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Experience the High Holy Days With Us!

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We look forward to celebrating the High Holy Days in person and on Zoom!
 

The High Holy Days are close at hand - Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Sunday, September 25th, and continues through Tuesday, September 27th. Yom Kippur starts with Kol Nidre, on the evening of Tuesday, October 4th, and closes with the final shofar blast at the end of the day, Wednesday, October 5th. We begin our formal introduction to the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) even earlier, with the community-wide Selichot service on the evening of Saturday, September 17th, a beautiful service that features rabbis and cantors from our many congregations coming together to provide a moving, meaningful and musical experience.

We have worked carefully with our Covid Advisory Committee, the staff, and the Avodah Committee to create a plan that allows us to come together safely as a community, to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend, and to give people choices about how to participate. 

 

Ways to participate:

 

In the Sanctuary

  • This will be our traditional service with our regular High Holy Day seating in our beautiful sanctuary space. Masks will be required for everyone indoors. 

In the Yard

  • We will simulcast many services to the yard, with lay leaders serving as facilitators. This location will be available each evening, including Kol Nidrei, Yizkor, and Neilah, and each morning of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur beginning at 11:30 AM. Masks are optional in the yard. 

On Zoom

  • Participate in all of our High Holy Day services through Zoom. 

Family and Youth Programming

  • Special services for children and families will take place in the yard each morning and on Yom Kippur afternoon. These youth and family services are open to all. 

Additional programs will include our community-wide Selichot service on September 17th, our free Community Kol Nidrei service in the lower sanctuary (see below for more information), Tashlich at the Prospect Park Lake, Shofar on the Stoop(s), and more! 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

We continue our tradition of hosting a free community Kol Nidre Service, in our Lower Sanctuary. This service is open to all.