Machzor for 2020/5781

To help facilitate this year's "socially distant" observance of the High Holy Days, members may borrow a Machzor from Temple Beth El, or download an electronic version from our web site.

To borrow a Machzor, please contact our office by September 16th to make arrangements.

Our electronic version was graciously made available by the Kehillah Synagogue of Chapel Hill, NC.  The following is from their introduction to this Machzor:

Dear Rabbis and members of the Reconstructionist community:

With great antcipaton, we are looking forward to a highlight of our year, the High Holiday season. Traditonally we have gathered together in synagogues to celebrate; this year will, of course, be different. We would like to facilitate a meaningful virtual High Holiday experience.

The Kehillah Synagogue of Chapel Hill, NC recently produced a fully-transliterated version of Rabbi Ron Aigen’s z”l Machzor, Renew Our Days. We will make it available in electronic form to everyone attending a virtual High Holiday service this year. The Machzor’s format is English, Hebrew, and transliteration in three columns on a page, with commentary at the bottom. For those congregatons already using a printed editon of the Machzor, page numbers correspond across all editons.

We want to maximize inclusivity during the High Holidays and hope that by using Renew our Days in virtual services, synagogues in the United States, Canada, or elsewhere, can offer a significant and spiritual High Holiday experience. The challenge of these times will bring us together in a new way.

To download a PDF copy of the Renew our Days Machzor, click on the link below.  Note that it is a very large file (~25 MB), so please allow sufficient time for download.