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High Holy Days 2023/5784

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The Shofar Blast: Elul 5783 (Weekly Messages from the Clergy in the Month Leading Up to the High Holy Days)

Schedule of 2023 HHD Services & Programs 

High Holy Day Prayer Book Information (Print books will always be available for in-person attendees.)

High Holy Day Guest Tickets:
• Member In-Person Guest Tickets to HHD Services (for our members)
• Member Virtual Guest Tickets to HHD Services (for our members)
• Non-Member In-Person Guest Tickets to HHD Services (for anyone)
• Non-Member Virtual Guest Tickets to HHD Services (for anyone)

Ushering Sign Up Form Sign up here to help usher during HHD services.

Book of Memory Submission Add name(s) of your loved ones to our Book of Memory.

Women of Beth Ahabah Honey Fundraiser Send a gift of honey to friends and family while supporting Women of Beth Ahabah!

The URJ Reflection Project Click to explore this meaningful new way to welcome the High Holidays from the URJ.

Schedule of 2023 HHD Services & Programs

Services and programs below are labeled to indicate whether they will be in-person only, or include a virtual option.
Some virtual options will require a password, which will be provided to our Members in a mailing as well as via email, and sent to Registered Guests via email. 


S'lichot (Penitential prayers that begin the High Holy Day season)

Sat. Sept. 9, 2023 

5:00pm Shofar-Making Workshop (in-person only, registration required) 
     Click HERE for more information, or to register for workshop.

6:30pm Congregational Dinner followed by S’lichot Havdalah (in-person only, registration required)
      Click HERE for more information, or to register for dinner and havdalah.


Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year, and the beginning of the 10 Days of  Awe & Repentance)

Fri. Sept. 15, 2023

Evening Service @ 7:30pm (in-person or virtual access, password is needed to access the service virtually)

Sat. Sept. 16, 2023

Young Family Service @ 9:00am (in-person or virtual access on our YouTube Channel)

Morning Service @ 11:00am (in-person or virtual access, password is needed to access the service virtually)
Congregational Luncheon Sponsored by Women of Beth Ahabah following the Morning Service

Tashlich Celebration at Pony Pasture with Kona Ice Truck @ 4:30pm (in-person only)


Yamim Noraim (The Days of Awe, also called the Aseret Y'mei T'shuvah, or 10 Days of Repentance)

The 10 Days of Awe are from Mon Sept 26 to Wed Oct 5, 2022.

Sun. Sept. 17, 2023
HHD Cemetery Memorial Service at Hebrew Cemetery @ 10:00am (in-person only)
To download a handout for use at home or during a private cemetery visit, click here.
Hebrew Cemetery hours are Sunday-Friday, 8am-4pm.


Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement, the culmination of the 10 Days of Repentance)

Sun. Sept. 24, 2023

Kol Nidre Evening Service @ 7:30pm (in-person or virtual access, password is needed to access the service virtually)

Mon. Sept. 25, 2023

Young Family Service @ 9:00am (in-person or virtual access on our YouTube Channel)

Morning Service @ 11:00am (in-person or virtual access, password is needed to access the service virtually)

Discussion with the Rabbi @ ~1:15pm (in-person only)

Congregational Service of Healing featuring Jonah Reading @ 2:30pm (in-person or virtual access, password is needed to access the service virtually)

Afternoon Program in the Lobby @ 3:30pm (in-person only) 
Join us in the Lobby for a special congregant-led program: an opportunity for intellectual and emotional engagement to carry you through Yom Kippur afternoon. This year's program will be led by violinist for the Richmond Symphony, Jocelyn Vorenberg.

Yizkor Memorial Service @ 4:15pm (in-person or virtual access, password is needed to access the service virtually)

Neilah Concluding Service @ 5:15pm (in-person or virtual access, password is needed to access the service virtually)
Congregational Break-the-Fast Sponsored by Women of Beth Ahabah following the Concluding Service


Sukkot (One of Three Pilgrimage Festivals from Ancient Israel, celebrating the harvest and our relationship with nature)

Fri. Sept. 29, 2023
Special Sangria in the Sukkah Pre-Neg featuring Lulav Shaking! @ 5:15pm (in-person only)
Erev Sukkot & Shabbat Service @ 6:15pm (in-person or virtual access on our YouTube Channel)

Sukkot continues from Sat. Sept. 30 to Fri. Oct. 6, 2023.
Click here for Sukkot Resources, including photos you can use as a background on your phone, desktop, or Zoom!


Simchat Torah (Celebrating the Torah, the festival when we complete our annual Torah reading cycle and begin it anew)

Fri. Oct. 6, 2023 
First Friday Shabbat & Erev Simchat Torah Service @ 6:15pm featuring Hakafah Torah Processional, accompanied by Klezmer/Roma Band My Son the Doctor! (in-person or virtual access on our YouTube Channel)

Sat. Oct. 7, 2023
Simchat Torah Festival Morning Service @ 10:00am featuring Torah Unrolling and Festival Torah Reading of Deuteronomy and Genesis (in-person or virtual access on our YouTube Channel)


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High Holy Day Machzor (Prayer Book) Information 2023

Mishkan HaLev: Prayers for S’lichot and the Month of Elul
Used during Shabbat services in the month of Elul, and Shabbat Shuvah,
the Shabbat service between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 
These services are available to the general public.

Print books are available for in-person attendees. 

If desired, you can buy your own print books as regular print or large print sets from CCAR Press. (If you bring your own books to synagogue, please write your name and contact info somewhere inside the book to distinguish them from ours.)

Discounted Kindle e-books are also available, which can be viewed on any device using the free Kindle app:
Mishkan HaLev for Kindle


             

Mishkan HaNefesh Machzor/Prayer Book Set
Used during Rosh Hashanah Evening, and Morning,
as well as Yom Kippur Evening, Morning, Afternoon, 
Yizkor/Memorial, and Neilah/concluding services. 
These services are available to members and guests only.
(To purchase guest tickets, see the top of this webpage.)

Print books are available for in-person attendees. 

If desired, you can buy your own print books as regular print or large print sets from CCAR Press. (If you bring your own books to synagogue, please write your name and contact info somewhere inside the book to distinguish them from ours.)

Discounted Kindle e-books are also available, which can be viewed on any device using the free Kindle app:
     Rosh Hashanah Machzor for Kindle
     Yom Kippur Machzor for Kindle

 


    

Family Prayer Book Set

Used for Rosh Hashanah Young Family Morning Service
and Yom Kippur Young Family Morning Service.
These services are available to the general public.

Print books are available for in-person attendees.

If desired, you can purchase your own copies, either from the publisher or elsewhere online:
     Rosh Hashanah book: buy from Kar-Ben Publishing | buy from Amazon
     Yom Kippur book: buy from Kar-Ben Publishing | buy from Amazon
(If you bring your own books to synagogue, please write your name and contact info somewhere inside the book to distinguish them from ours.)


Mishkan T'filah: Weekdays and Festivals
Used during Sukkot and Simchat Torah services.
These services are available to the general public.

Print books are available for in-person attendees. 

If desired, you can buy your own print books as regular print or large print sets from CCAR Press. (If you bring your own books to synagogue, please write your name and contact info somewhere inside the book to distinguish them from ours.)

Discounted Kindle e-books are also available HERE (which can be viewed on any device using the free Kindle app).


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