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HIGH HOLY DAY SCHEDULE OF

SERVICES AND EVENTS 5782/2021

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS (HHD)

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MADE YOUR 2021-22 PLEDGE SO WE KNOW YOU PLAN TO CONTINUE TO BE PART OF OUR SACRED COMMUNITY

  • Registration is required if you plan on attending in person OR if you would like to send Zoom links to a guest

  • Zoom Options Available to Everyone! There is NO need to register.  All services, including the 9:00 a.m. family services, will also be broadcast on Zoom.  Youth Programming is in person ONLY>

  • If you would like to be a greeter, please sign up using this form.

  • Please pick up a High Holy Day prayerbook Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. beginning Monday, August 2nd. You will need to sign out the books and return them when the holidays are over.   DELIVERY FOR HOMEBOUND IS AVAILABLE.  Email Temple Administrator, Fawn Mendel, fawn@sstte.org, if you need this service.

  • High Holiday Food Drive.  Please help the United Interfaith Food Bank by filling a bag.  VIEW THE LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED.  

    Please help the United Interfaith Food Bank by filling a bag which will be distributed in person at Rosh Hashanah services. You can also use your own bag OR you can stop by the synagogue and pick up a bag between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Fridays during the high holiday season.

COVID PROTOCOLS - READ THE EMAIL WITH THE UPDATED POLICY AS OF 8/23/21

Indoor Services (Sanctuary or Youth/Teen Programming)

  • Masks must be worn at all times by everyone ages 2+
  • Ages 12+ must submit proof of vaccination
  • Unvaccinated individuals 12+ should abstain from attending in person
  • Those under the age of 12 (with a negative PCR) are invited to join us in our outdoor tent OR at outdoor youth programming.

Outdoor Services and Programming (Outdoor Tent Zoom Broadcast, Sunrise Service, Shofar Service, Havdallah)

  • Masks must be worn at all times by everyone ages 2+
  • Ages 2-11 must submit OR bring proof of a negative PCR test conducted no earlier than September 3 for Rosh Hashanah and no earlier than September 12 for Yom Kippur.

Who Can Come As A Guest?

  • Your parents, grown children, grandchildren, or siblings
  • Guests must be registered in advance and are subject to the protocols above regarding masks, vaccination and/or PCR testing

Vaccine Cards  
A COVID Vaccine card will need to be uploaded for EVERY person attending in person in the in-person registration form.

SELICHOT, SATURDAY AUGUST 28

7:30 p.m. - Ritual of Return to Our Sacred Space and Sacred Season.  REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND IN PERSON (if you are attending via Zoom, there is no need to register)

Join Rabbi Brown and Cantor Becker as we formally welcome in the holiday season together.  We will begin at 7:30 PM outside on the synagogue patio to screen three 'micro-mini' short films by the acclaimed contemporary documentary filmmaker Tiffany Shlain: "The Science of Character," "The Making of a Mensch," and her 18 minute reflection on American Jewish identity (which unexpectedly also functions as a biography of the Jewish creator of the Barbie doll!) "The Tribe".  Brief discussion of the three films will follow.

At approximately 8:30 PM, we will end Shabbat with Havdalah and then transition into the traditional service of Selichot, which introduces the core prayers and themes of the High Holy Day season.

EREV ROSH HASHANAH, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6

8:00 p.m. - Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7

6:45 a.m. - Sunrise Service with Rabbi Brown -- In-person / Offsite ONLY (no Zoom option); includes Tashlich.  Location details will be sent to members and registrants.

9:00-9:30 a.m. – Family Service for children thru 2nd grade and their families -- Outdoors at the Synagogue or via Zoom.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Rosh Hashanah Morning Service.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Youth Programming: Kindergarten - Grade 7.  In Person ONLY (no Zoom option)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Youth Programming: Teens.  In Person ONLY (no Zoom option)

1:00-1:30 p.m. – Shofar Service -- Outdoors at the Synagogue or via Zoom

1:30 p.m. – Self-Guided Tashlich at Butler Woods**
**Materials available at the synagogue after 12:30 p.m.

ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

10:30 a.m. – Intergenerational Family Hike -- Meet at Saxon Woods Park.  REGISTER HERE

KOL NIDRE, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15

8:00 p.m. - Kol Nidre Service - Sanctuary

YOM KIPPUR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

9:00-9:30 a.m. – Family Service for children thru 2nd grade and their families -- Outdoors at the Synagogue

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Yom Kippur Morning Service -- Sanctuary

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Youth Programming: Kindergarten - Grade 7.  In Person ONLY (no Zoom option)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Youth Programming: Teens.  In Person ONLY (no Zoom option)

1:45 p.m. - Study Session with Rabbi Brown -- Outdoors at the Synagogue

"What Do We Mean When We Say 'Choose Life'?: Revisiting Jewish Sources on Abortion"

This year's study session will take place from 1:45-2:45 PM outside at the synagogue (and broadcast via Zoom).  In response to the Supreme Court's recent ruling on abortion, Rabbi Brown will review Jewish sources on the subject.  Our conversation will be framed by our Tradition's Yom Kippur admonition "choose life."  What do we mean when we say that?  And whose life are we referring to?  All are welcome as we dialogue through study.

3:00 p.m. – Yom Kippur Afternoon Service -- Sanctuary
Service of Healing & Hope

4:45 p.m. - Yizkor Remembrance Service followed by N’eilah (Concluding Service) -- Sanctuary
Memorial Booklet

Havdalah and Light Break Fast -- Outdoors at the Synagogue

Start time for Havdalah: Havdalah will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the N'eilah service.  Provided you are eligible based on our COVID policy, we hope you will join us in person (or via Zoom) at the synagogue as we make Havdalah, break the fast, and celebrate the end of our High Holy Day season together.  

SUKKOT

Sukkot 

Sukkot service at the temple
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7:30 P.M.

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"Ushpizin: The Art of Being Welcoming and Practicing Inclusion - In Our Sukkah, and In Our Synagogue"
An Interactive Evening of Study and Dialogue with Rabbi Brown

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 7:30 P.M.
in person at Scarsdale Synagogue (outdoors in the sukkah, weather permitting)

Join us during the week of Sukkot for an engaging evening of study and dialogue.  After studying together, we'll have an open conversation about inclusion in our synagogue community.  We'll reflect on the journey thus far, and give thought to how we can become even more inclusive in the year ahead.  We'll be defining "inclusive" broadly.  Bring your thoughts and hopes for the future.


Erev Simchat Torah

Tuesday, September 28

Simchat Torah Family Celebration
SUNDAY SEPT 26th at 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Includes family-friendly activities and unrolling the Torah Scroll.  All outdoors.

Simchat Torah Service (Includes Yizkor) at the temple
MONDAY SEPT 27, 7:30 P.M.

Thu, December 2 2021 28 Kislev 5782