High Holy Days
The High Holy Days at Temple Sinai will fill your mind, body and spirit. The season is ushered in with the gathering for S'lichot. Our sanctuary and social hall are opened up for the largest yearly services during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. There are babysitting services available on site and services for children throughout the High Holy Days. Study sessions on Yom Kippur take place throughout the entire day and a large group aliyot takes place.
A MESSAGE FROM RABBI JAMIE GIBSON
Happy New Year! We are so happy to see you for this upcoming High Holy Days Season!
In Jewish counting, 32 corresponds to the word “lev,” which means heart. For the 32nd time since I came to Temple Sinai, we gather together for our sacred season of reckoning and repentance. This year we will share joy and tears as we look back on my cherished time as Senior Rabbi of this incredible community. As we have said in past years, these emotions show us as we truly are—please take pictures of your family with your phones and share them with us.
We are retiring our Attack Theater presentation of Jonah this year. In its place we will try something daring and dynamic—a group sing in harmony, with accompaniment, of one of Israel’s most beloved songs, “Lu Yehi” (“May It Be”). The plan is for us to prepare our parts, get together and sing with full throat and heart in only an hour’s time! It will be recorded on our YouTube channel and hopefully reach a wide audience. Come and sing with us!
I am deeply aware that this is my last High Holidays with all of you. I want to thank Rabbi Keren Gorban and Cantor Laura Berman for all they are doing now and throughout this year and next to lead and personify the values that are the foundation of our beloved community.
I love you, this beautiful group of souls who stand at Sinai each day. I look forward to embracing you and sharing our loving heart, the “lev” we have nurtured over the last 32 years.
A happy, healthy, joyous, and inspiring New Year to you and yours!
Wishing you sweet, sweet blessings,
Rabbi Jamie Gibson
Read Rabbi Gibson's "What Do You See" Sermon - Rosh HaShanah 5777
Read Rabbi Gibson's "Now I Know Better" Sermon - Kol Nidre 5777
Read Rabbi Gibson's "Who Will Say Kaddish For Us" Sermon - Yizkor 5777
Read Rabbi Gibson's “All Of You – This Day” - Kol Nidre 5778
Read Rabbi Gibson's “Dadilies” - Yizkor 5778
Read Rabbi Gibson's "Three Days to Impossible" - Rosh HaShanah 5778
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Read Rabbi Gorban's Rosh HaShanah 5777 Sermon
Read Rabbi Gorban's "You Have No Control Who Lives, Who Dies" Sermon - Yom Kippur 5777
Read Rabbi Gorban's "Returning to Our Highest Values" - Rosh HaShanah 5778
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