Welcome to the
High Holy Days 5781

we hope you’ll join us for these very special Days of Awe. 

A Different High Holy Days from Rabbi Joshua Rose

It is hard for me to believe that we will not be able to join together in our magnificent sanctuary, that I won’t be able to see old and new friends, to greet you with a l’shanah tovah in person, to sing along with you to the Chazzan’s beautiful davening. I will never forget singing Ki anu amecha with you my first year here. We all sang as one with a power that was nearly overwhelming. This year will be different because as you know, following the advice of experts and putting the health of our community first, we will have our services online. 

Read more of Rabbi Rose’s statement about 5781.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also referred to as The Day of Atonement, is a holiday observed with fasting and prayer on the 10th day of Tishri. Read more about the holiday here.
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Sukkot & Simchat Torah

Sukkot & Simchat Torah

With the fullness of the moon in the month of Tishrei, exactly six months from the holiday of Pesach and following the solemnity of Yom Kippor, we joyfully celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, one of three pilgrimage festivals mentioned in the Torah. Sukkot reminds us of the time of traveling in the wilderness, (Leviticus 23:42-43) making camp in fragile, temporary huts, with the sturdy walls and familiar settings of home left far behind; with only the protection of God to surround us. These dwellings were also used as transitory housing during the ancient journeys to Jerusalem. A second name for the holiday is Chag HaAsif, the Harvest Holiday. Read more about the holiday here.
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  • did you miss a service or sermon?
    did you miss a service or sermon? anytime

    All of our services and sermons can be re-watched at any time using our online streaming player or on Facebook. Use the right side of the player to click on a past stream.

Coming up:

Sukkot through simchat torah

Candle Lighting Times:
Friday 10/9: Hoshana Raba 6:16 pm | Saturday 10/10: Shemini Atzeret, 7:17 pm | Sunday 10/11: Simchat Torah, Havdalah 7:15 pm
  • Shemini Atzeret Services
    Shemini Atzeret Services Saturday, October 10, 9:30 am

    Rabbi Rose & Cantor Vitells lead Shemini Atzeret Services from our Sanctuary.

  • Erev Simchat Torah Services
    Erev Simchat Torah Services Saturday, October 10, at your leisure

    Since we can't gather in person for the special Simchat Torah evening service, we think you'll enjoy watching a virtual service made with seven Torahs from around the country and seven Rabbis.

  • Simchat Torah Services
    Simchat Torah Services Sunday, October 11, 9:30 am

    Rabbi Rose & Cantor Vitells lead Simchat Torah Services from our Sanctuary.

Please call our office with any questions, (503) 226-6131 or email us at cst@shaarietorah.org.

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The days of awe are here! are you ready?

High Holy Day F.A.Q.

This year we are not requiring tickets or membership to access any of our services or events. All events and services are open to the public and free. 

Our building is currently closed to all visitors. We will be doing a drive-by Shofar blowing on Sunday, September 20 at 1 pm in our parking lot, but we ask that people do not get out of their cars, but continue driving through the parking lot and waving to friends. 

Thank you so much for your support during this challenging time. Our Yom Kippur Appeal is on going and you can click here to donate. 

Leading up to Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur), we will have a place on our website for emptying your pockets for community funds. Check back here for more information in a week or two. 

Yes, all our online services will be livestreamed to our facebook page. Please check out our facebook page here.

Our office is currently closed to visitors. Questions? Give us a call or send us an email. We currently have limited office hours but leave us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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