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Guests should register one day in advance to attend our online services. 
Members may log in and register for online services and programs directly via Zoom.
Everyone must register by September 11 for our in-person events.

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Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 18

Family Seder, 6:00 p.m.
This seder is intended for children ages 10 and under. Led by Rabbi Laurie, Aviv Kammay, and Sari Judge.

Community Seder, 6:30 p.m.
Led by Rabbi Laurie and Cantor Shira. Rabbi Laurie will give a short talk, but this is not a formal service.

Our Zoom space for the family seder opens at 5:30 p.m. Our Zoom space for the community seder opens at 6:00 p.m.

Traditionally, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews hold a seder on Rosh Hashanah. We will draw on these traditions and welcome in the new year together with food and singing.

Purchase foods and prepare for our Rosh Hashanah seder. Watch Tsurit Barhama, one of our Hebrew tutors, explain in this video how to do a seder based on her experience growing up in a Yemenite-Israeli home.


 

First Day of Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 19

Morning Service, 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Shacharit
11:00 a.m. President's Greeting and Torah Service
12:15 p.m. Rabbi Laurie's Sermon,  Shofar Service, and Concluding Prayers
Small Group Discussion, 2:15 p.m.
Registration is required for this in-person gathering.
Youth Discussions, 3:15 p.m.
 6th-8th graders
 9th-12th graders
Panel Discussion, 4:30 p.m.

Our Zoom space opens at 9:00 a.m. Feel free to log on and off throughout the morning. We will have breaks in-between sections of the service for informal conversation.

Read more about our youth discussions.


 

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 20

Morning Service, 9:30 a.m.
Bici Pettit-Baron and Judith Heilizer will each give a dvar Torah followed by discussion. We will not have a traditional Torah service.

Tashlich and Shofar Blowing, 1:00 p.m.
We will gather at nearby lakes, metaphorically throw our sins into the water, and listen to the shofar from a distance. Registration is required for this in-person gathering.

Our Zoom space opens at 9:00 a.m. Feel free to log on and off throughout the morning.

 


 

Kol Nidrei
Sunday, September 27

Services, 6:00 p.m.
In addition to Rabbi Laurie's sermon, we will have reflections from our members: Stormy-Kito Justice, Steve Davis, and Ashley Byock.

Our Zoom space opens at 5:30 p.m.

Participants might want to have a yahrtzeit candle, as well as Shabbat/holiday candles. We will create an opportunity to light candles at the beginning of the service. It's customary to wear a tallit to this evening service, for those who wish.


 

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28

Tot Services, 9:00 a.m.
Meditation, 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required for this in-person gathering.
Morning Services, 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Shacharit
10:45 a.m. President's Greeting, Blessing of Children, Torah Service, El Malei Rachamim for Black Lives
12:15 p.m. Rabbi Laurie's Sermon and Concluding Prayers
Yizkor Services, 1:30 p.m.
 Service in memory of loved ones who
 have died.
Social Hour, 2:15 p.m.
Children's services (K-5th), 2:15 p.m.
Youth Discussions, 2:15 p.m.
 6th-8th graders
 9th-12th graders
Avodah, 3:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion, 4:30 p.m.
Neilah, 6:00 p.m.
The first 15 minutes will be chanting and meditation. We will begin our service at 6:15 p.m. The holiday officially ends at 7:14 p.m. with the final shofar blowing.
Virtual Break Fast, 7:30 p.m.

Our Zoom space opens at 9:00 a.m. Feel free to log on and off throughout the morning. We will have breaks in-between sections of the service for informal conversation.

For Yizkor, consider bringing photographs to hold up of loved ones you are remembering. We will not be placing stones in water this year.

For Avodah, feel free to bring poetry, writing, or music to share - either yours or written by someone else. Facilitated by Jeff Spitzer-Resnick.

For the Social Hour, hop on Zoom and say hello to community members and guests.

Read more about the Tot Service, Children's Services, and Youth Discussions.

For Neilah, participants may wish to have  spices, wine or grape juice, and a havdalah candle.

For the Virtual Break Fast, end the day by sharing a meal and informal conversation with others.

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