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Check out our 2023 Greetings!

We Look Forward to Celebrating the High Holy Days with you again!

We're delighted to let you know that we will be holding services in person and online this year. It will be wonderful to welcome the New Year together!

If you are not a member of Kol Ami and would like to purchase High Holy Days tickets, please click here.

(All ticket sales are final)

This page will be kept up to date with everything you need to know about High Holy Days services and programs, so check back often. If you have any questions, please email us at admin@kolami.ca or call us at 905 709-2620.

 

Frequently ASKED QUESTiONS


What are the Service Locations? Is there parking available?

Most in-person services will be held at The Bialik Hebrew Day School located at 180 Ilan Ramon Blvd (just west of Bathurst). See the service schedule above for the location of each service. We will also stream all services on Zoom for those who prefer to join us online.

Bialik parking lot is located on the west side of Ilan Ramon & is only accessible by turning right when facing southbound.  There is no left turn into the parking lot. Free ample parking and entrance into the school, are located on the west side of the building.

The Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Nature program will take place at Sugarbush Heritage Park, located at 91 Thornhill Woods Dr. Parking is available. Meeting will be in the parking lot.


Where can I find the Service Schedule?

The schedule for services can be found here.


What prayer book is being used?

Our machzor is Mishkan HaNefesh, the prayerbook we have been using for the last several years.

We will not be streaming the machzor this year, so you will need to have your own copy, whether you're attending in person or on Zoom.

The two-volume set is available online from ISRAEL'S or the CCAR Press. Be sure to order yours soon - don't wait until it's too late! Israel's is offering a 10% discount to Kol Ami members.

If you are still looking to purchase the High Holy Days Machzors, the e-books are available for purchase through Amazon!

Mishkan HaNefesh: Rosh HaShanah:... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LB8FIYW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Mishkan HaNefesh: Yom Kippur:... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LB8FKFE?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


Are scented products prohibited?

If you'll be attending any of our High Holy Days services in person, we ask that you refrain from wearing scented products, in consideration for those who have allergies or sensitivities. Thanks!


What are Family Services?

Family Services are appropriate for families with young to school aged children.


Is Babysitting offered?

Babysitting is available during the following services only: Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Main Service; Kol Nidre; Yom Kippur Main Service; and Ne'ilah.

Children must be out of diapers and toilet trained.


I'm not a Kol Ami member. How do I join or purchase tickets?

We would love to welcome you to our community, and hope that you will consider becoming members of our Kol Ami family. Contact admin@kolami.ca for details.

If you're not quite ready to join us, non-members may purchase tickets, at $144 per person for in-person or online attendance (children 12 and under are free).

NON-MEMBERS CAN PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


What is the standard protocol?

Masks are not mandatory but will be available along with hand sanitizer.
Do not enter or exit the sanctuary when the ark is open or when the choir is singing.
No eating in the sanctuary.


How can I be part of the Rosh Hashana greeting video?

We're really excited to be putting together a video of our members wishing each other Shana Tova. Email a short (15 seconds or less) video or a photo of you and your family to Tanner Winnick by Friday, September 1.


How can I help?

Our amazing volunteers make the High Holy Days special and meaningful for all of us. Here's how you can help:

To join our team of ushers, contact Ed Yudin.

We need babysitters to do short shifts on Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur mornings. Teens are welcome and will earn volunteer hours. To join the crew, contact Jenn Katz.


 

Support us!

 

REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONES IN OUR ANNUAL YIZKOR MEMORIAL

You are invited to remember your loved ones in our annual memorial, which will be shown during the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur afternoon (in person and on Zoom). This virtual book will also be available after the High Holy Days and throughout the year on our YouTube channel.

The cost is $18 for each person you wish to remember, including an optional photo.

Submit your listings here by Friday, September 8, 2023.


SUPPORT OUR ANNUAL HIGH HOLY DAYS APPEAL

It is a High Holy Days tradition at Kol Ami to make donations in support of our school and youth programs or to a worthy charity.

This year, we are proud to support:

Kol Ami Hebrew School

Birkat Shalom (our sister congregation in Israel) - emergency campaign underway to raise funds as their building has structural damage from ground shifting,  they need to upgrade the alarm system and install security cameras inside and out. 

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies - working to build a more inclusive & respectful Canada by sharing the lessons of the Holocaust, advocating for human rights & combating both antisemitism & hate in all its forms.

Please consider making a gift to any or all of these worthy causes.


SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE

Please help support the High Holy Days Food Drive by bringing non-perishable, kosher and non-kosher food items to any of our upcoming in-person events, Saturday morning services, or High Holy Days services. Your support is greatly appreciated!


ANY QUESTIONS? EMAIL admin@kolami.ca or CALL 905 709-2620

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