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Spiritual sustenance in a time of crisis

High Holy Days
at Temple Judea
2020/5781

  Rosh Hashanah ראש השנה  

  Yom Kippur יום כפור  

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Our High Holy Days will be different this year. While we will be physically apart, we will stay deeply connected with musical, meaningful and creative services and learning. We will be connecting virtually and spiritually to Rabbi Sigal who will be on our bima.

Temple Judea Members: A link, in lieu of tickets, will automatically be sent to you for all main services. A care packet with prayer booklets and Goat Ritual material will also be sent to you.

Not a member? We are glad you will be with us. To let us help you connect with us for High Holy Days, click this button:

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Advanced registration will be required for some events as noted in the schedule. This includes Tashlich, Yom Kippur Afternoon Group Learning, and Open Ark Time in our sanctuary. (Some registration forms are not yet online; we ask for your patience while we get them ready this week.)

Friday, September 18

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Celebrate the New Year and the birthday of the world!

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    Blessing for the Festive Meal at Home

    5:55–6:15 pm

    Together we will light candles, bless the meal, dip the apples in honey, and then you will have time to eat. Step into holiday clothing, prepare a meal, set the table, and welcome Shabbat and Rosh Hashanah at home with us. We will see you again at 7:30 for services, after your meal. (A booklet/PDF with guidance and blessings for home ritual will be provided to you.)

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    Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

    7:30–9:00 pm

    Welcome the New Year with songs and prayers. Children and adults are welcome.

Saturday, September 19

Rosh Hashanah

  • Contemplative Morning Prayers with Guided Meditation

    9:00–9:30 am

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    Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    A rich, musical and contemplative service for the heart and soul with Torah reading, shofar, and sermon. For all ages, best for ages 10 and older.

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    Young Children and their Families

    1:30 pm

    Twenty minutes of story and songs with Sheryl Milstein, director of Small Wonders at Temple Judea. A Zoom link will be directly emailed to you for this virtual activity.

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    Religious School Students and Families

    2:00–2:45 pm

    Join us for a lighthearted Rosh Hashanah experience. A Zoom link will be directly emailed to you for this virtual activity.

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    Tashlich and Shofar blowing at Peace Valley Park

    4:30–5:00 pm

    Come together as we send our regrets downstream. Join Rabbi Sigal and your fellow Temple Judea members in music and meaning as Rosh Hashanah ends with us spiritually and visually connected while safely physically distanced.

Sunday, September 20

Day after Rosh Hashanah

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    Rosh Hashanah Brunch with Rabbi Sigal

    11:00 am

    From your home via Zoom, bring your own bagel and coffee and join us for a conversation with our Rabbi and members of our community. Register to receive the link (members only).

Sunday, September 27

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidrei)

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    Kol Nidrei Evening Service

    7:30–9:00 pm

    A meditative musical evening for reflection, clearing the past and making room for the new.

Monday, September 28

Yom Kippur

  • Contemplative Morning Prayers and Guided Meditation

    9:00–9:30 am

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    Morning Service

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    A rich, musical and contemplative service for the heart and soul with Torah reading, confessions, goat ritual, and sermon. For all ages, best for ages 10 and older.

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    Yizkor Memorial Service

    1:00–1:30 pm

    A time to remember and honor loved ones. For B'nai Mitzvah age to adult.

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    Young Children and Families

    1:30 pm

    Twenty minutes of story and songs with Sheryl Milstein, director of Small Wonders at Temple Judea. A Zoom link will be directly emailed to you for this virtual activity.

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    Religious School Students and Families

    2:00–2:45 pm

    Join us for a fun Yom Kippur learning experience. A Zoom link will be directly emailed to you for this virtual activity.

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    Learning Together in Small Group Sessions on Zoom

    2:00–4:45 pm

    Small group learning sessions will be held at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00, lasting 45 minutes each. To promote meaningful interactions and connections, only a limited number of people will be able to register for each session. Please be aware that last-minute enrollments will not be possible during Yom Kippur.

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    Open Ark at Temple Judea

    2:00–5:00 pm

    Confessional time with music, personal meditation, and mindfulness at Temple Judea. Live, safe, open ark and sanctuary time for personal prayer and reflection on Yom Kippur afternoon. Sessions will be scheduled ahead of time. A live continuous video stream of the ark and music will also be available to all virtual participants.

  • Special Study Session with Rabbi Sigal

    5:00–5:45 pm

  • Neilah, End of Yom Kippur Service, and Sounding of the Shofar

    6:30–7:30 pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Kol Nidrei

Yom Kippur

Not a member? We are glad you will be with us. Click this button to connect with us:

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If you have any problems or questions, please call 215-348-5022 or email us at Judea@TempleJudea.org.

Mon, September 21 2020 3 Tishrei 5781