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, Services this year will be on Zoom

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

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Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18         Erev (Evening) Rosh Hashanah – Service on Zoom

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

Saturday, September 19     First Day of Rosh Hashanah – Service on Zoom

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 – Break-Out 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      Service on Zoom       

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

Service on Zoom

Monday, September 28     Yom Kippur  Service on Zoom          

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

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM            Prayer service

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.

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

5:30 – Sundown                    Neilah, closing services.