Yamim Nora’im/High Holidays at Ashreynu
Celebrate the High Holidays with us at Ashreynu. See our schedule below, and click on each event to learn more about music, kids programs, and more about each holiday.
Our doors are open to all.
Our services are musical, featuring keyboard, clarinet, guitar, and voices. There are t’filot, there are songs. We draw from the beauty of the traditional liturgy, chanting t’filot and Torah in the Ashkenazi Yamim Nora’im nusach, with additional music in Sefardi style as well. We encourage you to harmonize, to hum, to sing loudly, to follow along silently.
Our services, learning sessions, kids programs, and art programs are musical, traditional, thoughtful, and creative. We dig deep into the difficult complexities of theYamim Nora’im, exploring how we can make personal connections to our heritage, and create lasting change within ourselves. Learn a little more about what you can expect.
Please RSVP, so we can set up our space accordingly. We welcome donations to help support the labor and costs that go into creating this kind of community.
HOW TO RSVP
We appreciate RSVPs so we can best prepare, but walk-ins are welcome. You can RSVP for all our services and programs, including kids’ programming, here, or in the last tab on this page.
Since we see participating in our programs and services as building Ashreynu, we invite you to join us in membership for the year, which we’ve structured in a unique, accessible way. You can also make a one time donation.
We’re offering programming on both days of Rosh HaShanah and on Yom Kippur.
Tot programming will be led by our Tot Shabbat leader, Amelia Bienstock, a new MASKIT faculty member. Amelia’s experience in synagogue education is coupled with her background in comedy and improv. There will be music, dancing, and lots of fun.
Elementary-Middle school programming will be led by Alex Parke, a musician and Jewish educator on the MASKIT faculty. Kids will enjoy games, music, and exploring themes of the holidays. Moreh Alex will lead a full group session, camp style, in the park on the second day of Rosh HaShanah.
Do you want to sing? Play an instrument? Reach out to us!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Our pluralistic chavurah welcomes and expects people from across the range of Jewish backgrounds. You may sit next to someone who is fluent in Hebrew, and on the other side, someone who is just learning the alef-bet.
We encourage you to engage with the texts, with Torah, with the t’filot: personally or communally, through reading in a language you understand or one you don’t, through reflecting privately or discussing throughout the day.
As we go through the standard structure of the holiday services, bringing in elements from all walks of Jewish life, you will encounter moments that feel traditional, and moments that feel new to you. They may be a starting point for you, or they may be moments of deep familiarity.
Rosh HaShanah | Monday, 9.26 | Event Link
Rosh HaShanah in the Park | Tuesday, 9.27 | Event Link
Kol Nidrei | Tuesday, 10.4 | Event Link
Yom Kippur Morning | Wednesday, 10.5 | Event Link
Yom Kippur Evening | Wednesday, 10.5 | Event Link
For a full PDF or print version of the schedule, please click here.
For a calendar list view on our website, please click here.