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High Holy Days 

Shana tova!  The High Holy Days, also called the Days of Awe, is a time for us to look inward, outward and upward: inward to our conscience – what needs to change this year; outward to the world – how does our inner change impact the repair of God’s world; and upward to God who inspires, demands, cajoles, and waits patiently for our return. There is no better place to spend the High Holy Days than with us!

Rosh Hashanah 5781 begins on Friday, September 18, 2020.  Kol Nidre is Sunday, September 27, 2020 and Yom Kippur is Monday, September 28, 2020.  We will not be holding in-person services this year.  Links for streaming and Zooming were included in your bags with your mahzorim.  They will be sent via email every day this week. Our choir will not be participating in services, however, you can listen to their recordings here. Please read the Statement from the High Holy Days Task Force  here.  

Prayers for Graveside Visits

It is customary that we visit the graves of our loved ones before Rosh Hashanah or between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We come to their gravesides to let them know that we still feel their presence in our hearts. It is our opportunity to honor them for all that they accomplished in life and for the impact they had on our lives. We also come to draw strength and comfort from the memory of our loved ones as we approach the new year.  Download Prayers for Graveside Visits here.

High Holiday Choir

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, the High Holiday Choir will not be part of our virtual services, but will be with us in spirit.  Listen to tracks from past years, recorded in studio by our choir, with highlights of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services here

Personal Prayer before the Ark

Sign up for a time slot between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to stand before the ark in the David J. & Ruth A. Moskowitz Sanctuary alone or with others in your home for personal prayer.

Spaces are limited. Time slots start at 8:30 am and continue until 6:15 pm Monday - Thursday, until 4:45 pm Friday and until 2:15 pm Sunday. To register and read the health rules, click here.

Bring a note with you or a writing utensil and write on one of our notes, which will be sent to the Kotel.

Stream & Zoom High Holy Day Services

For this year’s High Holy Days, all services will be password protected to provide value for our members. Although password protected, there are two access options for those of you who are not currently members.

•    You may purchase a one-time virtual ticket for $180, which will provide access to all of our High Holy Days services via stream or zoom. Please click here to purchase a virtual ticket. 

•    We hope that you would consider joining our synagogue and getting to know our clergy, members, and all that we have to offer.  Please click here for membership information and to learn about first year voluntary dues program.  

We hope that one of these options will work for you. Please contact Jay Ross, Executive Director, if you have any questions. 

Shofar Sundays

Hear the sound of the shofar as we come to your community Sundays, August 23 & 30 and September 6 at various times.  Learn more and register here.

Tashlikh in the Park

Experience Tashlikh as we gather at four different, scenic locations around Cleveland for simultaneous Tashlikh ceremonies in which we will seek to cast our sins away and earn God's forgiveness as we approach the Jewish New Year.  Learn more and register here.

Rosh Hashanah Seder

Adopt the beautiful custom among Sephardic and Indian Jews of a Rosh Hashanah Seder. Learn more here.

Chesed Food Collection

"This is My chosen fast...Share your bread with the hungry, take the homeless into your home; clothe the naked when you see them, do not turn away from people in need."  - Isaiah 58:6

Please bring in non-perishable, unexpired food to the synagogue for our collection to benefit the JFSA Food Pantry.

Services Schedule

All services will be virtual.  Links for streaming and Zooming will be released soon.
Click here for Family & Teen programming.

View the Rosh Hashanah program here.  View the Yom Kippur program here
View the Yizkor book here (note the addendum at the end).

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Friday, September 18 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm
1st day Rosh Hashanah - Saturday, September 19 9:00 am
    Torah Service 9:45 am
    Musaf 10:40 am
    Sermon 11:30 am
Starbucks, Bread & Torah with Doron Kalir 9:00 am
Early Childhood Program led by Julie Sukert 9:30 am
ReNew with Rabbi Rudin-Luria -
Powerpoint Slide Presentation
10:15 am
Family Service w/Rabbi Josh and Alan Goldweber 11:00 am
Holiday Story Time with Rafi 2:00 pm
Teen & Family Virtual Program with Andre Ivory 4:00 pm
Mincha 6:00 pm
2nd day Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, September 20  
Service with Zamir Choir Virtual Participation 9:00 am
    Torah Service 9:45 am
    Shofar Service & Musaf 10:30 am
    Malchuyot/Zichronot/Shofarot 11:10 am
    Sermon 11:30 am
Family Program with Rabbi Rudin-Luria 9:30 am
Holiday Story Time with Rafi 2:00 pm
ATID Coffee Talk with Andre Ivory 3:00 pm
Family Drive-Up Service & Shofar Blowing 4:00 pm
Congregational Drive-Up Service & Shofar Blowing 5:00 pm
Mincha 6:00 pm














Kol Nidre - Sunday, September 27 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting & Fast begins 6:57 pm
Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28 9:00 am
    Torah Service 9:45 am
Musaf 10:55 am
    Sermon & Yizkor 12:15 pm
Early Childhood Program led by Julie Sukert 9:30 am
Family Service led by Rabbi Josh and Alan Goldweber 11:00 am
Holiday Story Time with Rafi 2:00 pm
Study Session with Jerry Isaak-Shapiro 2:30 pm
Teen & Family Program w/Marine Chaplain Yonina Creditor 4:00 pm
Mincha 5:30 pm
Neilah-Ma'ariv 6:40 pm
Havdallah & Shofar (Yom Kippur ends) 7:54 pm









Mahzorim:  We've Got You Covered!

Thanks to the generosity of Gayl & Alan Berger and family, our High Holy Days prayer book, Mahzor Lev Shalem, is provided for you.  This year, we will loan the books out to our congregants.  Please read the letter to see when you can pick up your books and other important information.  If you still need to pick up your books, please contact the synagogue office (216.831.6555).

If you prefer to purchase your own copy, please contact Jay Ross in the synagogue office; the cost is $36.  You may also download a copy for a nominal fee here.

Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781