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High Holy Days and Shabbat

Register for High Holy Days 5781 with P'nai Or!

All are welcome! We very gratefully accept donations. Recommended donation for nonmembers is $18-36 per service; a donation of any amount from members is also appreciated.

Advance registration required. No one turned away for lack of ability to pay.

Here are the registration links:

Friday, Sept 18, 6:15 pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, Sept 19, 9:45 am: Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Saturday, Sept 19, 10:45 am:
Children & Family Rosh Hashanah (email Zmira with names and age of children to register)

Sunday, Sept 20, 9:45 am Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Virtual Contemplative Retreat

Sunday, Sept 27, 5:45 pm: Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur

Monday, Sept 28, 9:45 am: Yom Kippur (with breaks throughout the day)

Monday, Sept 28, 10:45 am: Children & Family Yom Kippur (link TBD; email Zmira to register for now)

Some special things about this year (besides the fact that we'll be in our "virtual shul" on Zoom):

Please join Elisabeth Rogolsky on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah Day 1 for a 45-minute study session on the haftorah of Hannah--"Illuminating Hannah"--exploring the story through art. It will begin at approx. 3 pm, one hour after our Rosh Hashanah Day 1 service concludes (at the same Zoom link as the service).

* Our Rosh Hashanah Day 2 celebration, with P'nai Or and Havurah Shir Hadash, will be unique. Rabbi Hannah and Hazzan Baruch of P'nai Or will lead a Virtual Contemplative Retreat with shofar blowing. We will gather together in song and prayer to lift our spirits and open our hearts. Service will include inspirational teachings from Reb Zalman. After a short break, Rabbi David Zaslow of Havurah Shir Hadash will lead the Torah teaching, including a fascinating talk on some radical interpretations of the Binding of Isaac story.

* On Yom Kippur at 2:30 we will join with Havurah Shir Hadash to study martyrology. The Yitzkor service will begin at 6:15. Yom Kippur Havdalah service begins at 7:39 and will conclude around 8:30 pm.  

* We will have special Children & Family services on Rosh Hashanah Day 1 and Yom Kippur with Maggidah Tzuria Malpica and Micha'el Miller, Colorado-based Jewish educators, storytellers, and musicians. Together, they weave their diverse backgrounds and love of Judaism into services that are as soulful and high as they are down to Earth. Their hope is to bring peace and joy to families and children, while encouraging deep meaningful connection. Children’s services are appropriate for ages 4 to 12.


P’nai Or celebrates Shabbat in many styles, including chanting, singing, live music, movement & meditation, storytelling, in-home Kabbalat Shabbat potlucks, family services, and more. Sometimes we meet on Friday nights, and sometimes we meet on Saturday mornings.
We typically meet for Shabbat once or twice a month. Check our calendar to see which days we're meeting.
On Friday nights, Kabbalat Shabbat services start at 7:30 pm. Our member leaders or guest rabbis guide us as we welcome Shabbat with services ranging from contemplative to ecstatic. We may start by singing niggunim (wordless melodies) and song and then gather at the front of the sanctuary to light candles together. Liturgy is woven with chant, music, and sometimes meditation, as we savor the sweetness of Shabbat.
On Saturdays, Shabbat morning services start at 10 am. Our leaders guide us with an abundance of songs, a Torah service, words of insight, and sometimes a story to touch the heart.