High Holy Days

In these unprecedented times, our screens have become holy spaces, and Schaarai Zedek is trying to make it as easy as possible to bring our High Holy Day services into your homes. We would be honored to join your family for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as we join together in praying for strength, healing, and peace.

L’Shanah Tovah – Wishing you all the best this New Year,

Rabbi Joel Simon, Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro, Rabbi Michael Weiss,
Rabbi Richard Birnholz, and the entire Schaarai Zedek Family


Roll of Remembrance

It is the tradition of our congregation to inscribe the names of departed loved ones in the Roll of Remembrance.

The deadline to submit names for the Roll of Remembrance has passed. If you have questions, please contact our Communications Coordinator, Sarah Alexander, at salexander@zedek.org.

Our Roll of Remembrance 2020/5781 books are now available. Click here to access online.


Livestreaming

This year, we are offering a variety of options to access the streaming video of each of our High Holy Days services.

Click here for the Schaarai Zedek Livestream

Click here to watch on Facebook

Click here to watch on YouTube

Roku – Search for “Congregation Schaarai Zedek”


Live Services on TV

To extend our High Holy Days services’ accessibility, we have arranged with the Tampa Bay Community Network (TBCN) to broadcast our main services on public access television in Hillsborough County.

LIVE Service Schedule (Frontier Channel 30, Spectrum Channel 639, and Comcast Channel 20):

  • Kol Nidre Service – Sept. 27 at 6 PM
  • Yom Kippur Morning Service – Sept. 28 at 10 AM
  • Yizkor/Neilah Service – Sept. 28 at 4:45 PM

Rerun/Replay Service Schedule (Frontier Channel 30, Spectrum Channel 639, and Comcast Channel 20):

  • Kol Nidre Service – Oct. 1 at 6 PM
  • Yom Kippur Morning Service – Sept. 30 at 10 AM
  • Yizkor/Neilah Service – Oct. 3 at 4:45 PM

Sanctuary Time

We know you miss sitting in our sanctuary these High Holy Days. If you would like some private time in the sanctuary, please call the temple office at (813) 876-2377 to schedule. We’d love to see you here.


Kehillah (Community) Zoom Room

This “Zoom Schmooze Room” will open 30 minutes before and will remain open during the following services:

  • Kol Nidre Service
  • Yom Kippur Morning Service

Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 941 6924 4319
Passcode: schmooze


High Holy Days Schedule

Click on each event for more information.

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre Service
Sunday, September 27, 6 PM
Click for Livestream, Facebook, or YouTube
Available on Roku, Frontier 30, Spectrum 639, and Comcast 20

Yom Kippur Morning Service
Monday, September 28, 10 AM
Click for Livestream, Facebook, or YouTube
Available on Roku, Frontier 30, Spectrum 639, and Comcast 20

Yom Kippur Family Service
Monday, September 28, 12 PM
Click for YouTube

Adult Study Session 1: Rabbi Birnholz
Monday, September 28, 12:30 PM
Rabbi Birnholz – Jonah – a Fishy Fish Story and the Politics Behind it: Questions for our Time
Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 941 6924 4319
Passcode: schmooze

Adult Study Session 2: Rabbi Weiss
Monday, September 28, 1:30 PM
Rabbi Weiss – The Rabbis Read Jonah (And We Read the Rabbis)
Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 941 6924 4319
Passcode: schmooze

Yom Kippur Youth Program (3rd-5th Graders)
Monday, September 28, 2 PM
Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 922 4681 6813
Passcode: 3303

Adult Study Session 3: Rabbi Simon
Monday, September 28, 2:30 PM
Rabbi Simon – The Only Thing We Have to Fear is… Jonah as a Model of Overcoming One’s Fears
Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 941 6924 4319
Passcode: schmooze

SchZFTY/Teen Service
Monday, September 28, 3:30 PM
Our high school youth group will lead an abbreviated afternoon service followed by breakout discussions for congregants of all ages delving deeper into each of the characters’ intentions and our own.
Join on Zoom
Meeting ID: 941 6924 4319
Passcode: schmooze

Yizkor/Neilah Service
Monday, September 28, 4:45 PM
Click for Livestream, Facebook, or YouTube
Available on Roku, Frontier 30, Spectrum 639, and Comcast 20