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High Holy Day Candle Lighting Videos

We are excited to announce that, in preparation for our High Holy Day online worship, we will create a video montage of families, couples, and individuals lighting their Shabbat/holiday candles in their homes. These images will be on our screens while Cantor Jacob Niemi offers the live audio of the blessings for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

We are looking for volunteer families, couples, and individuals who would be willing to create videos of themselves lighting Shabbat and holiday candles. We will edit the videos for length to include as many families as we can on the eves of Rosh Hashanah (which is also Shabbat) and Yom Kippur.
Here are the requirements for video submissions:
1. They may be in either MP4 or MOV format.
2. They should be shot in landscape (horizontal) orientation.
3. Do not be concerned about sound or your pronunciation of the blessings. When we include this footage in our holiday worship, Cantor Niemi will provide the audio to accompany your visual images.
4. If possible, dress in nice, casual clothes for the occasion.
5. Try to use an attractive area in your home as a backdrop to your candle lighting.
6. When you are ready, simply email your video to, and we’ll take it from there.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 14, 9:00 am.

September 20, 2020 2 Tishrei 5781