We’re constantly growing our programming and our community. Whether you’ve taken the plunge and signed a lease in the neighborhood or you’ve been dipping your toe in the waters of our Shabbat hospitality, there’s a good chance we’ve heard from you wondering what we’re up to for Yamim Noraim, High Holidays.
Well. After three years of sending you to some of Cincinnati’s kindest, loveliest Jewish communities, we’re finally ready to Do. This. Thing.
With unending gratitude for the musical stylings and inspiration of Lizzi Heydemann and Aryeh Bernstein and eternal debt to the digital library of Hadar, we're able to approach this (gargantuan, intense, humbling, pick your verbiage) effort with love and kindness.
Get inspired. Get it together. Get a new mission for 5780.
Get moved by your local, grassroots, independent Jewish community.
And for heaven's sake, please let us know you're coming, because friends, this Rosh Hashanah lunch is going to knock your socks off.
Rosh Hashanah: Day 1 (includes a vegetarian potluck lunch with kosher mains, soup and challah provided). Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Erev Yom Kippur (with communal pre-fast meal at 4:30 p.m.) Oct. 8, services begin at sundown and go until 8:00 p.m.
Yom Kippur (with communal break-fast potluck meal with kosher mains provided) Oct. 9, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., afternoon break followed by minchah, yizkor, and ma’ariv, final shofar blast at 7:40.
All services will be located at NorthChurch at 4222 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223. Note that there is extensive car and bicycle parking, and that bus routes 17, 19, and 15x all drop off in front of the church. It’s a quick walk from the bayit, has plentiful bathrooms and is fully accessible.
Are there tickets? Nope. But we do ask that if you’re able to, to RSVP and let us know you’re coming using our EventBrite links for Rosh HaShanah Day 1, Erev Yom Kippur, and/or Yom Kippur.
Does it cost money? Look, prayer books, food, rental materials, it all costs money. We’re going out on a limb here and asking you to contribute what makes sense for you and your family. What is community worth to you? What is it worth to have a prayer space where you feel seen and are welcomed for all of the multitudes you contain? You tell us. But no one will ever be turned away for lack of ability to pay.
Can I help? Absolutely. Email us to let us know you want to volunteer. We need folks to set up, tear down, tidy, herd cats, and make sure that we’re staying on time. Let us know what your gifts and availability is and we’ll help find a role that makes your holiday experience even more meaningful.
Wait. It’s happening in a church? Yes, friends. We’re sharing space with the amazing community at NorthChurch in Northside. We’ll be in the social hall/auditorium. And we’re massively grateful for the leadership team at NorthChurch for making the space accessible and welcoming to Northside’s Jewish community.