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High Holy Day Schedule 2020

Live Stream and Zoom links will be added closer to the dates.

S’LICHOT Saturday, September 12 (Details coming closer to S’lichot.)

EREV ROSH HASHANAH Friday, September 18
5:30–6 PM Tot Service 
Led by Rabbi Keren Gorban with stories, songs, and movement for families with children ages 0–6. 

7:30 PM Evening Service 
Celebrate the beginning of the New Year together. 

ROSH HASHANAH Saturday, September 19

EARLY MORNING OPTIONS
8:30–9 AM Tot & Sensory Service 
Led by Rabbi Keren Gorban, suitable for anyone who prefers to engage the body and the senses, including families with children ages 0–6.

9–9:45 AM Family Service 
Rabbi Keren Gorban and Rabbi Darryl Crystal will bring the joy of Rosh HaShanah to families with children in grades 1–5.

9:30–10 AM Blessings of the Morning 
Join Cantor Laura Berman for blessings to open the heart called Birchot HaShachar (Blessings of the Dawn) and P’sukei d’Zimrah (Verse of Song).

ROSH HASHANAH MORNING SERVICE 
(This is one service. You can join at any point)

10 AM Morning Service Part I 
The Morning Service begins with opening blessings, the main prayer service, and one set of shofar calls.

11 AM Musical Meditation between sections of the service.

11:15 AM Morning Service Part II 
The Morning Service concludes with the Torah reading, sermon, the rest of the shofar calls, and closing prayers with the Kaddish.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
12:30 PM Haftarah Study with Rabbi Darryl Crystal

On-Demand Musical Hour 
Does music speak to you? Step away from your screen and immerse yourself in the sounds of the High Holy Days. Please note: This is not a service. It is an opportunity to hear beautiful arrangements of pieces that evoke the feelings of the High Holy Days. Visit www.TempleSinaiPGH.org to access the recording.

Sunday, September 20
10 AM 2nd Day Rosh HaShanah Morning Service

EREV YOM KIPPUR Sunday, September 27
5:30–6 PM Tot Service 
Led by Rabbi Keren Gorban with stories, songs, and movement for families with children ages 0–6.

KOL NIDRE SERVICE 
(This is one service. You can join at any point)

7:15 PM Prelude to Kol Nidre
Cellist Anne Martindale Williams will play Kol Nidre to prepare our souls for the service.

7:30 PM Evening Service Part I 
We will begin the Day of Atonement with a message from Temple Sinai President Saul Straussman, the singing of Kol Nidre, and the evening service. 

8:30 PM Musical Meditation between sections of the service.

8:45 Evening Service Part II 
The service will include the Viddui (Confession, including Ashamnu and Al Chet), the sermon, Kol Nidre with Cellist Michael Lipman, and closing prayers with the Kaddish.

YOM KIPPUR Monday, September 28*

EARLY MORNING OPTIONS
8:30–9 AM Tot & Sensory Service 
Led by Rabbi Keren Gorban suitable for anyone who prefers to engage the body and the senses, including families with children ages 0–6.

9–9:45 AM Family Service 
Rabbi Keren Gorban and Rabbi Darryl Crystal will lead a service for families with children in grades 1–5.

9:30–10 AM Blessings of the Morning 
Join Cantor Laura Berman for blessings to open the heart called Birchot HaShachar (Blessings of the Dawn) and P’sukei d’Zimrah (Verse of Song).

YOM KIPPUR MORNING SERVICE
(This is one service. You can join at any point)

10 AM Morning Service Part I 
The service begins with opening blessings, the main prayer service, and the Viddui (Confession, including Ashamnu and Al Chet).

11 AM Musical Meditation between sections of the service. 

11:15 AM Morning Service Part II 
The service concludes with the Torah reading and sermon.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
12:30 PM Haftarah Study with Rabbi Darryl Crystal

1:30 PM Mincha/Afternoon Service 
We will share the afternoon service and Torah reading.

2:45 PM Beit Midrash Part I 
Join the Temple Sinai tradition of the Beit Midrash with sessions by wonderful leaders and teachers. (More details coming closer to Yom Kippur.)

3:45 PM Beit Midrash Part II 
The tradition continues with additional topics.

YOM KIPPUR CONCLUDING SERVICES
5 PM Yizkor & N’ilah 
We will conclude Yom Kippur as a congregation with the Yizkor service of remembrance and N’ilah concluding service.

*All times are approximate.

Tue, September 29 2020 11 Tishrei 5781