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!
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ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING

Shana Tova! This will be our last High Holiday Season utilizing both the Main Sanctuary and Kangesser Hall. In future years, we will be incorporating our new main campus in Pepper Pike as part of our services. For this last experience of all gathering together in Cleveland Heights, let's make it a memorable time for all of us!

We wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year! Your High Holiday ticket(s), parking pass and more information will be mailed to you.

Questions? Contact us at (216) 371-2244.

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 18 and Sunday, October 2from 9:00 am-Noon,
by appointment only. 
Other days are also available by appointment.
Please contact Natalie Prior at (216) 371-2244, ext. 155 or NPrior@parksyn.org to make arrangements. 

Holiday Transportation

Park Synagogue provides complimentary door-to-door transportation to and from High Holiday Services for any member who is unable to drive themselves. Please contact Ellen Petler at (216) 371-2244, ext. 122 to request this assistance. Requests for transportation must be made by Friday, September 16. Please not 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 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.

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Please consider donating any amount to Park's Hunger/Mitzvah Fund 
by Friday, October 14. 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.

High Holiday Children's
Services & Activities

Children are always welcome to be part of the High Holiday experience with the congregation! However, if you are looking for a more family-friendly service or child-friendly activities while you are attending services, we offer a variety of options. 

 

Morning Holiday Programs for Kindergarten - Sixth Grade - 

Holiday experiential programs @ Park Main on Rosh Hashanah, First Day, 9/26/2022, 10:30 am in Glass Auditorium AND Morning of Yom Kippur, 10/5/2022 in the Library Wing.

Afternoon Family Service First Day, 9/26, Rosh Hashanah

Holiday Service for intergenerational families, geared towards families with children through sixth grade. Wain Pavilion @ Park East; 4:30 pm. We welcome unaffiliated families to this service only - RSVP required. Tashlich immediately following this service.

Tashlich Ceremony

Brainard Entrance @ Park EAST; 5:30 -6:00 pm.

Childcare for Toddlers through Kindergartners

Childcare is offered during the High Holidays. Pre-registration is mandatory. If your child requires special care or cannot be managed in a group setting, do no register your child for this program. Please fill out the form here.

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. 

Holiday Transportation

Park Synagogue provides complimentary door-to-door transportation to and from High Holiday Services for any member who is unable to drive themselves. Please contact Ellen Petler at (216) 371-2244, ext. 122 to request this assistance. Requests for transportation must be made by Friday, September 16. Please not 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 service.

Lulav & Etrog Sets

Lulav and Etrog sets are available for purchase through Park Synagogue. Each set is $50. To order, please contact Natalie Prior at (216) 371-2244, ext. 155 or order online. Orders and payments are due
Monday, October 3 and pick-ups from Park Synagogue East begin on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. 

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.

Sukkah Smash!

⮞ Sunday, October 16 • 3:00-5:00 pm
⮞ Park East in Sukkah 

Don't miss Gesher's Sukkah Smash! Celebrate Sukkot inside Park's large and beautiful Sukkah. Stop in for a short time or spend the afternoon meeting and greeting old & new friends at this festive event! Register Here.

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Celebrate Sukkot

Calling Park Members & Friends of ALL AGES!

Sukkah Decorating!

⮞ Sunday, October 9th
⮞ 9:30 am - Noon at Park East

Spend the morning with Park families participating in the hands on Sukkot activities followed by donuts, cider and Starbucks! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sisters in the Sukkah Event

⮞ Thursday, October 13 • 7:00 pm
⮞ Park East in Sukkah & Foyer

Featuring Myesha Watkins, Director of Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, Speaking on "Women as Peacemakers". Fee & Open to Park Members & Friends. Register Here.