How To Participate

An email named How to Participate will be sent out every Tuesday and Friday containing participations links for the coming week's offerings. If you have not received our "How to Participate" emails in the past, please email [email protected] to be added to the list to receive them.

High Holidays Schedule

We are excited to share our Rosh Hashanah 5781 schedule. We will offer a meaningful array of services led virtually by Rabbi Andrea and community members.
  • Services will stream on Zoom and YouTube; participation links will be shared closer to the date via email and on our website.
  • If you want a take home package with a machzor and other items, please stop by the Temple at one of these times: Thursday 9/10 10-3; Monday 9/14 12-4; Thursday 9/17 10-3.
  • A machzor is not required to attend services. We've indicated which parts of the service will be enhanced by having a machzor using the symbol "(M)"


Friday, September 18
6:30-7:00: Kiddush and Kibbitz - Make blessings together, catch up, and check in plus a sermon on food justice.
7:00: Rosh Hashanah Maariv (M)
Saturday, September 19
9:15-9:30 AM: Intention setting and chant with Rabbi Andrea
9:30-10:00 AM: Sephardi Birchot HaShachar/Psukei/Psalms and songs with Justin Sundell-Thomas & Ryan O'Donnell
10:00-11:00 AM: Shacharit with Rabbi Andrea and Yosl Kurland (M)
11:10 AM-12:10 PM: Torah reading and Aliyot Blessings, words from the rabbi and closing prayers (M; any Torah will do)
Sunday, September 20
10:00-11:00 AM: Highlights and Shofar service for All Ages with Rhonda, Rabbi Andrea, Peggy, and friends
11:00-11:30 AM: Shofarot for the Times: Poetry and Polity
11:30 AM-12:20 PM: Overview of Torah readings for the High Holidays - learn and discuss.

3:00-4:00 PM: Rabbi Andrea will be at Green River, weather permitting, casting her sins (stones, perhaps, no bread alters the ecosystem) She encourages you to join her as you wish and or go to a local "living" body of water (with aquatic life, is the standard for living) with your family or pod.

Upcoming Events

Message from Rabbi Andrea

September 3, 2020

Shanah is a rich Hebrew word, meaning both REPEAT and CHANGE, as well as YEAR, of course. Isn't that ironic? Repeat and change seem like opposites. Rosh Hashana, then, means the beginning of doing it again AND the beginning of change AND the beginning of the year. In this time of pandemic we are doing a lot of the things we have always done (repeat) but in a new way and in a new context (change).


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