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High Holiday Programs

A list of all service and events is below. Click here for general information and tickets.

Women’s Community Mikveh

August 28

11 am 

Judy Danzig’s home

This ritual immersion is customarily done before the high holidays to celebrate rebirth and renewal. 

S’lichot Program and Service (including havdalah) with Temple Sinai 

September 17

7:30 pm 

OZ

Through singing, prayer and personal sharing, we will create sacred space together. We will enter the Days of Awe in melody and sharing. Come sing and pray and share the spirit of renewal.

Cemetery Prayers 

September 18 

9:30 am 

Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery 

We will gather at the Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery on Patchen Road for a brief Memorial Service and graveside prayers for loved ones.

Shofar Blowing Workshop

September 18

10:00 am

OZ’s Social Hall

Please bring your own Shofar or Shofar-like instrument!

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

September 25

6 pm 

OZ 

Rosh Hashanah Day 1  Service

September 26

9 am

OZ 

On Rosh Hashanah (after Kiddush) it is customary to dip an apple in honey and pray for renewal and celebrate a sweet New Year!

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Tot Service 

September 26

10 am 

OZ’s Front Lawn 

This service is for children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups. Please bring a blanket or chair. Service will be held outside, weather-dependent and in the Small Sanctuary in the event of rain.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Youth Service 

September 26

10 am 

Quaker Religious Society of Friends (across the street from OZ)

This service is for children ages 6-11 and their grown-ups. Please bring a blanket or chair. Service will be held outside, weather-dependent. 

Rosh Hashanah by the Lake Experience with Temple Sinai 

September 26

3 pm

The Echo Center

We will meet at The Echo Center from 3:00 to 4:30 pm for our annual Rosh Hashanah by the Lake program for children and adults of all ages, featuring Jewish storytelling and songs, apples and honey. Hear the Shofar sound! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Followed by Tashlich.

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Service

September 27

9 am 

OZ

A more relaxed continuation of our Rosh Hashanah prayers and celebration of renewal and celebrate a sweet New Year!

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Tot Service

September 27 

10 am 

OZ’s Front Lawn 

This service is for children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups. Please bring a blanket or chair. Service will be held outside, weather-dependent and in the Small Sanctuary in the event of rain.

Erev Shabbat Shuvah Service

September 30

6 pm 

OZ

This is the Shabbat of “Return,” a time for reflection, celebration and Shabbat joy.

Shabbat Shuvah Service

October 1

9:15 am 

OZ 

The Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath of Return, or Repentance.

Inaugural Burlington Reverse Tashlich Waterway Clean Up 

October 2

2:00- 4:00 pm

Pine Street Barge Canal (Park in the lot of Dealer.com)

Help clean the Pine Street Barge Canal and participate in a short ritual about caring for the Earth.

Kol Nidre Children’s Procession Line-Up 

October 4

5:40 pm 

OZ

Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre 

October 4

6 pm 

OZ 

Please join us again this year at the start of Kol Nidre services to hear the beautiful melody of the Kol Nidre prayer as it is chanted as services begin and we commence our prayers of teshuvah/return.

Yom Kippur 

October 5

OZ 

Service- 9 am 

Afternoon Martyrology and Discussion- 3 pm 

Mincha & Ne’ilah- 5 pm

Havdalah- 7:09 pm 

Break fast- After Havdalah

In the Jewish tradition, fasting signifies our humble entreaty to Gd for forgiveness and change. The discomfort that is produced by fasting helps us to reflect on our human frailty (We are forbidden from fasting if our physical wellbeing is endangered by it).

Yom Kippur Tot Service

October 5

10 am

OZ’s Yurt 

This service is for children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups. Please bring a blanket or chair. 

Yom Kippur Youth Service

October 5

10 am 

Quaker Religious Society of Friends (across the street from OZ)

This service is for children ages 6-11 and their grown-ups. Please bring a blanket or chair. Service will be held outside, weather-dependent. 

Erev Sukkot

October 9

6 pm 

OZ 

Sukkot Day 1 

October 10

9:15 am 

OZ

Sukkot Day 2 

October 11

9:15 am 

OZ 

Hoshana Rabbah

October 16

9:15 am

OZ

Erev Shemini Atzeret

October 16 

6 pm 

OZ

Shemini Atzeret

October 17

OZ

Service- 9:15 am

Yizkor after Torah reading

Simchat Torah Intergenerational Celebration- 6:15 pm

Simchat Torah 

October 18 

OZ

9:15 am

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