High Holidays 2020

The information below is current as of 16 September 2020:


Even if we can’t gather in person we can still connect as a community

This year we have a number of online pre-Yom Tov events to help us come together and connect albeit virtually or socially distanced.

Scroll down to see what’s coming up over the coming weeks.

Friday 18 September / 29 Elul 5780

Join us online before Yom Tov for a special Erev Rosh Hashanah ‘service’

4:30pm – Songs & davening

5:00pm – Rabbi Gabi’s drosha (sermon)

5:15pm – Hatikvah

Hear from Rabbi Gabi before we welcome in the Chag

Live on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91679784142?pwd=UjdTQjBaRXJSTzFJMEwvNHRiR0hYdz09

Meeting ID: 916 7978 4142

Candle Lighting Friday 18 September: 5:55pm
Candle Lighting Saturday 19 September: 6:53pm
Holiday Ends Sunday 20 September: 6:54pm

Sunday 20 September / 2 Tishrei 5781

Hear Rabbi Gabi blow the Shofar

11am – corner Constance and Henham Streets, East Hawthorn (North-West corner of Anderson Park)
11.15am – corner Anderson and Widford Streets, East Hawthorn (South-East corner of Anderson Park)
4pm – Howard Dawson Reserve, Glen Iris (Behind Sth Camberwell Tennis Club off Bickleigh Street / Burke Rd)

Please note that all DHHS guidelines will be followed, and obviously we must ensure there is no congregating, that social distancing measures are followed, and of course masks to be worn.  These points have been selected based on the spread of our congregants, and taking the 5km radius of Rabbi Gabi’s home into account as well.

Sunday 27 September / 9 Tishrei 5781
Erev Yom Kippur – Yizkor & Kol Nidre

The ARK Centre Yizkor service is one of the most meaningful and moving times of the year. In our tradition, each person speaks the name of the loved ones they are remembering. As we go around and hear from each person who wishes, those assembled are able to support each other and collectively we remember those we have lost. This year we will conduct a similar style of service via Zoom. Anyone who wishes to participate is asked to email the office via office@arkcentre.com.au no later than Tuesday 22 September. You will then receive an email with detailed instructions on how the service will proceed.

One of the moments that reaches our souls is when we hear the haunting chant of the Kol Nidre prayer on Erev Yom Kippur.  Tune in before the fast starts this year to hear a beautiful rendition of Kol Nidre from Rabbi Gabi.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 998 4947 3232

Fast Commences Sunday 27 September: 6:03pm
Fast Concludes Monday 28 September: 7:01pm