High Holidays Programs and Services

High Holy Days 5782 | 2021
Virtual AND In Person

Rabbi Hannah, Martin and Dave have been working hard to prepare for these most special of days, and we are pleased to announce that we will be both virtual and in person over the course of the High Holidays. The High Holy Days are a journey meant to be experienced in community, and we will journey together in a variety of ways. On Rosh Hashanah, we’ll offer services on Erev Chag, Day 1 and Day 2 streamed from the Bayit as well as a big outdoor, in-person gathering at the Olympic Village Canoe Bridge for Shofar and Tashlich on the first day of Chag. This year we’ll add a sweet snack to enhance our social gathering. On Yom Kippur we plan to be back at the JCC! Even there, we will continue to stream our services for those joining from afar and to comply with whatever provincial Covid policy will be in effect at that time. Start planning now and invite your families and guests to join us in the variety of ways we will gather. Watch the Doar Shalom for more details and opportunities to sign up for essential volunteer roles.

Note: The Holy Days start early this year – Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, Sept. 6.

Details and schedule of services to be announced in the summer.

8 Responses to High Holidays Programs and Services

  1. naomi kronitz/irv laskin says:

    HI – I would like to buy high holiday tickets, as in previous years for my husband and i –

    604 307 4336

    THANKS

    • Thanks for your ongoing support – we love to see you every year at our services. This year we have added the capability to get your high holyday membership online – see orshalom.ca/hiho. Shana Tovah!

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  4. בברכה לך ולמשפחתך שנה טובה, בריאה ומשגשגת!

    Best wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

  5. Baila Lazarus says:

    My sister is participating in her first Yom Kippur in Vancouver and we were wondering if there is a break-fast after the Yom Kippur services at the JCC. Also, I would like to make a High Holiday donation but is it necessary to get a full High Holiday membership to ensure a seat?
    Thank you

    • admin says:

      Or Shalom opens its doors to all who wish to celebrate the High Holydays with us, and relies on the generosity of donors to ensure we can continue this open practice. We try to put out enough seats for everyone, especially on Erev Yom Kippur. The high holiday membership is available for those who can support Or Shalom to that extent, and membership provides early seating but then the doors are open to all who wish to start Yom Kippur with our community.

      Donations can also be made through our web site to orshalom.ca/donate

      There is no break-fast scheduled at the JCC this year I am afraid.

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