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HOLIDAYS

We look forward to sharing the holidays with you!

Our holiday services are full of celebration and tradition. All of our festivals and holidays are open to the public. See our calendar for specific dates and times for these services.

HIGH HOLY DAYS 2020/5781

L’shana Tovah! Please join our congregational family for a spiritually deep High Holy Day experience through prayer, music, reflection, and learning. All of our services and holiday programs are open to all.

This year, all of our High Holy Day Services will be virtual through our Live-Stream service or via Zoom gatherings (with the exception of the Cemetery Service). 

HIGH HOLY DAY SCHEDULE

  • Selichot Discussion: Saturday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Service (both via zoom) via Zoom click here
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. Live-Stream Service
  • Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. Live-Stream Service
  • Rosh Hashanah Interactive Family Experience: Saturday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom click here to register
  • 5781 Towards a Brighter Year Podcasts with Rabbi Matt: Listen to podcasts of community leaders discussing Applying Jewish Values Today facilitated by Rabbi Matt Cutler, will feature Repentance/Forgiveness with David Harris, President of Union College, Renewal with Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors Theater, Social Action with Professor Sarah Rogerson, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School, Education with Cosimo Tangorra, Superintendent of Niskayuna School District, Charity with Peter Gannon, President and CEO of the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and Tikkun Olam with Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network.
  • 2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah Coffee House Community Shofar Service: Sunday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. Hosted by Rabbi Matt, music by Student Cantor Stefano Iacona with Arnie Rotenberg on the Shofar. Live-Stream Program and Service
  • Cemetery Service: Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. in person at the Cemetery
  • Memorial Plaque Dedication: Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. Live-Stream Shabbat Service
  • Kol Nidre: Sunday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. Live-Stream Service
  • Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. Live-Stream Service
  • Yom Kippur Study Session on the Book of Jonah: Monday, September 28  at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom click here 
  • Yom Kippur Creative Arts Expression: Monday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m. Select from one of these four offerings...

a. Understanding Liturgy as Sacred Drama, Lead by Shea Fitzgerald via Zoom

b. Making Repentance Work Through Improv, Lead by Kat Koppet via Zoom

c.  Renewal Through Art, Lead by Terry Zacuto via Zoom (LINK COMING SOON)

BREAK THE FAST and FOOD DRIVE

Order your Break-the-Fast meal box from Gershon's Deli (see menu below) and then pick up your meals and drop off your food donations on September 27 from 3pm to 5pm drive-thru in the temple parking lot. You may drop off food donations anytime before that date,  please check that someone will be at the temple before coming over.

 


OTHER HOLIDAYS

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Please note that this information is based on our "normal" holiday celebrations. Adjustments will be made due to Covid-19. We are still in the planning stages for many of these upcoming holidays. So, please check back or see our weekly e-Newsletter for up to date celebration information.

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Thu, October 1 2020 13 Tishrei 5781