High Holy Days 5780 (2020)

An Alternative High Holy Day observance, blending joy and meaning, ancient and modern Jewish wisdom, traditional and creative prayer.

Due to Coronavirus, Some or all may be offered online.

High Holidays are free for all who are 30 and under!

Learn about Membership and High Holiday Tickets Here.

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18         Erev (Evening) Rosh Hashanah*

We’ll gather at 6:15 and start promptly at 6:30 PM.

Service at The Flagg Road Church, 134 Flagg Road, West Hartford or on Zoom

Service followed by pescetarian (vegetarian and kosher style fish) potluck dinner RSVP 860-523-9718 or pnaiorct@gmail.com

Saturday, September 19     First Day of Rosh Hashanah

9:00 – 9:45 AM          Quiet Meditation [Optional]

10:00 AM                  Prayer service, including Torah service at 11:30

1:00 PM                     Kiddush with challah, apples, honey, and schmoozing 

Sunday, September 20      Second Day of Rosh Hashanah

10 AM – 1 PM A walk at the reservoir, to discuss the Torah portion, reflect on and share about Rosh Hashanah themes, and observe tashlich (casting away our mistakes). Meet at the main parking lot of the reservoir on Farmington Ave in West Hartford with comfortable shoes, water, a blanket or other portable seat, and snacks or lunch (as you wish).

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 27      Kol Nidre*             

We’ll gather at 6:15 PM and begin the service promptly at 6:30 PM.

Service at The Flagg Road Church, 134 Flagg Road, West Hartford or Zoom

Monday, September 28     Yom Kippur           

9:00 – 9:45 AM                     Quiet Meditation [Optional]

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM            Prayer service, including Torah service at 12 PM

It is a powerful experience to both begin and end the day in community prayer, so we invite you to return for the closing services. Home hospitality for afternoon rest is available for those traveling from out of town.

4:30 -5:30 PM                       Minḥah, afternoon services. Location: TBA

5:30 – Sundown                    Neilah, closing services. Location: TBA

 Followed by a pescetarian (vegetarian and kosher style fish) potluck break-fast

*Overnight hospitality available for those traveling long distances: