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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

High Holy Days 5781 (Click Here)

High Holy Days 5781 Schedule

Please note: ALL of our High Holy Day services will be on a special website we have created just for this experience. If you are a member, all you need to do is enter your email address and you are in. If you are a guest or family member, you will need to register and then you will have access.

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Friday, September 18:

5:30 p.m.- Minhah Afternoon Service 
The last prayer service of 5780. Led by Dr. Moshe Shualy.

6 p.m. – Erev Rosh HaShanah Services
Welcome the New Year and Shabbat  with Rabbi Gruenberg, Rabbi Wechsler and Cantor Herman from the Main Sanctuary.

Saturday, September 19
Rosh HaShanah Day 1:

8:30 a.m. – Preliminary Service
Psalms and prayers begin the morning service. Led by Jay Baraban.

9:30 a.m. – Rosh HaShanah Services
We come with gratitude to celebrate the gift of another year of life. Join Rabbi Gruenberg, Rabbi Wechsler and Cantor Herman for Torah Study, communal prayer, choral presentations, and lay participation. 

9:30 a.m. – Torah for Tots (Grades K and below)
A high energy interactive service with Michelle Gold and Melissa Berman.  Includes songs, dancing and stories.

10:45 a.m. – Family Service (Grades K-4)
Families with kids in grades K-4 begin the New Year with a joyful service sweet as honey featuring Rabbi Seltzer, expert kid prayer leaders, and special guest performers!

11:30 a.m. – Middle School Experience (Grades 5-8)
Come join Wally and Yali and your friends for special High Holy Days experiences, discussions and games.

11:30 a.m. – Teen Time (Grades 9-12)
Come join your favorite doctor (Dr. Rubin) and discuss what Rosh Hashanah
means to you.

6 p.m. – Minhah/Ma’ariv (Afternoon/Evening) Service
These early evening services transition from the first day of Rosh Hashanah to the next.

 

Sunday, September 20
Rosh HaShanah Day 2:

8:30 a.m. – Preliminary Service
Psalms and prayers begin the morning service. Led by Larry Amsterdam.

9:30 a.m. – Rosh HaShanah Services
We come with gratitude to celebrate the gift of another year of life. Join Rabbi Gruenberg, Rabbi Wechsler and Cantor Herman for Torah Study, communal prayer, choral presentations, and lay participation. Includes the shofar sounding.

9:30 a.m. – Torah for Tots (Grades K and below)
A high energy interactive service with Michelle Gold and Melissa Berman.  Includes songs, dancing and stories.

10:45 a.m. – Family Service (Grades K-4)
What A Blast!  Families with kids in grades K-4 featuring Rabbi Seltzer, expert shofar blowers, expert kid prayer leaders, and special guest performers.

11:30 a.m. – Middle School Experience (Grades 5-8)
Come join Wally and Yali and your friends for special High Holy Day experiences, discussions and games.

4 p.m. – Drive In Shofar Blowing at Chizuk (In person) *Reservation Required.
Join us in your cars as we hear the shofar blown outside in our parking lot.  Register in advance. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CA4AC2BA3F94-drive

7 p.m. – Minhah/Ma’ariv (Afternoon/Evening) Service
Usher out the festival of Rosh Hashanah. Led by Dr. Moshe Shualy.

 

Monday, September 21:

9 a.m. – Neighborhood Tashlikh/Shofar Blowing
Phillips Drive (In person) *Reservation Required.
Join us to hear the shofar and cast your sins.  Tashlikh is the Hebrew word for “casting off/throwing off.”  We gather together at a body of flowing water, and bring bread crumbs which represent our misdeeds over the course of the past year.  Then, we’re invited to toss the crumbs into the water, symbolically “casting our sins upon the waters.” It concludes with shofar blowing. Limited Spots Available – Sign up required at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CA4AC2BA3F94-community

4:30-7 p.m. – Neilah Personal Prayers Before the Ark (In person) *Spots are full
Bring your family in person to stand in awe before the ark and offer a prayer. 

Tuesday, September 22:

4:30-7 p.m. – Neilah Personal Prayers Before the Ark (In person) *Spots are full
Bring your family in person to stand in awe before the ark and offer a prayer.  Advance registration is required.

4:30 p.m. – Neighborhood Tashlikh/Shofar Blowing
Gwynnbrook Ave. Owings Mills (In person)* Spots are full.

Wednesday, September 23:

11 a.m. – Neighborhood Tashlikh/Shofar Blowing
Lake Roland (In person) *Reservation Required.
Join us to hear the shofar and cast your sins.  Tashlikh is the Hebrew word for “casting off/throwing off.”  We gather together at a body of flowing water, and bring bread crumbs which represent our misdeeds over the course of the past year.  Then, we’re invited to toss the crumbs into the water, symbolically “casting our sins upon the waters.” It concludes with shofar blowing. Limited Spots Available – Sign up required at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CA4AC2BA3F94-community

4:30-7 p.m. – Neilah Personal Prayers Before the Ark
(In person) *Reservation Required.
Bring your family in person to stand in awe before the ark and offer a prayer.  Advance registration is required.
Sign up required at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A45ACAD29A6FA7-aron

Thursday, September 24:

4:30-7 p.m. – Neilah Personal Prayers Before the Ark *Spots are full
Bring your family in person to stand in awe before the ark and make a prayer. 

7 p.m. – Neighborhood Tashlikh/Shofar Blowing
Stoney Run (In person) *Reservation Required.
Join us to hear the shofar and cast your sins.  Tashlikh is the Hebrew word for “casting off/throwing off.”  We gather together at a body of flowing water, and bring bread crumbs which represent our misdeeds over the course of the past year.  Then, we’re invited to toss the crumbs into the water, symbolically “casting our sins upon the waters.” It concludes with shofar blowing. Limited Spots Available – Sign up required at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CA4AC2BA3F94-community

Sunday, September 27:  Kol Nidre

10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Pre-Yom Kippur Food Drive (Gemilut Hasadim and Sisterhood)
In the hours before Yom Kippur we bring to action the words of the prophet Isaiah by feeding the hungry.

6 p.m. – Minhah (Afternoon) Services
This service leads into the beginning of Yom Kippur. Led by Dr. Moshe Shualy.

6:30 p.m. – Kol Nidre Service
The most sacred night of the Jewish year highlighted by the ancient chant of Kol Nidre. Join Rabbi Gruenberg, Rabbi Wechsler and Cantor Herman.

6:30 p.m. – Family Kol Nidre
Children and families sing out “Kol Nidre” featuring Rabbi Seltzer, the treble trio, and special guest performers.

Monday, September 28
Yom Kippur:

8:30 a.m. – Preliminary Yom Kippur services
Psalms and prayers begin the morning service. Led by Joel Suldan.

9:30 a.m. – Yom Kippur services
A spiritual journey of song, prayer, silence, and memory. Join Rabbi Gruenberg, Rabbi Wechsler and Cantor Herman.

9:30 a.m. – Torah for Tots (Grades K and below)
A high energy interactive service with Michelle Gold and Melissa Berman.  Includes songs, dancing and stories.

10:45 a.m. – Family Service (Grades K-4)
Journey with Jonah!  Where will we travel?  Families with kids in grades K-4 come find out. Special guest appearances by Rabbi Seltzer, the captain, the Big Fish, the tiny worm, and the King of Nineveh.

11:30 a.m. – Middle School Experience (Grades 5-8)
Come join Wally and Yali and your friends for special High Holy Day experiences, discussions and games.

2:15 p.m. – Teen Time (Grades 9-12)
Come join your favorite doctor (Dr. Rubin) and discuss what Yom Kippur means to you.

2 p.m. – Embracing Uncertainty – A Guided Relaxation with Rabbi Benjamin Shalva
Embracing Uncertainty–Rabbi Benjamin Shalva will lead us in a guided relaxation.

3 p.m. – Study Sessions

  • Study Session 1: “Jews and Whiteness:  From Charlottesville to BLM” – Dr. Jennifer Caplan, Assistant Professor of Religion at Towson University
  • Study Session 2: ”Reading Book of Jonah in a World of Corona” – Dr. Andrea Lieber, Professor of Religion & Asbell Chair of Judaic Studies at Dickinson College
  • Study Session 3: ”Judaism as Anachronism: What Does it Mean to be Jewish in Times of Crisis” –
    Dr. Martin Shuster, Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Professorship of Judaics and Justice at Goucher

3 p.m. – Kids Ask the Rabbi
Everything your kids ever wanted to ask Rabbi Gruenberg–Now’s their chance!

4 p.m. – Ask the Rabbi
Ask Rabbi Gruenberg anything on your mind.

5 p.m. – Healing Service
Join Rabbi Gruenberg and Cantor Herman as we pray for healing for physical, emotional, spiritual or societal challenges..

5:30 p.m. – Minhah (Afternoon) Service
With the Book of Jonah as its centerpiece, this service gently leads us towards the waning hours of Yom Kippur.

6:30 p.m. – Neilah Service
The concluding moments of Yom Kippur, the Neilah service is the powerful crescendo of our 40 day experience of Returning, Reflecting and Renewing. Young families then join us as we conclude with the sounding the Shofar.

6:45 p.m. – Family Neilah Service
Goldsmith, Rosenbloom and KSDS young families join together with Michelle Gold and Rabbi Seltzer in song and stories for the conclusion of Yom Kippur.  The Neilah players invite us to join in the “Great Debate.”  Bring your light sticks and shofarot, and we will then join with the entire congregation for the final shofar blasts until next year 5782.

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