!לשנה טובה תיכתבו ותחתמו
Thank you for joining us for the Yamim Nora’im (High Holidays) services. We look forward to a meaningful & inspiring experience, and wish everyone a most wonderful coming year. Please see a full schedule of the services below.
We are blessed to be able to conduct the High Holidays services at our newly expanded and beautifully renovated synagogue facility. We are again privileged to have accomplished Hazzan and Torah scholar, Rabbi Moshe Cremisi of Jerusalem (Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbis’ Hazzan) as our cantor, and are confident that his sweet, inspiring voice will help us have uplifting Tefilot.
Due to the many COVID-19 related precautions, this year’s arrangements will be quite different! Your understanding and cooperation is vital in allowing the congregation to have safe, smooth and meaningful services. Please take note of the following important items:
- Due to a socially distanced sanctuary (along with the adjacent social hall as supplemental space), the number of seats is limited. As such, online reservation is required for attending any of the services. Deadline for reservation is Sunday Sept 13th. Seats will be booked and assigned on a first come first serve basis, regardless of your year-round seating arrangements. Anyone interested in having a guaranteed seat, is encouraged to reserve ASAP. Due to both health and safety reasons, we can NOT accommodate walk-ins. You can reserve your seats by clicking HERE or bringing a check or cash to Michael Genish. Your received payment will serve as the confirmation. Anyone who has trouble affording seats and wants to discuss special financial considerations is asked to speak with Rabbi Sionit.
- Men, women and older children (within a couple of years from bar/bat mitzva) are welcome. Unfortunately we are unable to allow any children younger than that to enter the building during the High Holidays services. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding your children, please reach Rabbi or Rabbanit Sionit directly. Family members are welcome to sit together, but need to indicate this (to the Rabbi or to Michael Genish) upon reserving, so their seats should be assigned accordingly.
- Everyone is asked to walk into the building with a mask and proceed directly to their assigned seat. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance for your convenience.
- Due to COVID precautions, there will be no childcare or Kiddush on any of the Holidays.
- To accommodate those unable to attend the services indoors, there will be a second Shofar blowing (on Sunday 2nd day Rosh Hashana) outside the building after the services (at approx 1:00pm) and a third Shofar blowing at the Tashlich services (at approx 7:15pm, at the creek on Hillcrest just north of McCallum).
Once again, we will be offering top-notch Arba’at haMinin (Etrog, Lulav etc) for sale for Sukkot. There are a variety of quality levels available, and each set is examined by Rabbi Sionit for both kashrut and hiddur (beauty). To order, please click HERE.
Everyone is highly encouraged to obtain synagogue membership. Among other benefits, members are entitled to discounts on High Holidays seats and year-round events. Please note the difference in the seat fees for members, associate members, and non-members in the table below. In addition to the benefits you can gain by becoming members, this is also a significant way you can help the synagogue keep up with its growing ongoing expenses. To take advantage of this opportunity, please click HERE.