High Holidays



High Holy Day Events

Saturday, September 21st, S’lichot

  • 8:00 PM Refreshments
  • 8:45 PM Havadalah and S’lichot Service

Sunday, September 29th, 7:30 PM Erev Rosh Hashanah

A festive oneg will follow the service.

Monday, September 30th, Rosh Hashanah

  • 10:00 AM-Morning Service
    Traditional service in the Sanctuary, led by the Rabbi, Vance Reese, our High Holiday Ensemble and Kol Simcha, under the direction of Kim Wilde.
  • 10:00–11:00 AM Music and Meditation Hour
    Billy Jonas will lead a prayerful, joyful alternative service in Unger Hall. After this service, participants are encouraged to join the congregation in the sanctuary for the Torah service and sermon.
  • 4:30 PM Family Service
  • 5:30 PM Tashlich
    At Weaver Park, fish food will be provided.

Tuesday, October 1st, 10:00 AM
2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

Friday, October 4th, 7:30 PM
Shabbat Shuvah- “Forgiving America, Forgiving themselves”

Marvin Wolf finds lessons in forgiveness and repentance from more than fifty Vietnam War veterans interviewed for his new book, They Were Soldiers (HarperCollins, New York, May 2020.)

Tuesday, October 8th, 7:30 PM Kol Nidre

Come early for a communal Yahrzeit candle light ceremony in the gallery at 7PM.

Wednesday, October 9th, Yom Kippur

  • 10:00 AM Morning Service
    Traditional service in the Sanctuary, led by the Rabbi, Vance Reese, our High Holiday Ensemble and Kol Simcha, under the direction of Kim Wilde.
  • 10:00–11:00 AM Music and Meditation Hour
    Billy Jonas will lead a prayerful, joyful alternative service in Unger Hall. After this service, participants are encouraged to join the congregation in the sanctuary for the Torah service and sermon.
  • 12:30 PM Sacred Music Hour
    The Temple Trio will present a program of music and artwork called “Sanctuary.” Martin Buber said, “All authentic living is in meeting.” Whether we have a preference for privacy or for social gatherings, we have a longing for deep connection and belonging. Our program moves from a sense of disconnection with Shalmit Ran’s Soliloquy, then continues with Stacy Garrop’s Sanctuary, containing two movements titled “Without,” and “Within.” The last piece, Klezmers’ Wedding Music, by Joachim Stutschewsky, presents the idea of unity in the mystery of connection with the Other, which brings with it the connection to one’s Self. We will show artwork designed to accompany the music and its themes.
  • 1:30 PM Constance Head Memorial Study Hour
    Stop for a moment and consider something you believe to be true about yourself, or those closest to you, or your community, or your country. Ever look back on a choice you made and wonder what in the world you were thinking? Now pause and consider this: the mind works by generating a narrative that explains one’s experience, a story we rely on to act skillfully in the world and respond most appropriately in moments of uncertainty. Brain research indicates that rather than expend the energy to compile a full picture of what is really going on, the brain is content with just enough information to get by, leaving you with a story that may have overlooked critical facts or dismissed pertinent concerns, resulting in a misguided choice, one that in retrospect you could have seen as not the best option available. So what’s a good person to do?Learn about the Hidden Brain and where that story comes from. Escape the ‘bubble’ by crafting a more successful story, one with a better chance to lead to the kinds of choices that fulfill the potential you are hoping to achieve
  • 2:00 PM Family Service
  • 2:30 PM Sharing Our Remembrances
    An Enhanced Yizkor Experience led by Gail Manheimer
  • 3:30 PM Music and Meditation Hour
    Billy Jonas will lead contemplative afternoon service in Unger Hall. After this service, participants are encouraged to join the congregation in the sanctuary for Yizkor and Neila.
  • 3:30 PM Afternoon Service
  • 4:30 PM Yizkor
  • 5:30 PM Neila
  • A light break the fast will follow Havdalah.

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