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High Holy Day Music

Chances are, if you have childhood memories of the High Holy Days, they echo with the rich musical sounds of the season. There is the unique sound of the evening services, the stirring YitgaDA-AL! announcing the heart of the morning service, and the haunting and awe-inspiring melody of Un’taneh Tokef. Many of you have noted that Yom Kippur would not feel the same without the characteristic sounds of Kol Nidre and Avinu Malkeinu. Such musical memories are visceral connections, which penetrate our souls and provide a sense of tradition. They connect us both as a community and through the years. 

This year, while physically distanced, we still will connect across the zip codes and through our generations by the sounds of the High Holy Days. You’ll hear our choir members’ individually recorded voices digitally combined, helping us all to express thanks and wonder for the ways we can join together while being apart. Despite that which separates us during this pandemic, we will create sacred space within our hearts and our homes, sharing musical memories as an extended synagogue family.

Tue, September 29 2020 11 Tishrei 5781