Like most others, we realize that The Jewish New Year, also considered the Day of Judgment. The period of the High Holidays is a time of introspection and atonement. The holiday is celebrated with the sounding of the shofar, lengthy prayers in synagogue, the eating of apples and honey, and round challah for a sweet and whole year. Tashlikh, casting bread on the water to symbolize the washing away of sins, also takes place on Rosh Hashana. 5781 is very different from almost every other Rosh Hashanah in almost everyone’s memory. For this year, rather than trying to use or adapt our normal liturgy, rather than just taking our typical Lit. Evening Jewish holidays begin in the evening. Hence, Erev Shabbat is the eve of the Sabbath. Rosh Hashanah practice to a video teleconference, we chose to bring the Rosh Hashanah Lit. Order. The festive meal conducted on Passover night, in a specific order with specific rituals to symbolize aspects of the Exodus from Egypt. It is conducted following the haggadah, a book for this purpose. The mystics of Sefat also created a seder for Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees. to our community (albeit over video teleconference). To do this, we explored existing liturgy and sources and reconstructed the practice to fit with our community and with the times.
We offer this liturgy to the community. Download the PDF below.