Week of Events
Once a year, we invite our entire community to join together at our cemetery for a custom known as kever avot (the graves of our fathers and mothers). We visit the graves of our parents and close relatives and pray together for the strength to live life in their absence.
On the eve of Yom Kippur, we gather for a solemn and sacred service that calls us to reflect and repent. We hear the ancient melody of Kol Nidre chanted, stirring us to begin the day long process of atonement and forgiveness.
Immerse yourself in the experience of repentance on this solemn morning. The liturgy, the music, the Torah reading, and the Haftara reading, all call us to consider how we might find our way back to the moral and ethical paths from which we have strayed.
Fill the time between services with an immersion into study of Jewish texts that we read on Yom Kippur.
Join us for a service for the whole family. Bring your kids of all ages to join for singing, stories, and great holiday fun.
The Yizkor (Memorial) Service is a time to open the doors of the past and to revisit the memories of our loved ones who are no longer with us.
Neilah means “the closing,” and the service comes as Yom Kippur itself comes to a close. The evening concludes with the final sounding of the shofar.
Join your fellow JCOH congregants for a lay-led Morning Minyan. Daven for 15 minutes and talk Torah. In-person & Virtual
Each week we are given the sacred gift of Shabbat. A time to rejoice in our homes with our synagogue family. Join us as we welcome Shabbat with song and prayer. In-person & Virtual
Sukkot, the most joyous of Jewish holidays, offers us an opportunity to connect with the natural world and give thanks for the autumn harvest. On Simchat Torah, Jews around the world complete the reading of the Torah and begin anew with the first words of Genesis.
Dive deep into the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Josh Franklin. Come for just one, or come for every one, each week we begin anew in our study of Torah through an array of perspective, commentaries, and opinion.