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Tishrey Visitors and Guests

Celebrate High Holy Days with Or Haneshamah

Celebrate the Days of Awe with us!

As we do every year, we open our doors, our hearts and our community to visitors to celebrate the High Holy Days. This year, with a few exceptions, we will be holding our services virtually. If you participated last year, you know that we still managed to create a meaningful and inclusive environment. The advantage of virtual is that we can welcome you, as you are, whoever you are, and wherever you are.
 
Please join us. Tishrey Visitors will have access to a full schedule of virtual gatherings in which to participate, all of them embodying the same thoughtfulness and energy, and intending the same spiritual and community uplift as in previous years. Check out the schedule here, including a link to an electronic copy of our High Holy Day machzor.
 
The suggested minimum donation for Tishrey Visitors this year is $108 (for one-adult households)/$180 (for two-adult households). This includes all services and events in the month of Tishrey for all members of your household. Students may join us for just $36 (and receive a full year's OrH membership). This donation level reflects the cost of delivering our High Holy Day services and events – costs that are not substantially different from our usual in-person services. At the same time, we appreciate that the pandemic may have caused hardship for some individuals and families. In those case, we encourage visitors to make a donation that corresponds to their personal circumstances, while respecting the membership and clergy that uphold our community.
 
If you are a longstanding Tishrey visitor with Or Haneshamah, welcome back. If you are new to us, you are wholeheartedly invited to join in. And tell your family and friends, near and far, to join you, and us, to celebrate the heart and soul of the Jewish year. Click on the "Register Here" button below.

For security reasons we require advance registration for all non-members who wish to attend a service. Details are below. (As a reminder, Associate Members of Or Haneshamah who plan to join us for the High Holy Days should register as Tishrey Visitors.)

Not a Member? No Problem!

Tishrei visitors

Suggested donation of $108 for 1 adult households and $180 for 2 adult households for access to all the HHD events!

Please note that we are again offering a sliding donation scale this year. The amount above is the suggested minimum. We encourage visitors to consider donating at the same rate as 2019: $160 per person, per holiday/$260 per person for all holidays, which more accurately reflects our true cost to deliver High Holiday services. No one will be turned away for financial reasons. If you are unable to afford our suggested minimum donation please donate what you are able.

For Visitors with an OrH Account:

If you are a returning Tishrey Visitor, or an Associate Member of Or Haneshamah, please register and arrange payment online. You will have to login with your email address (the one to which we send our regular newsletters) and password. If you have any problems with the process please contact our webmaster at webmaster@orh.ca.

For New Visitors:

If you are joining us for the first time, you must register for an account on our website. To do so, please contact our membership coordinator at membership@orh.ca or 613-239-4988. Once you have been notified by the membership coordinator that you have an account, you will be able to log in and register for High Holy Day services.

Reconstructionist Discount!

Members of congregations affiliated with Reconstructing Judaism may attend without donation throughout the High Holy Days but must register and provide proof of membership in advance. To do so, please contact our membership coordinator via email or call 613-239-4988.

Charitable tax receipts will be issued for all Tishrey donations.

Are You a Student in Ottawa? Not yet a member?

Pay $36 dollars to join us for High Holy Days and stay for the whole year!

Or Haneshamah offers a steep member discount to students who are currently living in the Ottawa area. Are you looking to spend High Holy Days somewhere? Try us out for $36 and get a whole year's membership to go with it! Check out our membership page, email our membership coordinator, or give us a call today at 613-239-4988.

Guests of OrH Members

Regular members of Or Haneshamah can pay for immediate family members who are not included in a household membership (adult children, parents, grandparents, siblings, and their partners), regardless of where they live, to join them for the High Holy Days at OrH at the rate of $72/guest. Payment is made through the member's account by accessing the Tishrey Guest Registration Form here

If you have any problems with the process please contact our webmaster.

Please note that our Tishrey Guest policy only applies to regular members and to their immediate family. Non-immediate relatives and friends of OrH members who wish to attend services are asked to register as Tishrey Visitors.

Thu, 21 October 2021