Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

We are looking forward to welcoming 5781 with you. All services are available to watch online using YouTube. While watching on YouTube, you will have the option to turn on closed-captioning/ subtitles by pressing the “cc” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen. Join us on your SmartTV, computer, or other mobile devices! Community gatherings to celebrate the Rosh Hashanah will be held using Zoom. 

Click here to see Rabbi Cahana on the passing of Justice Ginsburg (z”l) 


KEVER AVOT
September 20, 2020

LIVE on Zoom at 1:00 PM | Kever Avot
Meeting ID: 824 0948 8613

Our annual remembrance of those who have passed within the past year. This service will take place at the Beth Israel Cemetery for those who have loved ones buried in our cemetery within the past year.


SHOFAR ACROSS OREGON
September 20, 2020

Your House at 4:00 PM | Shofar Across Oregon
In partnership with the Oregon Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland we invite you to take your Shofar outside and send a message of peace, hope, and healing through the blowing of your shofar. Our hope is that Jews all across Oregon and SW Washington will join together in this moment.

 


HIGH HOLIDAYS TECHNICAL SUPPORT

If you have any difficulty connecting, please call (503) 222-1069 or email 5781@bethisrael-pdx.org for support. Our office will be answering email and the phone on Friday, September 18th until 6:30 PM, as well as on Saturday, September 19th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We will not be answering the main phone line on September 20th.

Click here to watch a video about how to watch services on your SmartTV

Click here to download a how-to guide to watch on your TV


PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO JUMP TO MORE INFORMATION ON EACH TOPIC. 

ROSH HASHANAH
KEVER AVOT
SHOFAR ACROSS OREGON
MISSED A PREVIOUS SERVICE? CATCH UP HERE
PRAYER BOOKS 


PREVIOUS SERVICES

Congregation Beth Israel Community Candle Lighting 
Our community gathered to light candles together via Zoom.

 Erev Rosh Hashanah Service | September 18, 2020

Our traditional Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, filmed in our historic Main Sanctuary. To follow along in a free virtual flipbook, click here

Read Rabbi Cahahana’s Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, “A More Perfect Union – Hopeful Lessons from the Pandemic”. 

Tot Morning Service | September 19, 2020
A pre-recorded service for our littlest members. 

Traditional Morning Service | September 19, 2020
Our traditional Rosh Hashanah Service, filmed in our historic Main Sanctuary. To follow along in a free virtual flipbook, click here

Read Rabbi Joseph’s Rosh Hashanah sermon, “Strengthening Community.”

Family Morning Service | September 19, 2020

A lively service with stories and songs. To see when in the service your favorite meaningful moment happens, click here.  
 

Apples and Honey Family Hangout | Zoom recording coming soon!

Young families are invited to this sweet musical Zoom hangout.

Congregational Luncheon | Zoom recording coming soon!
Celebrate, chat, and catch up with fellow congregants at our Zoom luncheon gathering.
  

Sermon Discussion | Zoom recording coming soon!
Rabbi Joseph and Rabbi Cahana discuss their Rosh Hashanah Sermons.
 

Read Rabbi Cahahana’s Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, “A More Perfect Union – Hopeful Lessons from the Pandemic”. 

Read Rabbi Joseph’s Rosh Hashanah sermon, “Strengthening Community.”

Rosh Hashanah: Behind the Scenes | Zoom recording coming soon!
Learn all about the astonishing behind the scenes work that made these unusual High Holidays possible.

Rosh Hashanah Teen Hangout | Zoom recording coming soon!
Rabbi Joseph leads a Rosh Hashanah
talk for CBI teens. 

 

Watch on YouTube at 7:00 AM (or anytime!)| Tot Service
A pre-recorded service for our littlest members. Available for early risers, but you’re welcome to watch whenever is best for your family–we know nap schedules are important! While watching on YouTube, you will have the option to turn on closed-captioning/ subtitles by pressing the “cc” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen. 

Watch on YouTube at 10:00 AM| Traditional Service
Our traditional Rosh Hashanah Service, filmed in our historic Main Sanctuary. To follow along in a free virtual flipbook, click here. While watching on YouTube, you will have the option to turn on closed-captioning/ subtitles by pressing the “cc” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen.

 Read Rabbi Joseph’s Rosh Hashanah sermon, “Strengthening Community.”

Watch on YouTube at 10:00 AM | Family Service
A lively service with stories and songs. To see when in the service your favorite meaningful moment happens, click here. While watching on YouTube, you will have the option to turn on closed-captioning/ subtitles by pressing the “cc” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen. 

IN PERSON at 4:00 PM | Tashlich
CBI leadership will lead small gatherings around the Portland area. Space is limited and signup required. Sign Up closed September 16th.
 This event is pending air quality, an announcement will be made by Friday, September 18th to those who have signed up.

Resource | Tashlich From Home For Kids

Here are resources from PJ Library for families with children to do Tashlich at home.

Watch on YouTube at 4:00 PM | Tashlich Guided Meditation
 
Can’t make it to Tashlich in person? Watch this guided meditation on YouTube. Thank you to Rabbi Molly G. Kane and  Michelle Citrin who have kindly shared their guided meditation with us.   


PRAYER BOOKS

This High Holidays, there are a variety of ways to follow along in Mishkan HaNefesh, the machzor, or High Holy Days prayer book of the Reform Movement. These resources available to you at CCAR’s website and below.

Free digital flipbook
To follow along in a free virtual flipbook, click here.
For assistance using flipbooks, click here.

Digital Kindle Books to Purchase
Digital copies of the High Holiday Prayer Books are available for $10.
To purchase the Prayer Book, click here.
To download the free Kindle Reader App, click here.


NEED HELP CONNECTING?

Our goal is to make your experience as easy as possible in connecting with us during these High Holy Days. Members of the synagogue staff will be available during weekday business hours in addition to during our High Holy Day worship services to provide assistance to our congregants.

Please call (503) 222-1069 or email 5781@bethisrael-pdx.org for support.

Click here to watch a video about how to watch services on your SmartTV

Click here to download a how-to guide to watch on your TV

Selichot

Saturday, September 12
7:00 PM – Selichot Havdalah Service

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18
5:30 PM – Erev Rosh Hashanah Congregational Candle Lighting
6:00 PM – Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
7:30 PM – Rosh Hashanah Dinners

Saturday, September 19
7:00 AM (or anytime!) – Tot Service
10:00 AM – Traditional Service
10:00 AM – Family Service
11:30 AM – Apples and Honey Family Hangout
12:00 PM – Congregational Luncheon
1:00 PM – Sermon Discussion
2:00 PM – Behind the Scenes: The Making of High Holidays
3:00 PM – Teen High Holiday Discussion
4:00 PM – Tashlich

Sunday, September 20
1:00 PM – Kever Avot Service
4:00 PM – Shofar Across Oregon

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 27
5:30 PM – Erev Yom Kippur Congregational Candle Lighting
6:00 PM – Kol Nidre Service

Monday, September 28 
7:00 AM (or anytime!) – Tot Service
10:00 AM – Traditional Service
10:00 AM – Family Service
11:00 AM – Yom Kippur Family Meetup
12:00 PM – Sermon Discussion
1:00 PM – Music and Meditation
1:00 PM – Rabbi Sam Joseph: Unetaneh Tokef, A Prayer in a Time of Pandemic
2:00 PM – Social Justice in Our Congregation
3:00 PM – Afternoon Service
3:00 PM – The Music of Michael Allen Harrison
3:00 PM – Yom Kippur Teen Experience
5:00 PM – Yizkor and Concluding Service
7:30 PM – Break Fast with the CBI Clergy