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Last Updated on September 2, 2021

High Holy Day plans are constantly evolving due to changing COVID protocols. Please check back regularly for new information.
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High Holy Days
2021/5782

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Masks must be worn to all programs

* Service held in the Sanctuary will also be on Zoom and live-streamed 
   All attendees to indoor events MUST be vaccinated


** Service held outside in the tent

Saturday, August 28 at 8:45pm

Community S'lichot Service at Beth Chaim *

(see flyer)

 

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 6

8:00pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah Service **

 

Tuesday, September 7

9:00am - Rosh Hashanah Early Service **

11:30am - Rosh Hashanah Late Service with Choir *

2:00pm - Pre-Reader Family Service **

(see flyer)

3:00pm - Tashlich at Mercer County Park Marina

(see flyer)

 

Wednesday, September 8

10:00am - Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service **

(see flyer)

Friday, September 10 at 7:30pm

Shabbat Shuvah Healing Service hosted by Nefesh **

(see flyer)

Yom Kippur

 

Wednesday, September 15

7:30pm - Erev Yom Kippur Service with Choir *

 

Thursday, September 16

9:00am - Yom Kippur Early Service **

11:30am - Yom Kippur Late Service with Choir *

2:00pm - Yom Kippur Study Session *

2:00pm - Pre-Reader Family Service **

(see flyer)

3:30pm - Yizkor Service * **

4:30pm (approx.) - Mincha/Afternoon Service *

6:00pm (approx.) - Ne’ilah Service follow by Shofar Blowing & Havdalah *

The High Holy Days are fast approaching and our Clergy, Staff and Reopening Task Force have been hard at work planning meaningful and safe ways to come together to celebrate, reflect and pray. Once again, this year's Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experience will not be what we are used to, but we hope to create an experience that is welcoming and accessible for the diverse range of our congregants.

 

We acknowledge that as the “Delta” variant has increased rates of infection, even among those who are vaccinated, we have had to recalibrate how High Holy Days will occur. We learned from a survey we sent as we began planning in earnest, that many of you are not ready to gather in person. We therefore plan to offer a tremendous amount of meaningful online content, including services on Zoom and YouTube.

 

For those who are ready and eager to celebrate in-person, we are offering both indoor and outdoor options. We are renting a tent to allow us to provide outdoor services to a large number of people in a way that we know is lower risk. In addition, we will also have services in our Sanctuary. We are pleased to say that we do plan to have our fully vaccinated choir sing with us. It is required that everyone entering our building for services during the High Holy Days be vaccinated and that they provide proof of vaccination in advance using this form.

 

No tickets will be issued for indoor services without proof of vaccination on record. If you or those with you are not vaccinated, we ask that you opt to attend the outside or online services. Also, we ask all attendees to remain masked the entire time you are on our campus, regardless of vaccination status or location.

 

In order to receive tickets for the High Holy Days, you need to select which services you are attending. The Service Selection Form has been emailed only to those who have renewed their membership by paying at least 25% of dues or have made payment arrangements, including recurring payments. If you have not received the Service Selection Form, please contact the temple office.