High Holidays | 5781 (2020)

A message from our Board President – 7/9/2020

We have a very active High Holiday planning committee. As you can imagine this task is even more complicated this year than in years past.

Initially, we brainstormed 8 different scenarios for having High Holiday services. Everything from just Rabbi Marc leading services via Livestream like every Shabbat since March to a post-COVID “normal” scenario with everyone in attendance at the Boulder JCC. We have narrowed it down to 3 probable scenarios given what we know now about the local and federal guidelines as well as staying in touch with our fellow congregations both locally in Boulder and Denver as well as nationally.

The services will definitely be conducted online. What the committee is now determining is how and who is needed to participate. We are trying to develop as rich and meaningful an experience as possible. Jan Kirschner will be leading parts as he has done so wonderfully for the past 26 years. There will of course, also be youth service and educational opportunities being developed by our Education Director Esther Benari-Altmann. The committee is working on getting the full details to you by the beginning of August. While we will not have the same need for volunteers as we have in the past, we still might have some need for your help and will have sign up opportunities as part of the August announcement.

We appreciate your understanding and support throughout these uncertain times and are excited to welcome 5781 together as a community – whatever that may look like.