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High Holiday Services

This year we welcome congregants to our services both in person and on Zoom.  

At the bottom of the page is the schedule for Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah.

Please make sure to send in a copy of your vaccination card if you plan on attending in person services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  We need a copy for every person planning to attend.  Submit Vaccination Card Here

We have updated our COVID Policy for in person services.  Please click here to see the update.

Do you need help figuring out how to view our services at home on a larger screen? A member very lovingly put together this document to help you attach laptop or other devices to a TV.  New Ways to View Our Service

All of our services will be streamed through our YouTube channel (as well as Zoom).  You can click on the icon below or the link by each service.  Zoom links are listed by each service.


Yom Kippur In Review

Please see below to read through Rabbi Gordon's Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur drashot, sermons.

Rosh Hashanah in Review

In case you would like to read through Rabbi Gordon's drashot, sermons, we are providing access here. 

We are also providing access to our High Holiday Appeal made by our Vice President Janice Halpern.

High Holiday Appeal by Janice Halpern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah Schedule

Scroll down if you would like to see the entire schedule for Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah.

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Sukkot Services
 Yom Tovim Monday, September 20 - Wednesday, September 22

Zoom Link  |  Meeting ID: 844 4705 9779 |  Passcode: 183618
     
     Monday, September 20
          6:00 PM - Sukkot Evening Service - Zoom Only

     Tuesday, September 21
          10:00 AM - Sukkot Morning Service - In Person and Zoom
          6:00 PM - Sukkot Evening Service - Zoom Only

     Wednesday, September 22
          10:00 AM - Sukkot Morning Service - Zoom Only
          7:30 PM - Evening Minyan - Zoom Only   

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Chol HaMoed Sukkot - Thursday, September 23 - Sunday, September 26 
   
Thursday, September 23

          7:30 PM - Evening Minyan - Zoom Only
               Zoom Link  |  Meeting ID: 844 4705 9779 |  Passcode: 183618

     Friday Night, September 24
          6:00 PM - Friday Night Services - Zoom Only
               Zoom Link  |  Meeting ID: 978 470 037  |  Passcode: 183618

     Saturday, September 25
          10:00 AM - Shabbat Sukkot Morning Services - In Person and Zoom
                          Jay Foley will be celebrating his first aliyah!
                 Zoom Link  |   Meeting ID:  865 3190 1552  |  Passcode:  183618

     Sunday, September 26
          7:30 PM - Evening Minyan - Zoom Only
                Zoom Link  |  Meeting ID: 844 4705 9779 |  Passcode: 183618

Shmini Atzeret
Monday, September 27 - Tuesday, September 28

Zoom Link  |  Meeting ID: 844 4705 9779 |  Passcode: 183618

     Evening: Monday, September 27
          6:00 PM - Shmini Atzeret Evening Service with abridged Yizkor - Zoom Only

     Morning: Tuesday, September 28
          10:00 AM - Shmini Atzeret Morning Service with Yizkor and Blessing for Rain - In Person and Zoom

Simchat Torah
Tuesday, September 28 - Wednesday, September 29

Zoom Link  |  Meeting ID: 844 4705 9779 |  Passcode: 183618

     Evening: Tuesday, September 28 
          6:00 PM - Simchat Torah Family Celebration
          ~ Religious School Families and Families with young children (and their grandparents) are welcome to come to celebrate in person.  
          ~ All others are encouraged to share the joy through Zoom

     Morning: Wednesday, September 29
          10:00 AM - Simchat Morning Service - In Person and Zoom


 

Rosh Hashanah Services

Erev Rosh Hashanah:  Monday, September 6
Watch on YouTube   |   

6:30 - 7:20 PM We begin with an abbreviated Minchah (afternoon) and then the festival Maariv (evening) service, including a special Kiddush blessing the year ahead.  Rabbinic Intern Lisa Feld will offer a teaching to help prepare us for the season.

 

1st Day Rosh Hashanah:  Tuesday, September 7
Watch on YouTube   |   

8:45 - 10:00 AM Prayers of wakefulness followed by morning service
10:00 - 11:00 AM Prayers of brokenness and Wholeness (including prayers for: the ill, caregivers, our nation, the State of israel and our world); Torah and Haftorah readings.  Cantor Grossman will introduce the Torah reading, Jane Silver will introduce the Haftorah and speak about our Sisterhood, Melanie Greitzer will tell us about our new Teen Program and Janice Halpern will deliver the Annual Appeal.
11:00 - 11:45 AM Shofar service, returning the Torah, Sermon, Rabbi Gordon will speak on "The Tribes of America, the Tribes of Israel and the Tribers of B'nai Tikvah."
11:45 - 12:30 PM Hineni and Musaf.  Our service will conclude with Kiddush, Motzei, and Apples and Honey on the bimah.

 

Tashlich:  Tuesday, September 7

4:00 - 4:30 PM
 
Led by Cantor Joshua Grossman, we will perform the ritual of tossing our sins in the water in a socially distanced way.
Location: Canton Town Pool on Bolivar St.

 

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, September 8
YouTube Link   |  

8:45 - 10:00 AM Prayers of wakefulness followed by morning service
10:00 - 11:00 AM
 
Prayers of brokenness and Wholeness (including prayers for: the ill, caregivers, our nation, the State of israel and our world); Torah and Haftorah readings.  Marshall Silberberg will introduce the Torah reading and speak about our Brotherhood.  Rabbinic Intern Lisa Feld will introduce the Haftorah reading.
 
11:00 - 11:45 AM
 
Shofar service, returning the Torah, Sermon, Rabbi Gordon will speak on "Teshuvah (Returning): When we return from lockdown how are we transformed?"
11:45 - 12:30 PM Hineni and Musaf.  Our service will conclude with Kiddush, Motzei, and Apples and Honey on the bimah.

Yom Kippur Services

Kol Nidre:  Wednesday, September 15
We begin at home: lighting the candles and yahrzeit lights and blessing one another for the New Year.
Watch on YouTube   |   

6:30 - 9:00 PM Services continue at B'nai Tikvah and includes the Rabbi's sermon: "Unitaneh Tokef and our Resilience Tool Kit." President Natalie Weinberg will give the "State of the Congregation" address.

 

YOM KIPPUR:  Thursday, September 16

Morning Services
Watch on YouTube   |  

8:45 - 10:00 AM Blessings for Body and Soul and morning service.
10:00 - 11:15 AM Torah and Haftorah readings: blessings for healing.  Rabbinic Intern Lisa Feld will introduce the Torah reading and the Social Action committee leadership, Ann Hartstein and Phyl Hewson, will introduce the Haftorah. Marvin Wolfert will offer an appeal on behalf of Israel Bonds. Sam and Christine Evans will read the prayer for the congregation and will welcome our new members.  Leslie Pearlstein will speak on behalf of our weekday minyan.
11:15 - 12:00 noon Sermon and Yizkor Memorial Service. Rabbi Gordon will speak on "What we learned in 5781 about death (and life)."
12:00 - 1:30 PM Musaf including the Avodah and Martyrology services.

 

BREAK
We will offer two study sessions during the break.

2:45 - 3:50 PM  "Reflections on our High Holiday Prayers" Led by Cantor Joshua Grossman (in person only)
4:00 - 4:55 PM  "When Sorry Isn't Enough: Forgiveness in Jewish Tradition" Led by Lisa Feld ( in person and Zoom)
 

Concluding Services
Watch on YouTube   |   

5:00 - 6:15 PM Minchah including the Book of Jonah. (Jonah reflects on the challenges of readhing out, even to our enemies, during the Holiday season.) Rabbi Gordon will introduce the Torah and Haftorah readings.
6:15 - 7:35 PM Neilah Service, evening service, final Shofar blast. During Neilah everyone is encouraged to take a private moment to offer a personal prayer for the New Year.
Tue, October 26 2021 20 Cheshvan 5782