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		                                    Shav’at ’aniim Atah Tishmah		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Hear the Clamor of the Poor</span>

Thank you for your interest in attending our services. Due to the persistence of COVID-19 we will hold High Holiday Services on Zoom again this year, but we will gather in person for Tashlich, and we hope to find members to share a neighborhood walk on Yom  Kippur.

There are no tickets, but donations are welcome. The goodwill contributions of our members and guests sustain our congregation, so please be generous. We rely on contributions to keep our programs going.

MEMBERS: Please log in by clicking in the upper right if you have not done so. This enables Shirat HaNefesh to centralize all your info, enable you to pay on account, and saves time and effort for the administration. 




Selihot Service – August 28, 2021 – 8:45 p.m.

In addition to his Elul Selihot series, Hazzan Ramón Tasat will lead a Selihot service on Saturday, August 28. We will gather on Zoom for a Havdalah service, followed by presentations from representatives of Jews United for Justice and Bend the Arc, two organizations whose work includes our theme:
                         Shav’at ’aniim, Hear the Clamor of the Poor
After the presentations we usher in the melodies and themes of the High Holiday liturgy.

This service will use the same link as the weekday Elul Selihot series. 

Elul selihot series

In the Sephardic tradition, the recitation of Selihot in preparation for the Yamim Noraim begins on the second day of the Hebrew month of Elul.  Join Hazzan Ramón Tasat and guest leaders during the month of Elul through Yom Kippur afternoon. From Sunday till Thursday at 8 p.m. for a 20-minute celebration of the Hebrew letters.

All sessions are at 8:00pm except the Yom Kippur Selihot Review on September 16th.
The remaining dates are
Sep 9, 2021, Rabbi Rachel Gartner
Sep 12, 2021, Nan Wellins 
Sep 13, 2021, Rabbi Devorah Lynn
Sep 14, 2021, Dr. Darius Sivin
Sep 16, 2021, Hazzan Ramón Tasat

(Registration required – valid for all Zoom sessions)

Please register for Selihot here.



Enhance Your High Holiday Experience

Purchase a machzor (prayerbook)native plantslocal apples, and Israeli honey. Proceeds go to support Shirat HaNefesh. We will distribute purchased and borrowed items on Sunday, August 29, 1-2 p.m. in the front driveway of North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, Maryland.
     ► ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY Friday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.

Click here for the online High Holiday Registration Form!
You need only register once for all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services.
More information below.

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 6, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Hazzan Ramón Tasat will lead the service with a Dvar Torah by Lisa Jo Finstrom, who will talk about the work of our Tikkun Olam      Committee toward our theme of Shav’at ’aniim, Hear the Clamor of the Poor.

Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day, Tuesday, September 7, 2021  9:00 a.m. – 1:00
     Co-leaders include Cindy Arnson, Loretta Vitale Saks, Fran and David Levin, with a Dvar Torah by David Balto.


Rosh Hashanah, 2nd Day, Wednesday, September 8, 2021  9:30 am – 12:15 p.m.
   (includes Musaf and sounding of the Shofar)

     Co-leaders include George Franklin and Sande Wool, with a Dvar Torah by Karen Lantner.

Hazzan Ramón will lead a Torah discussion focusing on the Akeidah/the Binding of Isaac in art and literature.  

5:30 p.m. Tashlich and Shofar Blowing Please join us at Jones Mill Road Park, near the intersection of Jones Mill and Levelle Drive, Chevy Chase, Maryland 
We will not be throwing bread this year. In deference to the health of wildlife, we will be using stones. If you have some of your own, bring them. Please maintain appropriate physical distancing.

  Click here to download a map to the Tashlich service.  

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:45 p.m.
     Co-leader Cliff Braverman, with a Dvar Torah by Rabbi Gerry Serotta

Kol Nidre starts before sundown and is followed by a special Yom Kippur evening service, led by Hazzan Ramón Tasat. Services begin promptly at 6:45 p.m., so please login to Zoom at 6:30 to allow time for the host to let you in via the waiting room and so that you do not feel rushed.

Yom Kippur, Thursday, September 16, 2021 •  9:00 a.m.

Morning Service
     Co-leaders Nan Wellins, Sam Eisen, Gideon Amir, Loretta Vitale Saks, and Rabbi Bob Saks
 Yizkor is planned to be around 12:45

Text Study  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
During the break Gideon Amir will discuss “The many facets of the Akeda (Binding of Isaac) story”
Neighborhood Walks  3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
On the registration form please check the box if you are interested in taking an afternoon walk with your neighbors. We will try to connect people who live near each other and let you then organize to walk together. 
Selihot Review with Hazzan Ramón  4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Afternoon Service 5:15 p.m.
     Co-leader Rabbi Gerry Serotta
Ne'ilah 6:45 p.m.
Final Shofar Blast and Havdalah 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Services on Zoom

Please register so we can send you the Zoom links to our High Holiday services. Please do not post the links on social media or share them with your friends. Do invite your family and friends to join you from whatever part of the world they’re in!  Please send them the link to this page and invite them to register here on this page, or send us their information and we'll invite them.

Click here to register ONLINE

Click here to download a paper version of the order form and mail it in with your payment

HHD 8-22-21

Mon, December 6 2021 2 Tevet 5782