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High Holy Days 5781

HSOSC has planned extensive High Holy Day offerings. This page will be updated regularly to include all events as they become finalized. 

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All High Holy Day Services, Programs and Events

Kol Nidre: Sunday, September 27

7 pm: Communal Meal Zoom Room
8 pm: Kol Nidre Service

Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28 

9:30 am: Tot Service
10 am: Traditional Service
10 am: Contemporary/Family Service
11 am: Torah Service

Noon: Social Justice Service with Rabbi Jessy Dressin on Zoom 
1 pm: Zoom Room—Ask a Rabbi with Rabbi Jennifer Weiner
1 pm: Zoom Room—Ask a Rabbi with Rabbi Donald Berlin
2 pm: Zoom Room—High Holy Day Journaling Reflections
2:30 pm: Afternoon Service
4 pm: Yizkor
5 pm: Ne’ilah (Closing the Gates) and Havdalah
6 pm: Break Fast Communal Meal Zoom Room

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18 

5 pm: Open Zoom Room
6 pm: Contemporary/Family Service
7 pm: Communal Meal Zoom Room
7:45 pm: Traditional Service

Rosh Hashanah Day I: Saturday, September 19 

9:30 am: Tot Service
10 am: Traditional Services with Rabbi Jennifer Weiner
10 am: Contemporary/Family Service with Rabbi Jessy Dressin
11 am: Torah and Shofar Service
Noon: Communal Meal Zoom Room
3 pm: Tashlich & Social Action Projects at Roland Lake Park Virtual or in-person (registration required)
5 pm: Communal Meal Zoom Room

Rosh Hashanah Day II: Sunday, September 20

10 am: Morning Service with Rabbis Weiner, Berlin and Herman 
10 am: In person Tot Story-time and Crafts

Note: See below (keep scrolling) for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur dates. Links to services will be provided the week of September 21.

Additional AWE-Some Programs

Our Additional AWE-Some High Holy Day Programs—brought to you exclusively by HSOSC family and friends—include musical showcases, contemplative readings interwoven with photographs; yoga, as well as daily journal prompts, and guided meditations. Please join us throughout the High Holy Days to enhance your spiritual experience.

Click here to watch AWE-Some videos and use the journal prompts

Book of Remembrance

Click here to view, download or print our Book of Remembrance

Cemetery Service

Remembering Our Loved Ones During the Days of Awe.

Click here to view, download or print our Cemetery Service
Click here to view a video of the Cemetery Service led by Rabbi Jennifer Weiner

Study Opportunities

Tuesday September 22, 10 am 
Yom Kippur: A Day of Repentance, Prayer and Charity taught by Aviva Janus 

Thursday September 24, 7:30 pm 
From Kol Nidre to Neilah: The Choreography of the Holiest Day of the Year taught by Rabbi Jennifer Weiner

Spiritual Messages & Reflections
Some of our members selected to receive spiritual messages and write reflections

Catered Meals from Zeffert & Gold Caterers

Have you ordered your Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast Platter catered by our very own Zeffert & Gold and picked up at HSOSC? Click here to view the Break-the-Fast Platter Menu Order by Wednesday, September 23 by Noon.

Israel Bonds

A High Holy Day Message from Israel Bonds President and CEO Israel Maimons
Watch on YouTube

Fri, September 25 2020 7 Tishrei 5781