Shacharit: 9:30am

Torah Service: 10:15am

Shofar: 11:00am

Musaf: 11:45am

Od lo avdah tikvateinu…. We still have not given up hope…

Tikvah, hope— is perhaps the backbone of the Jewish people. Some might call it audacity, others chutzpah, nonetheless, it is the relentless, creative determination to actively bring about a different tomorrow that has carried our people through the generations. Sure, all people face moments of despair. And yet there remains that indelible message instilled into us since our people’s infancy — yesh tikvah, hold on to hope. 
 
This season of repentance calls for us to return. This year we ask, we are we returning to? For those who are not returning physically to Beth Tikvah, the house of hope, already understand that this question is indeed metaphorical. The Talmud understands from the prophet Ezekiel that every space has the potential to become holy, a miniature sanctuary.  Indeed, our own synagogues, study halls and now our homes are transformed into the places to encounter God. As such, even from the space of our individual homes, we return. We return to one another, we return to our families, we return to our inner children and invite God in. This year, we each step into the invitations of renewal, of creativity, of sanctity, of connection, the invitation to synergistically be partners in creating a better, brighter, healthier tomorrow. Some of us will do this from the sacred space of the sanctuary while others will connect through their homes or our neighbourhood parks. Wherever we join from, we join together.  I look forward to ringing in the new year with you!
 

May this New Year be filled with good health, happiness, fulfillment and sweet moments for you and your family. L’shanah Tovah!

RTS

HIGH HOLIDAYS - SCHEDULE

Take a look at our Service Schedules, print the schedule and Register for in-person services.

In-Person Sanctuary and Tent

We are so excited to come together in just a few short weeks for the High Holidays. This year, as a Kehilah Kedoshah (sacred community) we will turn our minds and our hearts to the ideas of Renewal, Reconnection, and Resilience throughout the holiday season.

In the coming days, you will receive a High Holiday package by mail full of information about our very busy and inclusive High Holiday calendar. We are thrilled to be able to provide something for everyone! Attached to this email, you will also find an electronic version of the High Holidays programming booklet that will be included in your package.

We are writing to you today to let you know that registration for in-person attendance is now open online. You can register for all services and programs in one place by clicking this link:

https://bit.ly/BTHH5782

Pre-registration is required for in-person attendance as a part of our health and safety guidelines. At this time, our guidelines require physical distancing and masks while inside the Beth Tikvah building to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of all attending. In order to provide adequate space for 100 people in the sanctuary, we will open the social hall partition for all High Holiday services.

We ask that you register early, and no later than August 20th so that we can plan accordingly. Please limit your initial registration to no more than two in-person services. Should additional space beyond two services per person be available, we will communicate this after August 20th.

If you have any questions about registration for High Holiday services and programs, please contact our office by email (bethtikvah@btikvah.ca) or phone (604-271-6262).

Shanah Tovah!

Birthday Party to the World

A family-friendly (ages 3 and up) Rosh Hashanah service with special activities for children and families. This program will end with hearing…

Connect with BT Youth

Join Kadima and USY in celebrating the High Holidays To register

L'Chayim and Shofar Services

Join us for an outdoor Shofar blast followed by L’Chayim (adult, child & dog-friendly) in honour of the New Year To register

Tashlich Services and Picnic

Raise your spirits by casting away your sins and lift yourself up with the sound of the Shofar! Bring your own dairy/parve…

Discussion Group: Rosh Hashanah

A Time for Reconnection, Resilience, Renewal. To register

Discussion Group: Yom Kippur

The Leaves On Each Of Our Trees. To register

Havdallah and Break-the-Fast in a Bag!

Come early for Mincha (6:15pm) and/or Ne’ilah (7:00pm) to come before the open ark with your personal prayers. Come together for the…

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