High Holy Days 2016/5777 at Kol HaLev
The Jewish New Year and the Days of Awe are fast approaching. We will gather for S’lichot on Saturday, September 24, and for Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, October 2. We look forward to coming together as a community for these and all services and celebrations that comprise this season of renewal and self-reflection.
The High Holy Days Packet for current Kol HaLev members contains everything members need to know about our High Holy Days services and programming, including the dates, times and locations for services; the fees for visitors and out-of-town guests; and guidance about what to bring to our Rosh Hashanah Potluck Luncheon. Check the 2016 High Holy Days "at a glance" chart to get a quick overview of our activities.
For the first time this year, the membership and High Holy Days committees are organizing both Erev Rosh Hashanah dinners and Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast meals in members’ homes!
Do you have friends or family who may be interested in spending the High Holy Days with Kol HaLev?
They might appreciate an invitation to experience our community more deeply through our High Holy Days Season Membership. Season Members are welcomed not as "ticket buyers" but as members for the full High Holy Days season (the months of Elul and Tishri). To receive information about the High Holy Days Season Membership, you or your friends can email the membership committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the Season Membership, visitor and guest information packet directly.
Need a mahzor (High Holy Days prayerbook)?
Kol HaLev’s custom is to reserve our limited supply of Reconstructionist High Holy Days mahzorim (prayer books) for guests and visitors. Members are expected to purchase and bring their own mahzorim. If you don’t own a copy of the Prayerbook for the Days of Awe, you can order copies now at a special rate of 40% off . You can order by phone, mail, or online: Full instructions can be found here: http://kolhalev.net/order-high-holy-days-prayerbook.
More opportunities to help make the season special
In addition to our famous Rosh Hashana (first day) Potluck luncheon, a group of Kol HaLev members will be organizing a kiddush after each Rosh Hashanah service and after the Yom Kippur Neilah service; every member is asked to please bring a dessert, fruit plate or vegetable tray (finger food) to at least one of these services. There are many other ways Kol HaLev members can contribute a tiny bit of time and energy to create the magic and meaning during this season. Please check out the Call for Volunteers flyer and choose something that energizes you!
The deadline for High Holy Days registration and payment is September 23, 2016.
You can fill out the form and mail it with payment to Kol HaLev, 2245 Warrensville Center Rd., Suite 215, University Heights, OH 44118. OR, you can download the registration form as a writable PDF and follow the directions for registration and online payment.
We look forward to celebrating the High Holy Days with you and sharing the year to come. Best wishes for a Shana Tova u’Metukah – a good and sweet New Year!
~ Rabbi Steve Segar, & Karly Whitaker, President of the Board of Trustees
2016 High Holy Days Season Membership, visitor and guest information (for nonmembers)
2016 High Holy Days WRITABLE PDF Registration Form Please note: Form is writable but not self-calculating. Please complete the form by doing the math!
2016 High Holy Days "at a glance" Quick view of all High Holy Days services and activities, dates and times
Map to Tashlich ceremony (First day of Rosh Hashana)