High Holy Days 5781

We look forward to the new year and its beginning at the High Holy Days. This year, our services and programs will be online, unless noted otherwise.

This page contains the information and links you’ll need to participate in services and programs at Synagogue of the Summit.

Please contact Margaret Gilbert at president@synagogueofthesummit.org with questions or for more information.

  • Please register for services. We may need to upgrade our zoom license to accommodate everyone. Registrants will receive a Zoom link for each event a few days before event. If you are having any difficulties, please contact info@synagogueofthesummit.org for assistance.

  • Download a HHD Prayer Flipbook. It has been designed for easy use on phone/iPad. Or, you can Reserve one of our sets by using the High Holiday Kit registration link above.

  • Donate to feed the hungry. Bring non-perishable food to SOS on September 29th between 11am-1pm at the Dillon Community Church. Goods will be donated to our local Food Bank.

  • Plant a Tree. This Rosh Hashanah as we celebrate the birthday of the world,  millions of trees are burning due to wildfires. Why not plant some trees?

We look forward to celebrating with you.


Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 18th 

11am – 1pm  Dillon Community Church, drive by and see Rabbi Ruthie, our Torah. Pick Up your High Holiday Kit: Prayer Book Set, Challah, Apples, Honey, Program of Events, Yizkor Book, and Flowers if ordered. The kit will also include a bag to be filled with non-perishable food for our local Food Bank and returned along with prayer books after the holidays. 
*Please REGISTER for this event*

5:30pm  Congregational Service
*Please REGISTER for this event*

Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 19th
*Please REGISTER for these events*

10:00am  Rosh Hashanah morning service

11:45am  Zoom get together after morning service for those who want to chat and/or share lunch. Facilitated by our membership chair, Vicky Kelman.

12:30pm  Torah Service and Rabbi Sermon  

4:00pm  Tashlich; Meet at Lake Dillon Amphitheater to park. We will all walk down to Lake Dillon, observing social distancing. Please bring your own bread crumbs.

Sessions Between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
*Please REGISTER for these events*

Monday, September 21 
4:00pm  Psalm 27 discussion with Rabbi Ruthie

Tuesday, September 22
4:00pm  Meditation with Rebecca Warshawsky

Wednesday, September 23
4:00pm  ‘Adventure Gap’: A discussion regarding the lack of minority representation in the outdoors with Colorado native Ariel Amaru.

Friday, September 25
4:00pm  Your most meaningful parts of the High Holidays. How do you prepare? How do you ask or give forgiveness? How do you set goals/objectives for the coming year? Discussion facilitated by Joyce Ruderman. 

Kol Nidre
Sunday, September 27th
7:00pm  Congregational Service
*Please REGISTER for this event*

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28th
*Please REGISTER for these events*

9:30am Shacharit / Morning Prayers, Amidah, Vidduis (confessions)

11-11:30am Break

11:30am Torah Service & Sermon

12:30-3:30pm Break

3:30pm Cantor Audrey to lead a discussion on The Music of High Holidays

4:00pm Replay of Racial Justice & The Outdoors with Ariel Amaru

5:00pm Yizkor

6:30pm Neilah Service

7:20pm Havdalah

7:30pm Break Fast

Additional Suggestions for Personal Reflection:

  • A collection of Essays for reflection and exercises to deepen your Yom Kippur Experience:  Elmad.pardes.org 

  • Guides addressing theological, spiritual, and emotional questions as well as Family Learning Activities: https://www.hadar.org/torah-resource/high-holidays-5781 

  • Missed Tashlich by the Lake? Sit by the Lake and journal about the past year. What do you want to take with you? Reflect on 2 ways I can be a better partner/spouse, child, parent, worker, friend.