High Holy Days
Below you will find information for:
- What's new this year
- Schedule at-a-glance
- Selichot services & program
- seating for non-members
- memorial book
- special needs
- gifts of honey
- bimah flowers
- lulav & etrog
- simchat torah luncehon
- Order/pay by credit card
- babysitting/youth program registration (new window)
- Rabbis' sermons will be posted at a later date
What's new this year
We appreciate your feedback to our High Holy Day Task Force. Many of your suggestions and requests are reflected in some new opportunities and in some return to tradition.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
Rosh HaShanah Family Service (Erev Rosh HaShanah)
Open to all, our joyful Family Service is an interactive, prayerful experience aimed at families with children 0-12. We'll sing, pray, talk, listen, move, and welcome Rosh HaShanah together. All are invited to join us early, from 4:45-5:15pm, for free professional holiday family photos. Services will be led by Rabbi Rachel Silveman, accompanied by Gila Bauman and Amy Robinson Katz.
Prayer in the Woods (Rosh HaShanah, Day 2)
A disciple of a certain rabbi once asked his teacher, “You know, I have noticed that each day you walk into the woods. I wonder, why do you go there?”. The teacher replied, “I go there to find God.” The questioner prodded further, “Haven’t you always taught me that God is the same everywhere?”. “Yes”, replied the rabbi, “but I am not”.
Join us for a Rosh Hashanah experience where we can be ourselves, pray differently, relate to God, and reach within to access a spiritual dimension not always attainable in a sanctuary. Meditation, stories, song, and prayer will help us be fully present. We’ll begin our hike, led by Al Molitor, from the synagogue parking lot at 9am. Join us there or meet us in the Moose Hill parking lot at 10:30am. We'll conclude by noon. More information, including weather updates, will be provided ahead of time to those who sign up on the High Holy Day Seating Registration form.
This alternative worship experience is free, open to the public, and co-sponsored with The Tiferet Center.
To sign up for Prayer in the Woods, please click here; or, for more information, please email Rabbi Silverman (email@example.com).
Experiential Service (Rosh HaShanah, Day 2)
For the past five years Rabbi Adam Greenwald and prayer leader Amy Robinson Katz have led us in dancing on the bima, bowing to the floor, and offered soul-stirring music and teaching throughout. Join them again (or for the first time) and experience a full-participation second day Rosh Hashanah experience of learning, song, and spiritual transformation.
More children's educational opportunities & Better time coordination between adult & children's services
Click here to view the schedule at-a-glance, which will be printed on the back of your ticket.
Selichot Services and Program
Join us on Saturday evening, September 1st (Labor Day Weekend) for Selichot services and program.
Program will begin at 9:00pm followed by Selichot services.