High Holy Days

Yamim Noraim | Days of Awe 5781 (2020)

This year, the high holidays will be like never before. It will be disappointing and sad not to gather together in person, but we are also given an opportunity to make new meaning, and find new ways of connecting with ourselves, our community, our tradition, and the Divine. During the Days of Awe, we are held by generations of Jewish wisdom, resilience, joy, and grief. Our people have “made do” – and made deep meaning – in so many different and challenging circumstances. This year, we invite you to bring your fullness – your wisdom, your questions, your doubts and disappointments, your joy, your curiosity and creativity, your grief and your longing – to observe the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, both together and apart, but always in community. In addition to virtual davening and learning as a community, we hope to support each of our members to strengthen your own personal and home-based Jewish practice, something that will continue throughout 5781.


Click here to see our schedule of services, additional programming and offerings from community members.

Click here to see our Elul programming

Some of this will continue to evolve, so please check back!


Click here to register for services.  Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent with access information for services.

The mahzor or prayerbook is available online, and must be downloaded with an app before services. Nehar Shalom members are also invited to borrow a hard copy of the mahzor for the duration of the holidays.

Are you interested in accessing the mahzor online? (available until Sept 15)

Are you interested in borrowing a hard copy of the mahzor? If so, please complete this form to request one. Requests must be made by September 6.


Membership Renewal

This is also the season for membership renewal. If you are a current member, please look out for an email about renewing your membership for 5781. If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to consider joining! You can renew or join by clicking here.


Support Nehar Shalom

We are so grateful to those who are able to participate in and support our programming.  As always, our High Holiday services and programs are free of charge.  For those who are able, we ask members and non-members alike to support our services and programs by making a sliding scale donation.  

Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization and we sincerely appreciate any resources that you are able to share with our community.

Our services and programming are open to everyone, but advance registration is required. Check back for updated links to zoom registration.