High Holy Days

As we welcome the New Year 5784, we are thrilled to pray, sing, reflect, and join together in community. This year, all of our services will be both in person and on Zoom. Our hybrid services will uplift us as we take time to reflect upon the New Year. Cantorial Soloist Rachel Graber and I look forward to welcoming you into our kehillah kedoshah, our sacred community, as we lift up our spirits and deepen our commitments to each other. May we join together and pray for a year filled with compassion, justice, and peace. -Rabbi Andy Gordon

Complete High Holy Day Schedule

Registration Information for Guests & Non-Members

Saturday, September 9
We start the High Holy Day spiritual journey on the Saturday evening prior to Rosh Hashanah. Often, we gather together for a musical event, for learning, and to begin the process of teshuvah (bettering ourselves and relationships with loved ones).
8:00 pm – Dessert Reception (Potluck Event: Reserve your spot on the table), Social Hall
8:30 pm – Drumming Event with Jason Armstrong Baker, Social Hall
9:30 pm – Selichot Service, Sanctuary

Erev Rosh Hashanah in the Meadow
Friday, September 15
Truly a highlight of the High Holy Day season! We gather outside in our Meadow to welcome the New Year. Our outdoor service is informal, welcoming, and spiritual. It is also free and open to the community.
5:00 pm – Picnic (bring your own picnic dinner)
6:00 pm – Musical Prelude by Leslie Seid Margolis and Mark Giuliano
6:15 pm – Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Rosh Hashanah
Our High Holy Day services are led by Rabbi Andy Gordon and Cantorial Soloist Rachel Graber. We gather to welcome in the New Year, to better our lives, and to make our world a better place.
1st Day – Saturday, September 16
9:00 am – Tot Service (for families with young children), Sanctuary
10:15 am – Rosh Hashanah Service, Sanctuary
11:15 am – Family Service (for families with elementary school age children), Downstairs
12:45 pm – Tashlich
1:00 pm – Reception, Social Hall

2nd Day – Sunday, September 17
10:00 am – Rosh Hashanah Service, Sanctuary
12:30 pm – Reception, Social Hall

Kol Nidre
Sunday, September 24
6:45 pm – Musical Prelude with Gita Ladd and Lewis Berman, Sanctuary
7:15 pm – Kol Nidre Service, Sanctuary

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25
9:00 am – Tot Service (for families with young children), Sanctuary
10:15 am – Yom Kippur Morning Service, Sanctuary
11:15 am – Family Service (for families with elementary school age children), Downstairs
1:00 pmYizkor Service, Sanctuary
3:00 pm – Adult Study Session: Spiritual Shmooze, Social Hall
4:00 pm – Yom Kippur Afternoon Service, Sanctuary
5:00 pm – Healing Service, Sanctuary
5:30 pm – Neilah Service, Sanctuary
6:30 pm – Community Break Fast (RSVP required), Social Hall
We invite you to Break Fast with us! BSS will provide refreshments, bagels, cream cheese/spreads, tuna and egg salads. We ask that you help with the sides and desserts to feed 8-10 guests. Please RSVP by September 20, 2023
Last Names A-L: Salads or Sides
Last Namas M-Z: Fruit Salads or Desserts

Tot Service
On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we welcome our youngest worshipers to specially prepared services geared for them and their families. These short services include singing, shofar, and a story. Free and open to the community.

Our High Holy Day Machzor (prayer book) is Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform High Holy Day Machzor. The prayer book is completely transliterated, filled with poetic readings, and includes a unique two-page spread.

Hearing Loop – Assistive listening devices are available for all services that are held in our Sanctuary, if you would like to reserve one in advance, please email Sarah Jacobs.
Zoom Live Transcription – Closed Captioning will be available in English to those who choose to zoom into our services.
Parking – For those who are in need of an accessible parking spot in our upper lot, please email Sarah Jacobs.
Our Building – Both our Sanctuary & Social Hall are Wheelchair accessible, including access to our Bimah. Upon arriving to our services, please ask an Usher about seating locations.
For any additional accessibility questions, accommodations, or requests please reach out directly to Sarah Jacobs.