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High Holy Days 2020

****RSVP required for all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services****

Only one registration for all ONLINE High Holy Days services required; please register here.

To be fully inclusive in this season, JCOGS is not requiring any tickets for this year’s High Holy Days.  If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so as soon as possible. 


Kol Nidrei services ONLINE | Sunday, September 27, 7pm

The Kol Nidrei service is the height of the year, as we pray for forgiveness and renewal—for ourselves, our community, and our society.  This ritual moment will be musical and meaningful.

Yom Kippur Day services ONLINE Monday, September 28, 10am

This abbreviated service will include powerful music, Torah readings by members, words from Rabbi David, and our most poignant of Yom Kippur prayers. Members are invited to arrive up to 30 minutes early at 9:30am for some musical meditations to prime you for the service.

Yizkor Memorial services IN PERSON and ONLINE | Monday, September 28, 2:30-3pm

Memorialize those beloveds who have passed away in this poignant service.  A special prayer will also be included for those lives taken at the hands of COVID-19. For in person, we will gather outdoors, with masks and social distancing strictly required.  RSVP necessary. Arrive 15 minutes early. Should you want to sit, we require you bring your own chair. Rain or shine. Don't forget your umbrella.

Meditation in nature IN PERSON (no need to RSVP)

Throughout Yom Kippur, a self-guided meditative nature walk will be up on the JCOGS grounds.  Seize this opportunity to explore the spiritual dimensions of the holiday, integrating the splendor of nature with traditional liturgy.  Curated by Living Tree Alliance.

Family & Friends Mincha afternoon service ONLINE | Monday, September 28, 5:45pm

If God called out to you, would you run or would you answer?  Come engage with our ancient stories, including a dramatic telling of the Jonah and the whale story, and hear the Torah portion that gave rise to the term ‘scapegoat’.  Rabbi David and Beth will lead this family-friendly, multi-generational service.

Neilah and havdalah closing service ONLINE | Monday, September 28, 6:15pm

As the gates close, these final, intimate moments of community and prayer will surely inspire.  Come hear the final shofar blast.  Havdalah at 7:22pm to break-the-fast.


Mon, September 28 2020 10 Tishrei 5781