The High Holy Days are observed beginning with the month of Elul and the daily blowing of the shofar, ending with the celebration of Simchat Torah. Preparation for the holiest days includes various workshops and teachings and a meaningful S’lichot service. Rosh Hashanah is observed for two days, providing opportunity for both traditional and Renewal-oriented prayer and worship. Our Kol Nidrei service opens us to examining the depths of our spiritual lives, made even more special with the knowledge that one of our Torahs being held aloft was rescued from Kristallnacht. Our awakening on Yom Kippur leads us through a full day of davennen, study and meditation. Our transition out of Yom Kippur is celebrated with the THZ break-the-fast tradition — all are welcome.
THZ celebrates Sukkot with services on the first two and last two days of the holiday. Each year, a sukkah tour is held as we caravan to different members’ homes to do the mitzvah of the sukkot blessing.
These Holy Days culminate with a Simchat Torah celebration where dancing, singing and music abound. A Torah is unrolled and each of us has an opportunity to know where we “stand” in Torah — a blessing for the year to come.
Tickets for High Holiday services are available for non-members and extended family. We have no reserved seating and all are encouraged to participate.