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High Holidays

High Holiday Services at First Hebrew

Our High Holiday services are a mix of the traditional and the innovative, which are always eagerly anticipated by our members.  As with all our services, they are completely egalitarian.

Highlights of the High Holiday season include Taschlich, the casting away of one’s sins into a body of water.  We traditionally have services on Erev Rosh Hashanah, then the morning services for both the first and second day.   We will conclude Yom Kippur at Ne’ilah with the tradition of allowing our congregation to pass before the open Ark for a few moments of contemplation.  The fall holidays conclude with the joyous festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.  We are pleased to welcome Cantor David Acker back to lead Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with Rabbi Dana.  Sisterhood prepares the annual Book of Remembrance which is used for Yizkor at Yom Kippur and indeed throughout the year.

We typically use a hybrid model of services. This will allow those who wish to be present in the sanctuary to be in person, with live-streaming of services which allows those who are unable to join us in person to have access to our services.  Thanks to the generosity of donors in 2022, we began using the Mahzor Lev Shalem for our High Holiday services.  We anticipate having tickets available to nonmembers.  More details will be posted as they become available.