As we approach the final gorgeous days of summer, preparations for Rosh Hashanah on September 13 – 15 and Yom Kippur on September 22 – 23 are in full gear. With the ideas and efforts of our members, working alongside Rabbi Miriam and Cantor Lisa, you’ll see a number of exciting developments this year:
- A redesigned, highly participatory family service for all ages of children and their families, led by Rabbi Miriam and Alan Gotlib.
- A new, volunteer-developed High Holy Day supplement of readings with wisdom from a wide range of sources – secular, spiritual, intellectual, and poetic.
- Newly hired, skilled, and energetic members of our youth leadership team who will bring our Youth Programs and Teen Discussions to life.
- A new Ne’ilah service (the final service of Yom Kippur), integrating musical offerings by members, meditative silence and reflection, and full-voiced song and prayer. It won’t be your bubbie’s Ne’ilah!
- An exciting array of community-led learning, discussion, and experiential sessions on Yom Kippur afternoon.
We can’t wait to see you at the High Holy Days!
The DJC Board
Josh, Hilla, Ken, Lis, Margaret, Marlee, Michael, Nadya, Shari