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A Meaningful High Holidays

  • Dear Friend,

    I hope you are enjoying your summer so far, as odd as it might be this year.

    Notwithstanding the uncertainty of the near future, the one thing that remains constant is our Jewish values and how we mark time. The High Holidays and Jewish observances must go on and now is a good time to organize your schedule for the upcoming holidays. It’s hard to believe that they are right around the corner. 

    This year we will need to be more creative to give our families an inspiring and uplifting High Holiday experience. Let’s rise to the challenge and make this year’s holidays truly special.

    The major holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah always fall on the same days of the week in any given year. Like all Jewish holidays, they begin in the evening, on the day that precedes them. So, this year they begin on those Friday evenings.


    Rosh Hashanah: Shabbat and Sunday - September 18 & 19
    Begins Friday evening, September 17

    Yom Kippur: Sunday evening and Monday - September 27 & 28

    Sukkot: Shabbat and Sunday - October 3 & 4
    Begins Friday evening, October 2

    Simchat Torah: Shabbat and Sunday - October 10 & 11
    Begins Friday evening, October 9

    I hope that by keeping this information handy, it will be easier to set your schedule.

    P.S. This year's High Holiday programs will look different. At the JDC, the safety of our community is our number one concern and we will be taking extra precautions in addition to following CDC and state guidelines. We are currently working on creative opportunities to make this year's High Holidays meaningful for you and your family. Please stay tuned!

    Stay updated on this years High Holiday programs submit your info. below.

    Wishing you a wonderful and healthy rest of the summer,


    Rabbi Yosef Y Kalmanson

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