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High Holy Days 2021 – 5782

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    IN PREPARATION FOR THE HOLY DAYS

    Some items to keep in mind:

    • The deadline has passed for in-person service registration, childcare reservations, Youth & Family events, and Lulav & Etrog orders.
    • You can still join us for High Holy Day services on Zoom or Facebook Live. For Zoom services, register here. Or simply go to our Facebook page to view the livestream,
    • For those with tickets, the decision to attend services is a personal one and we respect your choice to attend in-person, online, or in some combination of the two.
    • The Goldberg sanctuary will have open windows to improve air circulation and so may be warm. Please dress casually.
    • Will-call and stroller parking will be available at the main sanctuary entrance on Spruce Street.
    • The 18th Street entrance is only for childcare and those needing wheelchair access.
    • Please turn off your cell phones and wear your mask at all times. Remember that you have pledged not to attend if you have any potential exposure to – or symptoms of – COVID.
    • Everyone – including children – should observe High Holy Days decorum and walk at a moderate pace for safety and to show consideration of others.

    SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

    SATURDAY EVENING , AUGUST 28, 2021 / 20 Elul 5781

    • 8:30 PM to 1:00 AM: Selichot Night Live, Sponsored by the international Conservative/Masorti Movement

    EREV ROSH HASHANAH, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 / ELUL 29, 5781

    ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 / TISHREI 1, 5782

    • 8:30 AM: Shacharit Service Begins Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook
    • 9:00 AM: Service for Families with Young Children
    • 9:30 AM: Childcare Begins
    • 10:00 AM: Youth Programming Begins
    • 10:00 AM: Teen Programming Begins
    • 1:00 PM (Approx.): Multi-Access Service Ends
    • 5:00 PM: Community Tashlich on the Schuylkill River at Locust Street, co-sponsored by BZBI, Mekor Habracha, and Leyv Ha-Ir(In the event of rain, join us at the same time and location the next day, on Rosh Hashanah Day 2)
    • 5:30 PM: Full Shofar Blowing at the conclusion of Taschlich
    • 8:03 PM: Light Holiday Candles from a pre-existing flame

    ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 / TISHREI 2, 5782

    • 9:00 AM: Shacharit Service Begins – Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook
    • 9:00 AM: Childcare Begins
    • 10:00 AM: Youth Programming Begins
    • 10:00 AM: Shabbhakti: High Holy Day Yoga with Dr. Deb Glassman Kahaner Auditorium
    • 11:00 AM: Teen Programming Begins
    • 11:30 AM: Chai Chi: High Holy Day movement with Doug Barg Kahaner Auditorium
    • 1:00 PM (Approx.): Multi-Access Service Ends
    • 8:01 PM: Holiday Ends

    SHABBAT SHUVA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 / TISHREI 4, 5782

    • 9:30 AM: Shabbat Service Begins – Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook
    • 7:56 PM: Havdallah

    KOL NIDRE (EREV YOM KIPPUR), WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 / TISHREI 9, 5782

    • 6:00 PM: Childcare Begins
    • 6:30 PM: Kol Nidre Service Begins – Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook
    • 6:51 PM: Light Holiday Candles




    YOM KIPPUR, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 / TISHREI 10, 5782

    • 9:00 AM: Morning Service Begins – Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook (Yizkor to begin after 10:30 AM)
    • 9:00 AM: Childcare Begins
    • 9:00 AM: Service for Families with Young Children
    • 10:00 AM: Youth Programming Begins
    • 11:00 AM: Teen Programming Begins – Rittenhouse Square Park (rain location: Wolfson Auditorium)
    • 2:30 PM: Walking Meditation with Rabbi Abe Rittenhouse Square (If raining: Kahaner Aud.)
    • 3:30 PM: Shabbhakti: High Holy Day Yoga with Dr. Deb Glassman – Kahaner Auditorium
    • 5:00 PM: Childcare Resumes
    • 5:00 PM: Mincha Service – Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook
    • 6:30 PM: Neilah Service – Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook
    • 7:30 PM: Ma’ariv Service – Multi-Access: Goldberg Sanctuary, Zoom & Facebook
    • 7:48 PM: Break-the-fast – outdoors with cookies and juice

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Pick up your Book of Remembrance
    The Book of Remembrance, used during Yizkor services four times a year, is only available as a printed booklet. If you attend services in-person, personal copies of the Book of Remembrance will be distributed near the Goldberg Sanctuary entrance. If you will be joining us over Zoom, you can pick up a copy from the synagogue office during office hours, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday, and 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM on Friday.

    Gather Items for the Clothing Drive
    The Tikkun Olam committee seeks warm socks, undershirts, hand sanitizers, and used Cool Keppies for Kids baseball caps for local shelters and those in need. Please bring these items to the drop box in the Temple office.  For more information, contact Rosalie Kurz.

    Visit the BZBI Sisterhood gift shop
    You will find apple and honey dishes, shofars, kiddush cups, candles & candlesticks, books and gifts for children, and more at the gift shop! Proceeds from the gift shop benefit the Laurie Wagman Playschool, Abigail R. Cohen Preschool, and Neziner Hebrew School. Visits are by appointment only.  Please email the Temple office or call 215-735-5148.

    Pick up your Machzor for Use at Home
    The ticket order form for in-person services includes a section that allows you to reserve a Machzor at no charge, with a refundable $90 deposit.  If you wish to use a BZBI Machzor, please complete that section of the form and we will contact you with information on when you can pick up your prayer book.

    HOW DID WE GET HERE?

    Below are recording of the Reopening Task Force Town Hall meetings designed to engage our community in planning for the holiday.


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