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Dear Friends,

As we enter 5781, we do so in ways that are not only unusual; they are unprecedented. There have surely been times when Jewish communities were unable to gather in person for High Holy Day worship, whether because of disease, natural disaster, or war. But never before, when circumstances barred physical gathering, were our ancestors able to pivot to virtual assembly. So even as we regret that these High Holy Days will be unlike any we have ever observed before, we are grateful that they will be something new, something special, and something accessible to all. Continue reading a note from KKBE Rabbis Stephanie Alexander and Greg Kanter in our High Holiday Booklet.

2020-5781 High Holiday Schedule & Video Links

BROADCAST SERVICES have been prerecorded and will be embedded and viewable directly from this page, in the space below, on the day of their broadcast. We encourage you to try — to the extent possible — to tune in for services at the time they are scheduled to broadcast. To re-watch or share previously broadcast services, visit KKBE's Vimeo Page at vimeo.com/kkbe. 

Note: if the embedded video is not yet Live, please refresh this page, or try again closer to the advertised service time. 

ZOOM SERVICES are indicated below with red font, and need to be accessed via the following link. There is one link for those four services: https://zoom.us/j/4538689645, Meeting ID: 453 868 9645.

The CHARLEY Yom Kippur Service link may be reached by contacting Melanie Archer at melanie@kkbe.org.

Rabbi Alexander's Rosh Hashanah Sermon (View on Vimeo)

Friday, September 18
7:00 pm: BROADCAST of Rosh Hashanah Evening Service (View on Vimeo)

Saturday, September 19
10:30 am: BROADCAST of Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (View on Vimeo)
1:30 pm: BROADCAST of Rosh Hashanah Torah Service (View on Vimeo)
On Your Own: Tashlich (download the Personal Taslich Guide)

Sunday, September 20
4:30 pm: ZOOM Rosh Hashanah Family Program (https://zoom.us/j/4538689645)

Friday, September 25
7:00 pm: ZOOM Shabbat Shuva Service (https://zoom.us/j/4538689645)

Saturday, September 26
10:00 am: Yom Kippur Tot Shabbat (Zoom link provided by Robin Shuler is the same used for all Tot Shabbat programs - it is not the Zoom link shown here)

Sunday, September 27
4:30 pm: ZOOM Yom Kippur Family Program (https://zoom.us/j/4538689645)
7:00 pm: BROADCAST of Kol Nidre Service

Monday, September 28
10:30 am: BROADCAST of Yom Kippur Morning Service
11:30 am: CHARLEY Yom Kippur Zoom Service (Zoom link provided by Melanie Archer is not the Zoom link shown here)
12:30 pm: BROADCAST of Yom Kippur Morning Torah Service
1:30 pm: BROADCAST of Yom Kippur Afternoon Torah Service
3:30 pm: BROADCAST of Yizkor Service
6:30 pm: N’ilah/ZOOMING Yom Kippur to a Close (https://zoom.us/j/4538689645)

KKBE Sanctuary Visits

During these High Holiday Days, we invite you to come see our beautifully restored KKBE Sanctuary and spend reflective time in its sacred space. All visits are 15 minutes long and by appointment only so we can maintain appropriate physical distancing and safety protocol.

Sanctuary Visits:
Sunday, September 20th, 11am-3pm
Wednesday September 23rd, 1pm-4pm

To make an appointment please call 843-723-1090 or email us at shalom@kkbe.org

Selichot

To view the Selichot video produced by the American Conference of Cantors, click HERE.

Huguenin and Coming Street Cemetery

It is customary to visit the graves of loved ones during the High Holy Days. While we will not be able to gather for a communal service this year, we still encourage you to participate in this meaningful ritual. Please contact the office at (843)723-1090 or at shalom@kkbe.org for times when the Huguenin Cemetery gates will be open. Should you wish to use a formal liturgy, you may download prayers here.

Tashlich

Tashlich is traditionally performed on Rosh Hashanah, or any time leading up to Yom Kippur. Download this Personal Tashlich Guide.

KKBE Holiday Food Drive for the Kosher Food Pantry

Dear KKBE congregants,

All of us at the Charleston Jewish Family Services (JFS) want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the non-perishable food that you have donated to the Kosher Food Pantry (KFP) throughout the years. Your generosity has enabled JFS to be a lifeline to our seniors, our families and to anyone experiencing food insecurity.

JFS is not a stranger to hardship and despair, but nothing can possibly compare to the widespread impact that the pandemic is having in the Jewish community and community at large.  We really need your help this year to help mitigate this unprecedented crisis. We ask that you consider making an online donation in lieu of non-perishable food. 

Your donation impact:

  • $18 Provides a bag of food to families with children
  • $36 Provides fresh produce for isolated seniors
  • $54 Provides High Holiday meals for seniors
  • $72 Provides a Hanukah celebration at a senior living facility
  • $118 Provides a massive distribution of fresh produce to local food deserts
  • $250 Provides Passover Seders for three senior living facilities

By clicking this donation link, the KFP will be able to purchase and distribute food to our most vulnerable community members. Thank you for supporting the pantry through the pandemic and ensuring we can continue to serve others. 
For more information please contact SaraS@JewishCharleston.org.

May your new year be sweet, healthy and meaningful!

Sincerely,
Sara Chesley, Judy Hinman & Rabbi Aaron Sherman

Sun, September 20 2020 2 Tishrei 5781