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With the relaxing of most  Covid-19 restrictions in the UK,  Kol Nefesh will be running  in-person Yamim Nora'im services this year. Please watch this space for further information.

Our main services will be at the Emmanuel centre  (the old Brady Maccabi building), where we will be able to have a large congregation with social distancing for those who want this.  We will still be wearing masks though.  Our COVID protocols for services at Emmanuel are here.

UPDATE: Please note 2nd day Rosh Hashanah service is now at the Emmanuel Centre. 

Please note:

 

  • Non-members are very welcome, but please contact admin@kolnefesh.org.uk for venues, and to let us know you're coming for security purposes. 

  • While numbers are not limited, for track-and-trace purposes anyone attending (members or non-members) is asked to please book via our app, here.

 

In-person synagogue services:

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sept 6th, 18:30 at the Leonard Sainer Centre

1st day Rosh Hashanah, Sept 7th, 9:00 at the Emmanuel Centre

2nd day Rosh Hashanah, Sept 8th, 9:00 at the Emmanuel Centre

Kol Nidrei service, Sept 15th, 18:30 at the Emmanuel Centre

Yom Kippur, Sept 16th, 9:30 at the Emmanuel Centre

'Bridging the Yamim Norai'm', our unique Ten Days of Learning and Reflection, this year will be on the theme of:

 

The Individual and the Collective

This year, some sessions will be in-person and others on Zoom. Click here for our leaflet with full details of the programme, as well as all services through to Simchat Torah, or go to this webpage for more information about this 10-day programme.

High Holy Day Resources Available Online

In 2020, we created a set of resources for those unable to attend services in person. These can be accessed as follows:

 

  • Rabbi Joel put together a series of texts and ideas for celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at home. To learn how to Take the Yamim Nora'im Home, click here.

  • Click here for a virtual Rosh Hashanah service, including sections of the liturgy, recordings of the leyening, and Rabbi Joel's dvar torah for Rosh Hashanah 2020.

  • For a virtual Yom Kippur service, click here.  This includes Rabbi Joel's drashah from our pre-Yom Kippur 2020 Zoom as well as his drashah on Yom Kippur, and Chazan Jacky's Kol Nidrei. 

  • For those wishing to recite prayers for those departed, a copy of our Yizkor booklet can be found here.

  • Finally, click here to access a set of video and audiofiles we put together last year, including a series of videos from Rabbi Joel, podcasts by Jay Schlesinger about the High Holy Day liturgy, recordings of highlights from the liturgy by our Shlichei Tsibbur (prayer leaders), and more.  

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Blow Your Own Shofar!!

Daily Shofar-Blowing and Thought for the Day

Once again, during Ellul (August 9th–Sept 5th) we will come together on Zoom to hear the blasts of the shofar, together with a short piece of music from the Yamim Noraim, and an inspirational ‘Thought for the Day’.

All of the weekday Ellul zooms from 2020 were recorded and can be heard again here.

If you missed last year's Blow your own Shofar teaching session, you can watch the recording here:

YAMIM NORA'IM (HIGH HOLY DAYS) 5782/2021