High Holidays 2020: A Whole Season of Events

The High Holidays will soon be here, and we are gearing up for a whole season of virtual events to celebrate the new year 5781. Our building may be closed, but our community is just as vibrant as ever, and we welcome visitors to our online events. With the exception of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, all High Holiday events are free and open to all.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Our High Holiday adult services will be accessible through Zoom and are listed below. The cost for non-members is $54 per screen, with $18 per additional person. Children’s services (also listed below) are $18 per screen. We offer sliding scale payment based on ability to pay.

Non-members: To attend any of the Zoom events, please send an email to info@cbtbi.org with your name, phone number, mailing address, and email, and let us know which events you’re interested in. For free Zoom events, we’ll send you the link; for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, we’ll provide payment information. Zoom links will be emailed once payment has been received.

All events taking place on the CBTBI Facebook page can be accessed here.

Journey Through the High Holidays
August 20, 7 PM, Zoom. Free
Join us as we prepare for the High Holidays. Rabbi Alan Lew writes of the High Holidays, “This is real, and you are completely unprepared.” Many of us feel unprepared for this year, especially. We will discuss, study, learn, and feel as we get ready for the holidays in this unique year. A discussion of Rabbi Lew’s book, This Is Real, and You Are Completely Unprepared is scheduled for October 1. (See details below.)

Rosh Hashanah Learning
September 10, 7 PM, Zoom. Free
How do we celebrate Rosh Hashanah during Covid? How does Rosh Hashanah speak to the unprecedented time we are in? Can we celebrate — truly and deeply — without gathering together? Join us to discuss and learn at this important time. Free to the public.

Slichot Service & Play ~ On Facebook
Saturday, September 12
7:30 PM: Service
8:00 PM: The Gates are Closing, a theatrical event coordinated by Josh Meyer

The Musical High Holidays ~ A Choir Performance ~ On Facebook
September 15, 7:30 PM
Join CBTBI’s Choir and Norma Meyer, director, for an evening of High Holiday musical favorites.

Rosh Hashanah Services
Join us as we come together “virtually” as a community to celebrate the new year of 5781.

  • Rosh Hashanah Eve: Friday, September 18, 8-9:30 PM
  • Rosh Hashanah day 1: Saturday, September 19, 10-11:30 AM; full Torah reading 11:30-12.
  • Rosh Hashanah day 2: Sunday, September 20, 10-11:30 AM; full Torah reading 11:30-12.
  • Children’s service day 1 only: Saturday, September 19, 1-2 PM. Two Zoom services will be held simultaneously — one for grades K-3, the other for grades 4-7.
  • Rosh Hashanah Tashlich: Sending our misdeeds into the water, Sunday, September 20 (day 2). We will gather in person at 1 PM. Precautions will be taken. Details to follow.

Yom Kippur Learning
September 24, 7:30 PM, Zoom. Free

Norma & Ranaan’s Music of Kol Nidre ~ On Facebook
September 24, 8:15 PM
Join Norma and Ranaan for a performance to stir your spirit.

Shabbat Shuvah Services
Friday, September 25, 7 PM
Saturday, September 26, 10 AM
Celebrate Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with us. Streamed live to the public on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cbtbi.

Yom Kippur Services
Join us as we come together “virtually” as a community to observe Yom Kippur on Zoom.

  • Kol Nidre: Sunday, September 27, 6:30-8 PM.
  • Yom Kippur morning: Monday, September 28, 10-11:30 AM; full Torah reading 11:30-12.
  • Yom Kippur afternoon/evening: Monday, September 28, 6-7:30 PM, including Jonah – The Play by the Menorah Theatre. Additional Torah reading 5:30-6 PM.
  • Yom Kippur children’s service: Monday, September 28, 1-2 PM. Two Zoom services will be held simultaneously — one for grades K-3, the other for grades 4-7.

Study Group: Lessons Learned
October 1, 8 PM, Zoom. Free
Join us for a discussion of the book, This Is Real, and You Are Completely Unprepared, by Rabbi Alan Lew.

 

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