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This year's High Holy Day observance will be unlike any in our history. While we will not be able to join together in our sanctuary, we are excited to bring you a combination of live-streamed services, virtual programs and safe, responsible in-person experiences. From the beginning of Elul, through Sukkot and Simchat Torah, we have something for everyone!

Many of the programs are open to members only. Please renew your membership now to ensure you have access to these and other opportunities, and to show your continued support for our Jewish community.

Traditional Services

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Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, 9/18/2020
  • Evening Service
    7:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Saturday 9/19/2020
  • Shacharit- Morning service
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Torah/Haftarah service
    9:45 am - 10:25 am
  • Musaf service
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Sunday 9/20/2020
  • Shacharit- Morning service
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Torah/Haftarah service
    9:45 am - 10:25 am
  • Virtual Shofar service
    10:30 am - 10:40 am
    Join us in our parking lot community shofar service at 1:30pm. See below to RSVP.
  • Musaf service
    10:40 am - 12:00 pm

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre 
Sunday, 9/27/2020
  • Traditional Service
    8:00 pm
  • CAR Nidre Service (see below)
    6:00pm & 8:00pm
Yom Kippur Day
Monday, 9/28/2020
  • Shacharit- Morning service
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
  • Torah/Haftarah service
     9:45 am - 10:25 am
  • Musaf service
    10:30 am - 11:55 am
  • Yizkor service
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Click here to upload pictures for our Yizkor Service
  • Afternoon study sessions
    1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
  • Mincha service
    6:00 pm
  • Neilah service
    7:00 pm

In-person services and Experiences

Car Nidre

Sunday, 9/27 at 6pm and 8pm

Don't miss this drive-in style Kol Nidre service held entirely in our parking lot! With all cars safely distanced, participate by listening to our Rabbis and Hazzanim over your car radio. We're nearly "sold out" and are no longer accepting RSVPs online.  Please email alicia@templealiyah.org to see if there's still room, or be put on the waitlist.

Personal Reflection at the Ark

One of the most intimate moments of the High Holy Days is the time each of us is given to step before the ark to offer personal prayers. During the Aseret Yemai Teshuvah - the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we invite you to reserve a time for private reflection at the ark. Click here to reserve your time

Sukkot in the Sukkah

Reserve a night to bring your picnic meal and enjoy it in our sukkah with other community members. All tables will be spaced apart to ensure proper physical distancing.

Sova Food Drive

It's important that we continue to support our community members in need!  Drop off your donation in the large containers in the parking lot during any of the in-person programs between now and Simchat Torah, as well as during non-holiday weekdays between 9am-4:30pm.  Click here to details

Share Yizkor Pictures or Greetings

All members are encouraged to send us your new year greetings, video messages and pictures to be used during services throughout the High Holy Days.  Click here to submit your pictures and greetings

Community Shofar Service

2nd day of Rosh Hashanah at 1:30pm
PARKING LOT FULL -
We are no longer accepting RSVPs for the parking lot shofar service.  To be added to the waitlist, please email alicia@templealiyah.org

There's nothing like hearing the call of the shofar in person. Join us on Rosh Hashanah afternoon for an outdoor shofar service in our parking lot. 

Tashlich

Take Rabbi Golkow and Hazzan Mimi with you when you cast your sins away with a special video combining prayer, music and instructions. Click here to watch the youtube video as you perform this wonderful tradition.

Participate in the Shofar Service

Watch a brief instructional video, then record yourself blowing the entire shofar service.  We'll use your recording, along with many others, to fill in a virtual choir of shofar blowers.  (The time has passed for sending in your contributions. thank you to all who participated!)

Programs for all ages

Young Family program

Join PRESCHOOL-AGED families for an interactive family holiday experience on Zoom. Click here to register

  • Rosh Hashanah  (Saturday, 9/19/2020)
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Yom Kippur (Monday, 9/28/2020)
    9:00 am - 10:00  am
Family service/program

Join us for a unique High Holy Day experience for families with ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGED children brought directly to your living room. Our time together will include a spirited, musical, rabbi-led family service. For the first time, this service will also be infused with special moments of learning for your family to connect with each other and other families in discussions and hands-on activities. Click here to register

  • Rosh Hashanah  (Saturday, 9/19/2020)
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Yom Kippur (Monday, 9/28/2020)
    10:30 am - 12:00  pm
Teen Services

The Teen High Holy Day programs will be an exciting and meaningful time. They will consist of an abridged service with interactive games and activities that will be led by our teens, for our teens. Click here to register

  • Rosh Hashanah  (Saturday, 9/19/2020)
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Yom Kippur (Monday, 9/28/2020)
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wake Up Your Soul (20s & 30s)

CHAI and SABABA, our 20s and 30s groups, invite everyone of that age to start the Jewish New Year off right with an interactive experience of music, reflection, and discussion, hosted by Rabbi Shayna Golkow and Shomrei Torah Synagogue's Cantor Jacki Rafii. Click here to register.

  • Rosh Hashanah Day 2  (Sunday, 9/20/2020)  2:00-3:00
  • Yom Kippur (Monday, 9/28/2020)
    2:00-3:00
Family Holiday Project

Sunday, September 13th at 11am

Prepare for the new year with a little bit of family bonding time as we create a special project for Rosh Hashanah. Click here to register

The Month of Elul

The entire month of Elul - the Hebrew month leading up to Rosh Hashanah - is a time for introspection. Click here to see what we have planned.

Rosh Hashanah Seder

Saturday, 9/19, at 5pm on Zoom

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, everyone will be home and everyone will have dinner. So let’s make it special and have a Rosh Hashana Seder—a short, fast-moving, and fun ceremony built around the wonderful foods that we share. Songs about the round challah, apples, honey, and pomegranates--and discussions and games about making the New Year even better!  Click here to RSVP

Rosh Hashanah Happy Hour

Sunday, 9/20 at 5pm

Bring your own nosh and festive drink to this opportunity to chat with old friends and make new ones. Click here to RSVP

Virtual Shofar Class

3 classes beginning 8/26

From the staccato "t'rua" to the elongated "tekiah gedolah", learn the intricacies of the Shofar calls as you prepare to blow the shofar at home. Click here to register for free.

Leil Selichot Program

Saturday Night, September 12th

We'll join together with Shomrei Torah Synagogue for this annual program to prepare ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Click here to RSVP for Selichot

Yom Kippur learning sessions

Yom Kippur afternoon on Zoom

Engage in fascinating discussions with community members and educators. Full schedule will be available closer to Yom Kippur. Click here for full schedule and to RSVP

Watercolor Rosh Hashanah Cards Workshop

Join artist Paula Castleberry for a 3-part Zoom workshop as we create beautiful watercolor greeting cards. Course began Thursday, August 20th and is no longer open to new registrations

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