Congregation Ohav Shalom

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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. These include “Shalom Al Israel”- a musical visit from Israel with Cantor Shlomo Goldberg ; cooking for the holidays with Rivi (September 17, 24, October 1 at 7pm-) and a Rosh Hashanah Seder to usher in the holiday (September 18.)
* Our series of seven Journey to Joy weekly emails will be your guide through these weeks. The second installment will be in your inbox on Tuesday. 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, Friday, September 18 and ends sundown on Sunday, September 20
  • Yom Kippur – begins sundown Sunday, September 27  and ends sundown on Monday, September 28
  • Sukkot – begins sundown Saturday, October 2 and ends sundown on Friday, October 9
  • Shemini Atzeret – begins sundown on Friday, October 9 and ends sundown on Saturday, October 10
  • Simchat Torah – begins sundown on Saturday, October 10 and ends sundown on Sunday, October 11
  • To view the 2020-2021 Yizkor Book, click here.  You will need to download   the book  to read all pages

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