High Holy Days
High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection. We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing these special Holy days. We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community. Please see the Schedule of Services for a list of dates, times, and locations of services.
Rosh Hashannah marks the Jewish New Year. We begin to think about where we ‘missed the mark’ in the past and how we want to improve in the year to come. We celebrate our desire for a sweet, round (not bumpy) year by eating apples dipped in honey and enjoying a round challah. We symbolically cast away our sins by tossing bread or pebbles during our tashlich service at Lake Redding Park.
Yom Kippur is a time of solemn reflection. We begin by dissolving all vows made to God through the chanting of Kol Nidre. We pour our hearts and souls into honest reflection of the past, abstaining from food and drink for 27 hours. As a community we break our fast together with a pot luck.
At TBI we do not have reserved seating for the High Holy Days, nor do we require that you purchase tickets. However, if you are not a member we do ask that you make a donation. No one will be turned away because of finances.
We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days together!
Rosh Hashanah schedule:
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, Sept 29th – Services begin at 7:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah – Monday, Sept 30th – Services begin at 10:00 am, followed by Tashlich and a BYO brown-bag lunch at Lake Redding Park at approximately 1:30 pm
Yom Kippur schedule:
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre – Tuesday, Oct 8th – Services begin at 7:30 pm (note slightly later start time to give people a chance for a proper meal before services.)
Yom Kippur morning – Wednesday, Sept 9th – beginning at 10 am and going until approx 1:00 pm (Break)
Services resume with:
5:00 pm afternoon Torah study
6:00 pm Symposium speakers
6:30 Yiskor (please send Geri any names to be added to our list, or corrections from the past)
7:30 Break the Fast