Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue

Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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Before The Event

 
 1. Restart your computer! 
 2. Make sure your browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Firefox) is up-to-date. You can do this by opening your browser then finding Settings or About.  We recommended these browsers for streaming:  Firefox or Google Chrome. (Internet Explorer and Safari can cause problems, especially if they are not the latest versions.) 
 3. Bookmark our livestream page for easy access: https://bethemet.livecontrol.tv/ 
 4. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet via WiFi or ethernet (we don’t recommend using data to livestream). 
 5. For events not taking place in the Sanctuary: Make sure you have the most recent version of Zoom. 

At Service Time

 
1. Test your computer connection in advance by clicking the livestream link 5-10 minutes in advance of the published service time. That way you will be confident everything is working. 
 2. Click here to join the livestream  
 3. Make sure your volume is turned on/up. 
 4. Expand the screen by clicking the little box at the bottom right. 
 5. You may join our livestreaming services at any time once the service begins. After each service concludes, it will be archived. 

 

 A Few helpful technology tips: 

 
* To watch in full screen, click the two arrows in the bottom right of the livestream window.
 
* The livestream can be viewed on any smart device (smartphone, tablet, etc.). 
* Livestreaming services on your computer or cast to your TV will provide the highest quality viewing at high definition. 

 

Troubleshooting 


If you’re having trouble accessing our livestream, start by:
 
 (1) refreshing the page/browser, 
 (2) closing and reopening your browser, 
 (3) restarting your computer,
 (4) calling us at 847.869.4230 and press 4 

 

TECH FAQs 


What happens if the livestream loads and goes very slowly, or constantly refreshes?
 

 1. Check your internet speed at https://projectstream.google.com/speedtest. Once on the site, hit Run. Your download speed should be at least 20 mpbs. 
 2. If you are using data, switch to WiFi or ethernet. 
 3. Move your computer closer to your WiFi router (if using WiFi). 
 4. Close any programs that you are not using. Additionally, if you are using a browser like Google Chrome, close any tabs that you are not using. 

 

The volume is on, but I can’t hear! What’s going on? 

 1. Within the LiveControl player (the frame around the live video), make sure the volume is on. Be sure that there is not a line through the speaker portion – this would mean it is on mute. Click the dots further up to turn up the volume.
 2. Be sure you have speakers for your sound, either on your computer or plugged into the computer. In your computer settings, you can go to sound, and find where your speakers are located.
 3. Your computer or browser may not be working properly. Try solutions above, including closing things that are open and restarting your computer. 

I restarted my computer, closed everything else, and checked my internet speed, and those all seem to be fine, but I still have a problem! What should I do? 

Please call us! (847-869-4230 and press 4). 

 

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Beth Emet is a diverse, multigenerational Reform community with a dynamic approach to Judaism. Our congregation seeks to create a spiritually vibrant, socially conscious, intellectually challenging, and deeply caring environment firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and values.

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