High Holy Days 5782


WLAE-TV / LIVESTREAM / IN-PERSON / ZOOM

Yom Kippur services will be broadcast live on WLAE-TV as well as via livestream on our website and Facebook. Circumstances permitting, vaccinated congregants may pray in-person in our beloved sanctuary in limited numbers. Safety protocols for such circumstances are articulated below.

WLAE-TV CAN BE SEEN ON:

COX – Ch. 14 & 1014
CHARTER – Ch. 11 & 711
AT&T, DISH – Ch. 32
COMCAST – Ch. 1032 (houma)
RTC – Ch. 2 (Reserve)
32.1 – WLAE HD
32.2 – WLAE Encore
VISION COMMUNICATIONS – Ch. 32
WLAE IS NOT CARRIED ON DIRECT TV


MASKS & PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES

Proof of vaccination will be a required component to register for in-person attendance. Capacity will be limited in the sanctuary, and RSVPs will be required. Everyone in the sanctuary must wear a mask at all times, unless actively speaking from the bimah. All bimah speakers will have been tested at appropriate intervals before the holidays.

Should it be necessary to change our current plan for in-person attendance,
we will notify the congregation as soon as possible.


EREV ROSH HASHANAH SERVICE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 5:30PM

ROSH HASHANAH MORNING SERVICE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 9:00AM


KOL NIDRE SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 8:00PM

TV / LIVESTREAM / IN-PERSON

YOM KIPPUR MORNING SERVICE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 10:00AM

TV / LIVESTREAM / IN-PERSON

YIZKOR & NEILAH CONCLUDING SERVICE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 4:00PM
TV / LIVESTREAM / IN-PERSON
We remember all our loved ones whom we have lost in recent and distant days. The 5782 Book of Remembrance will be made available in the sanctuary and electronically. We will conclude with our last Tekiah Gedolah and Havdalah at 6:00pm.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 5782 BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON SERVICE WITH CONGREGATIONAL VOICES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 3:15PM

ZOOM / LIVESTREAM
The Yom Kippur Afternoon Service focuses on our stories and values. Many from our congregation will give voice to these powerful texts, from Jonah wrestling with forgiveness to the ancient ritual of Yom Kippur in the Temple.

YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON LEARNING SESSIONS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 12:30PM-3:00PM

ZOOM
As we emerge from the contemplative depths of the Yom Kippur morning prayer service, we invite you to stay connected to everyone by signing on to some exciting learning sessions. Recordings will be available after Yom Kippur.

  • SOUTHERN JEWISH HISTORY, HERE AND NOW WITH DR. MICHAEL COHEN
    12:30PM

    With the recent opening of New Orleans’ brand new Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, there is no better time to discover some of the deep, long-lasting roots of Southern Jewish life, and to view them within the wider context of the American and global Jewish experience. Please join Dr. Michael Cohen — chair of the Department of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, Senior Historical Advisor for the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, and a Touro Synagogue board member — for an eye-opening learning session about Southern Jewry’s shared, yet often divergent, history.
  • TOURO’S COMMUNITY IMPACT & ACTION INITIATIVES
    2:00PM
    Come hear about some of our powerful community-based programs in which our congregation and members are engaging, and to hear about future opportunities to impact the community and city positively which you may wish to join! We will hear from representatives and participants of Together New Orleans, a coalition of religious and secular organizations dedicated to crossing racial, religious, neighborhood, and political lines to address community problems that affect everyone; and from Project Reyacha, our congregational partnership with Home Is Here NOLA, which works to support and assist asylum-seekers during their resettlement journeys.   We will also learn from Touro member Ben Zucker, co-founding Director of Step Up Louisiana about ways Touro congregants can engage in that organization’s work for racial and economic justice.

Sukkot is known as the most joyful holiday of the Jewish year. Its hallmarks are a return to the gentle embrace of nature, audacious hospitality, and an open heart to those who have neither home nor shelter. We’ll savor this week of communion with our natural world by shaking the lulav, dwelling outside in the sukkah, and reflecting on our responsibility to provide for all. Please look out for coming details regarding programming throughout the week of Sukkot.

SHABBAT SUKKOT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 6:00PM

IN-PERSON / LIVESTREAM
Join us for Shabbat services and then stay to shake the lulav and etrog in our congregational courtyard sukkah!

Registration for Shabbat Services open on the week of.


SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION AT THE UPTOWN JCC BART FIELD
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 6:00PM

IN-PERSON
Our Touro family will gather to celebrate our return to the beginning of the Torah, joined by Panorama Jazz Band!

Registration Coming Soon!

FESTIVAL YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 9:00AM
ZOOM / LIVESTREAM

Our tradition teaches that when we observe festivals together as a community, we also bring the memories of those who are no longer with us. We will read the names of those in our extended Touro Synagogue family who have died since last Simchat Torah. We will also read the names of loved ones we have lost in years past. Please call Donna in the office at (504) 895-4843 to add the names of those you are remembering at our Yizkor service.

Registration Coming Soon!