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Calendar of Events

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M Mon

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2 events,

2 events,

2 events,

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Two Giants: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai Kaplan โ–ถ๏ธ

โ€“ Event Series

Biblical Hebrew Class

3 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Dig Deeper: Prayer Book Exploration ๐Ÿ”€

3 events,

5 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Family Shabbat โบ๏ธ

3 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Blood Drive โบ๏ธ

3 events,

2 events,

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Two Giants: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai Kaplan โ–ถ๏ธ

โ€“ Event Series

Biblical Hebrew Class

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Dig Deeper: Prayer Book Exploration ๐Ÿ”€

3 events,

6 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Accessibility Shabbat ๐Ÿ”€

โ€“ Event Series

Israel Exploration Shabbat Table ๐Ÿ”€

2 events,

2 events,

2 events,

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Two Giants: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai Kaplan โ–ถ๏ธ

โ€“ Event Series

Biblical Hebrew Class

3 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Dig Deeper: Prayer Book Exploration ๐Ÿ”€

7 events,

Sanctuary Dedication Weekend

6 events,

5 events,

โ€“ Event Series

The Bonaventure Quartet โบ๏ธ

2 events,

2 events,

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Two Giants: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai Kaplan โ–ถ๏ธ

โ€“ Event Series

Biblical Hebrew Class

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Dig Deeper: Prayer Book Exploration ๐Ÿ”€

โ€“ Event Series

High Holiday Meshorerim Rehearsal โบ๏ธ

3 events,

6 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Israel Exploration Shabbat Table ๐Ÿ”€

โ€“ Event Series

High Holiday Children's Choir Rehearsal โบ๏ธ

3 events,

โ€“ Event Series

High Holiday Meshorerim Rehearsal โบ๏ธ

2 events,

2 events,

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Two Giants: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai Kaplan โ–ถ๏ธ

โ€“ Event Series

Biblical Hebrew Class

4 events,

โ€“ Event Series

Dig Deeper: Prayer Book Exploration ๐Ÿ”€

โ€“ Event Series

High Holiday Meshorerim Rehearsal โบ๏ธ

3 events,

5 events,

โ€“ Event Series

High Holiday Children's Choir Rehearsal โบ๏ธ

Service Schedule

Selichot—Saturday, September 9


7:15 p.m

Mincha/Ma’ariv/Havdallah Service

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom

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8:30–10 p.m.

In-Person: Shearith Israel

Sunday, September 10

10:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery

1:30 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park

In-Person: Greenwood Cemetery and Arlington Memorial Park

 2–4:00 p.m.

Reverse Tashlich

In-Person: Peachtree Creek Greenway

Erev Rosh Hashanah—Friday, September 15

7:15–8:45 a.m.

Morning Minyan

Virtual (Zoom)

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6:00 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv Service

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom and YouTube

7:26 p.m.

Candle Lighting

Rosh Hashanah Day 1—Saturday, September 16

8–9:30 a.m.

Coffee and Breakfast Oneg

In-Person: Breezeway

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom and YouTube

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Family Service

In-Person: Outdoor Tent

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Michael Miller

“Finding our Personal Prayer in the High Holiday Liturgy”: Prayer is a central element of the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, and then especially during the Yamim Noraim. We are all familiar with the prayers in our liturgy, but what about personal prayers, prayers for which we do not have a template or formula? The Torah and Haftarah readings for today provide three different models of personal prayer which we will examine, discuss, and contrast.

Source Sheet

In-Person: Ellman Chapel

Virtual: Zoom

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Apple Tasting

We will hold an Apple Tasting where there will be multiple tables, each labeled with two varieties of apples. Adults and children can vote for their favorites in each category!

In-Person: Lobby

10:30 a.m.–End of RH Service

Children’s Programming

In-Person: Check-In at Cavalier Room

12:30–1:15 p.m.

Oneg and Light Kiddush

In-Person: Srochi Auditorium

1:15–1:45 p.m.

Mincha Service

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom and YouTube

7:45–8:15 p.m.

Ma’ariv Service

Virtual: Zoom

8:08 p.m.

Candle Lighting

Rosh Hashanah Day 2—Sunday, September 17

8–9:30 a.m.

Coffee and Breakfast Oneg

In-Person: Breezeway

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom and YouTube

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal

“Crowning God: An Exploration into Divine Coronation:” An important theme of the High Holidays is the crowning of God as sovereign, where God takes a seat on the divine throne. Join Rabbi Rosenthal on the second day of Rosh Hashanah as we will explore one of the reoccurring prayers of this High holiday season – L’El Orekh Din

Source Sheet

Hybrid: Paradies Hall and Virtual (Zoom)

10:15 a.m.–End of RH Service

Children’s Programming

In-Person: Check-In at Cavalier Room

12:30 p.m.

Tashlich

In-Person: Meet at the Outdoor Tent where we will walk to the corner of Peachtree Battle Ave NW and Woodward Way

7:30 p.m.

Mincha Ma’ariv Service

Virtual: Zoom

8:07 p.m.

Havdallah

Kol Nidre—Sunday, September 24

5–5:30 pm

Family Kol Nidre Service

In-Person: Breezeway

Virtual: Zoom

5:30 p.m.

Vegan Kapparot

Yom Kippur challenges us to cleanse our souls from missteps over the past year. Our tradition seeks to imbue the ethereal nature of our good and evil, right a wrong into an object that can be consumed, cast out, or flung away. Kapparot seeks to take that which is weighing us down and swing it over our heads, casting it far away from us. We have reclaimed this medieval ritual for our modern spiritual life, replacing the killing of a chicken with the righteous act of tzedakah. Join Rabbi Rosenthal in the garden as we recite our prayers, imbue a bag of money with our regrets for the past year, and swing it over our heads, thereby turning our shortcomings into acts of loving kindness to help others. The Joseph family chicken will be on site… for petting only.

In-Person: Garden

6:10 p.m.

Mincha Service

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom and YouTube

6:30 p.m.

Kol Nidre Service

7:00 p.m.

Ma’ariv Service

7:13 p.m.

Candle Lighting

Yom Kippur—Monday, September 25

8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur Morning Service
Yizkor Service begins around 12:30 p.m.

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom and YouTube

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Yom Kippur Family Service

In-Person: Outdoor Tent

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Judy Marx

“G’mar Hatimah Tova—Getting the Seal of Approval”: Getting sealed in the The Book of Life is one of the most powerful images of the High Holy Days. Our High Holiday Mahzor is filled with references to books we should be sealed into: Life, Redemption, Sustenance, Merit, and Forgiveness (see Avinu Malkeinu). What are we really asking for when we pray to be sealed into these “books?” Does it imply that after Yom Kippur the fate of everyone is sealed for the rest of the year? We will look at texts and liturgy to better understand this image as one of the motivators for repentance.

Source Sheet

In-Person: Ellman Chapel

Virtual: Zoom

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Children’s Programming

In-Person: Check-In at Cavalier Room

1:30–3:00 p.m.

Beit Midrash (Study Hall) Led by Dr. Andy Zangwill

“Yom Kippur in Hell” is the title of the last short story written by the celebrated Yiddish writer Isaac Peretz. Andrew Zangwill will read the story aloud and lead a discussion of its themes. The text will be supplied so attendees (real and virtual) can read along.

Source Sheet

In-Person: Ellman Chapel

Virtual: Zoom

3–5:15 p.m.

Drum Circle with SunMoonPie

In-Person: Paradies Hall

5:15 p.m.

Mincha Service
Reading of the Book of Jonah

In-Person: Sanctuary

Virtual: Zoom and YouTube

6:30 p.m.

Neilah Service

7:41 p.m.

Ma’ariv and Final Shofar Blast

7:55 p.m.

Havdallah

Service Schedule

Selichot – Saturday, September 17

7:15 p.m

Mincha/Ma’ariv/Havdallah Service

Hybrid: Ellman Chapel and Virtual (Zoom)

8:10 p.m.

Selichot Service

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 25

9–10:30 a.m.


Morning Minyan

Virtual (Zoom)

6:00 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom)

7:12 p.m.

Candle Lighting

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – Monday, September 26

8–9:00 a.m.

Coffee and Schmooze

Co-sponsored by Sisterhood

In-Person: Garden

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

9–10:00 a.m.

Family Service

In-Person: Outdoor Tent

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Dr. Andrew Zangwill

“Happy Birthday World!”: After each Rosh Hashanah shofar blast, we chant a short poem which begins “hayom harat olam,” a phrase often translated as “today the world was born.”  This session examines this (and other) translations of ”hayom harat olam”  and teases out their meaning for us today. Andy Zangwill is a native of Pittsburgh and is somehow related to the British Zionist Israel Zangwill. He has taught physics at Georgia Tech since 1985 and has helped administer the AA Torah Study since 2000.

Hybrid: Cavalier Room and Virtual (Zoom)

10:00 a.m.–End of RH Service

Children’s Programming (0–5th Grade)

In-Person: Check-In at Ahava ELC

12:30–1:00 p.m.

Oneg and Light Kiddush

In-Person: Garden

6–7:00 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

7:54 p.m.

Candle Lighting

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Tuesday, September 27

8–9:00 a.m.

Coffee and Schmooze

In-Person: Garden

8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

9:00 a.m.–End of RH Service

Children’s Programming (0–5th Grade)

In-Person: Check-In at Ahava ELC

9:30 a.m.

Torah Study Led by Dr. Paul Feldman

“From Yom Teruah to Rosh Hashanah – A Rabbinic Journey”: The torah instructs us that, on the first day of the seventh month, there should be “teruah.” From that, it becomes a New Year where, hopefully, our Father, our King, inscribes us in the book of life. Let’s explore the rabbinic mindset that defines us as Jews. Paul Feldman has attended AA’s Shabbat Torah Study religiously for over 20 years. His interests include the historical aspects of Tanakh and the intellectual history of b’nai Yisrael through the ages. 

Hybrid: Paradies Hall and Virtual (Zoom)

12:30 p.m.

Tashlich

In-Person: Outdoor Tent

7:30 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv/Havdallah Service

Hybrid: Srochi Auditorium and Virtual (Zoom and Live Stream)

Aseret Y’mei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance) – Sunday, October 2

9–10:30 a.m.

Morning Minyan

Virtual (Zoom)