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Local congregations

Please visit each congregation’s website for more information about virtual and outdoor gatherings for the holidays.

 

Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan

https://www.annarborminyan.org

The Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan is an intimate and vibrant orthodox congregation. Our membership is multigenerational, including families with babies and school-aged children, young couples just starting out, empty-nesters, and retirees. The diversity of our community is reflected in our programming, which provides frequent opportunities for our members to learn Torah, celebrate, socialize, and connect with Judaism in ways they find meaningful.

Special programs

Outdoor, socially distant holiday services.

 

Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation

https://aarecon.org/high-holidays-2020/

AARC members actively explore and debate Jewish beliefs and practices, balancing a respect for traditional Jewish teachings with the responsibility to interpret them in the light of our contemporary values. We are affiliated with Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

 

Beth Israel Congregation

https://www.bethisrael-aa.org/high-holidays-2020.html

Beth Israel is an active, egalitarian, community-minded congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are passionate about life-long learning, tikkun olam (healing the world), sharing our heritage with the next generation, and innovative activities of all kinds.

Special Programs

10/4 When Life Gives You Etrogs: A Virtual Sukkot Comedy Show

10/4 Lego Sukkah Contest

10/6 Temporary Housing in the Sukkah, Permanent Housing in Ann Arbor (Affordable housing presentation)

 

Chabad House of Ann Arbor

https://www.jewmich.com/highholiday/

Congregation Chabad is a family-oriented synagogue consisting of members of many diverse backgrounds, including students and community members. Services are conducted year-round in conformance with traditional Jewish law and practice. Prayer books are also available in English and Russian.

Special Programs

Holiday dinners available for University of Michigan students.

 

Jewish Cultural Society

https://jewishculturalsociety.org/high-holidays/

A Humanistic Jewish congregation provides group identity, adult education, youth education, a setting for public celebrations of holidays and life-cycle ceremonies, and a community voice for the Humanistic Jewish point of view.

Special programs

10/4 Sukkot family celebration

 

Pardes Hannah

https://pardeshannah.org/2020/09/03/schedule-of-services-for-high-holy-days-2020-5781/

Pardes Hannah is the Jewish Renewal Community of Ann Arbor in affiliation with ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal. In the tradition of Jewish Renewal communities, Pardes Hannah is committed to strengthening the three pillars of Jewish life- prayer, study, and action.

Special programs

10/4 Torah study in the virtual sukkah

10/10 Shabbat-Shemini Atzeret services

 

Temple Beth Emeth

https://templebethemeth.org/high-holy-days-2020-5781/

We are a Reform congregation and member of the Union for Reform Judaism. Our deeply held beliefs and principles guide the actions and behaviors of the congregation. TBE’s congregational family is founded on the values of warmth, togetherness, openness, belonging, caring, and the sharing of Jewish living.

Special programs

10/4 Women “Off” the Wall Sukkot Study Session with Anat Hoffman

 

 

Sermons & Reflections from Around Ann Arbor

 

Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation

Rabbi Ora Nitkin-Kaner’s Sermons:

Kol Nidrei 5781: The Whole World is a Brief Bridge

Rosh HaShanah 5781: Breaking and Birthing

 

Beth Israel Congregation

Rabbi Nadav Caine’s Rosh Hashanah Sermons:

Hear The Shofar Cries: Practicing Essentialism During The Pandemic

 

 

 

Hebrew Day School

Reflection from Jennifer Rosenberg, Head of School

 

Hillel at University of Michigan

Rav Lisa Stella’s Rosh Hashanah Sermon

Rav Lisa Stella’s Yom Kippur Sermon

Executive Director Tilly Shemer’s Rosh Hashanah Sermon 

 

Jewish Cultural Society

Madrikha Julie Gales’ Rosh Hashanah Address

Yom Kippur Remarks by Bernie Banet.

 

Pardes Hannah

Vort (words) from Rabbi Elliot Ginsburg

Vort (words) from Jane Blumenthal

Vort (words) from Oran Hesterman

 

 

National Resources

 

Hillel International and Reboot 

We’re inviting you to elevate your High Holiday experience. Take 30 seconds to get free access to epic streamed Higher Holiday events for Jewish (and Jew-ish) college students featuring Broadway performers, Hollywood screenwriters, musicians and more — space is limited, so save your seat today!

 

Jewish Federations of North America

Services streaming from around the country, at-home activities for families, and engaging readings for meaningful reflection.

 

Jewish Emergent Network

The Jewish Emergent Network presents Al Chet — For the Sin of…

We know this Yom Kippur feels different from all others, and that you will be doing the holy work of the day from your own home and at your own pace. Yom Kippur afternoon, come experience diverse, a la carte content curated and created by the seven Jewish Emergent Network communities. Engage with the powerful themes of the Al Chet and explore the idea of sins against each other, our earth, our bodies, and our communities. Or come to question if the idea of sin is even relevant. From racial justice sessions to movement, from text studies to music, and from high-profile guest speakers to breath work, make your Yom Kippur afternoon unique. 

 

MyJewishLearning.com

A variety of online service options, including Rosh Hashanah Eve services with Kveller and musician Alicia Jo Rabins.

 

Moishe House

Searching for a guide or how-to on a certain holiday? Looking for hosting tips? No matter what support you need on rituals, inclusivity and beyond, you’re in the right place!

 

PJ Library

Resources and activities aimed at helping kids get to know the Jewish holidays.

 

Shalom Hartman Institute

Essays and study guides for reflection