High Holy Days

Celebrate your High Holy Days with the Wimbledon Synagogue

With all the uncertainties that surround us these days, what remains constant is our ability to enter the High Holy Days on a path toward forgiveness, repentance, and renewal. The Days of Awe are the time to stand at the precipice of our souls, encouraged by the beautiful music, prayers and poems of our ancient tradition and gaze with sincerity at how we can repair our relationships and repair our own souls in the process. Let us join together this year with the intention of stepping through the gates to our soul as the joyful and affirming community we wish to be.

This is a very special time of the year: Beginning of September, we are going to celebrate the High Holy Days together – Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur – and then also Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Together with our Synagogue Council, I invite you to join us in this exciting, spiritually uplifting process, and to welcome the year 5782 with us.

To ensure that all of you remain safe and healthy, the Wimbledon Synagogue will follow appropriate Covid-19 guidelines and continues to live broadcast all services from the sanctuary, which will be streamed directly into your homes. Separate information about how you can join the services will be send to all members. Guests are invited to request the information from our office: office@wimshul.org

Together with our wonderful choir, the dedicated team of wardens and lay leaders, we have created services that will offer you time to pray, to reflect and to reconnect. Based on our Machzor, our services will include elements from our tradition combined with modern readings, space to meditate, and opportunities to learn and study.

L’shanah tovah tikateivu — I wish you a good and sweet new year, and I am looking forward to seeing you and your families soon, either in Shul and/or on line.

Rabbi Adrian M Schell