High Holidays 2022 / 5783

Dear Friends,

We have just entered the month of Elul, the last month of the Hebrew year before Rosh HaShanah. I am delighted that this year we will be able to be together in person again for these High Holidays. As in the past, some of our services will take place Trinity Presbyterian Church, and some in the CBI Main Sanctuary. For the services taking place at Trinity, where there is ample space, we are able to accommodate not only CBI members but others of the wider Charlottesville Jewish community who wish to be with us - so bring a friend!

Please find the schedule, and all relevant details below. Reminder emails containing YouTube links for the services available as live-streams, will go out before Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur respectively.

I am already imagining the sound of our many voices united in prayer and song.

L'Shanah Tovah Tikateyvu!
Rabbi Tom Gutherz

High Holiday Schedule

Saturday, September 17: SELICHOT

7:00 pm: Havdalah & Text Study
(In-person & On Zoom)

Sunday, September 25: EREV ROSH HASHANAH

7:30 pm: Evening Service
(In-person & On YouTube | Trinity Church Main Sanctuary)

Monday, September 26: ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 1

9:00 am: Tot & Family Service
(In-person | Trinity Church Adult Education Rooms)

10:00 am: Morning Service
(In-person & On YouTube | Trinity Church Main Sanctuary)

10:30 am: Family Apple Picking
(In-person | Carter Mountain Orchard)

3:30 pm: Shofar Blasts & Tashlikh
(In-person | Darden Towe Boat Launch)

Tuesday, September 27: ROSH HASHANAH, DAY 2

10:00 am: Morning Service
(In-person & On YouTube | CBI Main Sanctuary)

Tuesday, October 4: KOL NIDRE

7:30 pm: Evening Service 
(In-person & On YouTube | Trinity Church Main Sanctuary)

Wednesday, October 5: YOM KIPPUR

9:00 am: Tot & Family Service
(In-person | Trinity Church Adult Education Rooms)

10:00 am: Morning Service
(In-person & On YouTube | Trinity Church Main Sanctuary)

4:00 pm: Yizkor
(In-person & On YouTube | CBI Main Sanctuary)

5:00 pm: Afternoon Torah Study
(In-person | CBI O'Manksy Hall)

5:45 pm: Minchah Followed By Neilah
(In-person & On YouTube | CBI Main Sanctuary | Followed by a light Break the Fast)

Sunday, October 9: EREV SUKKOT

6:15 pm: Erev Sukkot Service
(In-person | Sukkah In The CBI Courtyard)

Sunday, October 16: SIMCHAT TORAH

5:30 pm: Simchat Torah Celebration
(In-person & On YouTube | CBI Main Sanctuary)
Dancing with the Torahs in O'Mansky Hall


9:00 am: Morning Service With Yizkor
(In-person | CBI Small Sanctuary)

Important Details - Please Read Carefully

Location(s), Parking, Accessibility

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 3101 Fontaine Avenue Extended, Charlottesville, VA, 22903.
  • Ample parking is available, with handicap spaces scattered throughout and marked accordingly.
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of a service.
  • Pre-validated parking tickets for use at the Water Street and Market Street garages will be available in the main lobby for services held at CBI.
  • Special seating arrangements are available at Trinity for those using wheelchairs or walkers.
  • Audio enhanced sound for those with hearing aids which are “T” capable is available in the front center section of Trinity Main Sanctuary.

COVID Safety Expectations for
High Holy Days Services 2022

There is a strong expectation that those attending High Holy Days services will follow these COVID safety behaviors and precautions:

  • Vaccinations and boosters for all individuals who are eligible and can safely be vaccinated
  • Masking while indoors with the exception of when food is being consumed
  • Social distancing when possible
  • Responsible personal decision making when known to have been exposed to COVID, including testing and choosing to NOT attend services and events
  • Personal choice to stay away from all services and events if tested positive for COVID or have COVID-like symptoms
  • Options will be available for virtual attendance for those who choose not to attend in-person services.

Thank you for keeping us all safe and healthy!