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About our Services


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• Oneg buffet after each service

Chabad is a home for every kind of Jew, because at Chabad we just consider you "Jewish". No Labels. No Differences.

General Information

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that no one truly knows what’s in store for us in the days and months ahead - except our G-d Almighty.

So how do we, or should we, plan for the months ahead?

 

The Jewish response has always been to take a dual approach. On the one hand, we must plan as if the future is known fact, yet know that we are never truly in control, and that everything is in G-d hands and is for the best.

It is our desire to offer everyone an inspiring experience during these challenging times and to keep all of us safe. We have setup several options for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

The name of the game this year is safety! With that in mind, here’s our upcoming High Holiday plans:

•  Seating capacity will be reduced, and social distancing enforced.


•  Wearing of a mask is required anywhere in the building.


•  Advance reservations are required by clicking here or calling 925-0770. The security guard will only allow entry to those that are on the list for that specific service.


•  Do not attend if you feel even slightly unwell or if you have been exposed to someone who is a possible Covid-19 carrier. Likewise, if you have any underlying health issues that put you at higher risk, please stay home.


• The premises will be sanitized after each service.


• Outdoor Shofar blowing services will be offered (see schedule.)


• If you prefer to pray at home, a prayer book (Machzor) can be provided to you for pick-up or mail delivery.

 

Due to constant shifting realities, all we can guarantee is that those who registered will be notified in timely fashion if any changes need to be made.

New for this year:
A. We will offer outdoor morning services early in the day, to avoid the heat. In addition there will be outdoor evening services during Yom Kippur.

B. Attendance is by reservation only. Each table (indoors and outdoors) will be designated for a specific named reservation.

C. Wearing of masks is required at all times, for both, indoor and outdoor services.

D. All Onegs will be prepackaged and individually wrapped.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held at the Chabad Center. For members there is no charge for the High Holiday services. For non-members a donation of $100 per adult and $50 per child ages 5-12 is suggested. No one will be turned away due to financial concerns. To make reservations, please click here.

The Rosh Hashanah Onegs which follow each service, are open for sponsorship. For $300 you can sponsor an Oneg in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a special person. To sponsor a Rosh Hashanah Oneg, please call the office.

On Yom Kippur it is customary for men to wear a white tunic-like garment called a Kittel during the prayers. The white Kittel is reminiscent of the angels and symbolizes purity. Furthermore, the Kittel resembles burial shrouds and thus reminds us that death is inevitable, and thus humbles us to do Teshuvah - repentance. For these reasons, it is also customary for women to wear white garments on Yom Kippur. The cost for a Kittel is $45. Anyone interested in purchasing a Kittel should call the office at 925-0770.

 

Chabad of Sarasota

7700 Beneva Road * Sarasota, FL 34238

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Tel: 941.925.0770 • Fax: 941.925.0771

info@chabadofsarasota.com

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