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           High Holiday Schedule of Events


                Please click on the event name for a detailed description.
                    To register for (members only) in-person events click RSVP next to the event.

            For all Zoom services, Members will receive link via email. 
            Non-Members RSVP required.

Date Event Time Location Registration Information

August 5th and 12th

Shofar Class 7:00pm-8:30pm COH No Registration Required
August 8th - September 6th Daily Shofar Blow TBD COH & Around ATL No Registration Required
August 10th, 17th and 24th Adult Education: Return Anew - An exploration of the High Holidays and Mahzor Lev Shalem 7:30pm-8:30pm COH & Zoom No Registration Required
August 14th and 28th Shir Hadash - High Holiday Song Circles 1:30pm-2:30pm COH No Registration Required
August 27th Shabbat Zemirot (Singing) with Rabbi Warshawsky and Friends 9:00pm-10:00pm Zoom Click here to join.
August 28th Selichot and Havdalah: Reading and discussion, Wrestling in Jerusalem 8:00pm-10:00pm COH No Registration Required
August 29th Minyan and Spiritual Hike 9:15am-12:00pm Big Trees RSVP
August 29th  Gift/Mahzor Pick Up - Food Drop Off 12:00pm-2:00pm COH No Registration Required

September 6th

Erev Rosh HaShanah

Erev Rosh HaShanah Services 6:30pm COH & Zoom Ticket Required for in Person 

September 7th

Rosh HaShanah,
Day 1

Main Service

9:00am COH & Zoom Ticket Required for in Person 
  Youth Programming & Babysitting 10:00am-1:00pm COH Registration Required

September 8th

Rosh HaShanah,
Day 2

Main Service 9:00am COH & Zoom Ticket Required for in Person
  Youth Programming & Babysitting 10:00am-1:00pm COH Registration Required
  Outdoor Family Service with AA 4:30pm-5:30pm Ahavath Achim (AA)

Registration Preferred -   Click here to register

September 12th Minyan 9:15am COH No Registration Required
  Arlington Cemetery Visitation 10:00am Arlington Cemetery No Registration Required
  BYO Picnic & Tashlich 11:30am Morgan Falls No Registration Required


Erev Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre Services 7:00pm-8:30pm COH & Zoom Ticket Required for in Person 


Yom Kippur
Main Service & Yizkor 9:00am COH & Zoom Ticket Required for in Person
  Youth Programming & Babysitting 10:00am-1:00pm COH Registration Required
  Afternoon Yom Kippur Walk 2:30pm-3:30pm COH No Registration Required

Making Amends and Doing Teshuva: How We Repent Matters

3:30pm-4:30pm COH Registration Required for non-members
  Zionism: Who owns its story, and does it matter? 4:30pm-5:30pm COH No Registration Required

Teen Program - What is sin? 

6:45pm-7:45pm COH No Registration Required

Minchah and Jonah

6:00pm-7:00pm COH & Zoom Ticket Required for in Person
  Youth Activity Room Available 6:00pm-8:00pm COH Registration Required
  Neilah and Havdalah 7:00pm-8:15pm COH & Zoom Ticket Required for in Person


Event Descriptions

Shofar Class

Come learn to blow the Shofar!  Attendance at both classes is not mandatory, but preferred.  Please bring your own shofar if you have one.  We will have a limited number of Shofars available to borrow, please call the office at 404.250.3338 if you will need one.  After becoming an expert, we hope you will sign up to help with the daily Shofar blows and even with blowing Shofar on the High Holidays.

Shofar Blow

We will be leading up to the High Holidays with a daily Shofar Blow.  Watch the COH website for times and locations.  Want to schedule a shofar blow at a location near you?  Call the office at 404.250.3338.

Adult Education: Return Anew - An exploration of the High Holidays and Mahzor Lev Shalem

Join Rabbi Lauren and Dr. Amy with part orientation and part spiritual exploration of the new Mahzor.  Find what is familiar, but also what is new with its pages as you prepare for the High Holidays.

Shir Hadash: High Holiday Song Circles

Join Rabbi Lauren, Dr. Amy and Rabbi Ariel Wolpe to enjoy some traditional holiday melodies and to learn new ones.  

Shabbat Zemirot (Singing) with Rabbi Warshawsky and Friends

Lift up your voice with Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, in partnership with AA, CBH, and Or Hadash, for a late night virtual gathering of song and Torah. Rabbi Josh will lead us in some of our favorite zemirot (Shabbat table songs), and teach us some of his incredible melodies to help give them new meaning and deepen our experience of Shabbat. He joins the Atlanta Jewish community as part of AA's Selichot weekend. 

Rabbi Josh Warshawsky is a nationally touring Jewish musician, song leader, and composer. Josh seeks to build intentional praying communities, and travels to synagogues, camp and schools across the country sharing his music and teachings on prayer. He is originally from Chicago, and has released three albums of Jewish music, with a 4th on the way in 2021. Josh composes melodies to open up new possibilities for understanding the deep meaning of the words of our tradition. Josh was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles.

Selichot and Havdalah: Reading and Discussion, Wrestling in Jerusalem

Join Rabbi Lauren and Rabbi Ellen for Havdalah, followed by a reading and discussion of Wrestling in Jerusalem, a critically acclaimed solo play and feature film about the Israeli-Palestinian story.  

Spiritual Hike at Big Trees

Prepare for the High Holidays with a walk through nature.  Along your walk there will be various stations led by COH members that will guide you through a spiritual discovery as we begin asking what it means to Return Anew.  Hike groups will be limited to 15 people and will be staggered so RSVP is required.  We will have time slots for those that want a more active experience and other slots for those that prefer more traditional discussion.

 Gift/Mahzor Pick Up - Food Drop Off

Drive by or drop in to bring your Food Drive donation to help feed those that are hungry and pick up a Shana Tova gift from Or Hadash. Your support of our Tikkun Olam High Holiday project will benefit our neighbors again this year through your contributions to the CAC (Community Assistance Center) Food pantry.

If you will be attending services over Zoom, you may also use this time to purchase or borrow our new Lev Shalem Mahzor.  If you will be attending High Holidays in person, you may choose to attend this event or you may pick up your gift and drop off your food donations at services.


While we are hoping to welcome most of you back to the sanctuary for services this year, we will also be providing the option to participate via Zoom.  We ask that anyone participating in leading the service or given an honor, participate in person.  While vaccinated congregants may not be required to wear masks, we request that anyone not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask when in the shul.  Because of the uncertain nature of COVID, we will not confirm until a few weeks before services the number of congregants allowed in the sanctuary (we hope that this number grows) and therefore will not confirm which services you will receive tickets to attend in person until mid-August.  To assist us in our planning and to accommodate as many congregants as possible, we are asking each household to complete a survey by clicking here. Please note, at this time we are only planning to host members in the sanctuary.  In the hope that this may change, please provide counts for any additional tickets you would like for the services for adult children, visiting family and friends, etc.  Please contact the office at 404.250.3338 if you are/have a potential new member interested in attending services.

Youth Programming and Babysitting 

Youth programming will occur for in person attendees from 10:00am-1:00pm on both days of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. Any unvaccinated children will be required to wear a mask when indoors or unable to socially distance.  We are working to provide as much outdoor programming as possible.

Babysitting will be offered at an additional charge based on interest.

Outdoor Family Service- Rosh HaShana Day 2

Come join us for an outdoor joint family service and tashlich at Ahavath Achim (The AA) for the young and young at heart with special guest Eliana Light, co-sponsored by COH and Ahavath Achim (AA).  As this is outdoors, masks will not be required.


Minyan & Arlington Cemetery Visit

Join us for Minyan at 9:15AM, followed immediately by the Cemetery visitation and ceremony at the COH section of
Arlington. Led by Rabbi Lauren.


Please join Or Hadash at Morgan Falls for Tashlich followed by a BYO picnic lunch.


Afternoon Yom Kippur Walk

Please join members of the congregation for a leisurely walk between services.  Look for Robin at the main entrance to begin.

Making Amends and Doing Teshuva: How We Repent Matters

Please join Joel Dworken, head of HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse), for a very special session on recovery.  

Zionism: Who owns its story, and does it matter?

Please join Ken Stein, for a though provoking conversation.

At Emory University, Ken Stein is Professor of Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israel Studies. He has taught there for 43 years; in 1998, he founded the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, the first North American academic center established to focus on Israel studies. In 2008, he founded the Center for Israel Education. Its primary objective is to spread Israel learning beyond the university to Jews and non-Jews alike through seminars, published curriculum materials, and via a robust website,  More than 100 Atlanta Jewish educators from congregations, day schools, and Jewish organizations have enriched their knowledge about modern Israel through CIE seminars and workshops.  Ken is the author of seven books and dozens of scholarly articles. He has earned recognition
for excellence in college teaching and life-long mentorship of former students. Ken obtained his advanced degrees at the University of Michigan. He is married to Lynn Epstein of Portland, OR - COH’s second president. He is the proud father-in-law of three outstanding women; they have three remarkable sons, and six embracing grandchildren.


Our COH youth are excited to be back in the sanctuary for a special performance of Jonah this year. You don’t want to miss it!

What is Sin?

Join together with Rachel Lazarus and other teens for a discussion about Yom Kippur and the nature of sin.  8th grade and up. Discussion will begin after Jonah.

Sun, September 26 2021 20 Tishrei 5782