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High Holidays 2021

The month of Elul is almost upon us, serving as a wake-up call to begin our preparations for the New Year and its opening days of reflection, repair and renewal -- a spiritual suite from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur that we call the High Holidays. 

And what a year it has been! Together we have navigated - gracefully, clumsily, and bravely - more than a full cycle of the Jewish calendar in our new Pandemic landscape, sharing Shabbats, Passover seder, Torah study, many simchas (joyous occasions) and more.

As we prepare to enter 5782, we invite you to join us once more for online High Holiday services beginning on September 7, with outdoor in-person activities available for members of the congregation on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah Day 2. 

All are welcome to virtually attend our series of online, justice-pursuing, queer-loving, intergenerational spiritual services, whether you are a member of the Congregation or not. All that we ask is that you please register using this page so that we can ensure that you have everything you need. We will require additional RSVPing for in-person events, which will be open to members of the congregation only - stay tuned. 

Services will be broadcast via Zoom, with autogenerated captioning provided. Services are free and open to the public -- we hope that you will consider making a donation to T’chiyah to help offset the extra costs of planning and production in this turbulent time. 


**Note: Exact timing may be adjusted closer to the date**

  • September 6: Erev Rosh Hashanah Kids Family Service, 3-4 PM
    In-person, outdoors & masked with the Downtown Synagogue, the Reconstructionist Congregation of Detroit, & Dor Hadash.

  • September 7: Rosh Hashanah Morning Services, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
    Online, via Zoom.

  • September 8: Rosh Hashanah Day 2: WorkshopsJewish Learning, & Tashlich, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
    In-person, outdoors & masked. Open to T'chiyah members only.

  • September 10: Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:30 PM ET
    Online, via Zoom. Shabbat Shuva with our friends at Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl.

  • September 15: Kol Nidre / Erev Yom Kippur, 7 PM ET
    Online, via Zoom.

  • September 16: Yom Kippur
    Online, via Zoom
    • Morning Services, 9:30 AM - 1 PM ET
    • Afternoon Study Session - 4:30 - 5:30 PM ET
    • Afternoon/Evening Services: Mincha, Ne'ilah & Havdalah - 6 PM - 8:30 ET

Why not all in-person and indoors? 

With the spread of COVID’s Delta variant and the rising number of breakthrough cases, it is clear to us that the Pandemic is not over. As hopeful as we’ve been that these High Holidays would involve a glorious return to regular in-person, indoor services, our Reopening Committee has concluded that this is not currently feasible for our community without compromising our values of safety, equity and accessibility. With that in mind, our Religious Services Committee has opted to plan for a main course of engaging, group-led, musical, ONLINE services, with a few options for in-person, outdoor engagement (Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah Day 2) as well. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and our community safe!

⬇️ Whether you plan to attend one or all of the services above, please use the form below to RSVP by August 30. We will send out Zoom details and more information later on. If you have any questions, feel free to email Jake at [email protected] ⬇️

September 06, 2021 at 3:00pm - September 16, 2021
Jake Ehrlich ·
Sarah Katz Wendy Robins Maxie Rose Zoe Steinfield Barbara and Mitch Blum-Alexander Latitude Brown Mara Steinitz Rebecca Christensen Judy Harris Kaylie Hatos Barry Lyons Caryn Noveck Rp Whitmore-Bard Alison Chan Hannah Lewis Sheila Bernstein Jennifer Sperber-Garrison Rachael Carson Kit Kogan Barbara Robins Benjamin Ben-Baruch Susan Wolfgram Andy Levin Susan Sheiner Rachel Zaback Sheila and Sheldon Kohn Olive Finkelstein Martin Mandelbaum Dana Kornberg Maureen Bernard Matthew Clark Stephanie Glazier Alexandra Judelsohn Sheila Vernick Riley Wilson Lisa Tencer Diane Willens Sarah Marika Pappas Marni Falk Paley Lewis Hannah Miller Bobbi Spiegler Allison Zeff Lora Frankel Staci Hirsch Justin Schott Patti Aaron Bonnie Green

Who's RSVPing

Laura E Levine Gumina
Mary McLoughlin
Reuben Telushkin
Lauren Fink
Dan Ehrlich
Jane Miller
Carly Sugar
Joel Batterman
Ben Richer
Emma Wine
Mark Kamin
Kira Appelman
Steve Gutterman
natasha tamate weiss
Lily Hamburger
Edie Christensen
Harriet and Alvin Saperstein
Judah Perillo
Sarah Katz
Wendy Robins
Maxie Rose
Zoe Steinfield
Barbara and Mitch Blum-Alexander
Latitude Brown
Mara Steinitz
Rebecca Christensen
Judy Harris
Kaylie Hatos
Barry Lyons
Caryn Noveck

Will you come?

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