High Holy Day Schedule
Intergenerational High Holy Service
Sunday, October 2, 10:30am ET
This lively service in the tent will be filled with music, stories, shofar blowing, and the joyful spirit of young children! This service is geared for children ages 0 to 8 and their friends and family. It is open to everyone and will be led by Rabbi Noyo, Ilana Streit, and Arielle Aronoff. More information: https://www.wjcshul.org/hightlighted-event/intergenerational-hhd/
Challah Baking, Led By Diane Colello
Sunday, October 2, 1pm ET
Sign up and more information: https://www.wjcshul.org/hightlighted-event/challah-baking-workshop/
Yom Kippur Services
Kol Nidrei Service – Tuesday, October 4, 7:00pm ET
The evening before Yom Kippur is called Kol Nidrei. It is named for the powerful prayer of the same name that is featured at the start of the Yom Kippur evening service. This prayer focuses on promises made and promises yet-to-be-made and moves us to consider how our decisions at this season help shape the direction of our lives and our relationships. Our Kol Nidrei service will set a meaningful tone for the Yom Kippur prayer and reflection that we will offer on this holiest of days.
Yom Kippur Morning Service – Wednesday, October 5, 10:00am ET
This service will feature traditional prayers and melodies as we practice the work of communal and individual t’shuva (repentance). This service will include the yizkor (memorial) service.
Yom Kippur Afternoon 1st Program – Wednesday, October 5, 2:30pm ET
More information to be shared soon.
Yom Kippur Afternoon 2nd Program – Wednesday, October 5, 4:00pm ET
Discussion of the book of Jonah, with Julie Makowsky, on Zoom.
Ne’ilah Service – Wednesday, October 5, 6:00pm ET
The High Holy Days conclude with the uplifting service of Ne’ilah. During this service, when the gates of prayer are said to be “closing,” we move from the solemn spirit of Yom Kippur to the promise of renewal for the year ahead.
High Holy Day Food Drive
In the years before Covid, WJC facilitated a food drive where we donated food to the family of Woodstock. As many of our community will join us remotely we are asking that members donate food directly to the Family of Woodstock. The are in need of: peanut butter, jelly/jam, tuna, rice, flour, shampoo, snack food, cookies, coffee/tea, toilet paper, mayonnaise, laundry detergent, cereal, soup, sugar, toothpaste, veggies, baby food, disposable razors, mustard, tomato sauce, shelf stable milk, juice, cooking oil, feminine hygiene products, crackers, hot cocoa, and hand soap.
The next time you go to the grocery store, pick up something extra for Family of Woodstock and drop it off to them or place a delivery order and send it directly to them. https://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/donate/
They greatly appreciate our support.
Looking for Some Wonderful Volunteers:
Every year, it takes a village of volunteers, lay-leaders, and staff to make High Holy Days happen. This year is no different! There are several ways that you can be helpful and every hand and heart makes a difference! To offer your help, please sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea9ab28aafbc52-volunteering
Sukkot Service: Monday, October 10, 10am ET (Indigenous People’s Day)
*Everyone is welcome to bring a meal to enjoy in our sukkah throughout the holiday
Sukkot Yizkor Service: Monday, October 17, 10am ET (Zoom only)
Simchat Torah Service and Celebration: Monday, October 17, 6pm ET