Glacier Jewish Community High Holy Days 2020 / 5781
Shanah Tovah U'Metukah!
May it be a Happy, Healthy and Sweet New Year for you and your family!
As the High Holy Days approach quickly, we are all planning for a new year with Glacier Jewish Community/B'nai Shalom. As the pandemic continues, we have been re-configuring our holiday traditions and moving most of our celebrations online.
This survey will take approximately 3 minutes and through it you will be able to RSVP for zoom programs, signup for drive-in programs, pledge donations, and honor your deceased loved ones' memories.
We are blessed to have you as a part of our community and we hope to hear from you soon!
High Holy Days Together But Apart
This year we are primarily meeting online. By RSVPing to the gathering, you help us plan an engaging experience and enable us to send you up-to-date information details including zoom links and locations.
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
*Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18th at 6:00pm on Zoom with Rabbi Francine as well as Rabbi Laurie & Har Shalom congregation in Missoula, with an appearance by Nefesh Mountain.
*Rosh Hashanah Day One: Saturday, September 19th
9:30-9:55am -- Meditation Session for the New Year with Rabbi Francine
10:00-10:55am -- Rosh HaShanah Service with Rabbi Francine, Howard Cooper, and appearances by Nefesh Mountain
11:00am-12:00pm -- Torah Service with Torah Reading & Torah Discussion
4:00-4:30pm -- Drive-In Shofar Service in Kalispell
*Rosh HaShanah Day Two -- HIKE & Tashlikh with Rabbi Francine
*Kol Nidre/Starting Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 27th, 7:00pm with Rabbi Francine, Howard Cooper, and appearances by Nefesh Mountain
*Yom Kippur Morning: Monday, September 28th
9:30-9:55am -- Meditation Session with Rabbi Francine
10:00-11:00am -- Yom Kippur Service with Rabbi Francine, Howard Cooper, and appearances by Nefesh Mountain
11:00am-12:00pm -- Torah Service with Torah Reading & Torah Discussion
12:00-12:30pm -- Yizkor/Memorial Service with Rabbi Francine
*Yom Kippur Evening Drive-In Ne'ilah/Concluding Service, Havdalah & Final Shofar Blast: 8:00pm
Please help us keep your contact information up-to-date. Your name (and any family members in your household), your mailing address(s) and phone number(s). During the pandemic keeping in touch is so important to all of us. We do NOT share your contact information.
Are you able to attend services this year?
Yes, and I'm ready to RSVP and look forward to celebrating the new year with the GJC!
Sorry, I can't make it but I will scroll through for ways to support the congregation and honor my loved ones.
Maybe. Can someone from the leadership team at the GJC reach out? Thank you.
We hope you are able to join us to celebrate the High Holy Days this year. Please mark the box below of the services and/or observances that you are planning to attend.
Friday, September 18th, 6:00pm: Rosh HaShanah Evening Services on Zoom
Saturday, September 19th, 9:30am: Meditation Session for the New Year on Zoom
Saturday, September 19th, 10:00am: Rosh HaShanah Services on Zoom
Saturday, September 19th, 11:00am: Torah Reading & Study/Discussion on Zoom
Saturday, September 19th, 4:00pm: Drive-In Shofar Service in Kalispell
Sunday, September 20th, 9:30am: New Year's Hike on a local trail
Sunday, September 27th, 7:00pm: Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Service on Zoom
Monday, September 28th, 9:30am: Meditation Session on Zoom
Monday, September 28th, 10:00am: Yom Kippur Services on Zoom
Monday, September 28th, 11:00am: Torah Reading & Study/Discussion on Zoom
Monday, September 28th, 12:00pm: Yizkor/Memorial Service
Monday, September 28th, 7:30pm: Drive-In Ne'ilah & Havdalah to Conclude Yom Kippur
Yizkor Memorial Scroll
Would you like to honor the memory of your loved one(s) by listing them in our communal Yizkor Memorial Scroll? This year our scroll will be virtual and will be shared in our zoom service. We are not requesting donations for any Yizkor listings this year.
You may also submit a photo to include with your loved one's name. To submit a photo please email to:
. Photos must be a jpeg. If you do not have a digital copy, you can simply take a photo of the picture and then send it via email.
The deadline for including names & photos is Tuesday night, September 22nd at 5:00pm Mtn.
Below please tell us the names as you would like them to appear in the scroll and the relationships to you. We include ALL family members in our community's memorial observance. If you have non-Jewish relatives you would like to honor, we want to help you fulfill the mitzvah of honoring your elders' memory. Please include them!
Names for Yizkor Memorial Scroll
If yes, please list names and relationships below.
Supporting the Glacier Jewish Community
Even though we are a synagogue-without-walls, our community is not without costs. Glacier Jewish Community/B’nai Shalom was founded with underlying principles that would break down any barriers to participation - including financial resources. We do not “pay to pray", we do not sell tickets to our services, and we do not have mandatory dues.
Our desire is to be warm and welcoming, while still maintaining our financial viability. We support the congregation by reaching out to you and requesting voluntary contributions to the congregation that are meaningful to you and within your means.
At this time of year, your contributions help us continue to provide welcoming, joyful social and religious gatherings that strengthen Jewish life in the Flathead Valley. If you are able, please contribute to our Glacier Jewish Community/B'nai Shalom on the occasion of this New Year of 5781!
You can donate by sending a check to:
Glacier Jewish Community
P.O. Box 615
Kalispell, MT 59903
You can also submit a payment online to Paypal, however we kindly ask that you consider adding 3% to your online donation to cover processing fees. Thank you!
Ways to Give in 2020/5781
Yes, I would like to support the congregation with a donation.
I am unable to make a financial contribution at this time.
Contribution Amount and Information
Thank you for considering making a financial gift to support the Glacier Jewish Community/B'nai Shalom. We thrive because of your support!
As an independent, open, and welcoming synagogue-without-walls serving the Jewish community of northwest Montana your contribution helps us to support a diverse range of programming for children and adults, life-cycle events, holiday celebrations, welcome gatherings, and educational opportunities.
Your gift amount:
Thank you very much for filling out our High Holy Day survey.
You will soon receive a confirmation email based on your responses, and zoom information will arrive soon as well.
Please remember that we want to help you to participate and if you need assistance with any of the technology, please contact us at
Feel free to submit any questions or suggestions in the space below and we will be in touch. Shanah Tovah U'Metukah!
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