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Please visit our Online Services and COVID-19 pages for current info. We will mark the end of the COVID emergency with our community event, Hashiveinu: A Celebration of Return on Sunday, August 8.

High Holidays 5782

הֲשִׁיבֵנוּ יהוה אֵלֶיךָ וְנָשׁוּבָה חַדֵשׁ יָמֵינוּ כְּקֶדֶם

Cause us to return to you, and we will return. Renew our days as before.  

We are so close to returning, but we’re not there yet. We still need to prepare. 

This year, we even have to prepare for the preparation. We use the whole month of Elul for soul-searching to get ready for the clean slate that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur give us. The beginning of Elul is, for Shearith Israel, the day we begin the full return.

In the days leading up to our Hashiveinu: A Celebration of Return gathering (Sunday, August 8, 10:15am), I invite you to reflect on all that we lost during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Reflect on the time that passed. Reflect on the experiences that never happened.  Reflect on the people we lost. We all have to grieve these losses.  

I also invite you to reflect on all that we learned. Reflect on the resilience, on the new skills, on the incredible human ability to adapt. Reflect on the blessings and silver linings.  

Together, we will prepare for a new year, and we’ll begin again. Renew our days as before.

For details on Shearith Israel's High Holiday services, to purchase our new Mahzor Lev Shalem prayerbook(s), submit to the Yizkor Memorial Book, order a lulav and etrog for Sukkot, and more, see below.   

-Rabbi Ari Kaiman


 

HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES GUEST REGISTRATION 

All are welcome to participate in the holiest of days here at Shearith Israel. Members seeking additional tickets, Associate Members, guests, and community members, please click on the button below to purchase tickets. Guests may register without proof of membership elsewhere. For additional questions or support, please contact Jacinta Cox in the synagogue office at bookkeeper@shearithisrael.com or 404-503-9909. 

High Holiday Services - Guest Registration Form


 

SERVICE TIMES

Please note: The following times and details are subject to change, and will be updated in the coming weeks.

EREV ROSH HASHANAH - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

6:50pm - Mincha/ Ma'ariv
7:39pm - Candle Lighting
 

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 1 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

8:30am - Shacharit
10am - Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Crane  
6:30pm - Mincha
7:00pm - Tashlich/Ma'ariv
8:37pm - Candle Lighting

 

ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

8:30am - Shacharit
10am - Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Crane
7:30pm - Mincha 
8:00pm - Ma'ariv
8:24pm - Havdalah

 

KOL NIDRE - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

7pm - Mincha
7:25pm - Candle Lighting
7:30pm - Kol Nidre
7:45pm - Ma'ariv

 

YOM KIPPUR - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

9am - Shacharit
10am - Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Crane
11:00am* - Yizkor
5:45pm - Mincha
7pm - Neila
8:05pm - Ma'ariv/Havdalah & Shofar Blowing
 
*Yizkor start time is approximate
 

 

YOUTH & FAMILY + Alternative outdoor SERVICES

CSI Spiritual Music Innovator Ori Salzberg will lead an alternative outdoor service for those most comfortable gathering in outside spaces at this point in the pandemic. This service will also serve as a family-friendly experience for young children and their parent(s), grandparent(s), etc. Register below.   

Alternative Outdoor Service - Register Here

TEEN SERVICE

Eytan Oren and Zoe Beiner will lead a service for teens on the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Registration is not required.

Tapuach Tots

Stay tuned for details on a service especially for "Little Ones" (babies through pre-K) and their families!   


 

childcare & youth programming

We will once again be offering childcare and youth programming during the High Holidays. Stay tuned for the schedule, details and registration form in the coming weeks


 

TORAH STUDY WITH RABBI JONATHAN CRANE

We're pleased to offer opportunities for Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Crane on both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at 10am. Stay tuned for the session topics and details.


mahzor * yIZKOR BOOKSUKKAH RAFFLELULAV & ETROG * BIMA DECORATIONS   

  • MAHZOR LEV SHALEM - Shearith Israel will daven from a new mahzor beginning this coming Rosh Hashanah. The Mahzor Lev Shalem embraces the diverse backgrounds and expectations in our community, opening the door to meaningful prayer for every congregant through a rich assortment of readings, insightful commentary, faithful translations and plentiful transliterations. All are invited to purchase and/or donate mahzorim to CSI in honor or memory of loved ones. Click here for excerpts and further details.  
  • YIZKOR MEMORIAL BOOK - Memorialize your loved ones in the Shearith Israel 2021/5782 Yizkor Book. This year's Yizkor Book will be both a physical and digital publication available for all to view and download for the High Holidays. Submit a full-page or individual listing(s) at this link by Friday, July 30. To share a story, poem, or other piece of writing for the "Remembrances and Reflections" section of the book, submit here by July 30.
  • SUKKAH RAFFLE - Enter our raffle to win an easy-to-assemble sukkah by completing this form! The winner will be announced at the end of Neila during the conclusion of Yom Kippur on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
  • LULAV & ETROG - Order a lulav and etrog set for Sukkot by FrIday, August 27 at this link. After this date, you may contact the office to see if extra sets are available by calling 404-873-1743. 
  • BIMA DECORATIONS - With your help, the High Holidays will be blooming with color. Please consider underwriting the cost of the blossoms and greens that will adorn our bima for the High Holidays. If you wish to contribute to the purchase of these decorations, please do so via the Online Payments page. Select "High Holiday Bima Decorations" from the drop-down menu. Thank you for helping to beautify our High Holiday experience! 
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