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YOM KIPPUR High Holy Days 2020 | 5781: September 27-28

The culmination of the Days of Awe, Yom Kippur marks the day in the year when, (according to tradition, God seals the Books of Life and Death for the coming year. Beth Am provides opportunities for us to come together (virtually) to communal repentance for sins committed over the course of the previous year:

Livestreamed Yom Kippur Services
Shabbat Shuvah
Yom Kippur Service Schedule
Afternoon Study Sessions
High Holy Day Food Drive
Youth Programming
T'kiah Godolah

Livestreamed Yom Kippur Services
Beth Am members receive free access to the live stream and do not need to register (order tickets). You will receive the special High Holy Day streaming link by email. There is no passcode required, just the link for members to click on. We welcome non-members to join us for services. To request access to High Holy Day services for non-members, please complete and submit the online registration form. (Learn more about livestreaming on our FAQs page.)

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 25, 6:15 PM: Join online at betham.org/streaming for our Shabbat Shuvah service. At the conclusion of the service we will (virtually) dedicate the memorial plaques that have been added to the Memorial Wall since our 2019 Shabbat Shuvah service.

Yom Kippur Service Schedule

Erev Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 27

Yom Kippur Morning: Monday, September 28

Yom Kippur Afternoon/ Evening: Monday, September 28

Afternoon Study Sessions
Monday, September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM & 2:15-3:15 PM
As is our custom on Yom Kippur afternoon, Beth Am members will be offering learning sessions on a variety of Jewish topics. Enrich your Yom Kippur observance by learning something new! A schedule of study sessions will become available after Rosh Hashanah.

High Holy Day Food Drive
Our food drive benefits Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) as well as Second Harvest of Silicon Valley food bank. Learn more and watch the BATY HHD Food Drive promo video at betham.org/feed-the-hungry.

Youth High Holy Day Programming
The Youth Education team has been cooking up all sorts of great programming to help our younger members get in on the holiday learning and doing. Check out this wealth of great programming for kids and teens alike! Learn more.

T'kiah Godolah
End Yom Kippur with a blast of the Shofar. At approximately 6:45 PM, we will ask everyone to go outside your home. If you have a shofar, blast it! If you don’t, listen carefully and you just might hear the still small voice filling the air. We hope this will be a special way to close out the High Holy Days together this year. (Todah rabbah to Rabbi Zelig Golden from Wilderness Torah for this wonderful Shofar blowing instructional video.)

Learn more about High Holy Days with Beth Am.

Sun, September 20 2020 2 Tishrei 5781