High Holidays – 5783 – 2022

L’Shanah Tovah – Wishing You a Good Year!

Shofar and PomegranatesWe’re thrilled that we will be holding our High Holiday services and events in person, with phone and Zoom options for those at home.

As always, all of our High Holiday offerings are free. (Of course, we’re always happy to accept a from-the-heart donation.) Our High Holiday offerings are also open to all – anyone and everyone is invited to join us!

To help us plan for seating, refreshments, and other considerations, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED prior to attending. Please register as early as possible, and at least a day or two before the first service or event that you wish to attend.

Register

After you register, you’re done! Your name will be on a list at the door; simply bring a form of ID. You do not need to register more than once.

We value the health and safety of all who worship, celebrate, and learn with us. We want to take care of each other and are particularly conscious of protecting the most vulnerable among us. For that reason, we ask that all attendees bring proof of COVID vaccination and wear masks. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

All of our services and events, with the exception of Tashlich, will take place at the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC.

Inside the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC

You may park anywhere. Take a look at the aerial view to see the closest parking areas to the tent, along with handicapped spaces. There will be a greeter near the entrance of the tent to sign you in.

Aerial Parking View

This year we will again run our High Holidays Food and Clothing Drive by handing out empty bags on Rosh HaShanah and asking you to return them filled on Yom Kippur.

More About Our Food and Clothing Drive

In case of severe weather conditions (e.g. driving rain or thunder and lightning), check this page for updates.

Last Minute Updates

If you would prefer to join us from home, note that phone and Zoom options will be provided for most of our services and events. To login by phone, call 1-929-205-6099 and use meeting ID 868 3046 2999. To login by Zoom, click on the button:

High Holiday Zoom Link

If you call or Zoom in to the services, you will need copies of the Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur prayer books, each entitled, Mishkan HaNefesh. Temple Emanu-El members may check out (or renew) High Holiday prayer books from us for the duration of the holidays by contacting our office before Sept 16 (emanuelrochester@gmail.com, 585-461-2000 ext 203). Online versions of the prayerbooks are available.

High Holidays Online Prayer Books – coming soon

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Charlene in our office at 585-461-2000, ext 203 or emanuelrochester@gmail.com.

Finally, note that this page may evolve as more information is added, so be sure to check back from time to time.


Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

Sunday, Sept 25, 8pm, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead our service, Charlene Sommers will be our cantorial soloist, and Bob Dietch will be our keyboardist. The phone and Zoom options are available for this service.


Rosh HaShanah Morning Service

Monday, Sept 26, 10am, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead our service, Charlene Sommers will be our cantorial soloist, and Bob Dietch will be our keyboardist. A children’s holiday program will be available. The phone and Zoom options are available for this service.


Tashlich

Monday, Sept 26, 12pm at the canal adjacent to the JCC

Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead our Tashlich service.


2nd Day Rosh HaShanah Morning Service

Tuesday, Sept 27, 10am, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

An intrepid group of congregants will lead our service, with Charlene Sommers as our cantorial soloist. The phone and Zoom options are available for this service.


Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

Tuesday, Oct 4, 8pm, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead our service, Charlene Sommers will be our cantorial soloist, and Bob Dietch will be our keyboardist. Glenna Curren will be our Kol Nidre cello soloist. The phone and Zoom options are available for this service.


Yom Kippur Morning Service

Wednesday, Oct 5, 10am, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead our service, Charlene Sommers will be our cantorial soloist, and Bob Dietch will be our keyboardist. A children’s holiday program will be available. The phone and Zoom options are available for this service.


The Jonah Story: A Theatrical Presentation and Discussion

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2:45pm, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

Davida Bloom and her troupe will intrigue, charm, and teach us about the story of Jonah and the big fish. The phone and Zoom options are available for this event.


Yizkor Healing Service

Wednesday, Oct 5, 4pm, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead our service, Charlene Sommers will be our cantorial soloist, and Bob Dietch will be our keyboardist. The phone and Zoom options are available for this service.

Our Yizkor List – coming soon


Yom Kippur Closing Service

Wednesday, Oct 5, 5pm, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC

Rabbi Drorah Setel will lead our service, Charlene Sommers will be our cantorial soloist, and Bob Dietch will be our keyboardist. The phone and Zoom options are available for this service.


Break-the-Fast

Wednesday, Oct 5, 6pm, in the Dawn Lipson Canalside Tent behind the JCC


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