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High Holidays 2021/5782

Service Options

We welcome our whole community whether in-person or online.  

Please read these descriptions of each of the services to determine which one you would like to attend. Members will be able to register for two in-person services on a first come, first served basis
Non-Members and guests are invited to join us for the Contemplative Service and/or online. 
Anyone 12 years or older must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person services.

 

Sanctuary Services
Led by Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann and Cantor Lisa Arbisser
Inspiring, musical High Holiday Services with a blend of traditional liturgy, contemporary music and poetry, moments of meditation, and congregant participation
Rosh HaShanah Day 2 Service including Hiddur Band with Naomi Less, Glenn Grossman, Shy Kedmi and David Meer

Family Services and programs 
designed for Babies - 3rd grade and their grown-ups

Led by Debra Fricano, Director of Education and Family Engagement
Services for Families and Community Building Programs for Children

Family Services and programs
designed for Children 4th - 7th grade and their grown-ups

Led by Debra Fricano, Director of Education and Family Engagement
Services for Families and Community Building Programs for Children

Teen Program
Teens who are vaccinated (8th-12th grade) should come to in-person services on Erev Rosh HaShanah and Kol Nidre, in the Social Hall. These experiential services will be led by Debra Fricano, Director of Education and Family Engagement and will involve teen  participation.

Contemplative Service (in person only)
Led by Rabbi Emeritus Michael Strassfeld
located at St Michael's Church, 225 W 99th St, New York, NY 10025

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Family Services and Programs 

The Sanctuary Service will be projected in the Social Hall for families to watch after their in-person service.

Babies - 3rd grade and their grown-up/s:
In person Services: Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Tuesday, September  7 
Led by Debra Fricano, Director of Education and Family Engagement
The same in-person service held in a tent on the SAJ roof is offered two different times:

10:00 - 11:00AM Session 1
11:30AM - 12:30PM Session 2

Online Only Program: Yom Kippur, Thursday, September 16 

9:00 - 10:00AM Pela Program
11:30AM - 12:30PM Youth Program with Lee Cohen of the Bible Players


Children 4th - 7th grade and their grown-up/s:
Online Only Program: Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Tuesday, September  7 

10:00—11:00AM Session 1
11:30AM—12:30PM Session 2

In person Services: Yom Kippur, Thursday, September 16 
Led by Debra Fricano, Director of Education and Family Engagement
The same in-person service held in a tent on the SAJ roof is offered two different times:

10:00—11:00AM Session 1
11:30AM—12:30PM Session 2

If your not able to come in person we invite you to this online program: Yom Kippur, Thursday, September 16 

11:30AM - 12:30PM Youth Program with Lee Cohen of the Bible Players
 

Teen Program
Teens who are vaccinated (8th-12th grade) should come to in-person services on Erev Rosh HaShanah and Kol Nidre, in the Social Hall. These experiential services will be led by Debra Fricano, and will involve teen participation.
Also please note that Parents should not register for the Teen Services - they are meant to be a teen-only experience. 



 
Rosh Hashanah
Erev - Monday evening, September 6
     Sanctuary Service Online Only
     Teen Program In Person


Day 1 - Tuesday, September 7
     Sanctuary Service
     Family Service Session 1 In Person (babies-3rd grade)
     Family Service Session 2 In Person (babies-3rd grade)
     Family Service Session 1 Online (4-7th grade)
     Family Service Session 2 Online (4-7th grade)
     Contemplative Service In Person


Day 2 - Wednesday, September 8
     Sanctuary Service 


 
Kol Nidre
Wednesday evening, September 15
     Sanctuary Service
     Teen Program In Person
     Contemplative Service In Person


Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16
     Sanctuary Service: morning
     Sanctuary Service: Yizkor-Mincha-Ne’ilah
     Family Service Session 1 In Person (4-7th grade)
     Family Service Session 2 In Person (4-7th grade)
     Family Service Session 1 Online (Pela)
     Family Service Session 2 Online (with Bible Players, ages K-6th grade
)
     Contemplative Service In Person


Registering for in-person services will also give you access to online programs & services


Please select your service options from:

“Location” gives you the choice of online services or the type of in-person services available. 
“When” allows you to choose multiple services. Please click on the box to make your selection of services.  For Sanctuary seating, please limit to selecting only 2 in-person services. If you are registering children for Families services, please also select their online sessions. 
 

The In-person Contemplate Service for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur are now filled. Please join us online.

Registering for in-person services will also give you access to online programs & services

  * Name Location When * Email AddressChild's Age (if applicable)

Please be sure that you have click on the "when" box to make your selection of services.
The suggested giving amount is $36-$360.
Please click in the box to enter your own amount, then press enter/return.
Wed, October 27 2021 21 Cheshvan 5782