WE'RE TAKING OUR SEATS
We were all hoping it would not be the case, but alas, the upcoming Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur will likely be quite similar to last year, and unlike any previous year in memory. We'll once again be slightly limited in how we can physically congregate, but we will not be limited in how we come together as a community: To help each other, to grow, to inspire, and to be inspired.
Our 5782 High Holiday seats campaign will also resembles our activity last year. We unfortunately will not be able to provide all the physical seats in the sanctuary that we occupy each year, or hold the exact same services as everyone is accustomed to. We'll all participate in the manner that best suits us, and our clergy, staff, and leadership will be working hard to ensure those options accommodate as many as possible. Our "seats" will once again represent our place in the community and our support of community. And that is a seat we all can always occupy!
On Rosh Hashana, our TBDJ community will stand tall, proud of all we've accomplished over the last 18 months, determined to keep making a difference in the lives of our members each and every day, and steadfast in our support of this unique and beautiful community. This year again, we ask you to stand tall with us. We ask you to partner with us by taking your "seats" within our community. We ask you to match your High Holiday Seats pledge from previous years. Your participation will propel our continued efforts and your support will carry us to great days ahead.
Question: How do I take my seats? Where will I then sit on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur?
Answer: 'Taking your seat' is a figurative term this year, meaning you are stepping up for the community and matching your traditional High Holiday Seat Pledge regardless of whether you will be able to join us for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and regardless of how many actual seats you need this year. We will soon announce our setup for the High Holidays, including multiple start times, locations (indoors, outdoors), and formats. We will provide instructions on how to register at that time - but we will not be billing for pledges related to those seats as we'd normally do. You will be able to register and participate without any connection to this campaign.
Campaign Targets & Progress
What Happens Next?
...and what about actual seats on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur?
After letting us know that you're on board, please expect to receive an email within 72 hours, including your invoice. Thank you, in advance, for your participation!
In the coming weeks, when we open up registration for our multiple High Holiday services, community members will be given the opportunity to register for however many seats their family needs (subject to availability). In contrast to other years, there will be no monetary pledge associated with that registration and allotment of actual seats.