The Shul of New York

Zooming Your Way Through Covid
 

This Friday night our NYC synagogue is having a Zoom sabbath dinner. We’re all invited to set our tables, bring our candles and log in.

 

This Friday night our NYC synagogue is having a Zoom sabbath dinner.  We’re all invited to set our tables, bring our candles and log in. 

Joining a Zoom session can be done on a computer or a smartphone. Either way, you are required to download and install the free Zoom app. Give yourself about 5 minutes before your first meeting to do this.

Here are instructions to download and install the app: 

What you will need:

  • For the full experience (video and audio) you need a smartphone or a computer that has a camera & microphone & speakers, along with access to WiFi.
  • Audio only is available by dialing in on your smartphone and participating without video.          

 To get on Zoom:

  1. Click the Link in the invitation email.
  2. On a Computer: 
  3. You will be prompted to download and install the free Zoom client software.
  4. You may have to give your permission to make changes to your device. Please say yes. You can trust us, we’re a Shul.
  5. Once it is installed, you will join the session. If not, then click the join link in the invitation email again.
  6. You may have to click buttons that say “Join with video” and “Join with  audio.”
  1. On smartphones: 
  2. You will be prompted to install the free Zoom app from the appropriate app store.
  3. Once it is installed, you will join the meeting. If not, then click the join link in the invitation email again.
  4. You may have to click buttons that say “Join with video” and “Join with audio.”

 

  1. If you get a message saying you can’t join because the host hasn’t arrived, don’t panic. The host will arrive soon and you will automatically enter the session. 

If you do not have access to WiFi, you can join a Zoom session on your smartphone with only audio by clicking or dialing the phone number in the invitation. You know, using your phone like it’s a phone.  

To initiate your own Zoom meeting you need to join the Zoom service by downloading the client and joining. Free Zoom conferences are limited in the number of participants you can accommodate and in the time limit.   You can find out more about setting up a zoom meeting here. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac 

A WORD  ON ZOOM ETIQUETTE

 When you are not speaking, please mute yourself. There is a mute button that looks like an old-timey microphone in the meeting window, probably at the bottom. This will prevent a cacophony of noise and ensure everyone can hear the speaker.  (In the case of our synagogue this is particularly important for singing, since there’s a slight delay. 

Avoid too much moving around. Some people suffer from vertigo and no one wants to get motion sick during the meeting. 

If you are in a room with someone else, share a device. Using two devices near each other will cause audio echoes. 

Remember that everyone can see you even when you aren’t speaking. We won’t go into all the ways this could be embarrassing. Feel free to use your imagination.​​​​​​​

 

–Thanks to the Shul of New York for allowing me adapt these important instructions on how to stay together even while isolated. 

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