Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Live streaming during the holidays

As the pandemic extended into the second year of the High Holidays I found myself teetering between attending religious services in person or virtually as a participant in a live-streaming congregation.

Last year, as a senior citizen and unprotected by vaccination it was a no-brainer to avoid services in person. Unfortunately, it was not a pleasant experience for me to “attend” live-streaming services. I felt completely disconnected.

The online services were heavy into English with Hebrew being almost a second language. The music accompanying the prayers made me feel as if I was at a folk-sing...


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