High Holy Days

Shana Tova! This year Temple Beth Hillel’s High Holy Days will be entirely online. They may not be in person, and they will not be virtual. They will be real! Our volunteer leadership is working with Cantor Shayndel and Rabbi Dean to create a rich experience. Our services will be different, but they will be profound and meaningful. We will be worshipping together online, as a community, but our services will be shorter.

In addition to these “synchronous” services, we will be providing a series of asynchronous events, study sessions, recordings of songs, videos of drashot and the Torah service, memories and reflections by congregants and clergy, to ensure that the coming Days of Awe are a profound and special time. We look forward to worshiping together and being in community with you.

High Holy Days Schedule 2020

Havdalah/ServiceSaturday, Sept. 12, 8 pm

Evening ServicesFriday, Sept. 18, 7:30 pm
Morning ServicesSaturday, Sept. 19, 10 am
Drash Discussion with Rabbi DeanSaturday, Sept. 19, 12 pm
Congregational ShmoozeSaturday, Sept. 19, 4 pm

Kol Nidre Sunday, Sept. 27,  7 pm
Morning Service Monday, Sept. 28, 10 am
Stump the Rabbi Monday, Sept. 28, 12 pm
Afternoon Service Monday, Sept. 28, 4:30 pm
Yizkor (memorial) Service Monday, Sept. 28, 5:45 pm
Neilah (closing) Service Monday, Sept. 28, 6:15 pm
Havdalah and Virtual Break-fast Monday, Sept. 28, 6:45 pm

High Holy Day Fundraising Appeal: Food for Thought

During the Winter Break, free school lunches are not available. Food for Thought provides boxes of food to families whose children in the WCCUSD qualify for free lunches so they don’t go hungry. The need is even greater this year. Please help us help these families.

In Loving Memory

We record with deep sorrow the names of our dear ones who have passed away since Rosh Hashanah 5780.

Reserve Your Place

Let us know you’ll be coming to our High Holy Days services! We’ll send you the information you need to join us.

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Donations Welcome

We are so glad to have you join us during these High Holy Days. We hope you find the experience meaningful and we welcome you to continue to join us. We are committed to providing services that anyone can attend, without cost, during these difficult times when community is even more important. To support these services and the Jewish community in the East Bay, you can mail a check to Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central Blvd., Richmond, CA 94803.

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