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High Holy Days 5781 

Scroll down to find everything you need for Yom Kippur: Schedule, descriptions, and links to playlists, meditation guides and other resources

Virtual Schedule and Links

SUNDAY, September 27

Kol Nidre Zoom Registration Link

Live Stream via our YouTube channel 

6:30 PM Entering the Day of Atonement (pre-service music performed by Amy Duque, Max Ryan and Andrea Falk)
7:00-8:00 PM: Kol Nidre Service 


MONDAY, September 28

Yom Kippur MORNING Service Zoom Registration Link

Live Stream via our YouTube channel 

9:30-10:00 AM Entering the Day of Atonement (Pre-service Qigong with Naomi Jankowitz)

Prepare for morning Yom Kippur observance with a brief qigong practice. Naomi will lead us in Qian Kun, or Heavenly Orbit Qigong, a form that uses breath work and movement to calm the mind and stabilize the emotions. The form can be practiced standing or seated, and is appropriate for all, no matter your age or state of health. The AM Service will follow immediately at 10:00 AM.

10:00-11:00 AM Service (without Torah)
11:00-11:15 AM Torah Reading
11:15 AM-12:30 PM Torah Learning Continues

Anytime (on your own): Meditation Walk/Reflection, Nap

2:00 - 2:45 and 3:00 - 3:45 PM  Opportunities for Learning & Reflection: A Joint Session with Chavurah B’Yachad 

Discussion sessions are offered at 2:00, and will repeat (except Session I) at 3:00. No registration necessary. Please select your session, click on the red link, and a moderator will let you in. No preparation necessary! 

2:00 - 2:45 pm                                                                 

Session I: Sound Healing on Yom Kippur day with Lauren Cetlin Chaplain Lauren Cetlin invites you to listen to the sounds of the universe. Using tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, and hand chimes you will have the opportunity to move into a sacred space of peace, calm and spiritual attunement as we enter into the new year. 

Session II: Yom Kippur Poetry Discussion with Dan Ronfeld Each year, we read together from selected poems. This year, we will take time not only to read the poems, but also to reflect upon their meanings during Yom Kippur.

Session III: It’s Not Good to Be Alone. What is the Role of Jewish Community in Challenging Times? With Amy Duque and Sharon Ledesma  The Holy One said, It is not good for a person/Adam to be alone (Genesis 2:18).Why do we need one another as a community, and particularly as a Jewish Community? What is the role of a synagogue in 2020, and during a pandemic? Join Amy and Sharon for a timely discussion of how we can help one another through this challenging period. 

Session IV: Into the Wilderness with Reba Lindsey Sending the scapegoat into the wilderness with our sins - What the wilderness represented in biblical times, what it meant for early American settlers and what it means today:  A place of fear and desolation versus a place for recreation and renewal, as well as a place to challenge ourselves.

Session V: Telling Stories/Finding Community with Janet Kaufman  “In the beginning, God created…” Stories are at the heart of our tradition. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of CABI, we have a project--125 Stories for 125 Years. So far we have 75. They’re wonderful! The project is part time capsule, and part testament to the people and experiences that have shaped this Jewish community. Looking at a few of these stories together, we’ll reflect on how we perpetuate our tradition, and how we make it new.



Yom Kippur AFTERNOON Services Zoom Registration Link

Live Stream via our YouTube channel 

4:00-5:00 PM Abbreviated Afternoon Service & Book of Jonah Interactive Reading
5:30-6:15 PM Yizkor Service
6:45-7:30 PM Ne’ilah (Concluding) Service

Soundtracks for the Days of Awe

Traditional tunes, niguns, bluegrass, contemporary Israeli, and more. Find your Days of Awe groove HERE and HERE

Tot Shofar - A Video for Kids and Families from Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue, with Len Levitt and Friends

Tue, May 18 2021 7 Sivan 5781