well as this registration page. Without a Gift of the Heart commitment, you will not receive High Holiday service access whether in-person or virtually.


(If you are unsure if you have made a Gift of the Heart pledge, please email Pam at bookkeeper@congregationortzion.org.


2. SERVICES

Services will be held at Congregation Or Tzion for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  In order to accommodate as many congregants as possible, there will be two, similar, in-person sessions of the same abbreviated service that will run consecutively during Rosh Hashanah Day 1 and Yom Kippur morning; please see below for service start times.  Both Sessions will be available to stream online during the live service or can be viewed at a later time. On Rosh Hashanah Day 2, a full Rosh Hashanah service will take place which will also be streamed for virtual viewing.
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Here is the general schedule for High Holiday services:


EREV ROSH HASHANAH, Monday 9/6
World's Birthday Party Family Service:
 5pm - 5:45pm, designed for families with infant to 7 year olds, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL (service portion of service will be streamed on Zoom)
Main Service: 6pm, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 1, Tuesday, 9/7
Session 1, 8:30am - 10:15am, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL
Session 2, 11:00am - 12:30pm, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL

7th to 12th Graders: 4pm - 5pm, Teen Tashlich at Roadrunner Park (more info coming soon!)

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 2, Wednesday, 9/8
FULL SERVICE 8:30am - 12:30pm, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL
7th to 12th Graders: Teen Service and Program, 10:30am - 11:30am, available IN-PERSON only

EREV YOM KIPPUR/KOL NIDRE, Wednesday, 9/15
Kol Nidre Family Service: 5pm - 5:45pm, designed for families with Kindergartners to 5th graders, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL (service portion of service will be streamed on Zoom)
Main Service: 6pm, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL

YOM KIPPUR MORNING, Thursday, 9/16
Session 1, 9am - 11:05am, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL
Session 2, 12pm - 1:55pm, available IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL

7th to 12th Graders: IN-PERSON TEEN PROGRAM, 3:30PM - 4:30PM, at Or Tzion

MINHA, NEILAH, MA'ARIV, & SHOFAR BLOWING: 
Minha: Teen Takeover 4:45pm - 5:45pm VIRTUAL ONLY
Neilah/Ma'ariv with Havdalah, final shofar blast:  6:00pm - 7:10pm, VIRTUAL ONLY
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YOUTH PROGRAMMING, TEEN PROGRAMMING, & BABYSITTING: 
All holiday Youth Programming for ages K thru 6th grade will take place as VIRTUAL programming, except for the World's Birthday Party on Erev Rosh Hashanah on Monday, 9/6 and the Kol Nidre Family Service on Wednesday, 9/15. 

Teens in grades 7th thru 12th are encouraged to select the Main Service during regular service times, whether IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL. On Rosh Hashanah Day 2, there will be a Teen program at Or Tzion from 10:30am - 11:30am.  Two special events are planned for these grades: Teen Tashlich on Tuesday, 9/7 at Roadrunner Park, 4pm - 5pm; and an in-person Teen Program from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Yom Kippur 9/16. Stay tuned for more information!

Babysitting for in-person attendees will be available for 1 to 8 year olds on Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Day 2 and Yom Kippur Morning at no charge but pre-registration is required. Children 2 and older will be required to wear a mask at all times.
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IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION:  In light of the substantial increase of the Covid Delta variant, and in keeping with both CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics updated guidelines, we now require ALL congregants and guests to wear a mask while indoors at Or Tzion, regardless of their vaccination status.  If anyone on the bimah wishes to remove their mask, they must take a Covid test within the preceding 24 hours and show NEGATIVE test results. By indicating your interest in attending in-person services, you are agreeing to abide by the Covid Committee's requirements for in-person events.

**If you are not feeling well but are scheduled to be in-person for one or more services we ask that you STAY HOME.**

As explained above, this year you can request to attend High Holiday services in-person (where available) or virtually. In this section of the registration, please indicate attendance preferences for EACH member of your household. We are unable to guarantee that all requests will be honored for in-person attendance, as each service has limited seating.  We will communicate final assignments prior to the start of Rosh Hashanah.
Registration - ADULTS (18+ years old) included in membership
Please indicate below this person's preference for each service.
Kol Nidre MAIN SERVICE is FULL.  We can no longer accept seat requests.  Thank you for your understanding.
PLEASE NOTE: Yom Kippur Morning Service Session 1 is FULL.  We can no longer accept seat requests.  Thank you for your understanding.
Registration for CHILD(REN) included in membership

All children from age infant to 23 (if they are still in school) are included in the parents' membership at Or Tzion.  If adult children (over age 23) wish to participate in or view Or Tzion's High Holiday services, they can create their own Gift of the Heart pledge and then register as their own member.

Any child(ren) attending IN-PERSON services will be required to sit in the main sanctuary throughout the service; socializing in the lobby will not be permitted.
FAMILY SERVICES
This year we are holding two in-person family services. Please sign up below. If you have any questions please contact Amy at highholidays@congregationortzion.org.

1) World's Birthday Party on Erev Rosh Hashanah 
     Date: Monday, September 6th
     Time: 5pm - 5:45pm
This family service is for children ages infant to 7 years old.  The first 30 minutes will be a service that can be viewed from home on Zoom. 

2) Kol Nidre Family Service
     Date: Wednesday, September 15th
     Time: 5pm - 5:45pm
This family service is for children in Kindergarten thru 5th grade. The first 30 minutes will be a service that can be viewed from home on Zoom. 

BABYSITTING
We will be offering babysitting services for Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Day 2 and Yom Kippur Morning for children ages 1 thru 8 years old. There is no charge, however, PRE-REGISTRATION is required and all children 2 years and older must wear masks at all times.  Please sign your child(ren) up below.

YOUTH PROGRAMMING (K thru 6th Grade)
All holiday Youth Programming for ages K thru 6th grade will take place as VIRTUAL programming, except for the World's Birthday Party on Erev Rosh Hashanah on Monday, 9/6 and the Kol Nidre Family Service on Wednesday, 9/15. A separate registration form will be sent out to sign up for these programs....stay tuned!

TEEN PROGRAMMING (7th thru 12th Grade)
Teens in grades 7th thru 12th are encouraged to select the Main Service during regular service times, whether IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL. On Rosh Hashanah Day 2, there will be an in-person Teen program at Or Tzion from 10:30am - 11:30am.  Two special events are planned for these grades: Teen Tashlich on Tuesday, 9/6 at Roadrunner Park, 4pm - 5pm; and an in-person Teen Program from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Yom Kippur 9/16. Stay tuned for more information!

Please indicate below this child/teen's preference for each service.
PLEASE NOTE: Yom Kippur Morning Service Session 1 is FULL.  We can no longer accept seat requests.  Thank you for your understanding.
TEEN PROGRAMMING RSVP
If your child/teen is between 7th and 12 grades, please let us know if he/she/they plan to attend either or both of these special teen programs.

3. SEFER ZIKARON - BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

**NEW THIS YEAR**
We are enhancing the content of the Book of Remembrance this year.  We would love for you to share more about a loved one, or loved ones, along with, or instead of, your memorialized names list.


For $200, you can purchase a FULL PAGE, FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE entry (up to approx 600 words max).  You may simply list names on this page with your preferred wording for the memorial or send us a short essay describing a loved one's immigration to America, a family member's sense of humor, your favorite memory of that person, or what you loved most about someone.  Your creativity is only limited by the space you have on the page.  (Options for $18 per name listing and $100 quarter page ads are still available as they have been in previous years' publications).  

CHOOSE 'YES' BELOW TO LEARN MORE.

choose one: 1 for YES, I would 
                     0 for NO, thank you.

SEFER ZIKARON - BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE     **NEW**

We are changing the format of the Book of Remembrance this year.  We would love for you to share more about a loved one, or loved ones, along with your memorialized names list - see option #3 below.

There are THREE OPTIONS to choose from: 
1) $18 per name*, list each person's name to be memorialized (no customization)
2) $100, up to 5 names* listed in a quarter page box (no customization)


*PLEASE NOTE: For either option 1 or 2 above, each person memorialized in the list counts toward the total number of each listing type, even if the two names are listed on a single line in the book.  EXAMPLE: 
Alex & Mary Cooper              (2 people = $36 for the listing, or 2 people of 5 listed in quarter page ad)


OR

3) $200, FULL PAGE, FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE 
(up to approx 600 words max).  You may simply list names on this page with your preferred wording for the memorial or send us a short essay describing a loved one's immigration to America, a family member's sense of humor, your favorite memory of that person, or what you loved most about someone.  Your creativity is only limited by the space you have on the page. You can write your entry below or submit it to highholidays@congregationortzion.orgWe reserve the right to edit your submitted content for space and clarity, though we will consult with you during the editing process, if needed.
                                       

Remembrance Categories and Costs
  • For the $18 Memorial Listing category, please choose the number of people you wish to memorialize in the book.

  • For the 1/4 page category, please choose the number of ads you wish to include in the book (For example: if you wish to memorialize 5 people in ONE 1/4 page ad, please choose the quantity 1 from the drop down menu.) 
For Listings and 1/4 Page entries: Please list the names of the memorialized loved ones you wish to include in the Book of Remembrance.

If your Book of Remembrance entry is the SAME AS LAST YEAR, you may write that in this box.

The FULL PAGE option allows for 100% customization of the page.  Please don't forget to include who is memoralizing the names and/or story on the page.  Here's a sample of a customized FULL page: 

 We lovingly remember:
S_____ & S__ L____ (parents of E____ L____)
A___ & M__ C______ (grandparents of D___ L___)
A____ H L___ (father of D_____ L____)
V___ A__ M_____ 
(sister of D_____ L____)
You are forever in our hearts,
The L____Family
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My grandfather, A____L___, was quite a character!  He was a beloved teacher and highly sought-after photographer. A___ was a beloved husband, father, uncle, and grandfather and he loved his family fiercely in return. He always had hobbies; he spent decades collecting trains and antique toys, he earned his pilot's license, he loved to travel the country by car to see what each state had to offer, and he was a voracious reader and reciter of poetry. I was lucky enough to travel with my grandparents in their RV on several occasions where we listened to hours and hours of musicals and trucker music on cassette tapes.  We drove hundreds of miles each day, but we were never allowed to ask the forbidden question, ‘are we there yet?’. For him, the beauty was in the journey, not the destination. 

A___ was always kind and generous to waiters, bellmen, and the wheelchair guys at the airport. He was witty in conversation and in writing. And he unabashedly loved his wife with every fiber of his being. When his great-grandson, A___, was younger, he too loved trains and played with them constantly. Born 4 years after A____'s passing, how I wish they could have shared that together! But it makes me believe that A___’s legacy lives on in his great-grandson.   

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You can submit your names and/or story after completing this registration page. Simply type 'Will submit later' in the text box and we'll follow up with you if you don't submit it in a timely manner.  Please send full page content to highholidays@congregationortzion.org.  Questions? Contact Amy at highholidays@congregationortzion.org.

Book of Remembrance Delivery for all congregants:

  • All IN-PERSON attendees of Yom Kippur morning service will be able to pick up a copy of the Book of Remembrance to use during the service and take home after.
  • All VIRTUAL congregants will be able to view the Book of Remembrance during Yom Kippur on their computer/device through a link but can receive a hard copy of the book AFTER the holidays. Please indicate how you wish to receive your Book of Remembrance: 

4. SUKKOT (Monday, September 20 to Monday, September 27)

The Or Tzion Men’s Club recommends The Sukkah Project www.sukkot.com for all of your Sukkah needs. Haven’t built a Sukkah in a while or ever? Feel free to contact Michael Feinberg at mifeinbe@yahoo.com with your questions! 

Would you be interested in having the Men's Club Sukkah Brigade build your sukkah?  The Sukkah Brigade will be building on Sunday, September 19, starting at 7:30am.  Click 'YES' below to be added to the list.
address
city
state
zip code

Would you be willing to help build with the Men's Club Sukkah Brigade build on September 19, 2021?
If yes, what is the best way to contact you? Please provide at least one way below.
phone number
email

Would you like to purchase a Lulav & Etrog set? Please indicate quantities here.
   Premium Set - $48 each
   Children's Set - $36 each

5. OTHER ITEMS

PROJECT ISAIAH

Project Isaiah is our Jewish Community's annual High Holiday drive benefiting the community at large.  It is named for the prophet Isaiah, who when asked why we fast on Yom Kippur, responded "Is it not to share your bread with the hungry?" (Isaiah 58:). Without question, Or Tzion's members have been overwhelmingly generous in donating both money and food during our Project Isaiah drive each year. 

Because of Covid-19, both Kitchen on the Street and Jewish Free Loan have been greatly impacted. There are more people in need than ever before. With health and safety measures in mind, we are accepting only monetary donations this year. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity in supporting these two worthy organizations.

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ROZ GOODELL EDUCATION FUND

Please consider making a donation to the Roz Goodell Education Fund that supports our religious school and other programs for our children.

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HONEY FUNDRAISER AND HIGH HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS

In order to usher in a sweet new year, Or Tzion traditionally presents every congregant household with honey.  This year our Honey Fundraiser is being combined with the High Holiday Gift Bags (including a special gift from Rabbi Green!).

Due to increased mailing costs, the timing of the High Holidays, and the uncertainties with Covid, we are asking all local congregants to pick-up their bag at Congregation Or Tzion between 8/23 and 9/5.

Sat, December 4 2021 30 Kislev 5782