Welcome to New London’s Digital Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Provision

For the 48 hours of Rosh Hashanah and 25 hours of Yom Kippur we will live-stream everything that goes on in our beautiful sanctuary to this web-page. The video should automatically start to play when you arrive here, but you will have to turn on the volume. You can set up your computer to begin streaming before Yom Tov and enjoy our services. (See below for guidance on how to disable auto-off functions on your device.

That, at least is the plan. This is a ‘set & forget’ system designed to be consistent with the observance of Shabbat and Yom Tov. We aren’t going to be able troubleshoot during these most sacred days and one of the great messages of Rosh Hashanah is that human plans count for little in the eyes of God. If things go wrong, and they may go wrong, sorry.

We are also sharing specially pre-recorded community-participation movies for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The Rosh Hashanah video is below, the Yom Kippur video.

If you appreciate this, we would be hugely grateful for your financial support. Covid has struck so many in so many ways. And we are among the organisations counting the financial implications of supporting those who most need our help. We’ve seen a huge rise in those looking for community, pastoral support and also financial support since lockdown began. In a normal year we would expect Rosh Hashanah ticket sales and other streams of income to help. And we’ve spent unbudgeted money to bring you these digitised offerings. If you can support us at this important time, especially if you are not a member of New London, we would be hugely grateful. You can do that here.

For lots more video material, including classes, sermons and specially recorded sections of Yom Tov services (including Yizkor) go to our Facebook page here.

For our dedicated page with material for our Youth, click here.

Where possible we are streaming evening services before Yom Tov on this page, and also on Zoom and our FB Live page here.

But we won’t be Zooming or streaming to FB on Yom Tov itself, for daytime services this is your portal of call.

With wishes for sweet New Year to all,

The Team at New London Synagogue