Jewish Holidays – 5780-81 – 9/2020 through 7/2021

Leil Selichot Sundown, Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • 7.40pm Program begins
  • 8.00pm Musical program and discussion with guest artist, Beth Hamon
  • 8.45pm Slichot Prayer Service
Rosh Hashanah
Erev Rosh Hashanah Friday, September 18

  • 6pm Candle lighting and Welcome
  • 6:15 Rosh Hashana Seder. If the Pandemic has interfered with your family dinner, join us for a live Zoom Rosh Hashana seder. We will eat specific foods associated with new year’s blessings with song good company. Gather the foods below or enjoy your own traditional holiday foods as we create our own version of this ancient Sephardic custom.
  • 7.40pm Erev Rosh Hashana Prayer Services
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Saturday, September 19

  • Rosh Hashana Morning Prayer Services and Tekiyat Shofar
  • Break for journaling, nature, reflection or rest
  • Torah Service, Sermon, Tekiyat Shofar and prayers
  • LIVE at the Temple: Shofar “Drive-by.”
    • Perform the mitzvah of hearing the shofar live from the safety of your car as we blow the Shofar from the steps of the Temple. Parking on Kennedy Blvd will be reserved for us, so pull up in your car and get the full Rosh Hashana experience. Masks and social distancing required if you choose to walk up to the Temple. The building interior will remain closed and will not be accessible. 
  • Rosh Hashana Family Services
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Sunday, September 20

  • We will re-webcast the prayer service from the first day of Rosh Hashana
  • Tashlich LIVE at Liberty State Park. We will gather for song, prayer, community and to symbolically cast our transgressions into the sea. Masks and social distancing will be required. 
Yom Kippur
Kol Nidrei Sunday, September 27

  • Kol Nidrei Services
Yom Kippur Monday, September 28

  • 10am Yom Kippur morning prayer services
  • Break for journaling, nature, reflection or rest
  • Torah Service, Sermon
  • Break for guided spiritual activities, musical reflection, afternoon rest
  • Yom Kippur Family Services
  • Community Forum – An interactive discussion with Pamela Johnson of the Anti-Violence Coalition of Hudson County. She will discuss the work she does for our city’s underserved residents, advocacy for policing reforms and against police brutality and help us understand what we all can do to assist in the shared work of improving our community for all who live here.
  • YizkorAn interactive memorial service for a year of loss like no other. An opportunity to share and hear personal reflections. All are encouraged to attend.
  • Mincha (Afternoon services), Torah Service, The Story of Jonah. This is especially appropriate for teens and older children.
  • Neilah (Closing) service, Tekiat Shofar, Havdalah and Break Fast
  • Yom Kippur concludes at 7.31 this year.
Sukkot Friday, October 2, 2020

  • 6:30pm Erev Sukkot & Kabbalat Shabbat Family Services
Atzeret/Simchat Torah Sundown, Saturday, October 10, 2020 through Sundown, Sunday, October 11, 2020
Hanukkah Sundown, Thursday, December 10, 2020 through Sundown, Friday December 18, 2020
Tu BiSh’vat Sundown, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 through Sundown, Thursday, January 28, 2021
Purim Sundown, Thursday, February 25, 2021 through Sundown, Friday, February 26, 2021
Passover Sundown, Saturday, March 27, 2021 through Sundown, Sunday, April 4, 2021
Yom HaShoah Sundown, Thursday, April 8, 2021 through Sundown, Friday, April 9, 2021
Yom Ha Zikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut Sundown, Thursday, April 15, 2021 through Sundown, Saturday, April 17, 2021
Shavuot Sundown, Sunday, May 16, 2021 through Sundown, Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Tisha B’Av Sundown, Saturday, July 17, 2021 through Sundown, Sunday, July 18, 2021


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