High Holy Days 2021

Shanah Tovah! We invite you to spend High Holy Days 5782/2021 with us!

We will be returning to in-person services at our building at 5802 Roland Avenue in Baltimore for the High Holy Days this year.

Our services, led by Rabbi Doug Heifetz, will feature prayer, ritual, study, meditation, discussion, music, art, and reflection on the High Holy Days. Let us use the values of our Jewish tradition to seek peace and consolation in this turbulent world as we gather together in sacred community.

Our schedule of services is listed below. Click here to download “The High Holy Day Palette.”

All services are BY RESERVATION ONLY. Please use the links at the bottom of this page to reserve your place at services. There are also links to add names to our annual Yizkor (Memorial) Book or to become a member of Beit Tikvah.

COVID Safety: We are fortunate to have a large sanctuary space where we can accommodate 50 people, socially distanced, at each service. Please send in your registration forms early to guarantee your seat. Masks are required to be worn at all times within the building. We highly encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated, for your own safety and that of the larger community. Click to see our current COVID-19 Safety Procedures.

Letter to the Community from Beit Tikvah Leadership Team (click to read)

High Holy Day Message from Rabbi Heifetz (click to read)



Monday, September 6
            7:30 p.m. – Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
                        Apples & Honey Dessert Reception (outdoors) following the service

Tuesday, September 7
            10:00 a.m. – Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
            12:30 p.m. – Tashlich: “Casting off the chains of the past”
                        Join us for a brief ‘Tashlich’ (outdoors) – the ritual of casting off the old patterns and behaviors that hold us back – involving water, stones, and personal reflection. (See more information below this schedule.)


Wednesday, September 15
            6:30 p.m.  Observance of Yom Kippur Begins
                        Individual lighting of memorial candles in the reception area.
                        Live meditative music and private reflection in the sanctuary.
            7:00 p.m.  Kol Nidre Service
                        (Please be in the sanctuary by 6:55 p.m)

 Thursday, September 16
            10:00 a.m.  Yom Kippur Morning Service
            12:00 p.m.  Yizkor (Memorial) Service
            12:30 p.m.  Yom Kippur Musaf (Additional) Service
            1:00 p.m.    Break
            5:30 p.m.    Mincha (Afternoon) Service
            6:30 p.m.    Ne’ilah (Closing) Service (includes personal prayer time at the Ark)
            7:50 p.m.    Final sounding of the shofar
            Break-the-Fast Meal (outdoors) following conclusion of services (separate reservation required)

More information about Tashlich: Tashlich is the traditional ritual of ‘casting off’ old behaviors and patterns that no longer serve us, so that we can start the New Year more free and less encumbered by the past. This year we will hold our Tashlich just after the Rosh Hashanah morning service, outside the community center. The brief ritual will involve simple songs and chants, time for reflection, and the chance to cast stones into water, symbolizing a new freedom and distance from harmful patterns of the past.


REMINDER: Reservations are required in order to attend any service.

Use the links below to reserve your place at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. There are also links to add names to our Yizkor (Memorial) Book or to become a member of Beit Tikvah. Instructions are included on each form.

Forms can be scanned and emailed to info@beittikvah.org, or sent by regular mail. Donations can be made online via PayPal on our Donate webpage, or by a check mailed with your forms.

Your reservation must be received (via email or regular mail) by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (final deadline for Yom Kippur reservations).

Beit Tikvah Members Reservation Form

Non-Members Reservation Form

Remember Your Loved Ones – Add Their Names to This Year’s Yizkor Book

Become a Member of Beit Tikvah – Beit Tikvah Membership Packet

We look forward to seeing you this High Holy Day season!

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