As fall approaches, Jews throughout the world prepare for a unique ten-day period of prayer, self-examination, fasting, and repentance. It is time for the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, the High Holy Days: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These holidays are preceded by a month of reflection: the Hebrew month of Elul. During this time, morning worship includes special penitential prayers and concludes with the blowing of the shofar as a reminder of the approaching season of atonement. In some communities, this is also a time to visit the graves of loved ones.
We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing these special Holy days. We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community. Please see the Schedule of Services for a list of dates, times, and locations of services.
Upon renewing your membership in our congregation in August or September, you will automatically receive High Holy Day tickets for each adult member of your household and dependent children over the age of 18 (Children 17 years old and under do not require a ticket). Members are also welcomed to purchase additional tickets for other relatives and guests.
If you are currently not a member of the congregation and not yet ready to make that commitment, we are pleased to offer two different ways to join us.
The first way is to purchase High Holy Day tickets to join us for all the services. If you decide to join the congregation shortly after the holidays have ended, we will apply the ticket costs toward your membership dues! Please contact our office for details.
The second way is to join us for our complimentary Day 2 Rosh Hashana morning service or the afternoon Yom Kippur Yizkor/Neliah service at 4:30 pm. Please contact the Rabbi for more details. We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days together!
|High Holyday Schedule – 2023-5784
|All services will be held both in person and online|
|Fri. Sept. 15th||Rosh Hashana evening dinner||7:00 pm|
|Sat. Sept. 16th||Day 1 Rosh Hashana Morning Service||10:30 am|
|Organized children programming|
|Tashlich immediately following services|
|Sun. Sept. 17th||Day 2 Rosh Hashana Morning Service||10:30 am|
|Sun. Sept. 24th||Kol Nidre Evening service||7:30 pm|
|Mon. Sept. 25th||Yom Kippur morning service||10:30 am|
|Afternoon stroll to Gairlock Gardens after morning services||1:00 pm|
|Mincha Afternoon Service||4:00 pm|
|Musical interlude||4:30 pm|
|Congregant stories||5:00 pm|
|Final Shofar Blast - Break the fast||7:00 pm|
|Sat. Sept. 30th||Sukkot Morning service||10:30 am|
|Fri. Oct. 6th||Simchat Torah Synaplex celebration||6:00 pm|
|Sat. Oct. 7th||Simchat Torah morning service||10:30 am|