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Member registration is due by August 31 and includes all online services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Once registered, services will also be available to view online after the service is over.


Selichot

24 Elul 5781/September 12, • 8:30pm — Online

Join congregations across Howard County for havdalah, followed by a dynamic, interactive program exploring identity through the lens of the remarkable Inge Ginsburg, a Holocaust survivor now known as “Death Metal Grandma.” A communal selichot service, penitential prayers, and inspiration in preparation for the Days of Repentance will follow. Click here to join zoom session.

 


Rosh Hashanah

Friday, 29 Elul 5781/September 18  
Evening service* — online, 7:30pm
Start off the High Holy Days with Rabbi Axler and Cantor Droller, and enjoy some musical selections, virtually recorded by Shir Isaiah and Marshall Kohen.

Saturday, 1 Tishrei 5781/September 19
Tot Service — online, 9am
Join Meredith Zuckerman, Temple Isaiah Preschool Director, and special guests to sing, pray, and celebrate on this sacred day. Geared towards children infant to five and their grownups, this service will stream on Temple Isaiah’s Facebook page at 9am and subsequently be available for viewing at any time.

All Congregation Service* — online, 10:30am
Join Rabbi Axler and Cantor Droller for a spiritually uplifting service with familiar prayers and melodies of our traditional sanctuary service in our new virtual worship space.

Family Service* — live on Zoom, 1pm
Join Rabbi Plotkin and Rachel Petroff Kessler on Zoom for a live worship experience geared towards elementary schoolers and their families. Pre-registration is required; check the box on the Member Service Registration.

Rosh Hashanah in the Park(ing Lot)/Symphony of Shofars* — in person, 3–5pm
Temple Isaiah members are invited to drive through Temple Isaiah’s parking lot to:

  • Hear the shofar blown live and in-person!
  • Participate in our traditional High Holy Day Food Drive by dropping off food to donate.
  • Pick up a copy of our Yizkor booklet and other items to enhance your High Holy Day Experience.
  • Volunteers are needed to assist with traffic flow, collect food donation bags and distribute gift bags. To volunteer, please click here.

Sunday, 2 Tishrei 5781/September 20
Morning Service, 2nd day — live on Zoom, 10am

Tashlich — in person, 2–4pm
Stop by Centennial Park, the Lakefront, or Lake Elkhorn to pick up a prayer packet and share holiday greetings with clergy, staff, and lay leaders before doing a personal Tashlich at the water’s edge.


Shabbat Shuvah

Friday, 8 Tishrei 5781/September 25, With Ken Isman — live on Zoom, 7pm

Join Rabbi Craig Axler and Ken Isman for a Shabbat Service during the Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with musical selections designed to enlighten and help us prepare for Yom Kippur.

 


Reflection Times*

September 21–25, see link for times — in person

Take time for private reflection in our sanctuary during the Days of Awe. Individuals/Families can sign up for a 15-minute slot for quiet contemplation and prayer, perhaps in front of the Ark or in our Memorial Alcove. Click here to register.

 


Yom Kippur

Sunday, 10 Tishrei 5781/September 27
Kol Nidre* — online, 7:45pm
Begin the Holy Day with Rabbi Axler and Cantor Droller and our musicians, Daniel Levitov and Karin Brown, with our traditional, beautiful rendition of the Kol Nidre prayer.

Monday, 11 Tishrei 5781/September 28
Tot Service — online, 9am
Join Meredith Zuckerman, Temple Isaiah Preschool Director, and special guests to sing, pray, and celebrate on this sacred day. Geared towards children infant to five and their grownups, this service will stream on Temple Isaiah’s Facebook page at 9am and subsequently be available for viewing at any time.

All Congregation Service* — online, 10:30am
Join Rabbi Axler and Cantor Droller for a day of worship, contemplation and study, which begins with our congregational service.

Family Service* — live on Zoom, 1pm
Join Rabbi Plotkin and Rachel Petroff Kessler on Zoom for a live worship experience geared towards elementary schoolers and their families. Pre-registration is required.

Congregants’ Hour — live on Zoom, 2pm
Join us for enlightening and heartwarming stories of the Jewish and congregational journeys of 3 of our congregants.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Experiences — live on Zoom, 3pm
Various opportunities for study, connection, and reflection on Zoom for all ages. Details will be shared as the holidays approach.

Afternoon Service /Yizkor Service/Neilah* — online, 4:30pm

*Marked events require prior registration. 


Forms for Registration and Contributions

Registration and all other forms due by August 31