Congregation Ohav Shalom

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2021 | 5782 High Holy Days

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High Holy Days News and Updates

As we enter the Hebrew month of Elul, the daily call of the shofar is our wake up call to prepare spiritually for the holy days to come.
Here at Ohav we have been extremely busy planning a new and different High Holy Days. As you know, this year we will not be gathering in the sanctuary in person, but we are pleased to let you know of the following holiday offerings:
* We have prepared pre-recorded services for each day of Rosh Hashanah, for Kol Nidre night and Yom Kippur day. These pre-recordings feature the rabbis, Cantor Goldberg and several congregants. You will receive the link just before each holiday.
* The rabbis will conduct live services in the sanctuary on the holidays, which you will be able to view at home via our new live stream equipment. The Live stream schedule of times can be viewed here.
* Our services will include two live gatherings: an in-person, outdoor shofar blowing on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, and a zoom community Havdalah to end Yom Kippur . Watch for further details about youth programs and events for Sukkot and Simchat Torah found here.
* You may borrow a hard copy of our High Holy Day Prayer Book, Mahzor Lev Shalem or access it electronically. The request information can be here.
* We are excited to offer a number of special programs to enhance our holiday celebrations. 
* Our series of four Journey to Joy weekly emails will be your guide through these weeks, so please open your emails. They will be filled with all sorts of information to help make this a meaningful High Holy Days season. Archived emails from this series can be found here.

Click here for a complete list of High Holy Day services, programs and events.

The High Holy Days in 2020, including Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, will occur as follows:

  • Rosh HaShanah – begins sundown, Monday, September 6 and ends sundown on Wednesday, September 8
  • Yom Kippur – begins sundown Wednesday, September 15  and ends sundown on Thursday, September 16
  • Sukkot – begins sundown Monday, September 20 and ends sundown on Wednesday, September 22
  • Shemini Atzeret – begins sundown on Monday, September 27 and ends sundown on Tuesday, September 28
  • Simchat Torah – begins sundown on Tuesday, September 28 and ends sundown on Wednesday, September 29
  • To view the 2021-2022 Yizkor Book, click here.  You will need to download   the book  to read all pages

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