High Holy Days 2020

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

Click each event for details & registration

Sep 27
Yom Kippur Evening Family Service
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Zoom Program
Sep 27
Yom Kippur Evening Service | Kol Nidre
8:00 pm – 9:20 pm
Live Stream
Sep 28
Yom Kippur Morning Family Service
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Zoom Program
Sep 28
Yom Kippur Morning Service
10:00 am – 11:20 am
Live Stream
Sep 28
Yom Kippur Study with the Rabbis
1:00 pm – 3:55 pm
Zoom Program
Sep 28
NextGen@Wise Discussion
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoom Program
Sep 28
YoFI Yom Kippur Service
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Zoom Program
Sep 28
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Live Stream
Oct 2
Sukkot Family Shabbat
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Back Parking Lot
Oct 2
Sukkot Evening Service
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Live Stream
Oct 3
Sukkot Morning Service
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Live Stream
Oct 3
Sukkot Havdalah, Picnic, and Campout
6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Wise Center Field
Oct 3
NextGen Sukkot Havdalah
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wise Center
Oct 3
WOOTY Sukkot
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wise Center
Oct 4
Sukkot from the Trunk of Our Cars
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Back Parking Lot
Oct 7
WiseGen Sukkot Picnic
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Wise Center Picnic Area
Oct 9
Simchat Torah Evening Service
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Live Stream
Oct 10
Simchat Torah Morning Yizkor Service
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Live Stream
Oct 10
Consecration
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plum Street Temple
Dec 6
WiseGen Hanukkah Bash
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wise Center
Dec 12
WOOTY & JWOOT Hanukkah Party
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wise Center
Dec 13
YoFI Chanukah Live Show
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wise Center
Feb 20
WOOTY & JWOOT Purim Party
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wise Center

Sacred Spaces

 

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

2020-2021 (5781)
  • 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