HIGH HOLY DAYS
Annex Shul High Holy Days are a highlight in our community. Our services will, as always, be enlightening, participatory, and egalitarian.
High Holy Day services begin with the first and second days of Rosh Hashana on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 (note that we do not hold services on erev/evening of Rosh Hashanah).
Services continue with Erev (Evening of) Yom Kippur on Sunday, September 24, and Yom Kippur Day on Monday, September 25.
High Holy Day services this year will again take place outside to provide our community with meaningful and safe prayer spaces. Many congregants reported they felt moved by the outdoor services the past years, and we are excited to enjoy the uplifting ritual space outside with you all once again.
Please note that we will not be providing seating and you are encouraged to bring your own folding chair or blanket to sit on. We will provide machzors (prayer books).
We encourage congregants to find comfortable space within our prayer area which will be demarcated. The seating will be for all genders.
We will not have a tent structure but there is rain coverage. Because there is rain coverage, we will not be cancelling due to rain.
There is a public restroom in the park.
The park and grassy area we will be on are accessible for folks with mobility aids. If you require a folding chair please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be able to provide a limited number of chairs for those who need.
We are happy to be offering childcare again this year, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm on RH1, RH2 and Yom Kippur Day. Please let us know on your registration form if you will be using child care.
We are so glad that you are considering joining us for High Holy Days at Annex Shul this year! It is certain to be a memorable and moving experience.
We will be treating RH1, RH2, Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre as separate ticketed days. You are also welcome to use our pay-what-you-can option. The sliding scale ticket prices are:
$36 – $72 for each day (RH1 or RH2 or KN or YK)
$72 – $144 for 2 days (RH1+RH2 or KN+YK)
$144 – $288 for all the Holy Days (RH1+RH2+KN+YK)
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please feel encouraged to use the PWYC option ($3 minimum for tax receipt). Ticketing suggestions are intended for a single person. Please indicate on the registration form if multiple people will be joining us.
There will not be physical tickets. We will check in attendees who have registered from the registration list.
High Holy Day tickets cover our High Holy Day Services and sustain Annex Shul year-round. We encourage you to think about what you can contribute towards the substance of our community. Please reflect on the value of services and community and give what you can to sustain it!
Saturday, September 16th – First Day of Rosh Hashana:
Davening - 9:30am-1:00pm (Location: Bickford Park, 400 Grace St.)
Note: There will not be a Shofar service on Shabbat
Sunday, September 17th – Second Day of Rosh Hashana:
Davening - 9:30am-1:00pm (Location: Bickford Park)
Shofar service - Approximately 11:00 am
4:00 pm (Cedarvale Ravine, meet at Heath Entrance of St. Clair West Subway Station)
Sunday, September 24th Kol Nidre :
Candle lighting: 6:53 pm
Kol Nidre - 7:00 pm, promptly (Location: Bickford Park)
Followed by Ma’ariv and selections from Slichot service.
Monday, September 25th Yom Kippur:
Davening - 10:00 am (Location: Bickford Park)
Yizkor - approximately 12:30 pm.
(We will not be davening Mincha together this year. Explanatory Avodah Service, following Musaf)
Pre-Neila singing - 5:45 pm
Neila - 6:45pm
Shofar Blowing - 7:52 pm
Please indicate on the registration form if you are registering for multiple people and if you will be using child care.