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High Holidays | Schedule

SELICHOT

Saturday, September 9

6:30pm Selichot Film Screening & Dinner

Join us to kick off the Days of Awe with a screening of the film “Stranger Than Fiction,” directed by Marc Forster and starring Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson. Dinner will be catered ($20/person, children under 12 are free). Register here. 

8:30pm Dessert Reception & Discussion with Rabbi Molly

As we enter this season of reflection and transformation, we will discuss themes of the High Holidays found in the film, including what it takes to break patterns and change our destiny

9:00pm Selichot Service Featuring the TBT Choir & Cantor David Serkin-Poole

After Havdalah, we will continue with a Selichot service with our choir and Cantor Emeritus David Serkin-Poole


EREV ROSH HASHANAH

Friday, September 15

5:30pm "Happy Birthday World" Tot Service Followed by Pizza Dinner (Birth-Age 5)

During our brief 45-minute time together, parents, grandparents, and little ones will share a meal, sing holiday songs, and enjoy special Rosh Hashanah activities. Geared for ages 5 and under, but older siblings are welcome!

7:30pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Rabbi Nemitoff, Rabbi Weisel, Cantor Kay Greenwald, and our TBT Choir welcome the New Year with a spiritually uplifting service


ROSH HASHANAH

Saturday, September 16

9:00am Rosh Hashanah Family Service (Grades K-5)

A 45-minute age-appropriate service with Rabbi Nemitoff and Rabbi Weisel welcomes the New Year. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children

10:30am Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

Join Rabbi Nemitoff, Rabbi Weisel, and Cantor Kay Greenwald for this meaningful and musical service to welcome the New Year, featuring a new Shofar service, written by Noah Aronson in collaboration with Rabbi Nemitoff. Childcare in Solomike provided for ages 2-6 (must pre-register, no drop-offs). To register for childcare, please email Rabbi Weisel: rabbimolly@templebnaitorah.org

3:00pm Tashlich Service at Phantom Lake

Be with us for a family-friendly moment at Phantom Lake as we symbolically cast off our sins in the ancient ritual of Tashlich. 

4:30pm TBT Teva (“nature”) Rosh Hashanah Camping Overnight with Rabbi Molly & Andy Held

Join Rabbi Weisel and Andy Held for a Rosh Hashanah camping experience where we can be ourselves, sing and pray, and relate to God and one another. We will be camping at Washington Park in Anacortes. Get more information and register here. 

Sunday, September 17

10:00am Rosh Hashanah Party Palooza Playdate Hosted by Carol & Brian Schuster

Join us for a fun gathering at the park schmoozing and noshing with other TBT friends, and possibly seeing the animals at Kelsey Creek Park or walking some of the nature trails. This party palooza party is open to everyone in the TBT community, regardless of age. $18/adult (children are free). Register here. 


SHABBAT SHUVAH

Friday, September 22

7:00pm Shabbat Shuvah Service with Guest Speaker, Our Very Own Nestor Quijada

This Shabbat, the “Sabbath of Repentance,” is considered the most important Shabbat of the year, coming–as it does–in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This year, we have a special guest speaker to offer our message of hope and change: our own Nestor Quijada. Nestor has been part of our TBT family for over 25 years and is described as the heart and soul of our family. In addition to his work with us, Nestor has preached and helped lead churches for more than 20 years. Join us to hear his voice and his message


EREV YOM KIPPUR

Sunday, September 24

7:30pm Kol Nidre Service

Join Rabbi Nemitoff, Rabbi Weisel, Cantor Kay Greenwald, and our TBT Choir for this moving and contemplative service ushering in the Day of Atonement


YOM KIPPUR DAY

Monday, September 25

9:00am Yom Kippur Family Service (Grades K-5)

Our 45-minute age-appropriate service with Rabbi Nemitoff and Rabbi Weisel introduces our students to atonement and forgiveness. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children

10:30am Yom Kippur Morning Service

Rabbi Nemitoff, Rabbi Weisel, and Cantor Kay Greenwald lead us through the prayers and reflections of our Yom Kippur Morning liturgy. Childcare in Solomike provided for ages 2-6 (must pre-register, no drop-offs). To register for childcare, please email Rabbi Weisel: rabbimolly@templebnaitorah.org

1:30pm Kedoshim Tihiyu (You Shall Be Holy): Spiritual Activities for this Day of Awe

Yom Kippur afternoon is an opportunity to explore the meaning of atonement, faith, struggle, hope–the themes of this day. We do so with a choice of activities for the body, mind, and spirit. Plan on staying with us for 75 minutes of exploration. Information on the activities will be shared in the coming days

2:45pm Kedoshim Torah Service

Be with us for the reading of the “Holiness Code,” perhaps the most powerful message in all of Torah. Joining us will be 18 members of our TBT family who will share–in 180 words–their personal reflections and journeys regarding the values we are taught in the Yom Kippur Torah passage

4:00pm Yizkor

This emotionally evocative service offers us space to remember those whom we have loved and lost. During our hour service, we will hand out our annual Yizkor memorial book and will read the names of those members who have passed away since last Yom Kippur

5:00pm Neilah

Our Yom Kippur observance draws to a close with a 60-minute service of hope and rededication to our faith and belief in the goodness of humanity. As we conclude, we will blow the shofar (all are welcome to join who have their own shofarot), and will celebrate Havdalah, marking the end of our fasting and the renewal of our spirits

6:00pm Break Fast

Enjoy our impressive spread of light nosh to end the fast with your TBT family. Register here. 


EREV SUKKOT

Friday, September 29

5:00pm -7:00pm Food Trucks for the Festival* (*Self-pay food trucks)

Before our Erev Sukkot/Shabbat service, enjoy a festive dinner from a selection of local food trucks! Please note: the food trucks are self-pay, but we ask that you register ahead of time so the trucks can anticipate food demand. We'll gather to eat at 6:15pm, but the trucks will be open from 5:00pm-7:00pm. 

5:30pm Erev Sukkot Family Program & Religious School Welcome

Sukkot (the festival of “booths”) celebrates the fall harvest and our freedom. All are welcome to join us for a festive evening as we sing together and shake the lulav & etrog in our community sukkah

7:00pm Family-Friendly Erev Sukkot/Shabbat Service

Join us in our sukkah for this brief, family-friendly Shabbat service as we begin the holiday of Sukkot


SUKKOT

Saturday, September 30

10:30am Festival Morning Service

Weather permitting, join us in our sukkah for this 90-minute service, celebrating nature and the bounty that we have in our lives. Together, we will sing, pray, learn, and read Torah on this Festival of Booths


EREV ATZERET - SIMCHAT TORAH

Friday, October 6

6:15pm Catered Dinner

Before our service, enjoy a delicious catered Italian dinner ($20/person, children under 12 are free). Register here

7:00pm Family-Friendly Simchat Torah Celebration / Shabbat Service & Consecration

In our celebration appropriate for all ages, we will welcome our youngest students to the study of Torah with a brief Consecration celebration, followed by our unrolling of our Torah scrolls for all to see. Be sure to join us to–literally–hold Torah high for all to see! An ice cream dessert oneg will follow


ATZERET - SIMCHAT TORAH

Saturday, October 7

10:30am Festival Morning Service & Yizkor

Our High Holiday season concludes with a festival service. Simchat Torah is one of the four times each year that we do a special Yizkor service where we pause from within our celebrations to remember those who have passed away. Be with us for our 90-minute celebration of Shabbat, Torah, and to recall those who gave Torah (in all its forms) to us.

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