High Holy Days

Schedule for High Holy Days Services 5779

The High Holy Days this year occur in mid September, slightly earlier than last year. We will observe the High Holy Days with a full set of services open to members and the broader community. At Congregation Kol Shalom, we are blessed to offer a wide selection of services for adults, teens and children. Rabbi Paul Strasko and Cantorial Soloist Laura Cannon will be leading our services again this year, and our planned schedule is shown below.

SELICHOT – SATURDAY, SEP 1, 2018
8:00pm Nightfall Service (no ticket needed)

EREV ROSH HASHANAH – SUNDAY, SEP 9, 2018
7:00pm Ma’ariv – Evening Service (Ticket Required)

Potluck Dessert Celebration to follow

ROSH HASHANAH I – MONDAY, SEP 10, 2018
9:00am Shacharit – Morning Service (Ticket Required)

9:00am Shacharit L’yeladim – Children (Ticket Required)
Tashlich Ceremony to follow at Point White Pier

ROSH HASHANAH II- TUESDAY, SEP 11, 2018
9:00am Shacharit – Morning Service (no ticket needed)

EREV YOM KIPPUR – TUESDAY, SEP 18, 2018
7:00pm Kol Nidre – Evening Service (Ticket Required)

YOM KIPPUR – WEDNESDAY, SEP 19, 2018
9:00am Shacharit – Morning Service (Ticket Required)

9:00am Shacharit L’yeladim – Children (Ticket Required)
2:15pm Yoga Session (no ticket needed)
3:15pm Discussion Group (no ticket needed)
4:00pm Torah Study with Rabbi Strasko (no ticket needed)
5:00pm Yizkor – Memorial Service (no ticket needed)
5:45pm Mincha – Afternoon Service (no ticket needed)
6:30pm Avodah – Musaf Service (no ticket needed)
7:15pm Neilah – Closing Service (no ticket needed)
8:00pm Community Break-the-Fast

 

High Holy Days Ticketing

Member ticketing: Tickets for High Holy Days services will be included in a special High Holy Days mailing to be sent in August to our current members. Several of our High Holy Days services will require a ticket (see schedule above).

Non-member ticketing: Congregation Kol Shalom welcomes those in the community who wish to worship with us during High Holy Days. We ask a donation of $250 per individual ($500 per family) for non-members, and $100 per individual ($200 per family) for guests of current members. We do not turn anyone away due to inability to pay, and accept donations at smaller amounts as necessary.

Donations enable our thriving Jewish community to continue to learn and grow, and any donations for High Holy Days tickets may be applied to Congregation Kol Shalom 2018-2019 membership pledges if you decide to join the congregation by December 31, 2018.

Tickets are complimentary for active military personnel and for full-time students. Additionally, anyone who is a member in good standing in another URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) congregation may request a courtesy ticket as part of the reciprocity agreements between North American URJ congregations.

Non-member tickets will be available through a Non-Member Ticket Request Form from the synagogue office or downloadable from our web site. To download a High Holy Days Ticket Request Form, or a Yizkor Memorial Service Remembrance Request, or our one page summary of Kol Shalom High Holy Days information and traditions (minhagim), click on the links below.

Non-Member High Holy Days Ticket Request Form

Yizkor Memorial Service Remembrance Request

Kol Shalom High Holy Days Customs (Minhagim)

For more information, please contact our Temple Administrator.

 

Shacharit L’yeladim

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Children’s Morning Services

Services led by Cantorial Soloist Laura Cannon
Activities coordinated by Sam Wagner

Again this year, we look forward to offering the yeladim of Congregation Kol Shalom a Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experience of their own. We will be holding children’s services and activities at the same time as the general Shacharit services on Monday September 10 and on Wednesday September 19, both starting at 9:00am. For these events, there will be educational games, songs, and projects on the themes of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with a participatory service at the time of the general service’s Torah reading. We will join the general service in the sanctuary for blowing of the Shofar towards the end of our time together on Rosh Hashanah.

These special Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur children’s services are included in your membership, or with the purchase of a non-member or member’s guest High Holy Days ticket. Children 4 and older can be dropped off in the school while parents attend in the sanctuary, although parents who would like to attend with their children are welcome to do so. A parent must accompany any child under 4. We are also looking for volunteers to work with us. Please contact the synagogue office if you are interested in attending or assisting.

An RSVP is kindly requested one week before the service with names, number of children, and ages – please contact our CKS Administrator by phone or email to RSVP.

Questions? Contact Samantha Wagner or our Cantorial Soloist or our Temple Administrator.