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Shalom!

With Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur approaching, Chabad of Sunnyvale invites you to share the High Holiday Services with us as we herald the start of 5782.  

Each year, Chabad of Sunnyvale opens our doors as wide as possible to enable as many people as possible to gather at this important time of the year. With the emergence of the Delta variant (safety) and the County’s Guidance to require masks for indoor gatherings (comfort), the near-consensus of the community feedback has been to keep the community safe and comfortable by holding outdoor services.

The following policies will guide us towards a safe experience

Masks: Being that we are outdoors, masks will be optional for all who are fully vaccinated.  If a mask will make your feel more comfortable, please wear it!

Seating: There will be a strict limit on the number of seats that we will be able to safely accommodate while allowing ample spacing. Therefore this year, as last year, we will require seats to be reserved in advance for all attendees. To that end, a modest contribution of $100 per seat will serve to both confirm a seat at ALL the services and to help defray the costs of the services. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, contact Rabbi Hecht to arrange.  

Children: Children are welcome to join the children's programs that will be held on the First Day of Rosh Hashana and on Yom Kippur daytime (see schedule below). Children ages 12 and up for whom a seat has been reserved are welcome to join the services provided they remain seated with a parent at all times and wear a mask if unvaccinated. If your child is younger than 12 but will be able to sit in their seat at all times, please e-mail the office to discuss.

“Shofar in the Park” on Rosh Hashana afternoon, Tashlich at the Community Center,  and the "End of Yom Kippur Meet-up & Shofar Blowing" at Serra Park are an excellent way to involve the children in the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur communal experience.  

High Holiday Service Information

Prior Registration Required (No exceptions!)

Seat Reservations: (reserves a seat for all High Holiday services)

$100 per seat 
No one turned away for lack of funds, contact Rabbi Hecht to inquire

Please select the services you plan to attend.

Click Here to RSVP


High Holiday Service Schedule  

ROSH HASHANA
Monday Eve—Wednesday Eve 
September 6th- 8th, 2021

Monday, Erev Rosh Hashana  
Evening Services:7:00p

Tuesday, Rosh Hashana Day One: 
Morning Services Begin: 8:30am
Shofar Blowing Service: 10:30am

Children's Program: 10:45am -11:45am

Shofar in the Park: Nimitz Park: 4:00pm| Ortega Park: 5:00pm
Mincha, Tashlich (and Shofar) Services*: 6:00p

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

Wednesday, Rosh Hashana Day Two:  
Morning Services: 8:30am 
Shofar Service 10:30am 

YOM KIPPUR
Wednesday Eve-Thursday Eve
September 15th &
16th, 2021

Wednesday, Yom Kippur Eve
Candle Lighting Fast Begins: 6:57p
Kol Nidrei Service: 7:00p

Monday, Yom Kippur Day
Morning Services: 8:30a
Yizkor Memorial Service: 10:45a
Mincha Service 5:30p
Neila Closing Service: 6:30p

Shofar Blowing and Fast Ends: 7:52p

End of Yom Kippur Meet-up & Shofar Blowing: 8:05p
@ Serra Park (Corner of the The Dalles and Lewiston)  

 

  Click Here to RSVP