HIGH HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE
Erev Rosh HaShanah – September 6, 2021 7pm | 29 Elul, 5781*
Rosh HaShanah – September 7, 2021 10 am | 1 Tishri, 5782*
Tashlich – September 8, 2021 5 pm | 6 Tishri, 5782
Location: Sunset Park
Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre – September 15, 7pm | 9 Tishrei, 5782*
Yom Kippur – September 16, 2021 | 10 Tishri, 5782
(all day starting at 10 am)*
Join us in-person at the Adelson Educational Campus as a vaccinated member, or everyone is welcome to join us virtually. Click Here to Register for High Holy Days Services.
STATEMENT ON HIGH HOLIDAYS AND COVID PRECAUTIONS
We begin each Shabbat saying, “Whether you lean to the right or the left, or like it somewhere in the middle, whether you are a believer or a questioner or a questioning believer, you are welcome to this makom shalom, this place of peace, joy, and hope, Congregation P’nai Tikvah.” And we mean that. But as we prepare to gather in person, that leads us to a dilemma.
We value each congregant and have debated how to address the looming problem of COVID for the comfort and safety of all. Some of us are opposed to the idea of vaccination; others are not vaccinated because their doctors won’t allow it; our small children are, as yet, unable to be vaccinated. Particularly for those individuals, COVID exposure can lead to horrific consequences.
The Talmud (Shevuot 39a), teaches “Kol Yisroel arevim zeh b’zeh,” all Jews are responsible for one another. In light of that principle, we ask members to attend in person only if they are fully vaccinated, and to wear a mask covering both nose and mouth. For those who cannot or prefer to not attend in person, we will continue to have a fully interactive and inclusive Zoom option.
This decision is fully in line with the rules established by the State of Nevada and our host venue. If the venue requires fewer than capacity attendance, we will seat members in order of when they renewed or began their membership for this new year.
Thank you for helping us take care of one another.
Judi Stotland, President