High Holy Days

We gather on the High Holy Days to seek God’s presence, to share our lives as Jews and to be part of the community of Israel. Our services offer a diversity of style, blending the traditional with the contemporary in prayer and song. Below is the schedule for this year 5777.  Register: bit.ly/highholydays5777

What When Where
Slichot Saturday, September 24, 7:00 pm Kol Ami
Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, October 2, 7:30 pm Kol Ami
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service   Monday, October 3, 10:00 am Kol Ami
Family Service Monday, October 3, 3:00 pm Kol Ami
Tashlich Service Monday, October 3, 4:30 pm Klineline park
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Service Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 am Kol Ami
Memorial Service Sunday, October 9, 1:15 pm Kehilat Olam
Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 pm Kol Ami
Yom Kippur Morning Service Wednesday October 12, 10:00 am Kol Ami
Adult Study Session Wednesday October 12, 1:30 pm Kol Ami
Family Service Wednesday October 12, 3:30 pm Kol Ami
Mincha Wednesday October 12, 4:30 pm Kol Ami
Yizkor Wednesday October 12, 6:00 pm Kol Ami
N’eilah and Closing Service Wednesday October 12, 6:45 pm Kol Ami
Havdallah and Break-the-Fast Wednesday October 12, 7:15 pm Kol Ami

All services, except where noted, will be at Congregation Kol Ami 7800 NE 119th St. Vancouver 98662

Everyone is welcome to attend our services, but there is an expense to the congregation. If you are a guest to our congregation for the High Holy Days, we ask for a  $75 donation for a single person for the entire Holy Day season, or $150 per family. For security reasons we do need to know ahead of time who will be joining us, so please register at bit.ly/highholydays5777 to let us know to expect you. Please do not let cost prohibit your attendance. If you are unable to contribute what we ask, please contact the office at [email protected] to discuss what amount might be more comfortable for you.

Child care is available during all services. To utilize child care, please register at bit.ly/highholydays5777 at least 2 days prior to Rosh Hashanah to make a reservation for your child(ren). Cost is $10.00 per child per service to cover costs of the caregiver, snacks and supplies. Payment is due in advance. (Reservation assures sufficient staff at the times required.)

Food donation – The High Holy Days is a time for CKA’s semi-annual food drive. Non-perishable food for donation to a local bank and/or a monetary donation to Mazon: the Jewish Response to Hunger (a hunger relief organization) may be left in the lobby throughout the High Holy Days.

Rosh Hashanah Kiddush and Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast

Following Rosh Hashanah morning services, please join the congregation for Kiddush lunch.

When Yom Kippur concludes, please join us in the social hall for our community break-the-fast supper buffet. In order to ensure we have sufficient food, we ask that you register  before 9/15 at bit.ly/highholydays5777 .  In addition, please make a donation to cover the cost of the meal – $13/adults (13 and older) and $10/child (5-12 years old).  Your check made payable to Congregation Kol Ami should be sent to our mailing address Congregation Kol Ami 7800 NE 119th St. Vancouver, WA 98662  (Cost should not be a reason to miss this after-service meal; all are welcome.)