Shanah Tovah!

High Holidays 5781

Book of Remembrance

Zichronam Livracha
May the memories of our departed loved ones be a blessing.

As we approach the Jewish New Year, we remember our dear departed for the blessings they gave us. We invite you to bring to mind those you have loved and lost through our Book of Remembrance, and to let recollections of them bless us. Submit your memory by August 14, 2020 for this year’s annual Book of Remembrance.

Important Dates

Please Note: All Zoom links for events will be sent via email the week prior to Rosh HaShanah.

Sep 11

S’lichot Shabbat Service
A Musical Observance of S’lichot
6:30 pm via Livestream


Cemetery Service
Due to COVID, this year we will not gather in the Forest Lawn Mausoleum for the annual Cemetery Service. We hope to be together again next year when we can take a brief respite to remember our departed loved ones prior to visiting them as is the custom for Jews around the time of the High Holidays.


Sep 12

Tashlich in Virginia Beach
Hosted by Linda Fox-Jarvis & David Jarvis on the river in Virginia Beach
4:00 pm
Outdoor Location
(Masks & Reservations Required)
Rain Date: September 19

Sep 13

Tashlich in Norfolk
Hosted by Carol & Allan Brum in East Beach, Norfolk
4:00 pm
Outdoor Location
(Masks & Reservations Required)
Rain Date: September 20

Sep 18

Erev Rosh HaShanah
7:00 pm
Evening Service
via Livestream


Sep 19

Rosh HaShanah
9:15 – 10:00 am 
Children’s Service
via Zoom (link to be emailed)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Morning Service
via Livestream


Sep 27

Kol Nidre
7:00 pm
Evening Service
via Livestream

Sep 28

Yom Kippur
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Children’s Service
via Zoom (link to be emailed)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Service
via Livestream

Afternoon Study Sessions
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Teshuvah and Compassion
with Kitty Wolf via Zoom

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
The Book of Jonah: Life Lessons on Arrogance, Humility, Judgment and Compassion
with Barb Gelb via Zoom

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Teshuvah, Forgiveness, and the Promise of Social Justice: Readings from the Talmud to Emmanuel Levinas
with Dr. David Metzger via Zoom

Memorial and Concluding Services
4:15 pm
via Livestream

Havdalah and Motzi
Immediately following the Memorial and Concluding Services via Zoom

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High Holiday Quicklinks

HH 5781 Form (PDF)

Mishkan HaNefesh

Rosh HaShanah

Mishkan HaNefesh

Yom Kippur

We wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe New Year with the hope that next year we will be together to celebrate the High Holidays in our beautiful sanctuary!
Shanah Tovah!

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Saturday, September 12 at 4 pm
Hosted by Linda Fox-Jarvis & David Jarvis on the river in Virginia Beach
(Rain Date: Sept. 19)
Sunday, September 13 at 4 pm
Hosted by Carol & Allan Brum
In East Beach, Norfolk
(Rain Date: Sept. 20)

Tashlich at a Distance

Join us for an in-person socially distanced Tashlich!

We are excited to have the opportunity to be socially distant in a beautiful outdoor setting and perform this annual Mitzvah of “casting out our sins” into the water together prior to the High Holidays. Please bring a snack or picnic as well as beach chairs/blankets to enjoy by the water after a Tashlich service led by our clergy.

Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Reservations Required. 
Please RSVP for either the Virginia Beach event OR the Norfolk event (choose one) to
Masks required and your temperature will be taken upon arrival. Security will be provided.

Tashlich at Home

If going out for Tashlich is not an option, download our Tashlich at Home activity packet!

Join us for a three-part series to learn about fellow congregants’ stories of their Journeys to Judaism.
As we know, there are many ways to express our faith and live our Jewish lives. On three Shabbatot, you will have the opportunity to hear three different expressions of individual and family commitments.

August 21:
Blair Belkin
August 28:
Carol Brum
September 25:
Doug Lynch