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High Holy Days

Selihot | Rosh Hashanah | Tashlich | Yom Kippur
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Maot Chitim

New year's greeting in Hebrew

Welcome to the High Holy Days 5781, a virtual experience for the entire Rodfei Zedek community.  While our beautiful building will be empty, our homes will be filled with the joy of sharing the holidays with one another, led by Rabbi Minkus, Cantor Rosenberg, and Jonathan Miller. We will retain many of our treasured traditions: the soul-stirring choir, challenging study in small groups, instrumental accompaniments, skilled Torah reading, and even schmoozing in the virtual Atrium. 

We will provide you with everything you need for meaningful holidays. That includes High Holy Day prayer books, our 5781 publications - We are CRZ, In Support of CRZ, the Book of Life, and our magazine To Learn and To Teach - and even a treat as we recite Kiddush together on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

We are available to help you become comfortable with the software, like Zoom and Facebook, that we will use to bring you the High Holy Days this year. We are here to answer your questions. Call the office at  773-752-2770 or email  info@rodfei.org.

Schedule of High Holiday Programs

SELIHOT

Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Selihot Live program online. Learn more and register to participate

ROSH HASHANAH

Rosh Hashanah Eve Friday Sept 18 6:00 p.m.  Live-Stream Services
Details at Rosh Hashanah Eve Event Page

Rosh Hashanah Day 1  Saturday Sept 19
Details at Rosh Hashanah first day Event Page

Live-stream Services

Shacharit 9:00 a.m.
Na’aseh V’Nishma 10:00 a.m.
Torah Service 11:15 a.m.
Sermon 11:45 a.m.
Musaf 12:15 p.m.

Family Corner: Zoom Channel 1, open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Playtime with Arun Srimani  9:00 a.m.
Minyan Katan 9:30 a.m.

“Atrium”: Zoom Channel 2, opens at noon

Rosh Hashanah mixology with Andrea Frazier:        12:00 p.m.
Open for mingling with other congregants throughout the day.

“Library” Study Sessions: Zoom Channel 3

Teen Study with Jonathan Posner 11:00 a.m.
Torah Study with Dan Libenson 12:15 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Day 2  Sunday Sept 20
Details at Rosh Hashanah second day Event Page

Live-stream Services

Shacharit  9:00 a.m.
Torah Service  10:15 a.m.
Sermon with Shofar  10:45 a.m.
Shofar service  11:15 a.m.
Musaf  11:30 a.m.

Family Corner: Zoom Channel 1, open 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Playtime with Arun Srimani  9:00 a.m.
Minyan Katan 9:30 a.m.

“Atrium”: Zoom Channel 2, opens at noon

Open for mingling with other congregants throughout the day.

“Library” Study Sessions: Zoom Channel 3

Torah Study with Jonathan Posner 12:00 p.m.

TASHLICH

Since the first day of Rosh Hashanah is on Shabbat this year, Tashlich will be held on the second day, Sunday September 20th at 5 pm. The term, Tashlich, is the first word of Micah 7:19, You (O God) will hurl (tashlich) all our sins into the depths of the sea. Please don your best mask and join us at the 51st Street Beach at 5:00 pm. Bring a small amount of bread to throw into the water to symbolize our desire to cast away our sins. 

YOM KIPPUR

Kol Nidre Services Sunday Sept 27 6:15 p.m. Live-Stream
Details at Kol Nidre Event Page


Yom Kippur Day Monday Sept 28
Details at Yom Kippur Day Event Page

Live-Stream Services

Shacharit   9:15 a.m.
Torah Service 10:15 a.m.
President’s Remarks 10:45 a.m.
Sermon  11:00 a.m.
Yizkor   11:15 a.m.
Musaf 11:45 a.m.
Mincha Service 4:15 p.m.
Gratitude Service  5:00 p.m.
Ne’ilah  5:30 p.m.
Shofar blast for everyone  7:01 p.m.

Family Corner: Zoom Channel 1

Playtime with Arun Srimani 9:00 a.m.
Minyan Katan 9:30 a.m.
Minyan Gadol  10:00 a.m
Kids’ Ne’ilah   6:00 p.m.

“Library” Study Sessions: Zoom Channel 3

Teen Study with Jonathan Posner 10:15 a.m.
Torah Study with Dan Libenson  11:30 a.m.

TICKETS and ACCESS

High Holy Day Tickets. This year tickets will include information and passwords for accessing all of our services and programming throughout the holidays. Tickets will be available to all members in good standing on September 13. Relatives and friends who are not members of the congregation are welcome to join us in worship and study online. Guest tickets are $150 for relatives and $225 for friends. If your guests subsequently decide to join the congregation, these amounts will be credited towards their 2021 Terumah contribution.

For first-time members, we offer an enticing introductory membership package -- Come for the Holidays, Stay for the Year. For the same amount as High Holy Days guest tickets -- $225 for one-adult households and $450 for two-adult households, the introductory membership plan includes High Holy Days tickets for two seasons (2020 and 2021) plus all the benefits of membership through December 2021. 

 CRZoom Memberships at these same levels are now available to first time members wanting to join us remotely from anywhere in the world. Returning members are asked to make a voluntary financial commitment for 2020 through the Terumah program introduced a few years ago. Under the Terumah program, we welcome everyone who wants to be a member. To maintain our current level of programs, education, and observance, we recommend a commitment of $1,655 for single adult households and $3,310 for two-adult households. We ask you to participate at a level that reflects your heart, your resources, and your commitment to our community. These levels remain the same as last year.

 

Thu, October 29 2020 11 Cheshvan 5781