The High Holidays 2020/5781 will include a variety of offerings: livestreaming, in-person indoors, virtual interactive (days that are not yom tov). To find information about specific services and high holiday programs, visit our website calendar or view this high holiday packet. Additional holiday services and a full listing of outdoor activities and locations can be found by members by signing into Shulcloud.
Beth Shalom members — because of limited capacity, only Beth Shalom members will be able to attend in person events, which will require pre-registration. Registration for Rosh Hashanah closes on Thursday 9/17 at 12pm. Registration for Yom Kippur closes on Thursday 9/24 at 12pm: Registration link (through Shulcloud).
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Non-members — are welcome to join us for virtual/livestreaming events. If you would like to become a member to attend in-person events for the high holidays, contact us early for best access. Visit our page on Membership.
Contact us for the livestreaming link. We are livestreaming any services happening in the Beth Shalom sanctuary. Information on livestreaming in a Shabbat and holiday-friendly way here.
High Holiday Resources
Click here to access recordings of high holiday melodies by Mara Benjamin.
The Rosh Hashannah Family and Young Family Services are available here. You can also download the HH PDF Machzor to follow along!
Sukkot Art Project – Expressing the Parsha Through Art
Every year we celebrate the completion of the Torah and beginning it again at Simchat Torah. This year we are adding another way to join in the study of Torah – through artistic expression of each parsha. This is a project open to all (not just artists) and all ages. We’re hoping to assembly a visual piece for every parsha done by as many members of the CBS community as possible. Everyone is invited to sign up for a parsha and then can visually present that parsha anyway they like on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Feel free to draw, paint, collage, use words from the parsha – whatever medium you want – to depict an aspect of the parsha. Please include the name of your parsha on your piece and your name on the back of the page. You may drop your art off at the shul or scan and send it to Rabbi Borodin by Thursday, October 8th. We are planning to display the art around the Sanctuary and Social Hall for Simchat Torah so we can walk through the parshiyot of the Torah as part of our celebration of the holiday. This will be followed by a zoom slide show of the art at a later date and the option to be part of a showing on our website.
How can you participate?
- Families are invited to join Rabbi Borodin and the shinshiniyot in the sukkah on Monday October 5th at 4:15 (Register at this link: https://bit.ly/2FspYKW)
- Adults are invited to join Rabbi Borodin in the sukkah on Monday October 5th at 7:30 pm (Register at this link: https://bit.ly/3me2VVi)
- Join by zoom Thursday, October 1st at 8:00pm. (Register at this link: https://bit.ly/35svcRS)
- Work on it independently at home (or invite others to your backyard to have a home based art party).
- Please register for the in person sukkah art time to allow us to have enough space to allow for social distancing. Remember your mask! You are welcome to bring your own art supplies.
Interested but not sure what to do or how to get some starting ideas? Wikipedia under the heading weekly Torah portion has a summary of each Torah portion and samples of art throughout history done for every parsha. Or pick favorite words and verses out of the parsha to put on your page.
To sign up for a parsha, please check out the following link: http://bit.ly/parshiyot-choices, which will show you what is available, and submit your preference through a google form at this link: http://bit.ly/parsha-preference.