High Holy Days

High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection.  We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing these special holy days.  

For 5781, all services will be live-streamed. A list of services with links to access are provided below. For services streamed on YouTube, we recommend viewing on the YouTube App for Smart TVs (if that is an option). This will provide a viewing experience most similar to in-person services and likely connects to more powerful speakers* than phones, tablets, laptops, or desktops. Though of course, the YouTube stream will work on mobile and desktop devices too. Because streaming is new, we may experience technical issues. In the event something happens with the video feed, the best action is to refresh the page. The YouTube live-stream link is static, so waiting a few minutes and refreshing should resolve most issues.

Study sessions and interactive services will be hosted on Zoom. Links to those services (along with meeting IDs and passwords) are provided in the Temple Isaiah email newsletter. 

For 5781, Temple Isaiah has elected to stream services free of charge, which is possible through the strength of our community. If you are not currently a member, please connect with us to learn more!

*Due to a limitation of the house audio system at Temple Isaiah, it will likely be necessary to turn the sound up beyond the range you typically use for services streamed on YouTube. Connecting to external speakers rather than utilizing the built-in speaker in your device may help as well. Thanks for adapting with us!

Home Observance for the HHD 5781



Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 18, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM YouTube Temple Isaiah

Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day
Saturday, September 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30AM [YouTube]
Tashlich will be held after services. All are welcome to pray comfortably in your home or go outside.

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service
Saturday, September 19, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM [YouTube]

Rosh Hashanah, 2nd Day                                                                                                                             Sunday, September 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30AM                                                                                                              Study session with Rabbi Paul and Cantor-Intern Emily: Appreciating the High Holy Days’ Greatest Hits through Study and Song on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 757 7105 9048
Password: RH2Study



Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)
Sunday, September 27, 8:00 PM – 9:30PM [YouTube]

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM [YouTube]

Yom Kippur Children’s Service
Monday, September 28, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM [YouTube]

Study Session with Rabbi Adam Fisher
Topic: “Ritual as an Art Form”
Monday, September 28, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM [Zoom]
Meeting ID 876 9289 1115
Password 651616

Study Session with Rabbi Stephen Karol
Topic: “Who by Plague? The Helplessness of the Pandemic and the Hopefulness of Judaism”
Monday, September 28, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM [Zoom]
Meeting ID 5105527916
Password 655035

Yizkor and Closing Service
Monday, September 28, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM [YouTube]



Erev Sukkot
Friday, October 2, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM [Zoom, details to be added shortly]

Erev Simchat Torah
Friday, October 9, 7:00 pm – 7:30 PM [Zoom, tentative]

Erev Simchat Torah Concert Featuring Nefesh Mountain
Theme: “Celebrating Torah, Celebrating Life”
Friday, October 9, 8:00 PM [Zoom]

Simchat Torah Morning Service and Yizkor
Saturday, October 10, 10:00 AM [Zoom]