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Unless otherwise noted, all services and programs will be held at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, in the Atrium Building. Please note that there is much construction in the area, so leave yourself extra time. Refer to our What to Expect page about where to park and to get a parking pass.


 

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 25

Erev Rosh Hashanah Potluck: Gather at 5:00 p.m.
Services In Person + Online: 7:00 p.m.

Begin the new year with a potluck at Vilas Park, 1602 Vilas Park Drive (see map). We will meet at the shelter and begin blessings around 5:20 p.m. We will provide challah, wine and juice, and apples and honey. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Our Zoom space opens at 6:45 p.m. Our service lasts about an hour and a half.


 

First Day of Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 26

Services In-Person + Online: 9:00 a.m. 
Tot/Preschool Services In-Person Only: 9:00 a.m.
K-5th grade Services In-Person Only: 10:00 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Discussion In-Person Only, 12:15 p.m.
Tashlich: 3:00 p.m. East and west side locations

Our Zoom space opens at 8:45 a.m. Our service lasts a little over three hours.

Children's services will be led by our community song leader, Aviv Kammay and CSS member, Sari Judge. They will be held in Courtyard classroom A/B at the First Unitarian Society. Please enter through the Atrium doors. Please register for children's services.

We will have an Rosh Hashanah discussion on renewal and forgiveness facilitated by Alison Lebwohl, Mimi Goldberg, and Melanie Herzog immediately following the morning service. We will provide a light lunch from Gotham Bagels. Registration is required. Please register if you would like lunch.

Tashlich is held near members' homes. We will gather there and walk to the water. If you do not receive our newsletter or weekly email please contact the office for the exact locations.


 

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, September 27

Services In-Person + Online: 9:00 a.m.
Picnic Lunch: 12:00 p.m.

Our Zoom space opens at 8:45 a.m. Our service lasts about three hours. Feel free to come and go throughout the morning.

In lieu of a traditional Torah service, Bici Pettit-Baron will give a dvar Torah entitled "Being Old" followed by a discussion. After services we will gather for a picnic lunch outdoors in the space adjacent to the Atrium Auditorium. Please bring your own lunch; this is not a potluck.


 

Kol Nidrei
Tuesday, October 4


Service In-Person + Online: 6:00 p.m.

Our Zoom space opens at 5:45 p.m. Our service lasts about two hours. We begin Kol Nidrei prayer near the beginning of the service.

Feel free to come early, beginning at 5:30 p.m., to light a yahrzeit candle. For those who wish, it is customary to wear a tallit to this evening service.


 

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 5


Services In-Person + Online: 9:00 a.m.
Tot/Preschool Services In-Person Only: 9:00 a.m.
K-5th grade Services In-Person Only: 10:00 a.m.
Yizkor In-Person + Online: 1:00 p.m.
Avodah In-Person + Online: 2:15 p.m.
Presentation and Discussion In-Person + Online: 4:15 p.m.
Neilah In-Person + Online: 6:00 p.m. (final shofar 7:14 p.m.)
In-Person Break Fast Potluck: 7:30 p.m.

Our Zoom space opens at 8:45 a.m. Our service lasts a little over three hours.

Please register for children's services.

Jeff Spitzer-Resnick will lead the Avodah Gathering.

Our speaker is Ali Muldrow, President of the Madison School Board. Her presentation is entitled, "Cultivating Change Before Closing the Gates."

Our Neilah service includes the chanting of El Malei Rachamim for victims of racial violence and injustice. It ends with a final shofar blast and havdalah. If you are at home you may wish to use your own havdalah set.

Learn more about our additional programs.


 

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