Schedule for the Days of Awe 5781

For Zoom login information, contact the CBI office (cbinadams @ gmail dot com) to join our email list — the Zoom link will not be publicly posted anywhere. Our services will also be streamed via Facebook Live on the CBI Facebook page, though we hope you will join us via Zoom so that we can see your face! For more information on what to expect, here are our weekly Runway to the Days of Awe posts. For all Zoom services, if you are able, please log in ten minutes before the service begins.

Before the Days of Awe

Sept 12 – Selichot: An Evening of Spiritual Preparation. 8pm, login 7:50pm.

Selichot invites us to open our hearts as we prepare to welcome the new year. Join the rabbis of Reform congregations across Berkshire County for a heart-opening Selichot celebration. Our celebration will include havdalah, poetry, prayer and music to help each of us move into the Days of Awe with intention. We invite you to set up a sacred space for yourself as you join us via Zoom, as well as paper and pen for some reflective writing. Registration is required — RSVP here!

Sept 13 – Socially Distanced and Masked Cemetery Service – 2pm, CBI cemetery, Walker Street.  

Rosh Hashanah

Sept 18 – Erev Rosh Hashanah Zoom Seder – log-in 7:20pm, seder begins 7:30pm

Sign up by September 7 to receive a bag of seder supplies!

Sept 19 – Rosh Hashanah Morning Zoom – log-in 9:50am, service begins 10am

Sept 20 – Second Day Rosh Hashanah Zoom – log-in 9:50am, service begins 10am

Tashlich – Socially Distanced and Masked at the River – 1:30pm

Bring your own bread. At the suspension bridge at TOURISTS, across the street from CBI.

Sept 20 – Socially Distanced and Masked Family Service, outside CBI – 2pm / Bring your own blanket to camp out on! Rain date is the following Sunday, 9/27. Canceled because of multiple cases of covid-19 at Pine Cobble.

Yom Kippur

Sept 27 – Kol Nidre Zoom – log-in 5:50pm, service begins 6pm

Sept 28 – Yom Kippur Morning Zoom With Yizkor – log-in 9:50am, service begins 10am

Yom Kippur Afternoon Zoom – log-in 2:50pm, service begins 3pm

Ne’ilah Zoom – log-in 5:50pm service begins 6pm 

Following Ne’ilah, we’ll keep the Zoom room open for folks who want to schmooze and be together while breaking their fast.


Stay tuned for a link to our sukkah sign-up sheet, coming soon! (We will ask people to sign up to use the synagogue sukkah, both so we can try to avoid accidentally crowding each other in the sukkah, and so that we can do contact tracing if God forbid there is a case of covid-19 in our community during or after the holiday.)

How to Prepare for Zoom Services

Thanks to Steve Silbert for this sketchnote of how to prepare our home spaces to become sacred spaces for the Zoom Days of Awe!