High Holy Days 5783 (2022)

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

High Holiday Services led by ALEPH Rabbinical Student Lorin Troderman

Services held at Flagg Road Church – 134 Flagg Road, West Hartford

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

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High Holy Days

DateEventDetails
Sunday, September 25, 2022 ROSH HASHANAH EVEErev (Evening) Rosh Hashanah
We'll Gather at 6:15 and start Promptly at 6:30PM
Monday, September 26, 2022ROSH HASHANAH 1st DAYFirst Day of Rosh Hashanah
9:00 - 9:45 AM Quiet Meditation
10:00 AM - 1:30ish PM   Shaharit (morning), Torah, and Shofar services
Followed by Kiddush (challah, apples, honey, schmoozing) outdoors
Tuesday, September 27, 2022ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DAYSecond Day of Rosh Hashanah
10AM - 1PM A walk at the Reservoir – Weather Permitting
Discussion of 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).
Tuesday, October 4, 2022KOL NIDREYom Kippur: Kol Nidre
We'll Gather at 6:15 and start Promptly at 6:30PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022YOM KIPPURYom Kippur
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Quiet Meditation
10:00 AM - 2:00ish PM    Shaharit (morning), Torah, and Yizkor (memorial) services
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. Or, explore the nature trails at Westmoor Park, near the church. 
4:30PM - 5:30PM Minchah, afternoon services
5:30 PM - Sundown (approx 7:25 PM)     Neilah, Closing Services
 Followed by a pescetarian (vegetarian and kosher style fish) potluck break-fast, outdoors

*Overnight hospitality available for those traveling long distances:

 Contact Elaine at pnaiorct@gmail.com to make a request.