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High Holy Day synagogue services in CT

Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden

In observance of the 5781 High Holidays, Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden is conducting virtual services for Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur (Mincha, Yizkor, Ne’ilah). There will be a Virtual Family Service for Rosh Hashanah on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 pm. Additionally, all services will be live streamed online. For more information, visit or call (203) 288-7748.

Temple Sinai in Newington

Temple Sinai, a Reform congregation in Newington, will host all High Holy Day services on Zoom. The congregation as well as the entire community are invited to attend these virtual services at no cost. For information and/or to get schedule of services and log-in details, contact the office at In addition, check out Temple Sinai’s Facebook page for the most up to date information ( 

B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield

B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom will combine traditional melodies and prayers, along with more creative elements and the congregation’s usual interactive learning and discussions. The theme of this year’s services is “Higher and Higher: Ascending a Ladder of Holiness Together,” which will be held on Zoom for 10 one- to two-hour sessions or “steps” over the course of the three days. Some highlights: The first day of Rosh Hashanah will feature a “Deep Dive” text study, entitled “In a Year Like No Other: Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?” On the second afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, worshippers may participate in the shofar service using their own shofars. Yom Kippur will include a special Yizkor, a challenge from the prophet Isaiah, an exploration of Jonah, prayer, discussion, song and reflection. Services are free; registration is required. For details and/or registration information, contact the office at (860) 243-3576.

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