High Holidays 5781


"Hayom Harat Olam" – "Today the world is re-created!"

(from the Rosh Hashanah Liturgy)

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, the world we thought we knew is transforming before our eyes so many ways. But while the world as we knew it may have changed - in some ways irrevocably - our spiritual tradition will soon be reminding us that the world can be recreated/rebuilt anew. And so we will gather together once more this New Year to affirm this spiritual truth – with more passion than ever before.

This year, Tzedek Chicago will be experiencing the High Holidays via online services. While we must acknowledge the loss that we cannot see one another in person this year, we are determined to respond to this loss with resilience, creativity and joy. As ever, our traditions will show us the way forward. As ever, the gates are opening wide. As ever, we will summon our collective courage, take a deep breath, and walk through them together.

As you can see from the schedule below, our High Holiday services will be presented in separate sessions via Zoom. We will also be creating a virtual hang-out space where you can roam around and meet other Tzedek members before, during and between sessions. (Think of it as a virtual version of the staircase at the Irish American Heritage Center!)

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Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah - Saturday, September 19

     • Morning Service: 10:00 - 11:00 am

     • Torah Service: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

     • Sermon/Shofar Service: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Erev Yom Kippur - Sunday, September 27

     • Kol Nidre/Evening Service: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28

     • Morning Service: 10:00 - 11:00 am

     • Torah Service/Sermon: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

     • Guest Speaker Mariame Kaba: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

     • Yizkor/Neilah Service: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Our Family Program, led by Aviva Stein, will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.