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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. Refer to our What to Expect page about where to park and to obtain a parking pass.


 

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 15

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

Begin the new year with a Rosh Hashanah potluck at the large Hoyt Park shelter, 3902 Regent Street. We will 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. You might also want to consider bringing your own picnic dishes to reduce waste.

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


 

First Day of Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 16

Services In-Person + Online: 9:00 a.m. 
Tot/Preschool/Kindergarten Services In-Person Only: 9:00 a.m.
1st-5th Grade Services In-Person Only: 10:00 a.m.
6th-8th Grade Discussion In-Person Only: 10:00 a.m.
9th-12th Grade Discussion In-Person Only: 10:00 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah Discussion In-Person Only, 12:30 p.m.
Tashlich: 3:00 p.m. West side location

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

Children's services will be led by our community song leader, Aviv Kammay, along with Shaarei Shamayim parents. 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 so we know how many people to expect. We will also have discussions for 6th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders. Please register for these discussions.

We will have a 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. We will provide bagels, cream cheese, and coffee. Feel free to bring a side to share.

Tashlich is held near a member's home. 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 location.


 

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 17

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

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

In lieu of a traditional Torah service, a member will give a dvar Torah followed by a discussion. After services we will gather for a picnic lunch outdoors on the Gaebler Lawn. Please bring your own lunch; this is not a potluck.


 

Kol Nidrei
Sunday, September 24


Service In-Person + Online: 6:15 p.m.

Our Zoom space opens at 6:00 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 5:45 p.m., to light a yahrzeit candle in memory of loved ones who have died. For those who wish, it is customary to wear a tallit to this evening service.


 

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25


Services In-Person + Online: 9:00 a.m.
Tot/Preschool/Kindergarten Services In-Person Only: 9:00 a.m.
1st-5th grade Services In-Person Only: 10:00 a.m.
6th-8th Grade Discussion In-Person Only: 10:00 a.m.
9th-12th Grade Discussion 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: 4:30 p.m.
Neilah In-Person + Online: 6:15 p.m. (final shofar 7:32 p.m.)
In-Person Break Fast Potluck: 7:45 p.m.

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 Shaarei Shamayim parents. 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 so we know how many people to expect. We will also have discussions for 6th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders. Please register for these discussions.

Jeff Spitzer-Resnick will lead the Avodah gathering. This is an opportunity for everyone to bring offerings of music, poetry, and stories.

Judge Everett Mitchell will be our featured speaker in the afternoon.

Our Neilah service begins with twenty minutes of meditation and chanting. It ends with a final shofar blast and havdalah. If you are at home you may wish to use your own havdalah set.

We conclude the day with a break fast potluck. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share -- and enough so we don't run out of food!

Learn more about our additional programs.


 

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