High Holy Day Services 5781

The following is the schedule for ELELS High Holy Day Services and activities for 2020. All of our services will take place online and will be streamed on Zoom while many will also be streamed on our public Facebook page. Zoom links will be sent via email to our members.

We are accustomed to guests joining us for our High Holy Day Services, whether for our childrens’ or main services and guests continue to be very welcome to join us online. In order to do this, there are two options:

1)For a more participatory experience join our services on Zoom. Contact Sam at administrator@elels.org.uk to receive the links.

2)To view the livestream on our Facebook page, click on our Facebook page here at the appropriate time.

Please note that through the wonders of the internet, we will join other Synagogues for certain services (these are the ones marked with an * below). For more information about how our services are being organised, including the inclusion of singing from our choir, our Kol Nidre Appeal, obtaining machzors (prayer books), prayers for visiting gravesides and more, please click here.

If you have any further questions, please contact our administrator, Sam Ly at administrator@elels.org.uk


Selichot – Saturday 12th September

  • 9pm Havdallah followed by special Selichot service*

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Friday 18th September

  • 6:45pm Come Rosh Hashanah with Me Virtual Dinner
  • 8pm Evening Service


Rosh Hashanah Morning – Saturday 19th September

  • 9:30am Children’s services and activities
  • 9:30am Torah Breakfast led by Student Rabbi Nicola Feuchtwang*
  • 11am Morning Service
  • 12:30pm Kiddush
  • 1pm Come Rosh Hashanah with Me Virtual Lunch
  • 2.15pm Tots’ Service*


End of Rosh Hashanah – Saturday 19th September

  • 8pm Havdallah*


Erev Shabbat Shuvah – Friday 25th September

  • 8pm Evening Service*


Shabbat Shuvah – Saturday 26th September

  • 11am Morning Service*


Kol Nidre – Sunday 27th September

  • 8pm Kol Nidre Service


Yom Kippur Morning – Monday 28th September

  • 10:30am Morning Service
  • 12:15pm Additional (Mussaf) Service*
  • 1:30pm Discussion and study session led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi*
  • 2:30pm Meditation service led by Sharon Law
  • 2:30pm Study session on Jonah led by Student Rabbi Nicola Feuchtwang*
  • 3:30pm Study session led by Rabbi Monique Meyer on teshuvah (return / repentance)*
  • 4:30pm Afternoon (Minchah) Service, with one of our fellow Liberal Judaism communities*
  • 4:30pm Family Service
  • 5:30pm Memorial (Yizkor) Service
  • 6:30pm Concluding (Neilah) Service
  • 7:17pm Havdallah
  • 7:25pm Come Break Your Fast with Me Virtual Dinner


* = We will join with other Synagogues for these services/activities