High Holidays 2020 / 5781

We look forward to this year’s High Holy Days. Although this year will be different, it will be as meaningful as ever.
Please refer to this page for the full High Holy Day Schedule. You can follow along in the digital Mishkan Hanafesh.

Rosh HaShanah 2020 / 5781

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 8:00 p.m.
Join us for Mussar study, Havdallah, and worship. The Selichot will also feature the Jeremiah debut of Rabbi Cohen’s chapter in the recently published book, A Mussar Torah Commentary, CCAR Press.

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.
An inspiring worship experience to welcome the New Year 5781 through prayer, music and study with Dr. Scott Levin’s first presidential address.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
Join us in worship as we celebrate the New Year with prayer, song, Torah and the majestic sounding of the Shofar.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
Hangout, schmooze, and discuss with fellow congregants.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Rachel, Cantor Susie Friedman, Anne Lidsky, Shira and all your TJ friends for music and stories! The service is geared towards Pre-K through Second Graders and their families.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 3:30 p.m.
This YouTube worship service will include music, prayers, and a story geared for individuals of all abilities and those who love them.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Jewish new year with us! Join us on Saturday, September 19th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. outside Temple Jeremiah. Participate in Tashlich and Havdallah, BYOP (bring your own picnic), play games, and more!

Sunday, September 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.
Take a self-guided meditation/worship experience through the Chicago Botanic Gardens (physically or digitally) with the words, images, and music of your Jeremiah team.

Access the self-guided meditation/worship experience here.

Yom Kippur 2020 / 5781

Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.
Feel the power and the beauty of Kol Nidre through the voice of Cantor Friedman, Aaron Kaplan’s cello, and Paul Dykstra accompanying on organ, as we witness Torah digitally come alive.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
We confess together as one community of faith, committing ourselves to the admonition of the prophet Isaiah: turning our fast into the pursuit of justice to make 5781 a year of hope fulfilled.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. (or anytime)
Drop off food and toiletry donations for The ARK to the Temple Jeremiah Parking Lot Bins and/or encourage people to vote by call or text.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.
Join us for prayer, poetry and music to bring us and those whom we love strength, comfort and a measure of healing; healing of body, mind and spirit.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Rachel, Cantor Susie Friedman, Anne Lidsky, Shira, and all your TJ friends for music and stories! The service is geared towards Pre-K through Second Graders and their families.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.
Together we will explore a text that relates to Yom Kippur and the High Holy Days with Jerry Lidsky on.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.
The guided meditation will bring you through forgiveness practice to/from other people, to/from ourselves, and to/from that whom we call God. There is an emphasis on gentleness and compassion, which we all need during this extraordinary time.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.
The day comes to an end with the retelling of the story of Jonah, the service of Yizkor and finally Neilah as the gates close and we move to a joyous Havdallah that separates the past from the future.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.
As the gates close we move to a joyous Havdallah that separates the past from the future.

Have a Havdallah set with you or the following:

  • An object that can hold liquid and fill it with any liquid (except water) of your choice (ideally wine or grape juice, think about what you want to taste first after your fast).
  • Something that smells good to you.
  • Something that gives or casts light (like the glow stick from your High Holy Day package!).

Sukkot & Simchat Torah 2020 / 5781

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.
Join us in worship as we express gratitude for what we have and experience the vulnerability of others and rededicate ourselves to the plight of those without a home.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.
Join us in worship as we hear how Torah speaks to us in a relevant voice on how we must live our lives: lives of gratitude and abundance.

October 3 – 9, 2020
Fulfill the mitzvah of a meal in the sukkah by signing up to spend an hour in our temporary dwelling.

Contact Dina for more information.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
Join Temple Jeremiah clergy, staff, and fellow congregants on Sunday, October 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for a physically distanced Sukkot Festival! Have you ever seen a Sukkah big enough to drive through? At our Sukkot Festival, you will! The event will also feature carnival games, sukkah decorating craft projects, tasty fall treats, pumpkin decorating, and more!

Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
Even as we celebrate the blessings of our lives and the abundance of creation, we remember those whose lives have touched ours and commit ourselves anew to the values they held dear.

Friday, October 9, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.
We celebrate Shabbat, unroll the Torah and listen to its words from end to beginning – narrated by some of the amazing B’nai Mitzvah students from last Simchat Torah to tonight with digital Hakafot honoring our members.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.
We’ll listen to Moses’ last words and follow it up with God’s first words on the Morning of Simchat Torah, all the while learning from the wisdom in between.