High Holy Days 2018-5779 schedule

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We invite you to share the spirit and wisdom of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Join us for prayer, music, reflection, and re-connection.

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, Sept. 9: 7:30 p.m., Erev Rosh Hashanah
An evening of story, prayer, and sweetness. Dessert oneg to follow service.

Monday, Sept. 10: Rosh Hashanah, Day 1
9:30 a.m., service begins
10:00 a.m., family Holy Day experience begins
Families with children 7 and younger gather in the tent for song, prayer, and activities.
11 a.m., children 8 and up meet on the lower level for an amazing T’shuvah Challenge. 12:45 p.m., Tashlich and vegetarian potluck lunch

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Rosh Hashanah, Day 2
9:30 a.m., service
An intimate day of prayer and music in which we come more deeply into the season.

Friday, Sept. 14: 6 p.m., Shabbat Shuvah and oneg
Come for added reflection and contemplation during these Yamim Noraim, Days of Awe.

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, Sept. 18: 7 p.m., Kol Nidrei
The height of the year: the ritual of forgiveness that brings us greater wholeness.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Yom Kippur
9:30 a.m., Yom Kippur service
Yizkor memorial service at approximately 11:30 a.m.
10 a.m., family Holy Day experience begins
Families with children 7 and younger gather in the tent for song, prayer, and activities.
11 a.m., children 8 and up meet on the lower level for a thoughtful T’shuvah Challenge. 1:30 p.m., afternoon learning session
Talmudic Sources and the Message of the Unetaneh Tokef, with Rabbi Lev Friedman.
4 p.m., silent Musaf and meditation
4:30 p.m., yoga for Yom Kippur
Prepare yourself for Ne’ilah. Please bring a yoga mat if you own one.
5:30 p.m., afternoon service (Mincha)
A spiritual journey, as we prepare for the gates to close.
6:15 p.m., closing service (Ne’ilah)
The final, intimate moments of community and prayer.

7:35 p.m., Havdalah & Break-the-Fast
Vermont Harvest Catering prepares this community meal in JCOGS’s kosher kitchen. Please sign up on the JCOGS website.

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sunday, Sept. 23: Sukkah-Raising!
4-6:30 p.m., All hands needed! Afterwards, stay and celebrate with “pizza in the hut.”
Sukkat Shalom: Bring a picnic to our synagogue Sukkah anytime during the week.

Wednesday, Sept. 26: Sukkot Gathering
Celebrate in Rabbi David, Alison, Adar, Yonah, and Hersh’s Sukkah in Morrisville.
4 p.m., children and their families welcome Ushpizin with harvest activities.
5:30 p.m., community-wide vegetarian potluck dinner in the Sukkah.
RSVP to jcogs@jcogs.org for directions.

Friday, Sept. 28: 6 p.m., Shabbat Services and Oneg in the Sukkah
Enjoy services in the decorated JCOGS Sukkah, followed by a special oneg in the hut.

Saturday, Sept. 29: 10 a.m.,Torah Study in the Sukkah
All are invited to participate in this lively and meaningful discussion group.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30: Sukkot on the Farm at Living Tree Alliance
Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with Rabbi David and the wider Vermont Jewish community. For registration and the schedule, visit livingtreealliance.com.

Monday, Oct. 1: 5:30 p.m., Sukkot Yizkor Memorial Service and Simchat Torah (“Joy of Torah”)
Yizkor memorial service followed by an abbreviated Simchat Torah ritual and dance.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Street Party Celebrating Simchat Torah
5:30 p.m. Dance a wild and musical horah in the hakafot/dance circles and enjoy caramel apples as we rejoice in the wisdom of our Torah.