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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 ·
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Who's RSVPing

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

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