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High Holy Days – 5781/2020


Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Eve: Friday, September 18
Rosh Hashanah First Day Service: Saturday, September 19
Second Day Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 20

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Eve Kol Nidray: Sunday, September 27
Yom Kippur Day: Monday, September 28

Sukot and Simchat Torah Events and Services

October 3-11

Sukot and Simchat Torah Events and Services to be announced.

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You are invited to join us for joyful, transformative, uplifting, deep, and meaningful High Holy Days services. This year, because of the pandemic, our services will all be virtual via Zoom. That will not change the spirituality or meaning of our services.

In our deeply moving services, you will experience your connection to the Divine. We weave together a brilliant tapestry of inspirational prayer experiences through singing, chanting, dancing, drumming, meditation, storytelling, and healing. Our community is a mixture of Jews and spiritual seekers of every level of observance, young and old, single, and partnered, GLBTQ, and differently-abled. You don’t need to know Hebrew, the prayers, or the tunes. All are warmly welcomed to experience the joy and depth of the High Holy Days.

We are blessed to have, in addition to our services, some of the greatest guest Rabbis, meditation and Kabbalah teachers. Topics will include: kabbalah kirtan, Tai chi, meditation, kabbalah classes and rituals, Chassidic female rebbe classes, Carlebach teachers and performers, movies, yoga, Book of Jonah, bird photos, a special Posteration Service, original videos of Reb Zalman zal and much more!

Once you register, you will have links and can visit at other times, so you don’t miss anything!

We will also provide second day virtual Rosh Hashanah tashlich.

So when we say services it is much more than a one hour service. You will have many more options. We respect your individual path and we are certain you will find what you are longing for on the high holy days that will fill your heart and that you can share with friends and our community!

For a complete list of services and spiritual leaders, click here.

For more information about our rabbis, click here. For more information about our spiritual leaders, click here.

To receive Zoom information about Torah study, services and other events, please join our email list using the link at the top or bottom of this page. We hope to be back together in person next year.

A full services and events schedule will be published here soon.

Once you buy a High Holy Day ticket, all services and related videos will remain available for you to view at another time. Click here for the High Holy Day ticket form.

Please take this opportunity on the High Holy Days to remember your loved ones with the gift of tzedakah or honor your friend or family with a commemoration. It takes a lot of time to put our booklet together. Please complete the High Holy Days Tickets form, including the Yizkor book section, as soon as possible.

Become a member of Ruach and support our unique services, drumming circles, healing circles, Rosh Chodesh (the new moon) gatherings, Shabbat salons and more.

Due to the high costs of the production of the services and special events, we count on extra donations to help sustain this effort. To make a special tzedakah donation, click here.