HIGH HOLIDAYS with Chabad of Mill Valley

Treat yourself to a warm, interactive and enriching experience.

Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 18-20 | Yom Kippur: Sept. 27 & 28

For the upcoming High Holidays, we have an opportunity that will – G-d willing – enable our Chabad of Mill Valley family to usher in the new year of 5781 together, while keeping social distancing and related covid-19 health guidelines.

Our Grounds

High Holiday Services will be held outdoors allowing you to participate at your comfort level. The address of the facility will be provided upon registration.

Advance Registration Required

In order to accommodate everyone and properly prepare for a safe and enjoyable experience during Covid-19, advance online registration is mandatory for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Registration will be open until Wed. Sept., 16, 2020.  Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins.

Children

There will be no simultaneous children’s service this year. Children under 12 years old should only be brought to hear the Shofar but not to regular services. Families wishing to participate with children under 12 years old, are encouraged to join us on Sunday at Family Services.

Fees & Contributions

As always, we do not charge to participate in our services. However, we thank you for consideringa generous donation together with your High Holidays reservations. 

Your gift will enable us to cover the associated costs with making all this possible and willhelp provide the much needed year-round services and educational programs for the local Jewish community.

Option 1- Indoor (with outdoor option)

For those wishing to participate in the full schedule of services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, services will be held outdoors under an open tent canopy. Services will be shorter than usual, and will have limited seating and will be on a first come first serve basis. Registration is mandatory.

For this option, an email will be sent within 48 hours of your registration to confirm your seats.

Option 2 – 45 Minute Family Service

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, Sept 20, we will offer a short family service, which will include: Shofar Sounding, Stories & Songs, along with Apples & Honey.

On Yom Kippur day, Monday, Sept 28, we will offer a stand alone Yizkor service. Registration is mandatory.

Option 3 – Tashlich and Shofar (2nd Day Rosh Hashanah)

To accommodate families with young children and those who are otherwise unable to hear the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah, we will be offering a Shofar service, along with Tashlich at 4:30 pm on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, Sept. 20. Registration requested.

Tallit, Kipah & Prayer book

A tallit, kipah and prayer book will be set aside for those who choose option 1. Kipot and copies of prayers will be provided for options 2 & 3. Of course, we recommend bringing a kippah and tallit of your own.

Covid-19 Guidelines

  • Masks will be required for all services.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available and must be used upon entrance.
  • Please respect others by keeping your distance.
  • Hand shaking should be avoided.
  • Seats will be arranged with social distancing,
  • Those who feel unwell or are immuno-compromised should wait until things are more stable before joining us.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 415-336-3055 or via email at rabbi@chabadmillvalley.com

Shana Tov!  We look forward to welcoming you!

Rabbi Hillel and Chana Scop

Rosh Hashanah 2020

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