This year’s High Holidays will be like none other – instead of gathering thousands together in our iconic sanctuary, we will be praying in the ‘strange land’ of our online spaces. For some, joining together in prayer in online spaces has become second nature. For others, this may be your first time praying in an online space.

In the coming weeks, many more details will emerge on the specifics of the holidays – a schedule, specific mediums, tips for making Elul and the holidays more meaningful, and many other practical details of importance. Despite the obvious downsides of gathering online, we are confident that we can create a meaningful and uplifting spiritual experience for those in our community and beyond.

Our High Holidays will:

  • Provide you opportunities to connect to yourself, to your community, to the synagogue, and to the Divine
  • Frame and illuminate particular pieces of liturgy to deepen your experience in prayer
  • Allow you to sing your heart out from the comfort and safety of your own home
  • Inspire you with meaningful stories and Torah
  • Engage you with multiple modalities of spiritual connection: Torah study, prayer, chant, song, meditation, and more

There will be no tickets required this year, nor payment for access to our main service experience. It will be live streamed directly to our site and on YouTube, with closed captioning available, accessible to all on a phone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, there will be several alternative zoom experiences which will be available to members which will allow you to see and interact with each other, with details coming in paper and email publications in the next few weeks.

Please check back frequently as more information will come available. We look forward to bringing in the new year with you, whatever it may bring!

Service Schedule

5780 High Holidays Schedule
Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, September 29
Ellman6:00 pmMincha/Ma’ariv Service
1st Day Rosh Hashanah - Monday, September 30
Ellman8:00 amP’sukei D’zimra | Shacharit | Torah Service
Srochi9:00 amA Sweet New Year Reception
10:00 amTorah Processional
Sanctuary10:30 amShofar Service | Musaf Service | Sermon
Srochi12:45 pmNew Post-Service Oneg Reception
Ellman6:00 pmMincha/Ma'ariv Service
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava8:45 am - 1:55 pmChildcare (12 weeks - 35 months)
Ahava10:00 am - 1:55 pmProgramming (3 yrs - 5th grade)
Fishman10:00 am - 1:45 pmProgramming (6th - 8th grade)
2nd Day Rosh Hashanah - Tuesday, October 1
Ellman8:00 amP’sukei D’zimra | Shacharit | Torah Service
Foyer9:00 amA Sweet New Year Reception
10:00 amTorah Processional
Sanctuary10:30 amShofar Service | Musaf Service | Sermon
Front LawnFollowing Sanctuary ServiceTashlich
Ellman6:00 pmMincha/Ma'ariv Service
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava8:45 am - 12:55 pmChildcare (12 weeks - 35 months)
Ahava and Fishman10:00 am - 12:55 pmProgramming (3 yrs - 5th grade)
Youth Lounge10:00 am - 12:45 pmProgramming (6th - 8th grade)
Kol Nidre - Tuesday, October 8
Front Lawn5:45 - 6:30 pmKapporos
Cavalier6:15 pmMincha Service
Ellman6:30 - 8:00 pmKol HaMishpacha Family Service
Sanctuary6:45 pmKol Nidre Service
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava6:30 - 10:00 pmChildcare (12 weeks - 35 months)
Ahava6:30 - 8:00 pmKol HaMishpacha Family Service (3 - 12 yrs)
Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 9
Ellman8:00 amP’sukei D’zimra | Shacharit | Torah Service
10:00 amTorah Processional
Sanctuary10:20 amMusaf Service
Sanctuary12:30 pmSermon | Yizkor Service
Paradies1:45 pmYom Kippur Study Hall
Srochi3:00 pmYom Kippur Forum
Paradies4:00 - 7:00 pmAfternoon Chant and Drum Circle
Sanctuary4:30 pmMincha Service
Sanctuary5:45 pmAsk the Rabbi
Sanctuary6:15 pmNeilah Service
Sanctuary7:40 pmHavdallah and Shofar to End Fast
Child/Teen Programming
Ahava8:45 am - HavdallahChildcare (12 weeks - 35 months)
Ahava10:00 am - 2:00 pmProgramming (3 yrs - 5th grade)
Fishman10:00 am - 2 :00 pmProgramming (6th - 8th grade)

Machzor

The prayer book, Machzor Hadash, will be used for all High Holiday services. We will have books available for loan at the Help Desk in Cohen Pavilion. We ask that you please return your prayer book to the Help Desk as you leave the building.

Childcare & Programming

We are looking forward to ushering in the New Year with you and your family! Even if you’re not registering your child or teen for programming, we want you and your family to have a joyous holiday and welcome you to bring your children to the regular holiday services.

Kol HaMishpacha Family Service: When transliterated, Kol HaMishpacha has two possible meanings: “Voice of the Family” and “All of the Family.” These two meanings sum up the dynamic we hope to create with this Kol Nidre alternative service for families with children ages 3 – 12. The whole family will have the opportunity to sing, mingle, reflect on the past year, and talk about hopes for the year to come.

For more information about childcare and programming, please visit the registration form below.

Security

If you leave the building, please take your ticket with you for re-admittance. No guns or weapons will be allowed on the premises. Please be patient and cooperative with our security officers and ushers. It is their goal to ensure your safety and the well-being of all our members and guests.

Parking

If you are in need of handicapped parking, please contact Fern Schorr at 404.355.5222 or fschorr@aasynagogue.org. If you are an able-driver traveling with a guest who needs assistance, please drop him/her off at the entrance in the upper lot, and park your car in the lower lot (on the corner of Northside Dr. and Peachtree Battle Ave.) or in available street parking. At the end of services, you will be able to return to the upper lot to pick up your guest. Non-handicapped parking spaces in the upper lot are limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.

FAQ

For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.