Shanah Tovah! We invite you to spend High Holy Days 5783/2022 with us!
In-Person services continue 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 under 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 optional. We strongly 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.
High Holy Day Message from Rabbi Heifetz (click to read)
High-Holy-Days-5783-message-from-Leadership Team (click to read)
Sunday, September 25
7:00 p.m. – Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Apples & Honey Dessert Reception (outdoors) following the service
Monday, September 26
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. (See more information below this schedule.)
Tuesday, September 27
6:30 p.m. – Dessert
7:30 p.m. – Musical Havdalah
Tuesday, October 4
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)
Wednesday, October 5
10:00 a.m. – Yom Kippur Morning Service
12:00 p.m. – Yizkor (Memorial) Service
2:00 p.m. – Discussion of the Evolution of Judaism
4:30 p.m. – Mincha (Afternoon) Service
5:30 p.m. – Ne’ilah (Closing) Service (includes personal prayer time at the Ark)
6:30 p.m. – Final sounding of the shofar
Break-the-Fast Meal following conclusion of services (reservations 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 new reflections through a chalkboard art mural created by members and guests. Water will wash away the chains of the past – released in the mural. Tashlich symbolizes 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.
Please return your High Holy Day Reservation Form (via email or regular mail) by Friday, September 9, 2022.
We look forward to seeing you this High Holy Day season!