High Holidays 2020



Rosh Hashana starts Friday evening Sept 18th.

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre is Sunday evening Sept. 27.

Yom Kippur is Monday the 28th. 

Sukkot starts Oct. 2nd.

For the High Holidays proper:

Burquest and the White Rock South Surry Jewish Community Centre,have made available a set of audio recordings of High Holiday music and prayers by Cantor Steve Levin.  See 'Rosh Hashana with Steve Levin' under events to play the files.. 

Tashlich and Sofar blowing will occur in person at Lafarge Lake on Sunday, Sept 20 at 4:30.  Meet physically distanced at 4:30 pm, at the bottom of the steps leading down to the lake shore from the Evergreen Theatre.  See Events for details.

Many other online options will enable you to participate in services from your home. We have put together the following list of local, national, and international options you might wish to explore: Internet searches will find many more. Most are available to you with an option to donate as appropriate for you.


Beth Israel: www.bethisraelvan.ca/ritual-services/rosh-hashanahyom-kippur/high-holydays-5781/

A full set of conservative services will be available online, and limited evening in person services on Rosh Hashana and Kol Nidre. Non-members may purchase an online link by writing to info@bethisrael.ca, they are requesting a donation of $180.

Temple Sholom: www.templesholom.ca/high-holy-days-5781/

Services are publically available via their website, facebook, and/or on zoom. Information including passwords where needed are available at: https://www.templesholom.ca/high-holy-days-5781/

Or Shalom: ]www.orshalom.ca/event/

A full set of Zoom services are available streaming from their bayit, with login instructions pubically available for each service. Or shalom uses the Harlow Machzor. Used copies can be ordered online for quite reasonable prices, but might not be deliverable in Canada within a week. An E-book version can be purchased, but it is expensive.

Out of town:

Canadian National Rosh Hashana Party

Join Jewish communities from coast-to-coast for the first-ever virtual national Rosh Hashanah party hosted by all the Canadian Jewish Federations!

Sunday Sept 13. 4:30-5:30 Pacific Time (check yourself…mght be 7:30-8:30 Pacific time


Listing of some publically available US High Holiday service



Shana tovah from Burquest


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Last Updated: 18-Sep-2020 03:55 PM