High Holy Days October 2016 - Tishrei 5777
HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES
- Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, October 2nd, at 5:30-7:00 Adat Shalom
- Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday, October 3rd, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Wootton High School
- Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Tuesday, October 4th. 9:30 AM - 1:00 PMat Adat Shalom
- Kol Nidre, Tuesday, October 11th, 6:45-9:00 PM at Wootton High School
- Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 12th, 9:15-7:10 PM at Wootton High School
We welcome the community to join us at no cost to:
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Oct. 2, 2016 at Adat Shalom
Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Oct. 4, 2016 at Adat Shalom
Yizkor/Ne’ilah, Oct. 12, 2016 at Wootton High School
Our season of repentance, introspection, and renewal -- the Days of Awe, Yamim Noraim -- approaches. The registration materials for Adat Shalom’s High Holy Days are available (see links to the right). Our community, staff, and volunteers need time to arrange for child care, children’s programming, seating, security, and other important aspects of this sacred season – therefore all registration, including payments where necessary, should be completed online or be mailed and received by no later than September 23, 2016. Please do not delay! Thank you.
Adat Shalom offers youth programming during the High Holy Days. Please register online here. All Youth Programming is provided FREE OF CHARGE, however REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for ALL children participating in the Youth Program. We work hard toprovide meaningful holiday experiences for young people, youth, teens and families.
- Adat Shalom will provide snacks, but not lunch. Please pack/plan appropriately!
- Children 5- to 18- years old must be either in youth programming spaces, or in the sanctuary with parents – this rule is to ensure the safety of our children, as well as respect for the facility.
Please see details and download a complete schedule of Youth Programming here. Contact Jen Levenson at 301-767-3333 for question regarding our High Holy Day Youth Program.
Join us on for Adat Shalom’s Tashlich Service and Annual Pot Luck at Meadowbrook Park Public Activity Building, 7901 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Please click here for details.
Join us as we celebrate an intergenerational Simchat Torah on the evening of Sunday, October 23rd.
- 5:30 PM starts the celebration with arts & crafts, food and fun for our Young Families
- 6:00 PM Community Potluck
- 7:00 PM continues our intergenerational service and Dancing with the Torahs.
Simchat Torah continues on Monday, October 24th with Services at 9:30 AM.
Led by Fran Zamore and Larry Goldsmith, this is a unique approach to the Rosh Hashanah prayer liturgy utilizing tools of contemplative practice: meditation, breath work, chant, and visualization. All are welcome - no previous experience required.
Join Fran Zamore for a brief Jewish Mindfulness Meditation and teaching in the library. Participants are asked to enter quietly. Morning meditation will finish in time for everyone who wishes to be in the sanctuary for the beginning of services.
The High Holy Days invite us to do Cheshbon Hanefesh, “accounting of our soul.” Join Rabbi Sandy Rubenstein and Susana Isaacson in the Sanctuary after services for a time of gentle reflection, music, poetry, prayer and sharing.
The afternoon of Yom Kippur includes workshops led by both community members and clergy to enhance your High Holy Day experience. These sessions are an opportunity to meet in smaller groups for shorter and more interactive learning mid-day on Yom Kippur. The Adult Education programs between Musaf and Minchah, will include at least one discussion group to stimulate the mind, plus something more kinesthetic. Join Sue Dorfman, Rabbi George Driesen, Larry Goldsmith, Cheryl Hurwitz, Susana Isaacson, Helen Leneman, and Rabbi Sid Schwarz for an exciting array of programs for the head, heart and soul. Come experience this calming segue into Yom Kippur afternoon services. See information handout here.
The Adat Shalom community is built on volunteerism. Volunteering for High Holy Days is a specialmitzvah, and another way of actualizing our core value ofAvodah(labor, service, prayer).Because Adat Shalom’s High Holy Days could not take place without the talents and hard work of many volunteers, even a single hour of service is immensely helpful. There are numerous opportunities to get involved whether helping schlep and set up for the holidays, serving as an usher or assisting with a myriad of small behind-the-scene tasks. Please share in this community event by clicking the following “Sign Up!” button and completing the online form:
Tickets will automatically be mailed for all adult members in good standing by September 23, 2016. After that date, tickets may be picked up in the synagogue office or at the registration table during the Holidays, Member congregants, you only need to register for guest tickets, adult children over 24 years of age and youth programming as needed. Online Registration can be done here: scroll up and click on links to the right. If you cannot register online, paper copies of all forms may be printed from this website here. People who show tickets to the ushers will enter more quickly, sobe sure to bring your tickets. Anyone without a ticket must check in at the registration table.
As an Adat Shalom member, we ask that you please wear your name tag. When members wear their name tags, it facilitates a sense of community and enhances the safety and security of our gathering. Please call the office at 301-7670-3333 x106 if you need a new name tag.
Guests and non-members must bring their tickets to services. These tickets confirm registration.
Members need tobring their own machzorimto services. We provide machzorim only for non-members.
This year services on Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur will be at Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20850. Please click here for location of parking at and near Wootton High School as well as directions to the school. Volunteers will be available at curbside (see map) to help those requiring assistance in getting in and out of the car. Please follow police directions regarding parking at Wootton High School.
Guests of members and non-members are welcome to join us at services. Fees are listed on the registration forms. There are two online registration forms: one for members and their guests, and another for non-members. Please fill out the appropriate online form. We request that all Member Guests and Non-Member Visitors register online - Click here to register
All fees can be paid for with a check or credit card. The Deadline for High Holy Day Tickets to be mailed is Friday, September 23, 2016. Following that date, you are still welcome to purchase tickets, however tickets will be available for pick up at the synagogue or at the Registration Table during the Holidays. Separate registration is needed for:
- Member Guests and Non-member Visitor tickets
- Youth programming
- Yizkor book submissions
- Lulav & etrog orders
During the Days of Awe, and especially at the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur, October 12 at 4:45 PM, members of Jewish households often recall family and friends who have passed away. One opportunity to honor the memory of loved ones is to include their names in our annual Yizkor book and to make a contribution totzedakah (Literally, Justice, in Hebrew) in their honor.
- If you did not have a Yizkor listing last year, please complete the online Yizkor form here
Remember that Jewish men and women alike are encouraged to wear both atallit and a kippah;non-Jewish members and worshippers are invited to wear akippah. Kol Nidre is a rare evening when the tallit is worn at night. Throughout Yom Kippur white garments without leather (often akittelor white robe evocative of both birth and death) are traditionally worn.
We closely monitor information that pertains to safety and security on the High Holy Days. Wootton High School provides on-site Security Guards. In addition, we have hired off-duty police to assist us in ensuring the safety of the Adat Shalom community during services at Wootton High School, and at Adat Shalom. Please cooperate with our efforts: bring your tickets; wear your name tags; enter the High School only through the designated entrance; and heed volunteer ushers and security personnel. If you see something suspicious, please find the nearest Staff Member, Police Officer or High Holy Day Volunteer and explain your concern.
At Adat Shalom we have assisted listening devices and page magnifiers for vision assistance. At Wootton High School, in addition to the page magnifiers, we will be providing some limited accommodations for those needing mobility assistance.
- A curbside drop-off area staffed by volunteers to escort people in and out of the building so the driver can park remotely.
- ·A wheelchair and volunteers to transport individuals to the handicapped restrooms which are a considerable distance from the auditorium.
Sukkot begins the evening of October 16th. If you wish to have a lulav and etrog, you can order them from the synagogue office. Orders must be received no later than Friday September 23. See details and order here.
Build a Sukkah, Build a Village, Build a Community with adults and teens! Learn a trade by assisting in building the Adat Shalom Sukkah – See details and a flyer here. Help disassemble the Sukkah on Sunday, October 30, 2016.
Shanah Tovah u’Metukah – A Good and Sweet New Year!
ACCOMODATIONS for SPECIAL NEEDS
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER CIRCLE: Rosh Hashanah Day 2, October 4th 9:30-10:30 AM
HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES
KANS FOR KOL NIDRE
LULAV & ETROG
MEMBER GUESTS & NON-MEMBER VISITORS ONLINE RESERVATION INFORMATIONMEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING
PARKING & DIRECTIONS TO WOOTTON HIGH SCHOOL
PRAYER BOOKS (MACHZORIM)
QUIET RETREAT: Sunday, October 9th, 2:00-6:00 PMSECURITY
SELICHOT AT ADAT SHALOM RECONSTRUCTIONIST CONGREGATION: Saturday
SHABBAT SHUVA HEALING SERVICE: Saturday, October 8th from 2:00-6:00
SHABBAT SHUVA MORNING MEDITATION: Saturday, October 8th, 9:00 – 9:30 AM
SIMCHAT TORAH: Sunday, October 23, 5:30 PM
SUKKAH RAISING: JEWS WITH POWER TOOLS: Sunday, October 9th 10:00 AM
SUKKOT POT-LUCK VILLAGE GATHERINGS.
TASHLICH: Monday, October 3rd from 2:00–6:00 PM
TICKETS and NAME TAGS
YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS: Wednesday, October 12th 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Thank you for joining us for 5777. If you missed any of the sermons and teachings or wish to renew your learning, you can read them here:
Please register online. If fees are involved, you can pay online or by check. Separate forms are needed for tickets, youth programming, Yizkor book submissions, and lulav and etrogs. If you cannot register online, click here to print out paper versions of these forms.
Yizkor book submissions are closed