YAMIM NORA'IM (HIGH HOLY DAYS) 5784/2023
Our main services will be at The Larches building in Edgware (next door to the normal home of Kol Nefesh Synagogue), where we will be able to have a large congregation with social distancing for those who want this.
Non-members are very welcome to all of our services and study sessions. There is no charge to attend any of our services. Please contact email@example.com for venues, and to let us know you're coming for security purposes.
Selichot service, Sept 9th at 21:30
Here is a video of the service:
Erev Rosh Hashanah Sept 15th, 18:30 at Jack Block House (formerly the Leonard Sainer Centre).
A communal meal will follow the service.
1st day Rosh Hashanah Sept 16th, 9:00 at The Larches
2nd day Rosh Hashanah Sept 17th, 9:00 at Jack Block House
A communal meal, study, and Tashlich will follow the service.
Kol Nidrei Sept 24th, 18:15 at The Larches
Yom Kippur Sept 25th, 9:30 at The Larches.
Everyone is invited to break the fast after the service (around 8:00pm).
Full details, including timings, are on page 4 of our leaflet, here.
Bridging the Yamim Norai'm
Our unique Ten Days of Learning and Reflection
This year, our Ten Day programme will be on the theme of Humility – Anavah. Most sessions this year will be in person, with a few on Zoom. Click here for more information, and here for the leaflet which has full details of the speakers at each session, as well as all services through to Simchat Torah.
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:
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.
Blow Your Own Shofar!!
Daily Shofar-Blowing and Thought for the Day
During the last week of Ellul 2020 we came 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’.
If you missed our ‘Blow your own Shofar’ teaching session, you can watch the recording from 2020 here: