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HHD 2023 Survey YK

2023 /5784  High Holy Days Survey For Yom Kippur

Adult, Family, Youth and Teen Services & Programs

Shalom! 

How wonderful it’s been to celebrate the Yom Kippur together. 

This is the second survey covering Yom Kippur programs and services—while your memories are fresh.
We need to hear about YOUR experiences this Yom Kippur. Your feedback is important as we assess this year’s programs and services and plan for next year.
This is an interactive survey format, with space for more general responses at the end, as well as very specific response categories for services, programs and processes.  It allows for responses from both in-person and Zoom attendees for each activity, and includes multiple places for your extended comments about all aspects of your experience. [Note:  Each comment box is limited to 2000 characters.] 
Every response is valued and will remain confidential.
      * If you have difficulty with the on-line form, let us know and someone will get in touch to help.
      * If the interactive form isn’t working for you, we can send you a PDF to download, print and return, or get a hard copy from the office.
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Todah Rabbah.
Val Kaplan

HHD2023@oseh-shalom.org
For questions, concerns:  vkaplan66@verizon.net


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Each Comment box is limited to 2000 characters.

If you did not hear the Rabbis' sermons, or you want to hear them again, the link to each video is listed in the 2023/5784 Drashes section of the HHD 2023 Festivals web page . We recommend watching the videos before completing any part of the survey, in case navigation pulls you away from the survey web page. Survey input cannot be saved and updated.


Your Affiliation with Oseh Shalom.

Your name is optional. 
Your name is optional. 
Your email is optional. 
Are you a member, former member, non-member, related to a member, etc.
Please provide a comment if you do not plan to return next year.
Please provide comments if you had any problems filling out the forms for attending Yom Kippur, only. If you filled out the registration for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at the same time, you don't need to answer this question again.
Please provide any comments related to recommending Oseh, attendance now or next year, on-line registration or manual registration to attend High Holy Days services.

Yom Kippur High Holy Days Music

The Cantor rating includes the Cantor's Music (voice and guitar), Melodies and Nusach, and Choir leadership as demonstrated on Yom Kippur.

 
Choir rating includes Clarity, Sound, and Song Selection. The Choir sang during these services: Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur Morning. 

 
Keyboard at service services, cello during the Kol Nidre Service, and violin during Martyrology Service.

 
Supplemental song sheet with Hebrew, English and Transliteration was provided to encourage congregants to participate.

 

Kol Nidre Service

Did you attend this service? Did you attend in-person or via Zoom?
The Kol Nidre service was held on the evening of Yom Kippur
Please provide any comments regarding the services and programs held on the Kol Nidre, including beginning and ending times,, sound quality, Zoom quality, etc.
Rabbi Daria:  “A Bee on the Knee: Courage and Teshuvah.” 
Every year at this season, one of the central High Holy Day prayers lifts up the importance of the Jewish practice of teshuvah. What does this practice actually ask of us, and what is the vision of possibility it holds out for us?

Please provide any comments regarding the sermon provided on the Kol Nidre.

Yom Kippur Morning Service

Did you attend this service? Did you attend in-person or via Zoom?
Please provide any comments regarding the service held during the morning of Yom Kippur, including beginning and ending times, materials, sound quality, Zoom quality, etc.
Rabbi Josh:  “Striving for Sacred Speech that Does No Harm: Yom Kippur and Beyond”
In this sermon, Rabbi Josh discussed some of the issues of Jewish speech ethics related to our Yom Kippur liturgy and focused on the contemporary example of micro-aggressions.
Please provide any comments regarding the Rabbi's sermon provided on the morning of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Youth Service and Program

Did you attend the service or program held in the tent at Oseh Shalom? 
Please list the ages of your child(ren).
 

 

 
General comments include beginning and ending times, music, prayer books, etc.
 

Yom Kippur Teen Service

Did you attend the service? 
Please list the ages of your teens.

 

 
General comments include beginning and ending times, music, etc.
 

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services and Closing Services

Did you attend any of these services? Did you attend in-person or via Zoom?
Services: Afternoon Study, Meditation and Chanting, Martyrology, 
YK afternoon study…led by Curtis Menyuk, “Rationalism and Mysticism: The Two Great Strands of Jewish Religious Thought”
Micro-Agressions discussion, in-person only, "Understanding the power of our words".
Yom Kippur Meditation and Chanting was held in the afternoon after the Torah study.
Yom Kippur Martyrology service was held in the afternoon after the Meditation and Chanting.
Yom Kippur Minchah, Ne'ilah and Havdalah service are the final services for the holiday.
Yom Kippur Early Ne'ilah and Havdalah service was held in the tent and provided an earlier ending time for the holiday.
Please provide any comments regarding the services and programs held during the afternoon and early evening on Yom Kippur, including beginning and ending times, logistics, sound quality, Zoom quality, etc.

Yom Kippur Break Fast

Did you attend the Yom Kippur Break Fast meal at Oseh Shalom?
Yom Kippur Break Fast after the holiday concluded.
Please provide any comments regarding the Yom Kippur Break Fast held after the conclusion of Yom Kippur.

Communications, Security, and Supplemental Materials
 

Please rate the ongoing and updated communication about the HHD Yom Kippur services and programs. Were they effective?
Security includes the police presence, greeters and ushers.
Health policies included the two rows of mask-only seating for attendees at the Erev Kol Nidre and day Yom Kippur services in the sanctuary.
Please provide any comments regarding the seating spacing and availability, Security services and Health Policies used during the Yom Kippur High Holy Day.
Use of Technology includes reservation assistance, hard-copy forms when requested, web page, calendar events, and computer-generated name labels picked up by attendees at synagogue entrance in lieu of tickets. Rating the on-line reservation, zoom quality and sound quality was provided in other places in the survey.
Please provide any comments regarding the use of technology before and during the High Holy Days.
Comments on Sound quality and Zoom quality can be provided here or in the Comment box for a given service.
Comments on the on-line reservation form can be provided here or in the Comment box at the beginning of the survey.

Supplemental Materials

Supplemental Materials were provided during services. Did you find them helpful, useful, or valuable?
Did you use it for HHD Yom Kippur?
The Yiskor Booklet included names, memorial messages and readings
Please provide additional comments regarding the Supplemental Materials provided during services: Order of Service, Greetings, and Yiskor booklets. Did they support the HHD Yom Kippur services and programs?

Yom Kippur High Holy Days Experience


Thank you for completing the High Holy Days Yom Kippur survey.
Your responses are important to us!
G'mar chatima tovah!


Oseh Shalom High Holy Days Committee

Mon, December 4 2023 21 Kislev 5784