SHANAH TOVAH 5783
Schedule High Holy Days 2022/5783
NO TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS THIS YEAR
Due to the precariousness of the weather, reservations and/or tickets are simply not practical for attending services and therefore are not required for this current year. Instead, we ask that you decide for yourselves which service(s) you plan to attend, either in person at Beth David indoors or outdoors, or at home on Zoom. If services are scheduled for outdoors, in the event of rain they will be moved into the Sanctuary. All indoor services will require masks be worn; masks are optional outdoors. Vaccinations are required to attend all services. Zoom link will be provided by email only. All Zoom services are also available to Livesteam on Facebook Live.
Please contact the office for the availability of guest tickets, email@example.com.
Auxiliary seating will be available in the Social Hall for all services available on Zoom.
Sunday, September 25:
4:20pm – Tot Rosh Hashanah in Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 (with ZoomDance)
5:00pm – 6:00pm : “Music for a Sweet New Year”: A Rosh Hashanah Concert in Narberth Park
Beautiful, soulful music to welcome the new year. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to this family-friendly concert of traditional and contemporary High Holy Day melodies. Children can play at the nearby playground. Picnics are welcome and we’ll provide a holiday treat! This concert is in person only, and will not be available on Zoom or Facebook Live.
Monday, September 26:
8:30am – Morning Service 1 – Traditional and contemporary prayers, music to stir your soul, rabbi’s sermon, and the sounding of the shofar. Ancient inspiration for a brand new year. (Sanctuary and on Zoom & Facebook Live) Children’s programming also available.
11:45am – Morning Service 2 (Outdoors/No Zoom) This will be an identical service to the 8:30am indoor service.
3:30 pm – New Year’s Hike to Flat Rock Park – Take some time to connect in nature. The hike through Rolling Hill Park will end in Flat Rock Park in time for Tashlich. Sturdy shoes and long pants are recommended. Meet outside the Sanctuary.
4:30pm – Tashlich at Flat Rock Park, 122 River Rd, Gladwyne, (Outdoors/No Zoom) Rosh Hashanah, easy and breezy. Trade in your synagogue clothes for jeans, and join us on the dock by the river for a few songs, a few poems, and some quiet time for individual reflection as we cast away our regrets from the past year
Shabbat Shuvah Torah Study: October 1, 9:15am
Navigating these Awesome Days: Texts for the journey to Yom Kippur – Shabbat Shuva, the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is a time of introspection and forgiveness. Our guest teacher for this special Torah Study is Rabbi Sue Levi-Elwell, a nationally renowned writer and teacher on Jewish women’s history and spirituality, a pioneer of inclusive Judaism as one of the first openly gay women rabbis, and the editor of the Reform Movement’s Haggadah The Open Door. No experience or expertise required! Zoom only, link will be sent by email.
Tuesday, October 4:
8:00pm – Kol Nidre Service – The most poignant melody of the year, calling to you from across the generations. A night when all of us stand as one. (Sanctuary and on Zoom & Facebook Live )
Wednesday, October 5:
9:15am – Tot Service – We’ll all learn about saying “I’m sorry.” This service is designed for preschoolers and their families; babies and older children also welcome. (Outdoors/No Zoom)
10:00am – Morning Service – Traditional and contemporary prayers, music to stir your soul, Rabbi’s sermon, and time to think, reflect, and grow. Ancient technology for timeless human challenges. (Outdoors and on Zoom & Facebook Live)
1:45 pm – Family Service – Spend the holiest day of the year together with your kids. This abbreviated service features highlights from the full liturgy, lots of participation from our children and teens, and a story instead of a sermon. This service is designed for ages 5-12 and their families; all others also welcome. (Outdoors and on Zoom & Facebook Live)
1:15-2:45pm – Adult Study – Thinking Differently about Life after a Near-Death Experience: Improving Heart Health. Beth David members Stephanie Austin and Dr. Kevin Volpp are both heart attack survivors as well as leading advocates for heart health with the American Heart Association and the University of Pennsylvania. On a day when we are asked to consider our mortality and the meaning of our lives, they will reflect on their own experiences, and share information about how you can lower your own risk and advocate for policy changes that will save lives. (This session is in person and on Zoom)
3:45 pm – Yizkor/Memorial Service – Prayers, music, and quiet time for grief and memory. (Sanctuary and on Zoom & Facebook Live) Children’s programming also available.
5:00pm – Afternoon Service – The most important part of the whole Torah, plus Jonah and the Whale. (Outdoors and on Zoom & Facebook Live)
6:15pm – Ne’ilah Service – Worth the wait! As the gates begin to close, spend a few private moments in front of the open ark, and hear one final shofar blast before we make Havdalah outside and enjoy a light breakfast. (Outdoors, on Zoom, & Facebook Live).
Masks are required for indoor services, and optional outdoors. Vaccination is required for all services
High Holy Day Food Drive 2022/5783
We are once again participating in the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s High Holiday Food Drive, the Jewish community’s largest and most important coordinated food collection effort of the year. This year, there are two simple ways you can help nourish families in need:
- Purchase ShopRite, ACME and Giant gift cards for Mitzvah Food Program clients to use at their local stores. Gift cards up to $50 are preferred.
- Purchase food through the Mitzvah Food Program Amazon Wish List so that products are shipped directly to a pantry.
Visit jewishphilly.org/hhgiftcards for more information