Inspiration, reflection, awe, and a few surprises
The Wise Temple Board of Trustees has reached the very difficult decision to hold our High Holy Day services via Livestream only, with no in-person gathering for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. From the Plum Street Temple, our rabbis, High Holy Day Choir, and soloist Simon Barrad will bring all that is familiar and comforting to us for these Days of Awe virtually; it will be much of what you are used to, but simply being accessed at home.
High Holy Day Service & Programs
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During the Days of Awe you are welcome to come and sit in private reflection and meditation, to center yourself in the physical sacred spaces of our sanctuaries. Prayer books and readings will be available. Masks are required to enter the buildings.
Wise Center will be open:
- Monday through Friday during the weeks of September 14th and 21st
- 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plum Street Temple will be open:
- on the afternoon of S’lichot – Saturday, September 12th
- 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Mitzvah Bag Project
For 35 years, Wise Temple congregants have taken part in the High Holy Day Mitzvah Bag Project, donating more than 694,000 pounds of non-perishable food and personal care items to our less fortunate neighbors in the tri-state area via Freestore Foodbank.
CARRY THE MITZVAH:
This year, barrels will be available both inside the lobby and outside for you to deposit your donations, beginning Monday, September 14 through Yom Kippur, Monday, September 28. Donations are only being collected at Wise Center, not Plum Street Temple.
Consider bringing your Mitzvah Bags when you come for Shofar in the Car on Rosh Hashanah afternoon.
CLICK THE MITZVAH:
If you have difficulty shopping or transporting heavy bags, purchase items online and ship them directly to Wise Temple. Visit: wisetemple.org/clickthemitzvah Please arrange to have Click the Mitzvah donations delivered by Friday, September 25.
WHAT TO DONATE:
Non-perishable items like: canned meats, canned soups, boxed cereals *No glass jars or containers, please. Personal care items like: Toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant, disposable diapers.
Jewish Holiday Dates
- Selichot Services: Sept. 12, 2020
- Rosh HaShanah: Sept. 18-20, 2020
- Yom Kippur: Sept. 27-28, 2020
- Sukkot: Oct. 2-9, 2020
- Simchat Torah: Oct. 9-10, 2020
- Hanukkah: Dec. 10-18, 2020
- Tu BiShvat: Jan. 27-28, 2020
- Purim: Feb. 25-26, 2020
- Passover: Mar. 27-Apr. 3, 2021
- Yom HaShoah: Apr. 7-8, 2021
- Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut: Apr. 14-16, 2021
- Lag BaOmer: Apr. 29-30, 2021
- Shavuot: May 16-17, 2021
- Tishah B’Av: Jul. 17-18, 2021
- Selichot Services: Aug. 28, 2021