Chabad of Sunnyvale will offer the community safe, outdoor, socially-distant High Holiday Services this year.

While conducting services during a pandemic is not easy, throughout the darkest periods of our history—even in the barracks of Auschwitz—the hallowed sounds of the High Holiday services gave them the strength to endure. At Chabad, we are both cognizant of the importance of gathering in person for services and deeply sensitive to health concerns during the COVID era which we have addressed through strictly enforced policies [see below]. We hope that you will feel comfortable to join us for an especially meaningful service.

While for the past 17 years Chabad of Sunnyvale has invited the community to attend services without reserving seats, and entirely without financial obligations, this year is a little different: Because we are being limited to 60 people for the outdoor religious service, a serious commitment is needed to ensure that we can accommodate those who wish to attend without needlessly turning anyone away. To that end, a modest contribution of $100 per seat will serve to both confirm a seat at services and to help defray the costs of the services.

When completing the reservation form, please only reserve for the services that you actually plan to attend. Otherwise, we will likely be forced to turn someone else away, while a seat remains empty. Seats are limited, and are first come/first serve. Please register as soon as possible. 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Rabbi Hecht if you have difficulty affording the cost to reserve a seat.

Please note that children age 11 and under are invited to one of the many “Shofar in the Park” services listed below which are, of course, free of charge. We regret that in the interest of public health and seat limitations, children are not permitted to join the formal services.

We look forward to sharing this uplifting High Holiday with you!

Rabbi Yisroel Hecht 

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High Holiday Service Information

RSVP to receive location address for services
Seat Reservations: $100 per seat (includes a seat for all services)
No one turned away for lack of funds, contact Rabbi Hecht to 

Event Safety Policy and Protocol
Prior Registration Required (No exceptions!)
Reserved, Dedicated, Disinfected Seating
Social Distance Regulations Enforced
No Children under age 12
Masks required throughout (no exception aside for medical)
Machzorim will be provided bagged for each individual registrant for dedicated use. 

Do not attend if you have symptoms that are associated with COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID over the past 14 days.

Non-conforming congregants will be asked to leave

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High Holiday Service Schedule  

Friday Eve—Sunday Eve 
September 18th-20th, 2020

Friday, Rosh Hashana:  
Evening Services:7:00p

Shabbat, Rosh Hashana Day One:
Morning Services Begin: 8:30am
Short Sermon at 10:30am

Sunday, Rosh Hashana Day Two: 
Morning Services: 8:30am 
Shofar Service 10:30am 
Shofar in the Park: San Antonio Park: 2:00pm | De Anza Park: 3:00pm | Nimitz Park: 4:00pm| Ortega Park: 5:00pm | Sunnyvale Community Center: 6:00pm
Mincha, Tashlich (and Shofar) Services*: 6:00p

*at Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E Remington Drive, Sunnyvale

Sunday Eve-Monday Eve
September 27th &
2 8, 2020

Sunday, Yom Kippur Eve
Candle Lighting Fast Begins: 6:38p
Kol Nidrei Service: 6:45p

Monday, Yom Kippur Day
Morning Services: 7:15am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 9:15a (due to weather)

Mincha Service 5:30p
Neila Closing Service: 6:30p
Shofar Blowing and Fast Ends: 7:33p

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