High Holy Days

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.

More info on Rosh Hashanah customs

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.  *** This year in order to practice Pikuah Nefesh in the time of Covid, Services will be also be streamed via Facebook. We reserve the right to cancel in person services if Covid numbers spike.
*To attend in person you must either be vaccinated or bring proof of a recent (48hrs) negative Covid test.

We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days together!

Rosh Hashanah schedule:

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, Sept 25th – Services begin at 7:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah – Monday, Sept 26th – 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 NidreTuesday, Oct 4th – Services begin at 7:30 pm (note slightly later start time to give people a chance for a proper meal before services.)

Yom Kippur morningWednesday, Oct 5th – beginning at 10 am and going until approx 12:30 pm (Break)

Services resume with*Schedule is subject to change 
5:30 pm afternoon Torah study
6:15 pm Symposium speakers
6:30 Yiskor (please send Geri any names to be added to our list, or corrections from the past)
7:00 Ne’ila & Havdallah
7:30 Break the Fast