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High Holy Days 5782

DUE TO COVID-19, THE TEMPLE BUILDING IS OPEN ONLY INTERMITTENTLY.  BST WILL OFFER HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES VIA ZOOM AND PLANS TO HOLD IN-PERSON SERVICES AS WELL -- BUT PRE-REGISTRATION AND PROOF OF VACCINATION ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND IN-PERSON. IN ADDITION, MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE IN THE BUILDING WHO IS NOT ON THE BIMAH, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. 

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Despite how challenging the last year and a half has been, we are grateful and optimistic that we will be able to reopen for High Holy Days. We know that some will still choose to participate in the season virtually, while others will participate in person. Though we are still working on procedures and schedules, Beth Sholom is dedicated to providing a variety of ways to bring our community together spiritually to celebrate year 5782. Here's to a sweeter, safer new year for all of us.

High Holy Days Service Registration

For everyone's safety and security, we're asking that worshippers both pre-register and provide proof of vaccination in advance if you're joining us in-person. Unvaccinated children should not attend in-person services. For in-person attendance, temple volunteers are calling members to share this year's plans and taking reservations. You can also reserve seats in the sanctuary by contacting Edie Evans at gatoredie@gmail.com or the temple office at office@bstva.org, or sign up to attend in-person at the August 29 Open House, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can provide proof of vaccination in one of three ways:

1. Email a photo or scan of your vaccination card to office@bstva.org
2. Mail a photo copy of your vaccination card to BST at 805 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406
3. Present your vaccination card to an HHD Committee member at the Aug. 29 Open House.

Once you have shared proof of vaccination, you will not need to do it again; those of you who have already provided BST with this info are good to go.

For virtual attendance, simply join us on Zoom at the link below. Friends and family are welcome, and no need to pre-register! The schedule for all services is also below.

Join BST on Zoom for the High Holy Days

Link for High Holy Days Zoom services:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81506849994?pwd=WXVxUWlaU3Z6em9Ma3JBeVI2UmtRUT09

Meeting ID: 815 0684 9994
Passcode: 1UHDmz
To join by phone, dial 1-929-205-6099 US (New York) and enter the Meeting ID (815 0684 9994) and Passcode (410313).

If you have any questions, please contact office@bstva.org, gatoredie@gmail.com or leave a message at 540-373-4834.

Schedule of Events

 DATE                              TIME                               EVENT                                                      LINK TO VIEW VIRTUALLY

Aug. 29, Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open House, pick up HHD prayer books N/A
Sept. 6, Monday 7:30 p.m.
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
 See Zoom link above
Sept. 7, Tuesday 10 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Morning Service
 See Zoom link above
  3 p.m.

Learn to Blow the Shofar w/ Mike Haas (City Dock)

N/A
  3:30 p.m. Children's Service (City Dock) N/A
  4 p.m. Tashlich (at City Dock) N/A
Sept. 8, Wednesday 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Morning Service
  See Zoom link above
Sept. 11, Shabbat 10 a.m. Shabbat Shuvah   Shabbat Morning Service Link
Sept. 12, Sunday 2 p.m. Cemetery Service Oak Hill Cemetery In-Person
Sept. 15, Wednesday
7:30 p.m.
Kol Nidre
 See Zoom link above
Sept. 16, Thursday
10 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Service
  See Zoom link above
 
12:30 p.m.
Study Session
 
 
3 p.m.
YK Afternoon Service  
 
4:30 p.m.
Yizkor  
 
5:15 p.m.
N'ilah   (no Break-the-Fast this year)
Sept. 19, Sunday 10 a.m. Build the Sukkah N/A
Sept. 20, Monday 6:30 p.m. Erev Sukkot  
Sept. 29, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Simchat Torah Service  

Elul & Days of Awe Study Sessions

Many have expressed interest in learning more about the holidays or wanting to know how best to prepare mentally for the task of reflection and teshuvah. Others simply find study a better way to connect with the holidays. Whatever your reason, please join us. Throughout Elul and the Days of Awe, Lay Leaders will host study sessions. See below for a full list of dates, times, and topics as well as the documents for each session that you’re encouraged to review before the session meets.

All sessions will be held on the Elul Study Session link.

Date Time Event Link to View Supporting Material
Aug. 8, Sunday 7 p.m. Elul Study Session: Celebrating Rosh Chodesh in Elul -- The Promise of Renewal w/ Sabina Weitzman Elul Study Session Link

 

Aug. 18, Wednesday 7 p.m. Elul Study Session: Praying With Our Feet -- Serving the Community at BST, w/ Cindy Green Elul Study Session Link  
Aug. 21, Shabbat
Noon
Elul Study Session: How to Really Grow in the Month of Elul w/ Mike Haas Elul Study Session Link How to Grow During the Month of Elul
Aug. 22, Sunday 6-8 p.m. Taking Stock: Toward the Renewal of the Sacred Community w/ Diane D'Costa. Envision the community we want to be, reflect on how we may have fallen short & share ideas about how we may correct our course. Elul Study Session Link  
Aug. 25, Wednesday 7 p.m. Elul Study Session: 10 Short Ideas -- Rabbi Sacks & Rabbi Kushner's Puzzle Poem,  w/ Mike Haas Elul Study Session Link

10 Short Ideas & Puzzle Poem

Aug. 28, Shabbat

7 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Selichot Study Session: The Masks We Wear

Havdalah &Selichot Service w/ Ronda Young & Maeve Sell

Elul Study Session Link
(for Havdalah & service)

 
Sept. 1, Wednesday 7 p.m. Elul Study Session: Questions for a Meaningful Life, w/ Mike Haas Elul Study Session Link Questions for a Meaningful Life
Sept. 6 Monday Noon Braiding a round challah: Whether you're baking challah for the 1st time or a pro who can share your techniques, we'll team up on Zoom to share. Elul Study Session Link Challah Recipe
Sept. 7, Tuesday 3 p.m.

Learn to blow the shofar with Mike Haas @ City Dock

Join Mike Haas, Beth Sholom Temple’s Ba’al Tekiah, to learn about the mitzvah of hearing the shofar, the different notes that are sounded during the High Holy Day services, and practice making the sounds yourself.  Bring your own shofar or place an order through BST by Aug. 16 ($20 for a small or $30 for medium size ram’s horn).  Contact Sabina Weitzman to order.

In person at City Dock

Shofar -- The Call of Love (Rabbi Heller)

Awaken, Listen and Heed the Call of the Shofar

Holiday How-Tos

Ever wanted to learn how to braid a round Challah or blow a Shofar? Or are you looking for a holiday-inspired craft to do as a family? Check out these unique programming opportunities. Let us know if you’d like to share your special talents and host a session.

Date Time Event Link to View Supporting Material
Sept. 6, Monday Noon Braiding a round challah  Elul Study Session link  Challah Recipe
Sept. 7, Tuesday 3 p.m. Blowing a shofar In-person at City Dock  

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782