HIGH HOLY DAYS 2021 (5782)

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Services at the synagogue, Mordaunt Road


Erev Rosh Hashanah service:                             Monday 6 September 7pm
Organised by South Hants Reform Jewish Community. Led by Tamar Hodes. Reform liturgy and siddur.
Bring traditional vegetarian food to share after the service

Rosh Hashanah service (Shacharit and Musaf):  Tuesday 7 September 10am
Service led by Martyn Rose.
Liturgy somewhere between Reform and Orthodox (in a mixture of Hebrew and English), using Singer or Sachs/Koren siddurim. Seating: mixed.



Kol Nidre:          Fast starts: 7.02pm           Wednesday 15 September.
Yom Kippur:      Service begins at 10am.   Thursday 16 September.    Fast ends: 8.01pm
Detailed schedule to be announced.

Chazan:  Rabbi Dov Katzel (Edgware; Chabad).
Standard “orthodox” minhag:  ladies upstairs, gentlemen in the stalls.
Rabbi Katzel is an old friend and has presided over our High Holy Day services for many years.

Chabad siddurim provided in the synagogue. Translation from standard Singer also offered, if you bring your own.

To break the fast at the end of the day, in view of the Covid situation,  rather than serve a buffet, the Rabbi will be providing “party bags” for all worshippers.


PARKING (both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur days):
(of course, of course) You should walk! 
But if you can’t… (you live too far away, are infirm etc..)
Evenings: you can use the time-limited parking bays, which are inactive in the evenings. Do not use the residents’ parking bays.
Daytimes: The 1 hour parking time limits in the parking bays in Liverpool Street, Methuen Street and Dover Street (adjacent to the synagogue) will be suspended. So in these streets,  it’s as though it is evening. You don’t have to nip out from the service to move your car.

In either case, Please don’t park in the Residents’ bays (you would still get a ticket).
Many thanks to the City Council for granting us this concession.

Worshippers from outside the area welcome, but please contact the Secretary (see “Contact” on this website) to notify us of your likely presence.

Public Health measures
+ Do not come if you feel unwell and particularly if there is a chance that you will pass on some infection.
+ Do bring a mask (unless you are exempt).
+ Please test yourself for Covid using a lateral flow test before coming.
+ Hand sanitising materials available.
+ Siddurim will have been cleaned beforehand.
+ To the extent possible, windows will be open and ventilation maximised.
+ Breathing allowed but discouraged (please fill up with air beforehand).