2020 Virtual High Holy Days Information 

This page contains information on our schedule of virtual 2020 services, greetings forms, annual food drive, and more.

TBT REMAINS PHYSICALLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19.

WE WILL BE LIVESTREAMING OUR HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THIS DECISION.

Please sign up to receive our weekly emails that contain information on how to join our virtual services.

 

For any other questions or concerns, please contact TBT administrator Jill Ziman at (510) 656-7141 or admin@bethtorah-fremont.org.

Schedule of Virtual High Holy Days Services

 

  • Selichot

    • Saturday, 9/12

      • 8:00pm - Zoom hangout​

      • 8:15pm - Study session

      • 9:15pm - Service

  • Shabbat Shuvah

    • Friday, 9/25

      • 7:30pm - Service​

  • Sukkot

    • Friday, 10/2

      • 7:30pm - Service​

  • Simchat Torah

    • Friday, 10/9

      • 7:30pm - Service

Time in Front of the Ark

During our High Holy Day journeys this year, you may want to spend quiet, reflective time in front of the ark in our Sanctuary. During the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we will be accepting appointments to visit the Sanctuary with the Ark opened.

 

Appointments will be limited to one person or family (living together) at a time. Masks will be required.

 

Please contact Jill Ziman at admin@bethtorah-fremont.org or by phone at (510) 656-7141 to arrange your visit.

High Holy Days Food Drive

This year, our Virtual High Holiday Food Drive in Support of Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) runs from Thursday, 9/10 through Saturday, 10/17. Please visit our donation page to help us reach our REVISED goal of $6,000. For every dollar donated, ACCFB is able to purchase $7 worth of food. As we begin the High Holiday season, perform the mitzvah of tzedakah and help make a difference.

Student Excused Absence Notice

The Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) gives nine different circumstances for which a child’s absence from school is excused. Reason number nine is “For justifiable personal reasons, including but not limited to an appearance in court, attendance at a funeral, and observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion.” By virtue of this policy, it is an excused absence for a student in the FUSD to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Teachers should accommodate his or her Jewish students for missing school these days. If there is a paper due or a test scheduled, it is advisable for the student or parent to inform the teacher so that an accommodation will be made. If the teacher indicates that a student will be penalized in any fashion for missing school to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, then speak to a school administrator and insist that the teacher adhere to school policy which stipulates that “A student with a valid excused absence shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence.” Temple Beth Torah students attend a number of different school districts, but it is presumed that the policy about excused absences is the same everywhere as in the FUSD.

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