High Holy Days

  7 - 8 - 15 -16  September 2021  

Sarasota Garden Club · 1131 Blvd of the Arts Sarasota, FL, FL 34236


A Note on COVID and Safety:



Glass sliders to the outside will be completely open and some seats will be on the patio. Though we will be sheltered from the sun, we will have complete air exchange from the outside.



Seats will be socially distanced in groups of 4s, 2s and 1s.



At this time, we ask that all in attendance consider wearing a mask and maintain social distancing from others.



Please respect your neighbors and offer a smile or a head nod rather than your hand or a hug.

High Holy Days presented by Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein & Friends

We are delighted to announce that this year's Open Door Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in-person services will be held at the Sarasota Garden Club


Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein returns to lead High Holy Days in Sarasota.  She led the High Holy Days for SRQ Jews Without Borders for four years from 2013-2016 and is honored that founders of these services, Jane and Brad Robbins, have entrusted her to carry on the message and purpose of the organization.


One of Rabbi Elyssa's special gifts is her ability to marry the tradition of well-known prayers and melodies with a fresh approach which is understandable, spiritually uplifting, warm, enthusiastic, and loving. 


As a singer and songwriter, Rabbi Elyssa will be joined by professional musicians. Together, we will create a warm, intimate, and soulful experience in a remarkably beautiful venue and online from the comfort of your home.


Our services are open to all, filled with music and meditation. We invite anyone who wants to live Jewishly during the Days of Awe to join us.


This year, two services will be offered in person and two services will be offered online. The complete schedule of services is as follows:

Rosh Hashana

Tuesday, September 7 @ 10am - Sarasota Garden Club; followed by Tashlich at the water

Wednesday, September 8 @ 10am - Ivrim YouTube Channel

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 15 @ 7:30pm - Sarasota Garden Club

Thursday, September 16 @ 10am - Ivrim YouTube Channel

Thursday, September 16 @ 12 Noon - YIZKOR - Ivrim YouTube Channel

Space at the Sarasota Garden Club is limited to 150 people. In years past, there was "standing room only" at some services. Please reserve your seat now. 


The High Holy Days are all about

Join us to reflect on these questions and more.


I want to join my heart in prayer!
    Suggested donation of $180 pp


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