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PLEASE NOTE: All services will be conducted this year via Zoom and YouTube, due to the current pandemic. We are grateful for your partnership in keeping our entire community safe.

Rosh Hashanah

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah - Friday, September 18, 6:00pm 
  • Day 1 - Saturday, September 19, 9:00am 
  • Day 2 - Sunday, September 20, 9:00am 
  • Tashlich Service - Sunday, September 20, 5:00pm at Edora Park, 1420 E. Stuart St. 

Yom Kippur

  • Kol Nidrei - Sunday, September 27, 6:00pm (optional “schmooze and chat” begins at 5:30pm)
  • Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28
    • Morning service, 9:00am (optional “schmooze and chat” begins at 8:30 am)
    • Study Sessions, 2:00 - 5:00pm
    • Afternoon service, 5:00pm
    • Yizkor Memorial and Concluding Neilah service, 6:00pm

Yom Kippur Study Sessions

2-3pm: Aging and Yom Kippur
Led by Ginny Riley, facilitator of the Wise Women group. We’ll come together to discuss important questions, such as:

  • What do you see as the spiritual work of aging?
  • Have your beliefs about your purpose in life changed as you age?
  • What is the significance of Yom Kippur to your life? How have your approach to and feelings about Yom Kippur changed as you have aged?
  • “We have hurt ourselves and others.” What are the barriers to self-forgiveness, asking for forgiveness, and forgiving others you have experienced?  What has made forgiveness easier for you?
  • Besides fasting, what is the most difficult part of Yom Kippur for you?  What do you most treasure?

3-4pm: Grieving Loss in a Jewish Way
Led by Nate Lamkin
This difficult year has left all of us grieving losses of one form or another. Join Rabbi Finestone and Nate Lamkin for a preview of “Grieving Loss in a Jewish Way”, an upcoming 6-week program that blends counseling and the study of Jewish practices regarding grief and loss. This workshop will provide a sample of what it will be like to examine grief and loss through a Jewish lens, in a safe space with familiar faces from our beloved community.
Nate has worked in various hospice, palliative care, and oncology settings for over 20 years, and is currently President of Pathways Hospice, northern Colorado’s leading nonprofit provider of hospice, palliative care, and grief support services.

4-5pm: Hannah, Isaiah, and Jonah: The Haftorot of the High Holidays
Led by Rabbi Sally Finestone
Come and hear Susan Schaibly's newest interpretation of Hannah's story and prayer, reflecting the extraordinary circumstances of our day. Rabbi Finestone will then lead a discussion into how Hannah's story, the dramatic verses of Isaiah, and the tale of Jonah can give us insights into our lives today.


  • Sukkot Services - Friday, October 2, 6:00pm and Saturday, October 3, 10:15am

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

  • Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah - Saturday, October 10
    • Yizkor, 6:30pm
    • Simchat Torah celebration, 7:00pm

Children's Programming

  • Programming will be for Kindergartners through 4th graders.
  • Children who are in 5th grade and higher are encouraged to participate in services.
  • All materials will be available for parking lot pick up or delivered to your home prior to the holidays.
  • Encouraged donation of $5 for Rosh Hashanah materials and $5 for Yom Kippur materials.

Yom Kippur, Monday, September 28

  • 9:15 - 9:30am, Shira
  • 9:30 - 10:00am, Junior Congregation (including the shofar)
  • 10:00 - 10:15am, BimBam video with snack
  • 10:15 - 10:45am, Forgiveness Story with a Craft
  • 10:45 - 11:15am, High Holiday Trivia
  • 11:15 - 11:30am, Shofar blowing movement game (time permitting)

Rabbi's Letter
President's Letter
Registration - Online
Registration Form - printable
Technology Support
Memorial Book Form - printable
Memorial Book Form - online

High Holidays Virtual Tickets:

Your financial support helps cover High Holiday costs such as digital fees for books, digital licensing, technical equipment, printing, postage, etc. 

No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Please consider giving more to help support the costs of those among us whose ability to contribute has been adversely affected by the pandemic. 

Suggested Donation: 

Member:   $36/Member Household
Guest:       $72/Adult
Student (Age 18+) Guest: $18

Register Online Here

The Yahrzeit List

Names for the Healing Prayer

All names to be included for the Misheberach, the Healing Prayer, and the Yahrzeit list must be submitted to the CHS office by Wednesday, September 16.

Yom Kippur Memorial Book

All names to be read during Yizkor on Yom Kippur must be submitted by Wednesday, September 16.

Online Memorial Book request form. 


We encourage all our members to send a donation to the Larimer Country Food Bank as part of this year’s High Holiday observance. Many send what they would spend on food on Yom Kippur. As we fast for one day, we acknowledge our support for all those in our community who face hunger every day, especially during the current crisis. Please make checks out to the Larimer County Food Bank (not CHS).

The religious school will be hosting a Virtual Sukkah Hop on Sunday, October 4. We would love to have the community join in our virtual sukkah hop too! Please email Addie  by Friday, October 2 at 5pm with your short videos and pictures and we will compile to make our Sukkah Hop Slideshow!  Get creative- We would love to see your edible sukkahs, lego sukkahs, cardboard box


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