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High Holidays 2020

   Sep 15, 2020   0 Comments 

The High Holidays are upon us.

Burquest and the White Rock South Surry Jewish Community Centre, will make available a set of videos of High Holiday music and prayers led by Cantor Steve Levin. Cantor Levin is prerecording these for both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. He expects to have about an hour of material for each holiday. These will be available as links that you can watch on your own schedule. We will post the links on the Burquest and WRSSJC websites, and distribute them via email, as soon as they are available.

The High Holidays begin on the following dates: 

  • Rosh Hashana: Friday evening Sept 18th.
  • Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre: Sunday evening Sept. 27th
  • Yom Kippur: Monday Sept. 28th 
  • Sukkot: Friday Oct. 2nd


Community Taschlich

Please join the Burquest Jewish Community for this traditional Rosh Hashanah ritual focused on forgiveness and renewal. Cast off your regrets and look forward to a fresh new year in 5781. Hear the sound of the shofar, share meaningful prayers and readings.Re-establish community connections in a safe, socially distanced setting.

Sunday September 20, 2020  4:30 p.m.


Meet at the stairs leading from the Evergreen Cultural Centre to the water’s edge.



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


Stay Socially and Jewishly Connected! Contact Burquest at admin@burquest.org or call 604-552-7221

Burquest Is A Proud Community Partner of Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver




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