Online Streaming & Zoom Options
The following are the Live Streaming Options at B’nai Israel at this time. Unless otherwise noted, each of these options will be simultaneously setup and streamed. The reasons for each option are explained below. If you know what you want, simply click the button below.
Zoom is used for various services where interactions will take place or you want to feel like you’re there with the group. This is the most intimate of all the virtual streaming options. This also makes sure that we have a minyan to participate in the service to meet USCJ guidelines. For more details, please refer to the recent RA ruling by clicking here. In general, as long as you’re in earshot of the microphone and we’re able to see you on camera while you’re on Zoom, this will work especially for those who needs to recite kaddish yatom (mourner’s kaddish).
To use this as a main source, for some people, may causes too much technical stress for the user (no techie people) and burdens the limited staff. Also, there’s often a general lack of “live meeting/conference” etiquette from attendees who forget that they are seen and heard.
If you have questions concerning halachah, please feel free to reach out to Rabbi for assistance. You can email at [email protected] For technical assistance, submit a ticket at http://support.waybeyondwebdesign.com or call Jimmy at 505-463-3884. If you’re new to Zoom, scroll to the bottom for first-time setup instructions.
If you can’t get audio to work on your computer, or prefer to connect with audio only, you can call-in for audio by using any one of the access phone number to the right, your choice.
Pick a Number & Dial for the Conference:
- 669-900-9128 US (San Jose)
- 346-248-7799 US (Houston)
- 646-558-8656 US (New York)
- 253-215-8782 US
- 301-715-8592 US
- 312-626-6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 931 454 009
When prompted, enter the Meeting ID. Then press ##.
If you the numbers above doesn't work for you:
Using Facebook Live
Facebook Live is an incredibly handy tool to get views and attention. And since we have nearly 5000 fans on Facebook, we want to make sure that they get notified of our broadcast. We could just post the link from YouTube Live, but it does not have the same reach capability that a Live Stream direct from Facebook will give. That said, unfortunately, you may not be able to access this in comfortably without having a Facebook account and logging in. Also, when Livesteaming from Facebook using a phone, the view is only vertical (super annoying).
Using YouTube Live
YouTube Live is great. You don’t need a Google or YouTube account to view any of the content. We don’t currently have a large following, actually we don’t have anyone subscribed to our channel since we haven’t had one before. Anyway, YouTube has more broadcasting options and will be able to show a widescreen for the video.
To watch on YouTube, you can simple go directly to the B’nai Israel YouTube Channel at https://bnaiisrael-nm.org/youtube-channel and scroll to the live video in progress.
Alternatively, you can also go to the the Live Stream link on our website and play the Facebook Live Stream. https://bnaiisrael-nm.org/live-stream
The Rabbinical Assembly (RA) of the USCJ has made an e-siddur available for download. You can access the information about how to obtain a copy of the Lev Shalom Siddur that we’ll be using for our online live streaming services.