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                              High Holy Days 2020

As much as ever, we need the High Holy Day season this year.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- and Elul, the month of reflection right before,
and Sukkot, the festival of rebuilding that comes right after.

We need this season to rediscover hope and joy.
And to rediscover each other, because we’re in this together.

We’ll start the Jewish New Year differently this fall.
We will start together, even if together is different. There's something
for everyone. No matter what your relationship is to God.
Or to Zoom!

We are offering online, in-person, and do-it-yourself choices.

We are offering traditional services, alternative services,
child-and-family services, and afternoon experiences that
aren't like regular services at all.

Don't worry about making the perfect schedule.
There is no wrong path here. Find some ways to renew and reflect,
and to feel part of the large Jewish community.

Service and Program Descriptions

Traditional Service

Traditional prayers and melodies, led by Rabbi Jon, Chazzan Stan Juda, and David Sacks. Interspersed with short explanations and music prerecorded by our Zimria choir. Participation online open to all, or we can accommodate some people in our synagogue parking lot and Sanctuary.

Click here for more description, schedule/outline of morning services, and melodies

ReNewYEAR Service


Led by nationally-known musician-educator Eliana Light. Shorter, upbeat service for seekers or those looking for a change of pace. Prayers in new versions and styles, and new ways of looking at old rituals and words. With Eliana’s beautiful voice and guitar accompaniment.

Click here for more information and melodies and to download a copy of Eliana's prayerbook 

Family Services
With Eliana Light


Join Eliana for real conversations with our family members and connect with community around the country. Let's focus on what we need right now: love, comfort, justice, and hope for a brighter future. Short (but sweet!) services designed for kids of all ages and their adults!

Afternoon Services
Outdoors or Online

Gather on paths or by rivers
or online in small groups,
with some readings and
melodies. Led by different members of the congregation.
On the second day of Rosh Hashanah we incorporate
the sound of the shofar and tashlich, when we throw

bread into flowing water to
carry away what we want to
be rid of for the new year.

Click here for more description

Shofar Together


On Sunday, the second day
of Rosh Hashanah, come
to a big parking area for 15 minutes to hear the shofar
in person and get that sense
of large community we’re
missing this year.

Members and registered guests will receive the location information.

Shofar To You


We want to make sure every congregant can hear the
shofar in person, live.
Sign up here and someone will come to your yard or to a public place near you so you can hear the 100 traditional blasts.

Private Sanctuary Time

If you want to be in our sacred space but not with other people, reserve 15 minutes during the weeks of Elul or the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Stand in front of the ark, and if you wish hear the shofar and receive a blessing.
Click here to view available times and sign up

Do It Yourself Resources

Mon, September 21 2020 3 Tishrei 5781