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High Holy Days

S'lichot: September 12, 2020     |     Rosh Hashanah: September 18- 20, 2020     |    Kol Nidre: September 27, 2020     |     Yom Kippur: September 28, 2020



We are greatly appreciative of the congregation’s understanding as we have worked hard to create a safe and inspiring prayer environment. We will be risk-averse, health-focused, and deeply cautious and intentional in all of our offerings. We also accept that, regardless of what we plan, all could change in an instant.
We will present three different service options:

  • Services in the Main Sanctuary, led by Rabbi, Cantor, and choral ensemble;
  • Outdoor services, under a tent, led by Rabba Rachel Kohl Finegold and Yosi Even-Hen;
  • Outdoor experience, under a tent, with live audio broadcast of Main Sanctuary service.

The services will be shorter than in past years, and we are prepared to repeat them a number of times each day to accommodate all who register.
On September 2, we will email an invitation to register for services. Registration will close at 5:00 PM on September 6. Once we have a concrete sense of numbers, we will establish a schedule of services and communicate directly with the attendees. Services are open exclusively to Shaar members above 12 years old. Separate communication will be sent concerning youth programming.
In addition to in-person services, other engagement opportunities, include:

  • Pre-recorded videos for all holiday services, featuring the music, teachings, and rituals of the Shaar;
  • Live streaming Choral S'lichot service
  • The opportunity for private visits to your sanctuary seats, the holy ark, and the memorial book before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur;
  • Special communal cemetery services on Sundays September 13 (at 2:30 PM) and September 27 (at 11:00 AM)
  • A special Rosh Hashanah package delivered to in-town Shaar members.

Look out for more information on each of these opportunities in the coming weeks as well as special Elul programing, pop-up events, and other ways to connect with the Shaar family in the weeks and months ahead.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out should there be questions.


Erev Rosh Hashanah


Under tent in Deitcher Courtyard 

Candles                                      6:40 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Yom Tov     6:40 PM


Rosh Hashanah – Day 1


Multiple locations by reservation only 

Shacharit                                10:00 AM

Musaf                                     10:20 AM

Sermon                                   11:50 AM

Conclusion                             12:15 PM

Under tent in Deitcher Courtyard

Mincha/ Ma’ariv                       6:30 PM

Candles                            after 7:41 PM


Rosh Hashanah – Day 2


Multiple locations by reservation only

Shacharit                                10:00 AM

Shofar                                     10:20 AM

Musaf                                     10:30 AM

Sermon                                  11:50 AM

Conclusion                            12:15 PM

Under tent in Deitcher Courtyard

Mincha/ Ma’ariv                     6:30 PM

Havdalah                                 7:39 PM


Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre


Multiple locations by reservation only

Mincha                                          1:30 PM

Candles                                         6:23 PM

Kol Nidre/Kabbalat Yom Tov     6:20 PM


Yom Kippur Day


Multiple locations by reservation only

Shacharit                                    10:00 AM 

Hotza’ah                                     10:20 AM

Torah Reading                           10:30 AM 

Sermon                                       10:55 AM 

Yizkor                                          11:10 AM 

Hachnasah                                 11:25 AM 

Musaf                                          11:35 AM

Mincha                                          1:05 PM 

Ne'ilah                                           6:10 PM 

Ma’ariv                                          7:20 PM 

Havdalah                                      7:28 PM








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