This year the Lev Shalem mahzor (PDF) can be downloaded by visiting http://bit.ly/TIPmahzor and entering code HRBRH48V. If you have any trouble please contact the temple office.
These PDF services and resources have been created to help guide your High Holidays.
We are creating a virtual youth choir video for our congregation to hear and see the children recite the V’ahavta prayer in our High Holiday services. For your child to be included, follow these steps:
|ARK VISITS: Time slots available on Tuesday, Sept. 22, Thursday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 26||Times vary; sign up for a slot online|
Can you help? Volunteer for a 3-hour shift.
|Personal time at the Ark||TIP Sanctuary|
|ongoing||Food Drive||Virtual; contact Marc Hiller, Tikkun Olam Committee|
|YOM KIPPUR||Register for Yom Kippur Services|
|Sunday, Sept. 27||6:15 pm –|
|Kol Nidre service||Zoom|
|Monday, Sept. 28||9:00 am – 10:30 am||Yom Kippur Morning service||Zoom|
|10:30 am – 10:40 am||Break|
|10:40 am – 11:10 am||Torah Service and Sermon||Zoom|
|11:10 am –|
|11:15 am – 11:30 am||Yizkor||Zoom|
|11:30 am – 12:15 pm||Abbreviated Musaf||Zoom|
|3:00 pm –|
|Musical Family Service & “after party”||Unique Zoom link; register separately. The TIP “after party” will use the same Zoom link used for other HH services.|
|5:30 pm –|
|Afternoon Service (Jonah)||Zoom|
|6:30 pm –|
|Neilah Service and Havdalah||Zoom|
|7:11 pm||Final Shofar blast||Zoom|
|SUKKOT||Lulav & Etrog can be ordered on our Donate page|
|Friday, October 2nd||5:30 PM – 7:30 PM||Kabbalat Shabbat Outdoor Service|
|Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth|
|Saturday, October 3rd||6:00 PM – 7:30 PM||Sukkot celebration at Shapiro House|
|Strawberry Banke Sukkah, Portsmouth|
|Sunday, October 4th||11:00am – 12:00pm||First-Ever Outdoor Lulav Parade|
|Wagon Hill, Durham|
With thanks to Rabbi Elyse Goldstein for inspiring this document
With the current health pandemic, and restrictions on group gatherings, our kitchens have become our classrooms, our basements are our yoga studios, and our dining rooms have become our offices. Where then, is our synagogue?
The rabbis asked this same question right after the destruction of the Temple. Without a localized place of worship, how could we pray together? In response, our Sages developed the idea of the home as our “mikdash me’at,” a miniature sanctuary. Currently we are challenged to create a sacred space at home while we sit in front of our computers on Zoom or Facebook, live-streaming TIP services. How might we create a sacred space that supports a spiritual mindset and that feels like a spiritual refuge?
This year we will not be able to gather in large groups in our beautiful sanctuary for the High Holidays. We will all surely miss being in person together, with the warmth of large crowds standing close, singing in harmony all our familiar and moving tunes. But we will be “together” safely— in our own homes and/or in small outdoor groups. This year, we have a unique opportunity to create a sacred space in our home— a mikdash me’at—for the High Holidays and beyond. Temple volunteers are preparing gift bags with some of these items for your use throughout the holidays. As you create a synagogue in your home, the synagogue is also coming to you!
I so appreciate the time and effort it takes to make your mikdash me’at a reality. Think of it as a “work in progress!” May it add joy and meaning to your holiday.
Wishing you a very sweet and healthy Shana Tovah,
Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman