Schedule

All of Central Synagogue's High Holy Days services will be held virtually this year.

To download Central's prayer books for the High Holy Days, please click here:
Selichot
Central Synagogue High Holy Days Machzor
Family Services Machzor


If you missed or would like to re-watch a service from over the High Holy Days, please view our Livestream page for available replays.


Selichot

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

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Erev Rosh HaShanah

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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Rosh HaShanah

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

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Rosh HaShanah II

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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Sukkot On the Farm

Sunday, October 6

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Kol Nidrei

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

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Yom Kippur

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

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Erev Sukkot

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Friday, October 2

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Sukkot

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Friday, October 2

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Sukkot

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Saturday, October 3

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Erev Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 20

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Simchat Torah

Friday, October 9

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Sh’mini Atzeret

Saturday, October 10

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For events that require preregistration, Central members should check their email inboxes for links. For High Holy Day events taking place via Zoom, members can find links on their e-ticket.

Click here to learn more about the unique High Holy Days gift sent to all Central members through a video and message from Rabbi Angela Buchdahl.


Never Stop Learning

Yom Kippur Panel: An Afternoon With "True Colors"

Monday, September 28
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join Rabbi Hilly Haber and Co-Producers Ronda Spinak and Eric Greene for a performance of "True Colors," a theatrical reading hosted by Jewish Women’s Theater featuring stories by Jews of Color that explores questions of Jewish identity and community today. The performance will be followed by a conversation with members of our Central Synagogue community.

Central members who would like to watch a replay of this program should contact Chelsea Werde at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Is This the Fast I Desire? Choose-Your-Own Yom Kippur Afternoon of Learning With These Text Study Sessions

Monday, September 28

After a morning of prayer and contemplation, join these small-group learning sessions with rabbis, artists and teachers, to explore the big question of Yom Kippur: What does God want from us?

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2:10 PM – 2:40 pm
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Isaiah and Poetry The Yom Kippur haftarah, Isaiah 58, plainly and passionately teaches the difference between thoughtless fasting and authentic repentance. This session will consider the haftarah and several contemporary poems—also plain and passionate—to help us internalize the lessons of Isaiah, on this day and beyond. Watch Now Jessica Greenbaum, Poet and Central Teacher
2:10 PM – 2:40 pm
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I’m Calling You: How to Pray so that God Will Listen We learn from the prophet Isaiah that simply calling out to God does not guarantee a response, so he provides guidance to increase the likelihood that we will be heard. Come study this Yom Kippur haftarah (prophetic text) alongside two other High Holy Day haftarot, the stories of Hannah and Jonah, to discern what makes for effective, persuasive prayer. Watch Now Chelsea Feuchs, Rabbinic Intern
2:10 PM – 2:40 pm
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The Connection between Shabbat & Yom Kippur The Haftarah for Yom Kippur, Isaiah 58, contains two verses that speak about Shabbat, seemingly completely out of context. We will discuss how these verses connect to Yom Kippur and explore the similarities and differences between Shabbat and Yom Kippur. Rabbi Atwood brings his unique Orthodox voice to this teaching, a perspective we often do not get to hear. This session will be moderated by Rabbi Sarah Berman.Watch Now Rabbi Daniel Atwood

Special Opportunity with Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, Union for Reform Judaism

Monday, September 28
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

During the High Holy Days, how can we transform ourselves and transform the world? At its core, Judaism and the High Holy Days are all about transformation; we can change ourselves, and we can change the world. There is brokenness in every corner of the world and within each of us. In response, some of us focus on our own spiritual growth while others spend their energy fighting for a more just and compassionate world. Which is more urgent? Can we do both simultaneously? We will wrestle with these weighty questions on our holiest day.
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