L’Shana Tova! Let this new year be a good year. A year of health, peace, and justice. 

 

We enter into this New Year, the Jewish year 5781, with a multitude of emotions. We embrace the newness and possibility of this new year and yet we are painfully aware of how different these days of awe will be from all years past. We are living through troubled times. Now more than ever is the time to come together for comfort and support, to increase our joy together and to wipe away each other's tears.

 

This year we are offering an All-Access Pass for all High Holy Day activities. Many of our activities will be via Zoom, but they will be interactive, engaging, and hamish. You will be a participant and not simply a spectatorOnce you sign up for the All-Access Pass you will receive a series of High Holy Day digital newsletters with links to register for specific services and events. In addition, all households who register will receive a special New Year Home Celebration package delivered to your home.

We look forward to seeing your faces and welcoming you personally, even if digitally, to our community for this precious season of repentance, renewal and healing!

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HIGH HOLY DAYS

2020 - 5781

High Holy Days Registration

Selichot 5781

 

Sunday, 9/13 | 7pm

Kol Ami *Courtyard Cancelled*/Zoom

We will come together safely to prepare for the Days of Awe. We will kick off our season of spiritual renewal and transformation with an evening of study and prayer on the themes of transformation and forgiveness. Bring a notebook and an open heart and curious mind. 

No more than 12 people may attend in person | Unlimited via Zoom

Rosh HaShanah 5781

Friday, 9/18

Erev Rosh HaShanah

 

Family Seder | 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Zoom/FB Live

 

We will come together via Zoom/FB Live with stories, song, symbolic foods, and blessings. You will receive the special blessings for this Seder in your New Year's care package. 

Evening Service | 7:30pm - 9pm

Zoom/FB Live

 

Participants will fully immerse from home with breakout chats and readings for an interactive Erev Rosh Hashanah experience. 

Saturday, 9/19 

Rosh HaShanah Day

 

Sun Salutation Yoga with Maia Shmueli | 8am

Zoom/FB Live

 

Sun Salutations warm, strengthen, and align the whole body. Join us for this morning yoga experience to welcome the New Year. 

Saturday, 9/19 

Rosh HaShanah continued

Morning Service | 10:30am - 12:30pm

Zoom/FB Live

Participants will fully immerse from home with breakout chats and readings for an interactive, family-friendly Rosh Hashanah service. We will blow the Shofar together and welcome in the New Year.

Tashlich and Community Picnic | 1pm - 3pm

Kirkland Houghton Beach Park

Bring your own picnic lunch and Kol Ami will provide apples, honey sticks, and cold beverages. 

Please bring your own Tashlich items. The lawn will be marked off every 6 feet and hand sanitizing stations and bathrooms will be available.

Sunday, 9/20

Public Shofar Blowing/Food Drive Drop | Times below

7-7:30pm Kirkland: Juanita Beach Park dock/drop food in the parking lot 

6-6:30pm Redmond: Marymoore near Dog Wash

5-5:30pm Sammamish: City Hall outdoor area

4-4:30pm North End: Lake Ballinger Park Beach/drop food in the parking lot

Yom Kippur 5781

Sunday, 9/27

Erev Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre Early Family Service | 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Zoom/FB Live

We will come together via Zoom/FB Live with stories, song, symbolic foods, and blessings. You will receive the special blessings for this Seder in your New Year's care package.

Kol Nidre Service | 7:30pm - 8pm

Zoom/FB Live

Participants will fully immerse from home with breakout chats and readings for an interactive Kol Nidre experience. 

Monday, 9/28

Yom Kippur

 

Morning Service | 10:30am - 12:30pm 

Zoom/FB Live

Participants will fully immerse from home with breakout chats and readings for an interactive, family friendly Yom Kippur service.

Monday, 9/28

Yom Kippur continued:

Mid-Day Study | 1pm - 3pm 

Zoom/FB Live

There will be 3 sessions via breakout rooms with different leaders and topics TBD.

Mincha Service | 4pm 

Zoom/FB Live

Participants will fully immerse from home with breakout chats and readings for an interactive experience.

Yizkor Service | 5pm 

Zoom/FB Live

We will share videos with pictures celebrating our member's loved ones. There will be interaction between our participants including chats and readings. If you would like to submit your own Yizkor submission, please click here.

 

Ne'ilah Service, Havdalah and Break-the-Fast | 6pm 

At an outside location TBD/Zoom

Come break the fast and close the gates with us. Light breakfast of bagels and fruit will be served. 

  

 

Sukkot 5781

 

Friday, 10/02

Erev Sukkot 

Sukkot Picnic Dinner for Families and Outdoor Service | 4:30pm

at Kol Ami

Make decorations for our sukkah! Bring your own chairs and picnic meal and the temple will provide family Shabbat packages with challah, juice, Oneg cookies and a craft project for making a sukkah decoration. Enjoy us for an exciting day! 

Erev Sukkot/Friday Evening Family Service | 7:30pm

via Zoom

Candle lighting, Kabbalat Shabbat songs, and a short d'var live from the Sukkah!

Simchat Torah 5781

Monday, 10/19

Simchat Torah

This will be a Community Celebration! 

More information to come.

Kol Ami

A Center for Jewish Life in the Pacific Northwest

308 4th Avenue S Kirkland, WA 98033

admin@kolaminw.org

(425) 844-1604

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