Dear Members and Guests of Congregation Sulam Yaakov,
Our High Holidays this year begin at sundown on September 18, the beginning of the Jewish New Year 5781. These sacred days have been observed by Jews for centuries around the world, in times of war and peace, health and distress. This year, in the time of Covid-19, we have been working and planning to create meaningful, safe and uplifting spiritual worship experiences for the High Holy Days.
Keeping everyone safe is and has been our highest priority during these months of the pandemic. After much honest and difficult deliberation, we have decided that all of our services for the Holy Days 5781 will be offered online using a streaming format. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
The schedule of services is:
Rosh Hashanah – first day – Saturday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.;
Rosh Hashanah – second day – Sunday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.;
Kol Nidre – Sunday, September 27, 6:15 p.m.;
Yom Kippur morning – Monday, September 28, 10:00 a.m.;
Neilah Evening Service – Monday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski will lead us with Fernando Borodowski and an exciting new addition, Ruthy Osatnik. Because we are going to be online for all services, we will be offering the spiritual quality and meaningful experience that you have come to cherish in a more condensed fashion.
Please note that you and your guests will need machzorim (High Holiday prayer books) to fully participate in the services. They can be picked up at the synagogue on Sunday, September 13, from 10 am to noon and on Wednesday, September 16, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
High Holy Day services for you and your guests are one of the benefits of your membership. Without your continued support, we could not maintain our meaningful and inclusive synagogue community. In this challenging time, we ask for and appreciate your support more than ever.
With all best wishes for a good and healthy 5781 for you and yours,
Harvey Geller, President