The High Holy Days Like You’ve Never Experienced Before

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, B’nai Torah does not plan to conduct traditional High Holy Day services in the synagogue this year. However, we have created a new and meaningful way to observe the High Holy Days so our valued members can hear the call of the shofar. We call it Experience 5781 – Embracing a Changing World. Together.

We invite you to take part in this High Holy Day Experience. However, as these choices are open only to B’nai Torah members, please be sure to renew your membership now. And, we encourage you to invite family and friends to join B’nai Torah, not only for these High Holy Days but for all we have to offer.

Click here for membership details.

Services Available To the Public

We are proud to offer a Selichot and Yizkor service, as well as a Rosh Hashanah playback service to all who would like to participate.

Selichot Service

B’nai Torah’s inspiring Selichot service led by Rabbi David SteinhardtRabbi David Englander and Cantor Magda Fishman is still available for viewing – click here.

Rosh Hashanah Playback

We invite you to view our recorded service – click here, then click on the Rosh Hashanah service and press the ‘Start Watching’ button.

Yizkor

There will be a community-wide Yizkor service on Monday, September 28th at 4 p.m. The link will be made available before Yom Kippur.

Live High Holy Days Services

Our renowned Rabbis and Cantors, together with our Baal Korei Joe Fuchs, will lead full High Holy Day services. Beginning with Selichot, leading into Rosh Hashanah and then to Kol Nidre and ending in Ne’ilah on Yom Kippur, you will be able to join us in real-time via any internet-connected device. Members may sign on as often and for as long as they like.

The Pre-Recorded Experience

Our renowned Rabbis and Cantors, together with our Baal Korei Joe Fuchs, will lead full High Holy Day services. Beginning with Selichot, leading into Rosh Hashanah and then to Kol Nidre and ending in Ne’ilah on Yom Kippur, you will be able to join us in real-time via any internet-connected device. Members may sign on as often and for as long as they like.

High Holy Day LIVE Service Schedule

Note: Links to High Holy Day Services will be provided to B'nai Torah members only. If you are not yet a member, but would like to participate in our 5781 High Holy Day Experience, click here.

Service

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Mincha/Ma'ariv/Havdalah

Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur

Yizkor (Members and Guests)

Mincha and Neilah

Date/Time

Sept. 18 at 5:45 p.m.

Sept. 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 20 at 9:00 a.m.

Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Sept. 28 at 12:00 p.m.*

Sept. 28 at 5:15 p.m.

*approximate time

Family Service

Bring your shofar and enjoy the beautiful experience of the High Holy Days as prayers, stories and customs come alive for your family. Led by Cathy Berkowitz and Laura Lenes with Naomi Gordon. Family Service will take place live on Zoom from 9:30 to 10:30 on Zoom. Rosh Hashanah Day 1 and 2, and Yom Kippur. *Available for non-member families enrolled in our Early Childhood program.

High Holy Day Sponsorship Program
A new and meaningful way to take part in these special days. For more information and to learn about sponsorship levels, please click here

A huge THANK YOU to our generous sponsors:

‘Days of Awe’
Howard and Mallory Goldsmith
In memory of their beloved wife and mother, Susan Goldsmith

‘Shofar’
Linda Kaplan
in honor of her father

‘Pomegranate’ 
Anne & Norman Jacobson
In honor of our Rabbis, Cantors, lay leaders and staff

Cliff Seresky
In loving memory of his late wife, Phyllis R. Seresky

‘Wine’ 
Gerald Robinson & Ellen Weitz
in memory of Joyce Robinson


‘Challah’ 

Rhoda & Henri Bertuch
In appreciation of our Clergy and all those making virtual services meaningful

Jane Cornell
I
n memory of her beloved husband, Alan Cornell

Grundt Family
In honor of our children

Eleanor Fensterman
in honor of her granddaughter’s upcoming marriage

Carol Pessah-Lewitter & Morris Lewitter
in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary

Marilyn & Monroe Schulder

‘Honey’ 
Jerry & Holly Budney
in honor of our wonderful clergy

Alisa & G. Richard Cohen
in honor of their family

Nina & Raphael Cohen
in congratulations to the undefeated spirit of BTC in keeping us together

Laura & Larry Dunn
in honor of our children Joel Dunn and Melissa Dunn Silesky

Carol & Ronald Ellish
in memory of Ron’s mother Elaine Ellish

Ida Epstein
in honor of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

Helene & Jeffrey Grantz
in appreciation of our son’s recovery from surgery

Myrna & David Gross

Rhoda & Jerry Grossman
in appreciation of our wonderful Clergy

David & Fran Klingsberg

Elizabeth & Ronald Krinick
in honor of Ronald’s birthday

Lawrence Korpeck
in honor of Jackie & Chad Korpeck on their upcoming first child

Elizabeth & E.J. Leizerman
in loving memory of our parents and grandparents

Elissa & Peter Schosheim
in honor of our children, grandchildren and remembrance of our parents

Roseanne & Ed Sopher

The Statsky-Frank Family
In memory of Bernard Statsky and Jean & Stanley Frank

‘Apple’ 
Sheila Blutstein-Green
in appreciation of being a part of BTC from the “Big Apple”

Margie Browner-Marks
in appreciation of our clergy and BTC family

Gail & Marshall Burack
in appreciation of all of B’nai Torah’s efforts

Sharon & Elliot Burns
in appreciation of celebrating Elliot’s 80th birthday

Linda & Dan Englander
in appreciation of B’nai Torah’s wonderful staff

Stephanie & Rabbi David Englander

Tamara Faintuch
in honor of Roman Faintuch and Jasper Hoch

Neil Friedman
in memory of his Dad, Irwin Friedman

Ivy & Bill Hurwitz
in appreciation of B’nai Torah Congregation Clergy and Staff

Sue Kirshner
in appreciation of the wonderful services and the machzor to come

Don Greenberg & Nancy Kurlansik
in memory of their dear departed parents and relatives

Felicia & Ira Goldstein
in memory of Felicia’s mother Judy Ziet

Michele & Ted Goodwin
in memory of our parents

Melanie Jacobson
in memory of her parents, Milton and Lane Coleman

Noreen & Ed Levine
in appreciation of the Shabbat by Cantor Fishman and Yair

Esther H. Liss
in memory of her dear husband George  

Sima & Ronald Moscovitch
in memory of Ron’s mother Ruth Moscovitch

Cheryl & William Rymer
in memory of Sidney Graber

Ellen Safran & Gary Block
in appreciation of our amazing Clergy and Staff

Joanne Shulman
in appreciation of clergy and staff

Dale & Richard Sonenklare
in honor of our wonderful Clergy

Tobi & Rabbi David Steinhardt

Charlotte Temple
in appreciation of our clergy for always going above and beyond

Dr. Gene Trainin and Leslee Nyman
in honor of B’nai Torah’s clergy and staff

Jessica & Michael Vernof
in honor of their children Jordyn and Jamie

Barry Weiss
in honor of of Rabbis and Chazzanim

Esther & Len Wolfer
in memory of Major Stuart Adam Wolfer