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High Holidays @ OSTNS


Complete List of High Holiday Davening Times



Other High Holiday Information

Congregational Melodies
Prepare for the High Holidays by listening to the melodies traditionally used in our prayer services.

Sunflower Bakery Ordering Info 
We are pleased to be teaming up with our friends at Sunflower Bakery to provide you with many sweet offerings for the holidays. (Deadline 9/14 @ Noon)

Letter from Our Clergy

Dear Friends,

This year our High Holiday Prayer services will be like never before.  

When we first closed our doors in March, we never thought that we would still be closed for the High Holidays six months later. We write this letter with sadness that our doors continue to remain closed, and that we will be unable to join together in prayer and celebration this year in the way that we are accustomed to. We take solace, comfort, and inspiration from the beautiful connection we have felt with folks who have joined us for prayers on zoom during this period.

For the upcoming holidays we are able to offer outdoor prayer service opportunities.  We are grateful to our entire team of staff members and lay leadership including our reopening task force for their many hours of dedication for their enormous efforts to adjust our services to the outdoors. We expect that these services will be short and efficient, without a sermon or extended singing.

Due to capacity restrictions and safety protocols arising from the pandemic, it is imperative that anyone who wishes to attend registers in advance (link above).

Additionally, we are offering multiple opportunities to gather as a community virtually—for prayers and Torah study. We expect the full listings of our High Holiday and Elul offerings to be available early next week. 

We greatly look forward to being able to reunite in person and for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.  In the meantime, let us remember that regardless of how we all choose to pray this yontiv, the most powerful prayer is the prayer of the heart—avodah she’belev. Wherever we are —whether in zoom, in person, or simply in our own living room—let us take the opportunity of the holiday season to pour out our hearts in prayers to Hashem.  This year let us all pray for a yeshuah and a geulah for our world.

With wishes for a sweet and healthy New Year.

Shanah Tovah

Maharat Ruth Friedman
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Thu, August 5 2021 27 Av 5781