Registration for the 2021 High Holy Days begins on June 6th. Please refer to the recent home mailing for details.
Service Dates & Times
Rosh Hashanah Day One
College Youth Discussion
Rosh Hashanah Day Two
*Denotes live stream service
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Yizkor and Neilah Service
*Denotes live stream service
Listen to the blessings
Preparing For The Holy Days In-person or At Home
Holiday Resources – Rosh Hashanah
For all of you who choose to celebrate the eve of Rosh Hashanah at home with family and friends, we are happy to send you resources to enrich your celebration.
- Blessings and prayers to say around the table (for candles, wine, for apples and honey, for the ones we love – friends and family.
- A story to read around the table – “The Princess Who Wanted to See God.”
- An audio recording of the (See column to left)
- blessings for candles
- wine & shehecheyanu
- for the ones we love
- A wonderful video about key concepts for Rosh Hashanah.
- Look for these phrases:
- Every wrong can be made right
- Dip your apple in the honey
- Shana tova umetukah (a good and sweet year)
- The Sephardic custom of having a fish head on the table (we should be the head (“Rosh”), not the tail) .
- Avinu malkeinu – O Lord deliver us
- Watch “No Mirrors in My Nana’s House read by Tia & Tamera Mowry” on YouTube. This beautiful story and song are an inspiring complement to the story, “The Princess who Never Cried.”
We hope these resources will add depth and meaning – and support you in your celebration of Rosh Hashanah at home. You may want to preview the materials to decide what is appropriate for your gathering.
& Mourner’s Kaddish
Our Memorial service will be held on September 16th at 5pm. A copy of the Mourner’s Kadish and other readings can be found on our Yom Kippur Memorial Service page.
It is a long standing Jewish tradition to visit the grave sites of loved ones in the period surrounding the High Holidays. While a personal visit to the cemetery is the preferred way to fulfill this mitzvah, current circumstances may prevent such a trip. Thanks to the internet and a website called FindaGrave, those buried in Congregation Kol Ami plots, family members interred at other cemeteries anywhere in the world and those whose only memorial is in our minds and hearts, may be visited virtually.
One feature of FindaGrave is the ability to create a virtual cemetery. A virtual cemetery gathers memorials of people who are interred in various physical cemeteries into one, online location. The Congregation Kol Ami Virtual Cemetery lists all interments in Kol Ami plots at Mount Hope and Mount Pleasant cemeteries. In addition, memorials for people who are buried around the globe, or whose ashes may have been scattered in the winds and waters of the planet, may be included in our virtual Kol Ami cemetery.
By clicking the name of an individual, you will be taken to his or her memorial page. There, you will find a photograph of the gravestone or other memorial (e.g. a plaque on a bench), as well as information taken from the stone, such as dates of birth and death. A few of the listings include biographical information entered by the creator of the memorial page.
For questions about the virtual cemetery or to have a name added, please contact our congregant and genealogist, Alan S.