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High Holiday Schedule 

The Days of Awe

New for 5781:  Each segment of our service will have a theme in the form of a question. These themes are meant to stimulate thought and discussion apart from the prayers and the sermons and are listed in bold. While they are meant to add meaning to the service and the holy days, they may or may not relate to the topic of the sermon that day.  We invite you, if the spirit moves you, to discuss these themes as a family, even during the worship service itself if you wish.

Note - Except for the beginning times, all times are approximate.
This schedule was updated on 9/23/2020.

Selichot:  Saturday, September 12, 2020
8:00 PM: Havdalah and Program 
“Is Repentance for Racial Injustice Necessary?” A Conversation with Rev Kerwin Webb, NAACP Red Bank.
This is the time of year when Jews are asked to reflect deeply on the ideas of penitence, repair, and return. This program will focus on the issue of whether we as a Nation must consider national repentance for the sin of slavery and oppression. Will we ever heal if we do not repent? What might that look like? Rev Webb is a dynamic, powerful speaker and teacher and we look forward to hearing his thoughts and ideas.

9:00 PM: Selichot Service 
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Am I Really Ready to Change My Life?”



Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18, 7:00 PM
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “What Will I Write in My Personal Book of Life this Year?”
Rabbi Sagal will deliver his sermon during the service



Rosh Hashanah Day One: Saturday, September 19
9:00 - 10:15 AM: Shacharit 
Reflections and Discussion Theme: “Today is the Rebirth of the World-Am I Ready to Become the Person I Wish to Be?”

10:15 - 11:30 AM: The Wisdom of our People -Torah and Haftarah
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Will God Hear My Prayers?”

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Musaf (additional service)
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “My Life is Finite-How Do I Make it Count?”

12:30 PM: Rabbi Sagal will deliver his sermon

2:00 – 3:00 PM: CBI Family Together High Holiday Services (Zoom)


Rosh Hashanah Day Two: Sunday, September 20
9:00-10:15 AM: Shacharit 
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Rather Than Lamenting My Mistakes, How Might I Learn From Them?”

10:15 - 11:30 AM: When I pray I speak to God, when I study God speaks to me-Torah and Haftarah 
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Can I Stand Up to What is Wrong and Unjust?”

11:30 AM -12:30 PM: Musaf and Shofar 
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “The Shofar Calls…Am I Ready to Listen?”

1:00 PM: Rabbi Sagal will deliver his sermon

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Live in Person Gathering for Tashlich at Marine Park, Red Bank



Sunday, September 27 - 11:00 AM:  Live in Person Gathering at the CBI Cemetery for those who wish-Memorial Prayers Recited by Rabbi Sagal



Erev Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 27
6:30 PM: Kol Nidre Service  
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Why Do We Gather Together for Forgiveness, and Not Be Alone?  What is the Role of the Community?”

Rabbi Sagal will deliver his sermon during the service


Yom Kippur Day: Monday, September 28
9:00 -10:15 AM: Shacharit  
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “If I Could Change One thing About Myself, What Would it Be?”

10:15 - 11:15 AM: The Wisdom of the Torah and the Haftarah
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Do I “Scapegoat” Others as an Excuse for My Mistakes?”

11:15 AM: Yizkor (Timing is approximate - please tune in slightly earlier)
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Is Grief the Price We Pay for Love?”

11:40 AM: President’s Remarks – Fran Semaya 

12:00 - 12:45 PM: Musaf Service 
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Why Must I Confess Anything At All?”

12:45 PM: Rabbi Sagal will deliver his sermon at the conclusion of the service.

2:00 – 3:00 PM: CBI Family Together High Holiday Services (Zoom link in CBI & SHMA emails)

3:30 – 4:30 PM: Discussion (Zoom) Topic: “I Cannot Forgive!”

4:30 PM: Mincha service  
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “Do I See Myself in the Story of the Jewish People?”

6:30 PM (approximately): Neila 
Reflection and Discussion Theme: “The Gates are Closing-Did I Do Enough?”


7:30 PM: Shofar and Maariv


L’Shana Tova!

 

 

 

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Mon, November 23 2020 7 Kislev 5781