High Holidays 5781 (2020)
For security purposes, everyone needs to be registered for all High Holidays services and events they are attending, both virtual and in-person.
Registration for Members, Family Members who are not Kol Emet Congregants
Members of your family who are not Kol Emet congregants are welcome to attend all High Holiday services. When you register, please indicate how many non-congregant family members will be joining you at services.
Registration for Guests from the Jewish Community
Members of the Jewish community are welcome to join us as guests of the Kehillah of Bucks County and the Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
We kindly suggest a minimum donation of $36 per guest, or whatever amount is meaningful for you.
Zoom invitations and links will be provided by September 11, 2020. Please be certain about the in-person events you wish to join as attendance limits may be imposed. We do not want folks to miss out on opportunities to participate in services or activities.
Greeters will be present at each in-person venue welcoming you to services. They are tasked with confirming your registration as well as implementing the Kol Emet COVID-19 Safety Protocol (link). They will take your temperature upon arrival, ask you several COVID-relevant questions and remind you to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. It is mandatory that all folks in attendance wear a face mask. If you are unable to do so, you are welcome to join the event virtually. Please arrive early and be patient as we work together to ensure the safety and serenity of these holy days.
Mahzorim (High Holiday prayer books) will be delivered to members in their Shana Tova gift bag, upon request through the Registration Form. If you wish to purchase a mahzor, you can do so through the Registration Form at $54 per book.
Other Relevant Information
High Holiday Appeal
This year, we are again making it possible to fulfill your High Holiday pledge when you register online. Giving is a mitzvah and a responsibility. Please give to the level that you can. We value your presence most of all.
High Holiday Food Drive
YOU can make a difference. Nourish families in need by participating in the High Holiday Food Drive. Over 3,000 Jewish families are fed by your donations & 5 months of food pantry stock is supplied by this drive. We will be collecting nutritious, non-perishable kosher protein items: canned beans, nut butters & canned fish.
Donate your Kosher canned food at Kol Emet from 9/10/20 through 10/8/20. You can bring your donations to the synagogue when you sign-up for visiting hours, or to any of the in-person remote tashlich services where a member of the Tikkun Olam Committee will be happy to assist you.
Lulav and Etrog Purchase
Would you like to shake your very own lulav and etrog this Sukkot??
Rabbi Anna will be placing an order soon to our lulav and etrog provider. If you would like to have one for this Sukkot, please email the office no later than 9/18/2020 at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’re only $36 per set!
We are a people in whom the past endures, in whom the present is inconceivable without moments gone by…
Recollection is a holy act: we sanctify the present by remembering the past.
–Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
See online registration for details. Absolute deadline is 9/4/2020.