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Your guide to the Yamim Nora’im 5783/2022

Everything you need to know about the High Holydays at Emanuel. We are looking forward to the High Holydays this year and excited to be celebrating this special time in our calendar with you. In this guide, you will find information about our services, ways we can prepare spiritually and practically for this most awe-filled season, as well as activities and deeper learning for everyone.

HHD Sermons 2022 | 5753

HHD Sermons 5753
Kol Nidrei Progressive | Yom Kippur Morning Masorti
By Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio

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Rosh HaShanah 5753
Sinai and a faith-based life
By Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins

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Yom Kippur 5783
Yom Kippur and the journey of the heart
By Rabbi Jeffrey B Kamins

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Services and Events

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Progressive

Rosh Hashana

WHAT IS ROSH HASHANA?
Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the Jewish year, it is the time we celebrate the creation of the world and think about our place in it. Rosh Hashana has two other names which reflect the nature of the holiday: Yom Ha Din, the day of judgement and Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance. It is a day of judgement because legend tells us that on this day God begins to write in the Book of Life, inscribing us for the year ahead. God weighs our deeds and considers our actions in the year that has passed. It is called the Day of Remembrance for on that day we remember our actions of the previous year as well as those who have entered and those who have gone from our lives.

TRADITIONS
At Rosh Hashana, we eat sweet foods, especially apples dipped in honey, for a sweet year ahead, round challah representing the cycle of the year and life, and we attend services thanking God for the goodness of the year that has passed and asking for a good, sweet year ahead. One of the mitzvot is to hear the sound of the shofar. It is traditional to greet one another on this day with the words: “Shana Tova” (a good year), “gut yom tov” (yiddish for a good year), or the more complex “Shana tova tikatevu vetichateimu” (May you have a good year and may you be sealed and inscribed (in the book of life)

ROSH HASHANA SEDER
At Rosh Hashana Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews have a special seder, with ritual foods and blessings. For more information about the seder and how to add these elements to your Rosh Hashana, click here.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
In our continued commitment to multiple services and opportunities for worship we offer two service styles for first day Rosh Hashana: the Progressive and Masorti. The Masorti service is more traditional in style and the Progressive has the music of our Emanuel Synagogue volunteer choir accompanied by musicians from our community. On Second Day Rosh Hashana our Progressive service is Rosh Hashana Live, featuring the musicians from our Shabbat Live Band along with special guest storytellers, poets and contributions. All our services are inclusive and egalitarian.

Erev Rosh Hashana | Sunday 25 September, 2022

6:15 pm – 1st Day Evening (Whole community)

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue 

Rosh Hashana | Monday 26 September, 2022

9:00am – 1st Day — Morning Progressive

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

6:15pm – 2nd Day — Ma’ariv

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

 

Rosh Hashana | Tuesday 27 September, 2022

10:00 am – Rosh Hashana Live

Neuweg Sanctuary | Emanuel Synagogue| ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here

Around 1 pm after services – Tashlich Picnic in the Park

Centennial Park | Model Yacht Pond 

2:00 pm – Tashlich ceremony and sounding the Shofar

Sir Joseph Banks Park –  Map to meeting place
We’ll meet in the car park area at the end of Fremlins Lane, Botany

Tashlich

WHAT IS TASHLICH?

Tashlich means “you will cast” and is a ceremony which takes place on Rosh Hashana and the days following. This ceremony has its origins in a saying by the prophet Micah “You shall cast out your sins into the depths of the sea.” At this time of year when we attempt to wipe the slate clean and remove our sins far away, we symbolically cast our sins into a body of water and watch them disappear. There is a short prayer service conducted beside the water, followed by the symbolic throwing of bread into the depths.

Tashlich Picnic in the Park | Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Join us after services on Second Day Rosh Hashana bring a small picnic lunch and meet us in Centennial Park. We will enjoy food and conversation and then head to the waters for the short tashlich ceremony and sounding the Shofar. Fun for all the family, two-legged and four.

Around 1 pm after services – Tashlich Picnic in the Park

Centennial Park | Model Yacht Pond 

2:00 pm – Tashlich ceremony and sounding the Shofar

Sir Joseph Banks Park –  Map to meeting place
We’ll meet in the car park area at the end of Fremlins Lane, Botany

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei | Tuesday 4 October, 2022

6:30pm – Kol Nidrei Progressive

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

 

Yom Kippur | Progressive | Wednesday 5 October, 2022

9:30am – Children’s Service

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar

10:30am – Shacharit Progressive 

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

 

Yom Kippur morning services contain the reading of the Torah and a service filled with contemplation and reflection. We recite the “al chet” prayer which lists all the sins we committed during the year and we follow it with a cry for forgiveness. The Torah reading describes the original Yom Kippur and the tradition of fasting we still maintain.

1:30 pm – Mincha (Afternoon) service Progressive

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

 

During the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the service moves to a more introspective and reflective mood. The afternoon prayer service in the Progressive minyan contains a history of our people from Biblical days until now. In prayer, poetry, prose and song the paths of the Jewish people are traced. At the conclusion of the journey, we read the Torah and then the story of Jonah, the prophet who sought to flee from God’s presence.

3:30pm – Study Session

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

In the late afternoon, there will be an opportunity to engage in conversation with the clergy about topics relevant to the season. They will each share some insights into their thoughts: what is keeping them up at night? What are the most important issues facing us at this time? There will be a chance to ask questions. Come along, challenge and be challenged with ideas, thoughts and discussion.

5:00pm – Yizkor Progressive

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

Yizkor is the service at which we remember our loved ones who have passed away. Yizkor is recited at all the pilgrimage festivals: Pesach, Sukkot and Shavuot, as well as during Yom Kippur. The service is filled with psalms and beautiful music which leads us and guides our memories and reflections. At the end of the service El Maleh Rachamim, the prayer asking that the souls of our loved ones be at peace and Mourner’s Kaddish,  gratitude for their lives, are recited. We read the names of those in our community who have died in the past year.

6:00pm – Ne’ilah Progressive

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

Ne’ilah is the evening service for Yom Kippur and it contains much of the most wonderful poetry and music of the day. This service speaks in imagery of the gates, which have been thrown open to receive our prayers, beginning to slowly close as the day comes to an end. The stars begin to appear in the sky and the mood becomes more festive and joyous. At the conclusion of the service, the shofar is sounded to herald the end of another Yom Kippur. We end with a short havdalah which separates the holy day from the rest of the week.

7:38pm* – Havdalah Progressive

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar | ▶ This service will also be live streamed, click here to watch

 

Fast ends at 7:38pm

Masorti Services

Rosh Hashana

WHAT IS ROSH HASHANA?
Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the Jewish year, it is the time we celebrate the creation of the world and think about our place in it. Rosh Hashana has two other names which reflect the nature of the holiday: Yom Ha Din, the day of judgement and Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance. It is a day of judgement because legend tells us that on this day God begins to write in the Book of Life, inscribing us for the year ahead. God weighs our deeds and considers our actions in the year that has passed. It is called the Day of Remembrance for on that day we remember our actions of the previous year as well as those who have entered and those who have gone from our lives.

TRADITIONS
At Rosh Hashana, we eat sweet foods, especially apples dipped in honey, for a sweet year ahead, round challah representing the cycle of the year and life, and we attend services thanking God for the goodness of the year that has passed and asking for a good, sweet year ahead. One of the mitzvot is to hear the sound of the shofar. It is traditional to greet one another on this day with the words: “Shana Tova” (a good year), “gut yom tov” (yiddish for a good year), or the more complex “Shana tova tikatevu vetichateimu” (May you have a good year and may you be sealed and inscribed (in the book of life)

ROSH HASHANA SEDER
At Rosh Hashana Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews have a special seder, with ritual foods and blessings. For more information about the seder and how to add these elements to your Rosh Hashana, click here.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
In our continued commitment to multiple services and opportunities for worship we offer two service styles for first day Rosh Hashana: the Progressive and Masorti. The Masorti service is more traditional in style and the Progressive has the music of our Emanuel Synagogue volunteer choir accompanied by musicians from our community. On Second Day Rosh Hashana our Progressive service is Rosh Hashana Live, featuring the musicians from our Shabbat Live Band along with special guest storytellers, poets and contributions. All our services are inclusive and egalitarian.

Erev Rosh Hashana | Sunday 25 September, 2022

6:15 pm – 1st Day Evening (Whole community)

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue 

Rosh Hashana | Monday 26 September, 2022

8:30am – 1st Day — Morning Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

6:15pm – 2nd Day — Ma’ariv

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

Rosh Hashana | Tuesday 27 September, 2022

8:30 am – 2nd Day – Morning Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

Around 1 pm after services – Tashlich Picnic in the Park

Centennial Park | Model Yacht Pond 

2:00 pm – Tashlich ceremony and sounding the Shofar

Sir Joseph Banks Park –  Map to meeting place
We’ll meet in the car park area at the end of Fremlins Lane, Botany

Tashlich

WHAT IS TASHLICH?

Tashlich means “you will cast” and is a ceremony which takes place on Rosh Hashana and the days following. This ceremony has its origins in a saying by the prophet Micah “You shall cast out your sins into the depths of the sea.” At this time of year when we attempt to wipe the slate clean and remove our sins far away, we symbolically cast our sins into a body of water and watch them disappear. There is a short prayer service conducted beside the water, followed by the symbolic throwing of bread into the depths.

Tashlich Picnic in the Park | Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Join us after services on Second Day Rosh Hashana bring a small picnic lunch and meet us in Centennial Park. We will enjoy food and conversation and then head to the waters for the short tashlich ceremony and sounding the Shofar. Fun for all the family, two-legged and four.

Around 1 pm after services – Tashlich Picnic in the Park

Centennial Park | Model Yacht Pond 

2:00 pm – Tashlich ceremony and sounding the Shofar

Sir Joseph Banks Park –  Map to meeting place
We’ll meet in the car park area at the end of Fremlins Lane, Botany

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei | Tuesday 4 October, 2022

Kol Nidrei means “all the vows” and refers to one of the major prayers of this service. The Kol Nidrei prayer is chanted to a hauntingly beautiful melody which brings tears to the eyes of many participants for whom the melody brings back memories of years past and an introduction to the solemnity of the festival. This is the only evening service at which participants wear a tallit.

6:30pm – Kol Nidrei Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

Yom Kippur | Wednesday 5 October, 2022

 

9:30 am – Shacharit Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

Yom Kippur morning services contain the reading of the Torah and a service filled with contemplation and reflection. We recite the “al chet” confession which lists all the sins we committed during the year and we follow it with a cry for forgiveness. The Torah reading describes the original Yom Kippur rituals and the tradition of fasting we maintain. In the Masorti Service, the morning prayers are followed by Yizkor.

10:00am – Children’s Service

Neuweg Sanctuary | Emanuel Synagogue

12:00 pm approximately – Yizkor Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

Yizkor is the service at which we remember our loved ones who have passed away. Yizkor is recited at all the pilgrimage festivals: Pesach, Sukkot and Shavuot, as well as during Yom Kippur. At the end of the prayers, El Maleh Rachamim, the prayer asking that the souls of our loved ones be at peace and Mourner’s Kaddish, gratitude for their lives, are recited. We read the names of those in our community who have died in the past year.

1:00 pm approximately – Musaf Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

This is the heart of the Yom Kippur service containing all of its major prayers and melodies including the powerful Unataneh Tokef and the dramatic reenactment of the Temple ritual, where the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies.

3:00 pm approximately – Study Session Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

In the late afternoon, there will be an opportunity to engage in conversation with the clergy about topics relevant to the season. They will each share some insights into their thoughts: what is keeping them up at night? What are the most important issues facing us at this time? There will be a chance to ask questions. Come along, challenge and be challenged with ideas, thoughts and discussion.

4:30 pm – Mincha Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

During the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the service moves to a more introspective and reflective mood. We begin the journey by reading the Torah, followed by the story of Jonah, the prophet who sought to flee from God’s presence.

6:00 pm – Ne’ilah Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

Ne’ilah is the evening service for Yom Kippur and it contains much of the most wonderful poetry and music of the day. This service speaks in imagery of the gates, which have been thrown open to receive our prayers, beginning to slowly close as the day comes to an end. The stars begin to appear in the sky and the mood becomes more festive and joyous. At the conclusion of the service, the shofar is sounded to herald the end of another Yom Kippur. We end with a short havdalah which separates the holy day from the rest of the week.

7:38 pm* – Ma’ariv / Havdalah Masorti

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue

Fast ends at 7:38pm

Renewal Services

Rosh Hashana

Erev Rosh Hashana | Sunday 25 September, 2022

6:15 pm – 1st Day Evening (Whole community)

Millie Phillips Building | Emanuel Synagogue 

Rosh Hashana | Monday 26 September, 2022

3:00 pm – Beach – Music, Shofar, Tashlich and Prayer Renewal

Join musicians Ben Adler, Nadav Kahn together with Rabbi Orna Triguboff at the beach for a joyous experience and the ancient practice of Tashlich.
All are welcome. 

Tashlich

WHAT IS TASHLICH?

Tashlich is a ritual for symbolically casting out sins into the ocean. 

Shofar blowing is one of the special and unique aspects of the Jewish New Year

Beach - Music, Shofar, Tashlich and Prayer | Monday 26 September, 2022

3:00 pm – Beach – Music, Shofar, Tashlich and Prayer Renewal

Join musicians Ben Adler, Nadav Kahn together with Rabbi Orna Triguboff at the beach for a joyous experience and the ancient practice of Tashlich.
All are welcome. 

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre and Music Circle| Tuesday 4 October, 2022
Open to non-members and members.
Join musicians Ilan Kidron, Aliza Waxman and Remi Owen with Rabbi Dr. Orna Triguboff . This Jewish Renewal prayer service which will include amazing music, meditation, prayer and reflection.
At Emanuel Synagogue, Neuweg Sanctuary
Members $10
Regular ticket $40
Children under 18 free
Yom Kippur | Renewal | Wednesday 5 October, 2022

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm – Yom Kippur Meditation – Compassion and Forgiveness Renewal

Neuweg Sanctuary, Emanuel synagogue

With Rabbi Dr. Orna Triguboff and musician Nadav.

During this holy day, we make time to quietly reflect in meditation and prayer

2:30 pm – Yom Kipur Meditation – Compassion and Forgiveness Renewal

With Rabbi Dr. Orna Triguboff and musician Nadav

Sydney Grammar School

During this holy day, we make time to quietly reflect in meditation and prayer

Children’s Services

Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana | Monday 26 September, 2022

10:00 am – Children’s services

Emanuel Synagogue

Rosh Hashana | Tuesday 27 September, 2022

10:00 am – Children’s services

Emanuel Synagogue

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur | Wednesday 5 October, 2022

9:30am – Children’s Service

John Vallance Hall (JVH) | Sydney Grammar

10:00am – Children’s Service

Neuweg Sanctuary | Emanuel Synagogue

Schedule & Information

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Have Questions

Please contact the Emanuel Synagogue office on (02) 9389 6444 or email info@emanuel.org.au if have you questions about the High Holy Days 2022.

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Woollahra, NSW 2025

 

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Yizkor Memorial Book

An important part of our Yamim Nora’im commemoration is the Yizkor (memorial) service, when we remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. The names of those who have died since last Yom Kippur are read out.

In addition, we produce a Memorial Book which is placed in the Ark next to the Sifrei Torah as a gesture of respect and honour for those who have died.