High Holy Days 5784

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If you have trouble accessing our services over the holiday, please call the MLRT Office at 610-649-7800.

Saturday, September 9
8:00 pm Community Service at Har Zion

Friday, September 15
7:30 pm Service

Saturday, September 16
9:00 am Traditional Service
11:30 am Contemporary Service^
3:15 pm Family Service & Activities
4:30 pm Tashlich Service at Shortridge Park*

Sunday, September 17
10:00 am Study Session

Sunday, September 24
8:00 Kol Nidre Service

Monday, September 25
9:00 am Traditional Service & Yizkor
11:30 am Contemporary Service & Yizkor^
2:30 pm Study Session with Rabbi Steinbrink
3:15 pm Family Service & Activities
4:00 pm Mincha
4:30 pm Full Yizkor Service
5:15 pm Service of Healing
6:00 pm Ne’ilah & Break-Fast*

All 5783 Services and Study Sessions will be multi-access, with the exception of Tashlich.
Members will receive the Livestream password via email prior to the holiday.

We appreciate that not everyone is comfortable or able to attend services in person. All services at MLRT and LMHS will be Livestreamed so you can have a real-time High Holy Day experience. All services will also be archived on our website and the MLRT YouTube channel for viewing at your convenience. Study Sessions will be on Zoom at their scheduled time.

This late-night learning and prayer experience brings together the Jewish community from across the Main Line for a meaningful prelude to the High Holy Days. Held at Har Zion Temple this year, our multi-access program will include service options, a play from Theatre Ariel, prayers, Havdalah, and more.

Traditional Services & Contemporary Services 
Our Traditional Service will focus on the prayers and melodies handed down generations ago and will be led by Rabbi Newburge, Cantor Rudnick, Rabbi Kleinman, Andy Heller, and the choir. Our Contemporary Services will be innovative visual prayer and music led by Ross M. Levy and the Levites, Rabbi Newburge, Cantor Rudnick, and Rabbi Kleinman.

Family Services
Family Services are designed for our youngest children (ages 6 and under) and their families to pray together. Led by MLRT’s clergy, Ross M. Levy, and Mihaela Schwartz, themes of the High Holy days will be highlighted through stories and songs.

Bring your children, your friends, even your dogs, to this family-friendly and in-person program at Shortridge Park on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

Study Session
Join Rabbi Geri Newburge and Cantor Faryn Rudnick for a study and exploration of Kol Nidre, the opening prayer on Yom Kippur, in person at MLRT and via Zoom at the scheduled time. The recorded session will be available the following week.

Click here to join Selichot on Zoom.

Kol Nidre
Our Kol Nidre Service sets the tone for the holiest day of our year.

Yizkor, in Hebrew, means “Remember.” We implore God to remember the souls of our relatives and friends who have passed on. During Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loved ones, bringing honor to their memories.

Yom Kippur Study Session
Spend Yom Kippur afternoon in thoughtful study on Zoom with Rabbi Richard Steinbrink. Rabbi Steinbrink will lead a multi-access study session entitled JONAH AND GEFILTE: Please Pass the Horseradish at the set time. The recorded session will be available the following week.

Healing Service
Our Healing Service offers contemporary poetry readings, inspirational music, and the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and difficulties of the past year. It is open to all MLRT members and their families and will be followed by Mincha and Ne’ilah.

Mincha and Ne’ilah
Ne’ilah means “closing the gate.” As the awesome day of Yom Kippur comes to a close, and our future is being sealed, we ask God to accept our repentance and new resolutions, and that we be sealed in the Book of Life, granting us a new year replete with goodness and happiness.

We’ve prepared an informal Break-Fast following Ne’ilah. If you want to participate, RSVP  to Laurie Silverman by Monday, September 18.