A Note on COVID and Health:
You may always ask someone to refrain from sitting immediately next to you, if you feel you need space for health or spirit.
Masks are optional.
COME IF YOU ARE FEELING WELL
If you are not feeling well please stay home. We will say a Mi Sheberach (prayer of healing) for you.
Please respect your neighbors and offer a smile or a head nod rather than your hand or a hug.
* Windows will not be open inside
The Community Day School Sanctuary.
High Holy Days presented by Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein & Friends
We are delighted that three of this year's Open Door High Holy Days services will continue to be held at the Hershorin Schiff Community Day School. We will also have a NEW 1-hour Sunday morning chanting and meditation Tashlich service on the sand at The Bay.
Here are this year's four service offerings:
Rosh Hashanah morning Saturday
September 16 @ 10am at Community Day School
2nd Day Rosh Hashanah morning Tashlich meditation and chanting service
Sunday September 17@ 9am at The Bay (sand area)
*Please bring your own chair or towel to sit on.
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services
September 24 @ 7pm at Community Day School
Yom Kippur morning services
September 25 @ 10am at Community Day School
Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein returns for her seventh year to lead High Holy Days in Sarasota. She led the Open Door High Holy Days first for SRQ Jews Without Borders and then Ivrim Jews Without Borders from 2013-2016 and 2021-2022.
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 comfortable venue.
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.
Space at the Community Day School is limited to 100 people. Please reserve your seat now.
The High Holy Days are all about
Join us to reflect on these questions and more.