High Holy Day Schedule 2020/5781

Although we will be unable to be together in person as a community this High Holy Day season, we are thankful we can continue to provide online experiences during these challenging times.

Please find our schedule of online High Holy Day events, and know that the links for each will be forthcoming in the weekly announcements.

 

SELICHOT

Saturday, September 12, 8 pm

The Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah is a special time for reflection, chanting, meditation, learning and prayers for forgiveness. Our Zoom Selichot gathering will begin with Havdalah.

 

ROSH HASHANAH

Friday, September 18:

The Zoom meeting at 7:45 pm will provide an opportunity for us to see one another and feel a sense of community as we light candles, make kiddush and usher in the New Year together. Everyone is urged to prepare your own candles, wine or grape juice, and to log on with video if possible.

There will be a separate login for the 8:00 pm service.

  • 7:45pm – Welcome, community candlelighting, and kiddush via Zoom meeting
  • 8pmEvening service Webinar

The Rabbis will be pre-recording their High Holy Day sermons, one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur, for listening at your convenience. They will become available for viewing on the Temple Sinai YouTube channel on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur.

Saturday, September 19:

  • 10 amMorning Service Webinar
  • 11:30 amRabbi’s d’var Torah, Torah reading followed by discussion groups in breakout rooms
  • 7:50 pm – Havdalah with the Rabbis

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Programs

  • 9:30 am Program I – pre-school through 1st grade with parents
  • 10:15 am Program II – 2nd through 5th grade

Sunday, September 20:

  • 10 amMorning Service Webinar
  • 11:15 amRabbi’s d’var Torah, Torah reading followed by discussion groups in breakout rooms
  • 12:30 pmSounding of Shofar

Tashlich (at Congress Park, masked & physically distant)

Rabbis will lead a series of 10-minute Tashlich sessions, each limited to 12 people, with face masks and advance registration required for each time slot, signup will be in the weekly announcements.

 

SHABBAT SHUVAH

Friday, September 25:

  • 6 pm candle lighting (preceded by early login for greetings at 5:45)
  • 6:15 pm evening service

Saturday, September 26:

  • 10:30 am – Morning service (preceded by early login for greetings at 10:15)
  • 7:40 pm – Havdalah with the Rabbis

 

YOM KIPPUR

Sunday, September 27

  • 8 pmEvening Service Webinarwith live singing of Kol Nidre by Max Novik; pre-recorded versions of Kol Nidre (piano instrumental by Roy Rotheim; singing by Sylvia Bloom) will be available for listening at your convenience.

The Rabbis will be pre-recording their High Holy Day sermons, one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur, for listening at your convenience. They will become available for viewing on the Temple Sinai YouTube channel on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur.

Monday, September 28

  • 10:00 amMorning Service Webinar
  • 11:15 amRabbi’s d’var Torah, Torah reading followed by discussion groups in breakout rooms

Yom Kippur Children’s Programs

  • 9:30 amProgram Ipreschool through 1st grade with parents
  • 10:15 amProgram II2nd through 5th grade

Yom Kippur Afternoon

  • 1:00 pm onward – time for an afternoon walk, personal reflection, and meditation; pre-recorded selections from High Holy Day liturgy sung by Rabbi Anna Sugarman will be available for listening at your convenience
  • 3:30 pm“Out of the Belly of the Beast: Social Justice and The Book of Jonah in 2020/5781”; discussion led by Temple president, Michael Marx; pre-recorded chanting of Book of Jonah by Jonathan Segol available for listening at your convenience.
  • 5:45-6:15 pm“Open the Book Within: Musar to Move You Forward” led by Martina Zobel and Beth Novik
  • 6:307:00 pmYizkor
  • 7:15 pm – Conclusion with communal Shofar blast 

 

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sukkot

  • Friday, October 2, Erev Sukkot in conjunction with religious school5:45 pm login, 6 pm candle lighting for youngest children, followed by service for older children and families
  • Saturday, October 3, Morning Service, 10:30 am

Simchat Torah

  • Friday, October 9Erev Simchat Torah, in conjunction with religious school, 5:45 pm login, 6 pm candle lighting followed by service with singing and dancing
  • Saturday, October 1010:30 am Simchat Torah morning service, with adult Bat Mitzvah of Robin Solomon and Yizkor

 

Community Yizkor Book: http://www.saratogasinai.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Yizkor-Book-2020.pdf

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