HIGH HOLIDAYS 5781

We wish to thank everyone who helped us to make High Holidays 5781/2020 spiritual and meaningful…from our clergy and staff, to the many volunteers…who…

  • 331 people participated in High Holy Days:
  • 5 physicians served on our medical team guiding our holiday planning to keep us safe
  • 30 people participated in High Holiday Summer Focus Groups
  • 36 board members called congregants to wish them a Happy New Year
  • 28 people packed/delivered goody bags with prayerbooks, do-it-yourself tashlich, artwork and suggestions for a home sanctuary, challah, grape juice, treats, yizkor memorial candles, and more!
  • 42 kids/teens participated in services (chanted Torah, chanted v’ahavta, blew shofar, and/or led shofar calls)
  • 11 people led and 55 people participated in High Holy Day Sh’ma Groups (small discussion groups)
  • 7 people hosted and 32 people attended Rosh Hashanah Seders
  • 8 people provided our community and our staff with technical support
  • 4 people assisted with photography, video production, and editing
  • 154 people recorded Shanah Tovah greetings
  • 12 people blew shofar – virtually and on the roof
  • 14 people chanted Torah
  • 5 people played musical instruments
  • 1 person led yoga on Yom Kippur afternoon
  • 15 people harmonized in our virtual choir and ensembles (and here and here)
  • 63 people sang in our congregational music videos (Folk Avinu Malkeinu and Mi Shebeirach for Cantor Goodlev and others dealing with COVID-19)
  • 48 people recorded congregational readings (Prayer for our Country and Positive Confession)
  • 82 people submitted pictures for our photo montages (Holding the Torah, Surviving and Thriving During the Pandemic, and Social Justice)
  • 28 people led blessings live during services (Torah blessings and candle blessing)
  • 11 local clergy sent us their blessings

Please enjoy our High Holiday Services and Highlights:

CLICK FOR RABBI’S SERMONS

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CLICK HERE FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR FULL SERVICES

 

YOM KIPPUR APPEAL

TEXT OF PRESIDEN’TS ADDRESS YOM KIPPUR

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YIZKOR BOOK OF MEMORY

 


DONATIONS ARE STILL NEEDED
ESPECIALLY IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING

Since this year we are unable to collect the necessary food donations for the Mitzvah Food Pantry in person, instead you can send gift cards for their recipients; specifically to Acme, ShopRite, or Giant. Send them to: Mitzvah Food Program, 2100 Arch Street, Phila., PA 19103, or you can make a monetary donation by check to the same address, or online www.jewishphilly.org/mfp.