The High Holidays at Park Synagogue

The Park Synagogue clergy, staff and board members wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!
Services & Parking

TICKET INFORMATION

This year, as we plan our seating arrangements for in-person services, while also monitoring public health guidelines for large gatherings, we want to remind you that you must have your tickets with you in order to enter the synagogue for the service which you've been assigned. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Please show your ticket as you enter the building each day. In the event that your tickets are lost or misplaced, and it is impossible to have them re-issued in time, please use the administrative office entrance at the eastern entrance of the building (by the handicap parking). Should you have any specific questions about your ticket(s), call (216) 371-2244, ext. 135 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. 

 

PARKING

Parking passes must be displayed in the driver's side windshield for entrance to parking lots.

We are utilizing two parking locations throughout the Holidays: Park Main parking lots and the Greek Orthodox Church parking lot (off of Mayfield Rd., just east of Park Main). 

 

For Erev Rosh Hashanah (9/6) and Yom Kippur Neilah Service (9/16), everyone should use the Park Main lot, regardless of your parking assignment.

 

We have limited handicapped parking spaces at Park Main. In order to park in one of the spaces, you must have and display a state of Ohio-issued handicapped placard. Parking is first-come, first-served. We do not issue a separate handicapped parking permit.

 

DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM

Remember your tickets, your own kippah (yarmulka) and tallit, and the High Holiday prayer book, The New Mahzor. We encourage you to put your name and phone number in your prayer book and tallit bag in case they are lost or left at services.

High Holiday Prayer Books

Each person attending services, whether in-person or on Zoom should have his/her own copy of our Holiday prayer book, 
The New Mahzor. These prayer books are given complimentary to each Park member over the age of 13.

Lulav & Etrog Sets for Sukkot

Lulav and Etrog sets are available for purchase through Park Synagogue. Each set is $50. To order, please contact
Natalie Maggelet at (216) 371-2244, ext. 155 or order online. Orders and payments are due Tuesday, September 14 and
pick-ups from Park Synagogue East begin on Friday, October 11. 

Holiday Transportation

Park Synagogue provides complimentary door-to-door transportation to and from High Holiday services for any member who is unable to drive him/herself. Please contact Ellen Petler at (216) 371-2244, ext. 122 to request this assistance. Requests for transportation must be made by Monday, August 23. Please note that complimentary transportation is available year-round to Park Synagogue services and other events by contacting Ellen at least one week in advance. We'd like to thank the Rae & Harry Tucker Senior Transportation fund for their support of this service. 

Donate to Operation Isaiah
Food Distribution

Each High holiday season we help people who are hungry in our community through Park's Operation Isaiah project. While in prior years we asked for food donations, this year, we are only collecting money that will be used to purchase grocery gift cards for those in need. Please consider donating any amount to 
Park's Hunger/Mitzvah Fund by September 25. You can donate  by credit card online HERE or by sending a check, payable to Park Synagogue, to Operation Isaiah, Park Synagogue 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124.

Please note: If you are in need of help with food for yourself or family,  please let us know so we can offer assistance by contacting Ellen Petler at epetler@parksyn.org or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122.

Operation Isaiah is sponsored by Park's Social Action Committee.

Got Questions?
We have answers! You will find answers to the most frequently asked questions HERE. Of course, we're always just a phone call away, too! Don't hesitate to reach out at (216) 371-2244.

Celebrate Sukkot

Calling Park Members & Friends of ALL AGES!

Come Help Decorate Park's Sukkah!

⮞ Sunday, September 19

Watch for more information in the September Bulletin.

Sisters in the Sukkah Event

⮞ Thursday, September 23 • 6:30 pm

Watch for details in the September bulletin.

 

Co-sponsored by Park's Neshama, Sisterhood
& Women's Rosh Chodesh Groups.

Sukkah Stroll

⮞ Sunday, September 26 

Watch for details in the September bulletin.

Cemetery Visitations

A long-held Jewish tradition is to visit the graves of our departed loved ones before or during the High Holidays. Gadi Galili will be available to offer prayers and comfort during your visits to cemeteries on Sunday, September 5 
and Sunday, September 12from 9:00 am-Noon, by appointment only. Other days are also available by appointment. Please contact Natalie Maggelet at (216) 371-2244, ext. 155 or NMaggelet@parksyn.org to make arrangements. 

Candle Lighting Blessings

Candles should be kindled before leaving home to attend services.

Rosh Hashanah

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Yom HaZicharon.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has commanded us to kindle the light of the Day of Remembrance.

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, shehecheyanu vekiyemanu vehigianu lazman hazeh.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has kept us in life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this joyous season. 

Kol Nidre

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Yom Hakippurim.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has commanded us to kindle lights ushering in the Day of Atonement.

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu melech haolam, shehecheyanu vekiyemanu vehigianu lazman hazeh.

Praised be Thou, O Lord Our God, Master of the Universe, who has kept us in life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this joyous season. 

The soul-stirring introduction to the Days of Awe

Selichot Institute

Saturday, August 28 • Zoom

Free & Open to the Community

Save the Date and join us for the annual
Selichot Institute, sponsored by the Park Men's Club.
Keep a look out for our Park emails which will include the Guest Speaker information and the Park Zoom link.

Selichot Begins

8:00 PM

RSVP HERE to get on our email list for the annual Selichot Institute.

Sisterhood Gift Shop

We have a magnificent array of Tallitot for your upcoming simcha. Gifts for any occasion including Judaics for personal use, shofars - in all sizes- a lifetime treasure especially for a child or grandchild!

Call Sheila Arnoff Hirsch at (216) 509-0508 to leave a message and your call will be returned.