High Holy Day Hub 5782 – Start Here!
As the High Holy Days approach, our minds are swirling with questions and thoughts: How can I gather safely with my family and community to celebrate? How do I log in for virtual services? What should I serve to eat?
Then, there are questions these High Holy Days ask each of us: “Who will live and who will die?” “Who will be brought low and who will be raised up?” How can I find renewal in a turbulent time? What obligation do I have to others, to the planet, to God?
With so many questions, we need time to reflect on the year that has passed and prepare for the year to come. The High Holidays provide just such an opportunity. They are a time to gather, to reconnect, to pause and consider, to ground ourselves in Jewish values and traditions, to give thanks and tocelebrate.
We don’t promise to have all the answers. But we can seek our way B’yachadTogether.
Beth El B’yachad. Beth El Together.
That is our theme for the coming year. Admittedly, coming together may take on new forms during a pandemic. But it also holds new meaning and invites new perspectives.
So how will we gather b’yachad, together, to usher in 5782?
We have a variety of ways to gather as a community this year – there are opportunities for in-person experiences in the Spiegel Sanctuary, opportunities for outdoor services, and opportunities to connect virtually from your home. There is something for everyone!
Please take a moment to explore our Virtual High Holy Day Hub – there is a lot of engaging content! Here you will find all of the different service and learning opportunities available. You can sort services by day (Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur) and connect to each opportunity directly from the Hub. Zoom and connection information will be added for each experience in the coming weeks.
May 5782 be a good, healthy year for you and your family.
Rabbinic Search Update:
Beth El is in the process of searching for an Assistant Rabbi to work with Rabbi Davis as a spiritual leader for our synagogue.
Early in the summer, we held congregational listening sessions where individuals shared their insights and hopes. Future phases include crafting a job description, creating a Rabbinic Search Committee, interviewing candidates, hosting candidates for Shabbat and hiring. It is a long process and we hope to have a new Rabbi by July 2022.
As the process unfolds, the Committee will provide regular updates in the Kesher, on the Beth El website and via Beth El’s social media platforms to keep the congregation fully informed and to solicit additional assistance as needed. Learn more HERE