October 31, 2020   date   

Calendar of Events

High Holy Days 5781


 

 
We enter the gates, grateful
For the blessing of renewal.
 
Let us bless the flow of life
That revives us, 
Sustains us, 
And brings us to this time.
Marcia Falk, The Days Between
 
Welcome to this most unusual, unique and magnificent High Holy Day Season.  
We enter these gates grateful - grateful for one another, for the community we continue to build, for the opportunity to apprehend holiness,
and for the aspirations and longings we shall all express. 
There will be meditation, inspiration, contemplation. There will be melody, harmony, and maybe even some cacophony - for spice.
There will be laughter, tears, and silence. 
 
Welcome to the Days of Awe - the year 5781. 
Our platform will be virtual - global pandemic and such.
But, our connection will be real, true, honest, and beautiful.
We are very much looking forward to sharing it all with you.
 
With love, 
Rabbi Alexis Berk and Cantor Billy Tiep

 

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Yom Kippur

  • Sunday, September 27 at 7:00 PM live online
    Kol Nidre Service with Cantor Tiep and Rabbi Berk
    Traditional and innovative melodies, prayer, and poetry with a sermon by Rabbi Berk. Featuring our annual Parade of Torah Scrolls with Temple Solel Past Presidents.
  • Monday, September 28 at 8:00 AM live online
    Yom Kippur Morning Meditation with Craig Parks
    Start the new year with a fresh breath, a calm thought, and some time in communal meditation on the themes of Yom Kippur morning.
  • Monday, September 28 at 9:00 AM live online
    Morning Sanctuary Service
    Morning service with traditional favorites and new interpretations - the sounds of the season in music and liturgy, with engaging Torah reading and some guest surprises.
  • Monday, September 28 at 11:00 AM live online
    Interactive Sermon
    Rabbi Berk will offer a d’rasha and invite the congregation to respond and converse with her on the explored topic.
  • Monday, September 28 at 1:00 PM live online
    Yom Kippur Study Session
    with Rabbi Berk
  • Monday, September 28 at 2:00 PM live online
    Celebrating the New Year: Online Fun and Games for 3rd - 6th Graders
    Join us for a fun afternoon of Kahoot games! Following the games, there will be an optional Yom Kippur discussion with Ellen, Debby and other Religious School teachers.
  • Monday, September 28 at 3:00 PM live online
    The Story of Jonah Comes Alive! For Preschool - 2nd Graders
    A Yom Kippur Experience for Preschoolers through 2nd Grade. Join us for songs, prayers, and a special appearance by Jonah and the Whale!
  • Monday, September 28 at 4:00 PM live online
    Yizkor with Cantor Tiep and Rabbi Berk Followed Immediately by Neilah and Havdalah
    A Yizkor Conversation led by Rabbi Lenore Bohm with meditative music and contemplative prayers of remembrance and love. Immediately after, join us for our by our most uplifting service as the gates begin to close. There will be a participatory Havdalah as we bid farewell and prepare to break our fast together.
    Bring your favorite break-the-fast food to share at the close of the service.

Sukkot

Friday, October 2 at 6:00 PM live online

Shabbat of Sukkot - A Celebration of Harvest and our Abundance 

Join our temple youth on an experiential journey as we build the clean energy Sukkah for this earth we call home. Undeterred by COVID confinement, your sons and daughters have been learning, creating and seeking the shattered sparks of Tikkun Olam, bringing our rich tradition to the challenge of a warming planet. The service speaks to congregants of all ages - from children to millenials to seniors.  All are welcome.

Tag us in your sukkah photos of meals, gatherings, and campouts using #SolelSukkot or email us by October 5 to be featured in a video at Shabbat Services on October 9!

Simchat Torah

  •  Friday, October 9 at 6:00 PM live online
    Shabbat of Simchat Torah
    Challenge - bring your favorite Torah story to life! Contact Cantor Tiep to sign up for a slot. We will compile a video to share show video clips (1-minute skits) at services on Friday.
    Deadline to sign up with Cantor Tiep: Wednesday, September 16
  • Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 AM live online
    Shabbat and Festival Morning Service with B’nei Mitzvah
    Celebratory Shabbat morning, with Festival Hallel and Yizkor.