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High Holidays Online Sanctuary Service

Led by Rabbi Lauren and Cantor Lisa

Since we announced that this year’s High Holiday services and programs will be online, our clergy and staff along with synagogue leadership have joined together to envision ways to make the inspiring and powerful spirit of our SAJ traditions come alive online. We are confident that services will be joyful, purposeful, musical, and reflective in this new medium.


Services will be both accessible and uplifting, emphasizing the melodies and long-standing traditions that make SAJ’s High Holidays unique. For example, we will hear and see the choir and band through pre-recorded videos on both days of Rosh HaShanah, celebrate community lifecycles and milestones on Day 1, and gain wisdom from several congregants on Day 2. 

 We are also embracing new opportunities that come with the technology, including a special Yizkor video of remembrance and a Zoom community shmooze. We will also have meditation and special engaging learning sessions throughout the holidays. As fitting with SAJ, our services also connect us to the issues of the day and aim to further our commitment to social justice.

 Services will be primarily live — in “real time” — with the exception of a few pre-recorded videos to bring in the voices of our choir members and the talents of our Hiddur band.  

Distance is no longer an impediment to being together on the High Holidays. We would love to have you! 


To join SAJ for the High Holidays, simply register at the link below and make a donation of any size. As High Holiday tickets and revenue from the Yom Kippur Appeal account for approximately 25% of annual income, which help cover operating costs for the entire year, we hope you will consider a generous donation. You will receive your Zoom service link the morning of each service. Joining our main sanctuary service also gives you access to all of SAJ’s other High Holiday offerings. 

High Holiday Schedule
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