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Holiday Date
September 18 - 28, 2020

Shanah Tovah!

Celebrate the High Holidays in our OUTDOOR TENT among friends and connect with your inner self. Services will be interspersed with explanations and page guidance. In short, you will feel at home. Wishing you and yours a very happy and sweet new year!

Special High Holiday 2020 Info and Options

This year will be unlike any other. Our mission is to be here for you, and provide you with the most meaningful, authentic and uplifting High Holiday experience possible. To achieve this we will be providing a number of High Holiday options, which you may view below.

  • Traditional High Holiday Services: Our cantor will lead us in socially distanced, but spiritually uplifting entire holiday service in our open air outdoor tent. There will be limited, socially-distanced seats available, and no walk-ins will be allowed. You must reserve a seat for each service you plan to attend in person. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.
  • Outdoor Shofar Blowing: At multiples times during the second day of Rosh Hashana we will be providing a 15 minute outdoor service that will include a Shofar Blowing, several selected prayers, and short words of inspiration.
  • Spiritual Seats: For those who have always reserved a seat for the Holidays but will be unable to attend in person; we are offering you the option to still be part of our service. By purchasing your Spiritual Seats, the Chazzan will include your names in the prayers, and you will be helping support Chabad, thereby giving you the sense of belonging and the powerful Divine merit of Holiday attendance.
  • Holiday Gift & Prayer Book:  We will be offering a taste of the Holidays with a give-away of home made honey cake, apples and honey, plus a beautifully printed Holiday Guide of Prayers and Insights that you will be able to use for your own home-bound Holiday Service Click here to Reserve your kit.
  • Pre-Holiday Classes & Inspiration: We will be offering classes and DIY training to inspire your own prayers at home as well as community Pre-Holiday Zoom with the Sermon 5:00 before the holiday starts.
Service Schedule
Yom Kippur Service
What Are the High Holidays?
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah is the head of the Jewish year, the time when G‑d reinvests Himself in creation as we crown Him king of the universe through prayer, shofar blasts, and celebration. A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Like angels, we neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, we pray in the synagogue—united as one people, children of One Father.
Upcoming events
Sep. 26, 2020
Imagine worshipping in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged, to ask questions , and where you are implored to be as non-judgemental of your ...
Sep. 27, 2020
Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei Services in our OUTDOOR TENT, all covid protocols will be adhered to.
Sep. 28, 2020
Yom Kippur morning Services in our OUTDOOR TENT, Yizkor at12:00 pm, all covid protocols will be adhered to.
Sep. 28, 2020
Yom Kippur afternoon and Neila Services in our OUTDOOR TENT, all covid protocols will be adhered to.
Oct. 03, 2020
Imagine worshipping in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged, to ask questions , and where you are implored to be as non-judgemental of your ...
Oct. 10, 2020
Imagine worshipping in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged, to ask questions , and where you are implored to be as non-judgemental of your ...
Oct. 17, 2020
Imagine worshipping in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged, to ask questions , and where you are implored to be as non-judgemental of your ...
Oct. 24, 2020
Imagine worshipping in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged, to ask questions , and where you are implored to be as non-judgemental of your ...
High Holiday Appeal
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Increase your generosity of tzedakah (charity) during the High Holiday season. “Repentance, prayer, and charity take away the severity of the decree”.