High Holy Days
5781 Holy Days (2020)
Our Holy Days will be observed in a “hybrid” fashion this year. This means those who are comfortable meeting in person according to strict safety guidelines will have the opportunity to do so.
Those who prefer to remain home and join us remotely may join in the simultaneous live stream.
Following the regular service for Day 2 of Rosh Hashana, there will be a “Parking Lot Shofar Service” for all who wish to fulfill the obligation to hear the Shofar (Jewish law requires one to hear the shofar directly...Zoom doesn't "cut it"). Simply pull up at the appropriate time, roll down your window or get out remaining socially distant and listen to the Call of the Shofar.
Please read through the following information very carefully. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SERVICES, including live stream.
CLICK HERE for information on obtaining your High Holiday Prayer Book (hard copy or e-copy).
Links for registration will be found at the bottom of the following schedule:
Selichot Service: We will join over 150 congregations from across the Conservative Movement for Selihot Night Live
Saturday, September 12: 8:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Evening (Streaming only)
Friday, September 18: 6:00 pm
Join us from your dinner table with holiday meal ready as we enjoy our brief Shabbat and Holiday service followed by a Rosh Hashanah yontif "Seder" meal together.
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 (Hybrid: In-person Tent Service with simultaneous Streaming)
Saturday, September 19 / 1 Tishri
9:30 – 11:30 am
Tashlikh: 2:00 pm
At Cleveland Park, parking lot on Lakehurst Street. CLICK HERE FOR MAP
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 (Hybrid: In-person Tent Service with simultaneous Streaming)
Sunday, September 20 / 2 Tishri
Regular Service (with Shofar): 9:30 – 11:30 am
Parking Lot Shofar Service: Noon – 12:30 pm
Join us in the parking lot, you may remain in your cars and roll down your windows or get out maintaining safe distance. Our Ba’al Takiya Mike Ungar will sound the shofar for all to hear.
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Family Tasklikh and Shofar Service: 4:00 pm
We will be holding a brief but moving waterside Tashlikh and Shofar for families and children of all ages at a private creek-side residence near Beth Israel Synagogue with a streaming ZOOM option available as well. The location and/or Zoom link will only be given out to verified registrants.
For more information and to register CLICK HERE.
Shabbat Shuvah Services
Friday, September 25: 6:45 pm STREAMING ONLY
Saturday, September 26: 10:00 am (Hybrid: In-person Tent Service with simultaneous Streaming)
Cemetery Service (Hybrid: In-person at Beth Israel Cemetery with simultaneous Streaming)
Sunday, September 27: 10:00 am
If you wish to join in person for the Cemetery Service you MUST REGISTER for it by following the IN-PERSON SERVICES link below and choose the appropriate box.
Erev Yom Kippur (Hybrid: In-person Tent Service with simultaneous Streaming)
Sunday, September 27
Kol Nidre: 6:30 pm
Yom Kippur (Hybrid: In-person Tent Service with simultaneous Streaming)
Monday, September 28
Regular morning service: 9:30 am – Noon with YIZKOR during Torah service as is customary
Mincha: 6:15 pm
Neilah: 7:00 pm
Final Shofar and Havdalah: 7:55 pm
Sukkoth Day 1 (Hybrid: In-person Tent Service with simultaneous Streaming)***
Saturday, October 3 - 10:00 am
We will have a small but halakhically correct Sukkah set up for folks to go in shifts to say the blessing and fulfill the mitzvah of sitting in the Sukkah.
Shemini Atzeret (Hybrid: In-person Tent Service with simultaneous Streaming)***
Saturday, October 10 - 10:00 am
***Registration not required for in person or streaming Sukkoth and Shemini Atzeret. For streaming, use the same Zoom link and password as all the High Holiday services.