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***   High Holiday Service Schedule  ***

Sukkot begins on Monday evening, Sept. 20th.  Join us at 6 PM for family-friendly activity of decorating the Sukkah and traditional Sukkot events.  Bring a picnic supper if you choose.

To learn more about Sukkot, visit  THIS SITE..

Yom Kippur Orders of Worship

The Orders of Worship for Yom Kippur services will be posted as soon as they are available.  You may download them from the following links for printing or reading along or ahead.  

* Kol Nidre Service (Wed, 9/15, 8 PM)

* Yom Kippur Family Service - no Order of Worship

Yom Kippur Main Service (Thursday 9/16 10:30 AM)

Yom Kippur Yizkor and N'ilah Service (Thur. 9/16 5:30 PM)

Memorial Book for Yizkor 5782

Donor Appreciation - 2021

Rosh Hashanah Orders of Worship

The Order of Worship for Rosh Hashanah services were handed out to those attending services.  You may download them from the following links for printing or reading along or ahead.

Erev Rosh Hashanah (Monday, 9/6 8:00 PM)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Main Service (Tuesday 9/7 10:30 AM)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Service (Wed. 9/8 10:00 AM)

Donor Appreciation - 2021

YOM KIPPUR APPEAL

You may make an online pledge and/or payment to the annual Yom Kippur Appeal by using THIS FORM.

High Holidays 2021 (5782)

This page will be updated with the latest information on Kol Haverim's High Holiday services.

* Tickets for High Holiday Services were mailed beginning August 25th to members who have made initial payments toward this year's financial commitment.  Please check tickets for the updated schedule of services and events.

New protocols for services, as of 08/17/2021.

The way things look at present, we will be asking everyone who comes to the service in-person to wear a mask.

As for those folks who won’t be wearing a mask during the service (Rabbi and Cantor): they will be asked to show evidence of a completed vaccination schedule at least two weeks prior, a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the services, and a negative quick test when arriving at the synagogue for the erev services.  Alternatively, you can attend the service at home unmasked.

We will be using Boxcast again this year. The link was sent via email to all members in good standing on Friday afternoon, Sept. 3rd.  If you have an honor in the service, but you don’t want to do it in person, you can do it live on Zoom. We will feed your Zoom participation into the livestream so that it shows up on the screens in the sanctuary and on the screens at home.

I wish that we did not have to engage in these precautions; we had hoped that the pandemic would recede sooner than it has. But the risks mean that the precautions are more than worth the effort.

ELUL Study on thinking about Repentance

Folks in the Torah study are seeking a workbook to use during the month of Elul (the month leading up to the High Holidays) to help think about repentance. Here’s a great, free, downloadable option:

Your soul-preparation workbook for this High Holy Days season. 

The High Holy Days season comes upon us each year and beckons us to return home to our best selves, community, and the sacred. Engaging in the process of return promises nothing less than transformation.

Because even when the themes are familiar, we are different and we see with new eyes. Return: 30 Days of Reflection is your personal guide to the soul- work of this season. It contains daily questions for journaling and discussion.

https://ravjill.com/return-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2C3Z1gVBjY44V_MT_E8pBkC6XQQS9RTgsEI9Q2kicR0ngAQCMy2yth5qQ

High Holiday Questions and Answers

Updated 7/22/21

Note: This section is also available as a PDF here.

Where will the services take place?

Most of our services will be taking place in-person and on-line simultaneously.

We are offering our indoor services in person in the sanctuary/social hall and also on-line using Boxcast (which is the same streaming service we used last year—links will be made available on the CKH website).

Who will be leading the singing at the services?

Cantor Lauren Bandman (who has served as our cantor for the bar/bat mitzvah services this year) will sing at the following services: Rosh Hashanah Eve, Rosh Hashanah Morning Main Service (first day), Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre), Yom Kippur Morning Main Service, Yizkor, and Neilah. Rabbi Kari Tuling will lead the remainder. Congregants are welcome to sing along in any and all services!

Will there be tickets?

Yes – all members in good standing (billing was sent in late July) will receive tickets. Online services are also available to all members in good standing; links for services will be sent via email in late August.

Unlike last year mid-pandemic, we do expect to send links to members in good standing only, and ask that links not be shared.

Will there be COVID restrictions?

Subject to change given guidelines from regional/state/federal authorities, we will adhere to safety parameters appropriate to pandemic circumstances.

At the Rosh Hashanah Morning Family Service and the Yom Kippur Morning Family Servicewe will observe COVID restrictions to make the service safer for those who are not vaccinated or for those who are immunocompromised and are seeking an in-person service with precautions:

  • masking will be enforced for all who enter the building
  • social distancing will be encouraged, using every other row of seating
  • a shorter service will be offered: 45 minutes, with no Torah service
  • the shofar blowing on Rosh Hashanah morning will be done outside in the parking lot

 

At the Rosh Hashanah Eve, Rosh Hashanah Morning Main Service (first day), Tashlich, the Rosh Hashanah Morning Main Service (second day), Cemetery Service, Shabbat Shuvah Service, Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre), Yom Kippur Morning Main Service, Yizkor, and Neilahwe will proceed near-normally:

  • masking is requested all attendees.
  • As for those folks who won’t be wearing a mask during the service (Rabbi and Cantor): they will be asked to show evidence of a completed vaccination schedule at least two weeks prior, a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the services, and a negative quick test when arriving at the synagogue for the erev services.  Alternatively, you can attend the service at home unmasked.

Are there limits on how many may attend in person?

No. If you want to come and attend in person, we’ll have a chair ready for you.

Are there any in-person, outdoor options available?

Yes, there are three in-person outdoor options available:

  • The shofar blasts for the Rosh Hashanah Family service will take place at about 9:15 am on September 7th in the CKH parking lot.
  • The Tashlich service on Rosh Hashanah afternoon will take place at 4:00 pm on September 7th at the Glastonbury Boathouse.
  • The cemetery service at 10:00 am Sunday, September 12th at the CKH Cemetery on Jordan Lane Extension in Wethersfield.

Will prayer books be available to all participants?

No. In order to offer the services online we must use Mishkan T’filah in its current electronic form. We will be projecting the prayer text on screens within the sanctuary and social hall. Any congregant who would like a book for personal use may purchase the set ($44) from Christine in the CKH office.

MISHKAN HANEFESH - 2 VOLUME SET

Tue, September 21 2021 15 Tishrei 5782