Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

High Holiday Schedule — 2021

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Hashmi-ini et Koleich
!השמיעיני את קולך

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We invite you to join Kol Ami on a journey to and through the High Holidays, whether in person or via livestream, or a combination. Here is our High Holidays programming schedule for 2021/5782.

Preparing for High Holidays

Get Your Shmita Boots On!   Tuesday evenings, August 3 and 17, 7:30-8:30 pm.   With the sabbatical/shmita year starting on Rosh Hashanah, delve into the texts and concepts with Rabbi Gilah and Herb Levy.  We’ll touch on debt relief, agricultural practices, and how idealism meets reality.

60 Days: A Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays:  Join us for Sunday discussions of Rabbi Simon Jacobson’s, 60 Days – A Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays.   Zoom sessions will be held on August 8, 15, 29, and September 5.  The book’s daily reflections and exercises provide a wonderful path into the Days of Awe.  Led by Toni Popkin and other lay members.

High Holiday Worship

Rosh Hashanah:

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 6, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Co-led by Rabbi Gilah and Jane Schulman.

Rosh Hashanah Day, Tuesday, September 7:

     Morning Service in the UUCA Sanctuary and Livestreamed:  10 am – 12:15 p.m.  Co-led by Rabbi Gilah and Herb Levy

 Children’s Services:  (Format TBD) 

— Families with children 7 years old and younger:  10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
— Families with children 8-12 years old:  11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Shofar Service for the Entire Community:  Outdoors at the UUCA from 12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

   Tashlich:  Alcova Heights Park (if circumstances allow) at 12:45 p.m.

Yom Kippur:

     Kol Nidre in the UUCA Sanctuary and Livestreamed:  Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

     Yom Kippur Day on Zoom, Wednesday, Sept. 16:

Yom Kippur Children’s Services:

— Families with children 7 and under from 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
— Families with children 8-12 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

     Yom Kippur Afternoon:  Reading the Book of Jonah with Richard Ruth, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Neilah Service: 6:45 p.m. – 7:54 p.m.  Led by Rabbi Gilah and Cameron  Tarry.
Final Shofar Blast/ End of Fasting at 7:54 p.m.

Contact Kol Ami

P.O. Box 1801, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 571-336-5544
Rabbi's Study: 202-364-3006

Where We Meet

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) & George Mason Dr.
Arlington, VA 22204
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