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High Holidays 5785: Adult Services

We are excited to again offer options for a diverse array of services, designed to provide opportunities for all congregants!

Please note: Several of our services have limitations based on room size and other factors. Please register as early as possible so we can do our best to accommodate all requests. Seating assignments and honors begin as soon as registration closes. We are more likely to confirm your choices if you respond by the due date. All service requests must be submitted no later than Monday, July 15. All services in the Sanctuary will also be available on live stream.

 

All service requests must be submitted no later than Monday, July 15.

There are two options for adult services on the three holiday days and Kol Nidre: (1) a clergy-led service in the main sanctuary and (2) the Study Service, which will take place in the Chapel and will be led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with lay participation. Registration will be required for both. There will be both reserved and open seating offered in each service with an upcharge for reserved seats; plus an opportunity to opt for additional seating for extended family in both. We plan to have COVID-sensitive rows or sections in every service in which masking will required.  You must request these seats as part of your registration and every family member sitting in these designated seats should be masked. Due to the size, location, and format of some services, we may cap some services. Please register early in order to get the selection and timing of services you wish to attend.

We are again excited to offer a free-standing Community Yizkor Service that is open both to the public as well as to WJC members. This service will feature rabbinic remarks, rituals and readings of memory and an additional opportunity to recite the Yizkor liturgy. Neilah will be a single service open to all in the main sanctuary with COVID-sensitive sections.

All services require advance registration on ShulCloud (please see button above).

This year, registration for all services and programs, ushering, volunteer opportunities, and High Holidays Greetings ($18/each) are on the same form.

Wednesday, October 2
6:15 pm: Community Maariv (Open Seating)

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Thursday, October 3
8:30am: Community-wide Shacharit service in the Sanctuary
9:30am: Sanctuary Service (Clergy-led service in the Sanctuary)
9:30am: Study Service (In the Chapel, led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)
5:00pm: Community Tashlich at the Harbor
6:15pm: Community Mincha/Maariv (Open Seating)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Friday, October 4
8:30am: Community-wide Shacharit service in the Sanctuary
9:30am: Sanctuary Service (Clergy-led service in the Sanctuary)
9:30am: Study Service (In the Activity Center and will be led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)
6:15pm: Community Mincha/Maariv (Open Seating)

Erev Yom Kippur: Friday, October 11
5:30pm: Adult Service (Clergy-led service in the Sanctuary)
6:00pm: Study Service (In the Chapel, led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)

Yom Kippur: Saturday, October 12
8:30am: Community-wide Shacharit service in the Sanctuary
10:00am: Sanctuary Service (Clergy-led service in the Sanctuary)
10:00am: Study Service (In the Chapel, led by Seth Schafler and Rabbi Jennifer Tobenstein with significant lay participation)
3:45pm: Community Mincha Service in the Main Sanctuary (Open Seating)
5:00pm: Community Yizkor Service in the Sanctuary
In addition to our regular Yizkor Memorial service as part of the morning services, we are offering a stand-alone Yizkor service in the afternoon at 5:00 pm.  The service will include all the elements of the Yizkor service and a Yizkor talk delivered by Rabbi Arnowitz.
5:30pm: Neilah Combined Service in the Sanctuary

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