HIGH HOLIDAYS 5782

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 6 – Yom Kippur, Thursday, September 16

We are happy to inform you that Rabbi Mitch Cohen will be returning to the JCCH to lead his “Exploratory Service” on Rosh Hashanah Day One and on Yom Kippur.

Watch for further details.

The clergy and professional staff at the JCCH are committed to creating transformational moments for our congregants and their families. With that in mind, and with a focus on providing something for everyone, and understanding that conditions will continue to evolve, we want to share some initial plans for the High Holidays which will include both in-person and online opportunities; some new and creative musical experiences, as well as more traditional services.

As of this writing (July 14, 2021), vaccinated congregants may sit together in the sanctuary as in past years. We also recognize that some families may have one or more members who are unvaccinated. Following the protocol set forth by the JCCH COVID Task Force, we are dedicating a section of the sanctuary for those who are *unvaccinated*, feel a need to wear a mask, and will feel more comfortable sitting socially distanced. Please note those choosing the separate unvaccinated section must wear a mask at all times and engage in social distancing. Our COVID Task Force continues to monitor this ever-changing situation and we will communicate any changes as soon as possible.

HAVE IDEAS?

It’s not too late. The JCCH High Holiday Committee welcomes your input as we prepare for the Holidays and ask for your trust as we craft experiences that we are confident will resonate with our congregation. Stay tuned for updates as we firm up our plans for the High Holidays 5782.

L’Shalom,

The JCCH High Holiday Committee

A tentative schedule of what we have planned for the High Holidays follows. Please check back for updates and check your email as well!


Monday, September 6th, Erev Rosh Hashanah

5:00-6:00 PM ~ On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, as the sun begins to set, Cantor Marcos and Education Director Ronit Razinovsky present “Rosh Hashanah Reimagined,” a one-hour experience featuring live music, food, and schmoozing. Come and experience the start of Rosh Hashanah with your JCCH community in a new and engaging way!

6:30 PM ~ Join us for our traditional Rosh Hashanah evening service in the Main Sanctuary as we welcome back our Israeli choir


Tuesday, September 7th, Rosh Hashanah – Day One

8:30 AM ~ “Morning Rise,” a 30 minute meditative, musical, and spiritual warm-up in place of the traditional Birkot Hashachar (Morning Blessings).

9:00 AM ~ Main Sanctuary service beginning with Shacharit led by Josh Schraeter

10:30-11:45 AM ~ Family Service led by Ronit, Moreh Jeff Kelman, and others

11:15-11:45 AM ~Tots Service (ages 2-5) led by musician and educator Mayaan Lowenberg

11:45 AM ~ A Musical Tashlich, led by Cantor Marcos and Ronit with the Israeli Choir and Mayaan Lowenberg


Wednesday, September 8th, Rosh Hashanah – Day Two

8:30 AM ~ Main Sanctuary service with the morning blessings led by Adam Rabiner, Shacharit led by Josh Schraeter, and Musaf led by Cantor Marcos with the Israeli Choir

10:30-11:30 AM ~ Tots and Kids Programs. Come decorate (and eat!) cupcakes to celebrate the Birthday of the World

During the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, watch for neighborhood visits by Cantor Marcos and Ronit Razinovsky. In addition, schedule individual or family visits to the ark in our Sanctuary for private moments of contemplation and reflection.


Wednesday, September 15th, Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidrei

5:30 PM ~ “Yom Kippur 2.0” a community dinner with live music by Cantor Marcos. Celebrate Yom Kippur and listen to the familiar sounds of Kol Nidrei in a modern setting.  Prepaid reservations required for dinner. Watch for details.

6:45 PM ~ Kol Nidrei. Traditional service featuring Cantor Marcos and the Israeli choir


Thursday, September 16th, Yom Kippur

9:00 AM ~ Main Sanctuary Service with Cantor Marcos, Choir, and additional participants

10:30-11:45 AM ~ Family Service with Ronit, Moreh Jeff, Mayaan, and additional participants

11:15-11:45 AM ~ Tots Program

12:30 PM ~ Sermon by Cantor Marcos followed by Yizkor

3:00 PM ~ Yom Kippur Meditation and Music led by Cantor Marcos

3:30 PM ~ Study Session with Rabbi Shargel in memory of Baila Shargel

5:00 PM ~ Mincha (Afternoon Service)

6:45 PM ~ N’ilah

7:00 PM ~ Entertainment for Kids leading to Havdallah

7:45 PM ~ Final Shofar blast and Havdallah; Glow Stick Parade

Welcome to The Kehilah School High Holiday Experience with Jeff Kelman, Mayaan Lowenberg, and Ronit Razinovsky

Monday, September 6th, Erev Rosh Hashanah

5:00-6:00 PM ~ As the sun begins to set, Cantor Marcos and Ronit present “Rosh Hashanah Reimagined,” a one-hour experience featuring live music, food, and schmoozing. Come and experience the start of Rosh Hashanah with your JCCH community in a new and engaging way!

Tuesday, September 7th, Rosh Hashanah – Day One

10:30-10:40 AM ~  All families are invited to start at the main service (kids sitting on steps in front Bima)
Shofar Blowing. Invite kids to lead shofar
Sing a song

10:45- 11:45 AM ~  Family Service led by Ronit, Moreh, Jeff Kelman, and others.

11:15-11:45 AM ~  Tots Service (2-5 years old) led by musician and educator Mayaan Lowenberg

11:45 AM ~  A Musical Tashlich, led by Cantor Marcos and Ronit with the Israeli Choir
More Jeff & Mayaan Lowenberg

Wednesday, September 8th, Rosh Hashanah–Day Two

10:30-11:00 AM ~  Tots Service (2-5 years old) led by musician and educator Mayaan Lowenberg

10:30-11:00 AM ~  Kids Program with Jeff Kelman. Families experiential program

11:00-11:30 AM ~  All kids – Celebrating the Birthday of the world-Come decorate (and eat!) cupcakes & Cookies to celebrate the Birthday of the World.
Preparing bracelet with beads for the 10 days between RH and YK

Wednesday, September 15th, Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidrei

5:30 PM ~  “Yom Kippur 2.0” a community dinner with live music by Cantor Marcos. Celebrate Yom Kippur and listen to the familiar sounds of Kol Nidrei in a modern setting. Prepaid reservations required for dinner. Watch for details.

Thursday, September 16th, Yom Kippur

10:30-11:45 AM ~  Family Service with Ronit, Moreh Jeff, Maayan, and additional participants

11:15-11:45 AM ~  Tots Service (2-5 years old) led by musician and educator Mayaan Lowenberg

7:00- 7:45 PM ~  Entertainment for Kids leading to Havdallah; Glow Stick Parade & Final Shofar blast and Havdallah; Glow Stick Parade