High Holy Days

Photos courtesy of Dan Weisz

 

High Holy Days 5781/2020

Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Friday, September 18th.

When the Temple was destroyed two thousand years ago, Jews gave up animal sacrifice in favor of prayer. This September we face a challenge, which, for us, will be equally historic. In our efforts to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we have decided to conduct our holiest and most attended services differently this year: We will not be together in a sanctuary.

Instead, we will be joining with Temple Emanu-El to provide both congregations with virtual services via Facebook Live, YouTube, pre-recorded elements, Zoom, or some combination of these.

At a time when we are craving human and spiritual connection, Cantor Cohen and I believe that we can create a beautiful and meaningful virtual High Holy Days experience. We have been in discussions with Rabbis, Cantors, and Jewish Educators around the country, as we develop new and creative opportunities to touch your hearts in your own homes.

Judaism has always been adaptive. We will provide you with more information about our High Holy Days programming soon.

Rabbi Thomas Louchheim

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