High Holy Days 2020/5781

“Although the High Holy Days will certainly be different this year, may all of us make the best of it and be confident that brighter times lie ahead of us when we will be together once again. In the meantime though, make an effort this year – for your own sake – so that you can experience the eternal rewards of the blessings of this season.
My very best wishes to you and your loved ones for a New Year that is filled with good health, joy and peace.” -Michael

Items on this page (last updated 9/16/20):
Study Guides for Elul
2020/5081 Guide to Celebrating the High Holy Days
Prerecorded Rosh haShanah Services
RECORDINGS OF BLESSINGS AT HOME
Live, Interactive Rosh haShanah Discussion on Zoom with Howard Brill
Tashlich Sunday September 20 afternoon
Rosh haShanah Activities at Home referenced in “The Guide”
     ROSH HaSHANAH SEDERS
     RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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Study Guides for Elul: http://www.tbdrochester.org/2020/09/elul-1-and-elul-2-study-guides/

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2020/5081 Guide to Celebrating the High Holy Days: TBD The Guide 5081

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Prerecorded Rosh haShanah Services

FIRST DAY

Shacharit

01 Rosh haShanah, 1st Day, Shacharit – The Sh’ma and its blessings (beginning at haMelech) https://youtu.be/EK5d9FvRegQ

02 Rosh haShanah, 1st Day, Shacharit – Repetition of the Amidah https://youtu.be/cd4_nDkjn5M

Musaf

03 Rosh haShanah, 1st Day, Musaf – Hineni https://youtu.be/i-8RrtiGeN0

04 Rosh haShanah, 1st Day, Musaf – Repetition of the Amidah  https://youtu.be/y2xeDWNeY5o

SECOND DAY

Shacharit

05 Rosh haShanah, 2nd Day, Shacharit – The Sh’ma and its blessings (beginning at haMelech) https://youtu.be/lUyYKIB7M90

06 Rosh haShanah, 2nd Day, Shacharit – Repetition of the Amidah https://youtu.be/btgkE_CnyVM

07 Rosh haShanah, 2nd Day, Shacharit – Avinu Malkeinu https://youtu.be/QdZVRmwgAsI

Musaf

08 Rosh haShanah, 2nd Day, Musaf – Hineni https://youtu.be/-e6bO54GAXQ

09 Rosh haShanah, 2nd Day, Musaf – Repetition of the Amidah with Shofar Blowing https://youtu.be/0rhvbKFw-HQ

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RECORDINGS OF BLESSINGS AT HOME

10 Blessing for Candle Lighting https://youtu.be/jgh2QKPq42Q

11 Kiddush and Blessings before Eating https://youtu.be/kn_UtzsobK0

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Live, Interactive Rosh haShanah Discussion on Zoom with Howard Brill

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 11:00am “Being With God: Rosh haShanah”

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85690095027?pwd=elA1SFBpcm5NaEpjeUdzZllJampmQT09

Meeting ID: 830 8840 4571 Passcode: 425983

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Tashlich Sunday September 20 afternoon

Temple Beth David is delighted to invite you to a live outdoor Tashlich service at the water’s edge, in Pittsford. Social distancing will be enforced and face masks will be required. Attendance is limited to the first 50 people who register, so please do so at your earliest convenience: (585) 266-3223 or  office@tbdrochester.org.
Specific location and time will be provided when you register.

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Rosh haShanah Activities at Home referenced in “The Guide”

     ROSH HaSHANAH SEDERS

  1. Haggadot.com released an accessible haggadah for those celebrating Rosh Hashanah at home. The haggadah includes explanations of the wordplay behind the simanim and some reflective exercises. If you want your seder to spark a discussion, this is the haggadah for you.   https://highholidaysathome.com/haggadah/30-minute-rosh-hashanah-seder
  2. Kol HaOt, a Jewish arts organization based in Jerusalem, produced a haggadah that provides an overview of the seder as well as detailed explanations of each siman. Available in English, Spanish, Russian, or Hebrew, the haggadah also comes with some creative activities, like a downloadable placemat and instructions to make origami pomegranates. This is a great option for those new to the Rosh Hashanah seder who want a crash course in its history and significance.  http://www.kolhaot.com/uploads/2/4/5/5/2455578/haggadah_english.pdf
  3. Stephen Wise Temple Haggadah: This quick and easy haggadah includes simple simanim as well as some familiar prayers, like a Kiddush and Shehechiyanu. https://www.wisela.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Rosh-Hashanah-Seder-blessings.pdf

     RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

The Forward: https://forward.com/life/453618/consider-the-seder-a-pandemic-proof-traditional-way-to-celebrate-rosh/

The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/at-home/celebrate-jewish-holidays-safely-coronavirus.html

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