High Holidays 2017

Congregation T'chiyah

& the Reconstructionist Congregation of Detroit

are pleased to invite you

to spend the Yamim Noraim/Days of Awe with us


Original art by Shoshana Krohner.  

Services are free and open to all, but registration is required. If you are coming to any service, please RSVP just once, but do RSVP by Sept. 15 so our volunteers can prepare accordingly. See below. For Frequently Asked Questions, please click here. 

There is no formal RH Eve service. If you are a member of either congregation and have a seat at your table, or are looking to be hosted, please email rozschind@aol.com no later than Sept. 10. If you would like to join a group meeting at a restaurant, also email Roz by Sept. 10. The Downtown Synagogue offers a traditional Erev Rosh Hashana service in Detroit

Please take time to familiarize yourselves with some of our tunes by going to http://tinyurl.com/hiho-tunes


In keeping with our annual tradition, we invite you to bring canned/boxed foods or non-perishable household items (i.e. toilet paper, soap) to donate. These will go to Yad Ezra, our local Kosher Food Distribution Center.


Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Thursday, September 21 @9:45 am

Plymouth Church, 600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

Community lunch to follow.

Tashlich: 2:30 @ Milliken Park. Tashlich means "casting off" -- it is a special cleansing ritual involving throwing crumbs of bread into water. We are excited to come together with the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue at the riverfront.

For those with children coming to our services: we will have a person who will mind children during the morning services on Sept. 21 and 22 and Sept. 30. There will not be any children's services, but it will be a place where children can go to play, read, and be generally "minded" during the service. Parents are encouraged to bring a snack for their children.


Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Friday, September 22 @9:45am

Plymouth Church, 600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit


Yom Kippur Eve/Kol Nidre

Friday, September 29 @7:15 pm*

Plymouth Church, 600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

*There will be a musical introduction at 7:15 pm. If you arrive between 7:15 pm and 7:30 pm, you will not be able to enter until 7:30 pm.


Yom Kippur Morning 

Saturday, September 30 @9:45 am

Plymouth Church, 600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

Yizkor will be conducted sometime between 12 and 1:00 pm

There will not be any children's services, but we will have a person who will mind children during the morning services, so that children can play, read, and so on. Parents are encouraged to bring a snack for their children.


Yom Kippur Afternoon: Special Location

Saturday, September 30

Breakers Covenant Church International 8801 Woodward Ave., Detroit

The afternoon will have multiple options for learning and prayer using different modalities.  

Mincha and Biblio-improve sessions at 5 pm

Geula will be leading "Our Nineveh: An Exploration of Holiday Themes Using Biblio-Improv"

Meditation session from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

Shuffy will be leading "Forgiveness in Practice,” a guided sitting and walking meditation session incorporating themes of teshuva and forgiveness. Beginners welcome!

Hevruta from 6 pm to 6:30 pm

Kosher catered break-fast: 8:00 pm

Study, Mincha, Ma'ariv and Break-fast are in partnership with the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.


September 21, 2017 at 9:45am - September 30, 2017
Most services are at Plymouth church, with the exception of Yom Kippur Afternoon
Plymouth Church 600 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
United States
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Jane Miller Dana Kornberg Harriet and Alvin Saperstein Cynthia Greer Barry Lyons Maureen Bernard Brother Thomas Zerafa OFM Alison Chan Marnina Falk Andy Levin Lori Lutz Sandy Hansell Molly Mardit Syma Echeandia Rhoda Stamell Roslyn Schindler Valeriya Epshteyn Alana Alpert

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