High Holy Days

With Covid numbers rising, hospital beds becoming scarce, and so many Fayette County school children in quarantine, Rabbi and the TAI Executive Committee have made the hard decision to provide virtual-only High Holidays services this year.  

TAI High Holy Day Schedule*
All services will be via Zoom. If you have registered for Shabbat services previously, there is no need to sign up again. If you need to register a new account,  click here.
*Registration links for services at OZS can be found on their website.

 Selichot, Saturday, Aug. 28     Hosted by OZS*; co-sponsored by TAI and Lexington Havurah
9:00 p.m.: Havdalah
9:15 p.m.: discussion about Teshuvah (repentance) led by Rabbi Shani Abramowitz of OZS
10:15 p.m.: Service  

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Monday, Sept. 6
7 p.m.: Service

Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, Sept. 7
9:30 a.m.: Service
2 p.m.: Tashlich at Jacobson Park – Shelter #1
4:30 p.m.: Family service

Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Wednesday, Sept. 8
9:30 a.m.: Please register for Zoom link or email the office if you plan to attend in person.  A minimum of ten affirmative responses by 2 p.m. on Friday, September 3 are required for the program to be held.

Shabbat Shuva, Friday, Sept. 10
7 p.m. Service

Kever Avot, Sunday, Sept. 12
1 p.m.: Memorial service at Lexington Cemetery

Kol Nidre, Wednesday, Sept. 15
7 p.m.: Service

Yom Kippur, Thursday, Sept. 16
9:30 a.m.: Service
1:45 p.m.:  Mussar Meditation with Lisa Miller
3 p.m.: Afternoon service
4:30 p.m.: Family service
5:15 p.m.: Yizkor
5:45 p.m.: Neilah

Sukkot, Tuesday, Sept. 21
9:30 a.m.: Service hosted by OZS

Sukkot on the Water, Sunday, Sept. 26
2 p.m.: Canoeing and kayaking on Elkhorn Creek. Family friendly fun. $25 per person. To RSVP, email Mark Hoffman  by Monday, Sept. 13; after that, availability and rates could change.

*Final Day of Sukkot, Tuesday, Sept. 28 ,  Hosted by OZS
9:30 a.m.: Livestream service with Yizkor

Simchat Torah, Tuesday, Sept. 28    Hosted by OZS
8 p.m.: Livestream service 

*To use TAI’s Sukkah, call the office at 269-2979 to schedule a time.

Thanks to the generosity of theWurmser Family Fund, TAI is offering Break the Fast to Go for Yom Kippur.
 Each complimentary meal box will contain a challah roll, egg salad, a piece of Rose Rita Wurmser’s famous kugel and a slice of honey cake. A limited number of gluten- and nut-free boxes will be available.
Each congregant household may order one box for each family member. To ensure we have enough food, orders must be placed by Friday, Sept. 10. To order online (the preferred method), click here. If you are unable to order online, call the temple at 269-2979.
Pickup hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.
If you are homebound or if special circumstances make pickup impossible, please provide your address in the designated section of the order form or tell the office. (Sorry, but we can provide deliveries only in Lexington.)