Let’s all go to “The Lobby”


We know that one of the best parts of the High Holy Day experience is seeing friends, family and community members. The connection to our congregation is built not just through worship, but through the schmoozing that happens in the lobby before and after services.

This year, we are reimagining the lobby experience!

The Lobby: Temple Beth Am’s Community Connection is your opportunity to feel the sense of togetherness that characterizes this season as we engage in intimate virtual gatherings with one another. The Lobby Co-Chairs: Shari Debowsky and Edith Osman

Yom Kippur Keynote Session
Monday, September 28th, 12:30 pm
Strength, Comfort and Resilience: Changing Needs of Leadership in Today’s Reality

We welcome University of Miami President Dr. Julio Frenk in conversation with Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain, both Temple Beth Am congregants and leaders in our community, in a fascinating conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on their respective fields of higher education and hospitality.

Click here to read more about our Keynote Presenters

Yom Kippur Day Zoom Offerings
Monday, September 28th (immediately following keynote session)

Register for any of the sessions listed below
[All individual sessions and the keynote session will be offered through Zoom]
Questions? Contact Andrea LeVine, [email protected]

• Healing Circle Service with Rabbi Jaime Aklepi and Cantorial Soloist Jackie Berney

• Can a Whole Nation Repent Together? with Rabbi Jeremy Barras

• Melodies of Consolation and Return with Cantor Rachelle Nelson

• Yom Kippur Study with Rabbi Rachel Greengrass
The Book of Jonah as a social justice commentary

• Judaism and Christianity: A History of Distrust and Modern Accommodation with Rabbi Haskell Bernat

• Restorative Yoga with Sheila Quint
Restorative yoga is a relaxing and healing practice for the body and mind. The session will include a brief mediation and several poses. Participants will need a yoga mat (or something similar), pillow, large towel or blanket, and a yoga block or book.


Never Used Zoom Before?
We've created a special Beth Am Zoom Help Desk

Our special Zoom Tech Support page was created for Zoom beginners, to help you get online and use Zoom during The Lobby on Yom Kippur. Read more

REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!  •  If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2020–21, please do so at your earliest convenience. Click here for Online Membership Renewal