We are so excited for you to join us for Rosh HaShanah at Hinenu. In this season of new beginnings, we are so glad you will be with us on this journey.
A wonderful team of volunteers has been planning and preparing for months to make this season so special. Please find below information about logistics and some frequently asked questions you may have. With questions about anything at all, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To register (welcome!), click here. To make a donation (thanks!), click here.
All services are at Homewood Friends Meeting (3107 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218). Please enter through the front entrance and checkin at the registration table (folks who have not yet registered can do so there.)
Erev Rosh HaShanah services:
Sunday, September 9, 6:30pm-8:30pm, dessert oneg following
Rosh HaShanah Day I services:
Monday, September 10, 9:30am-1:30pm
Monday, September 10, Lake Roland, 4pm
There are no 2nd day services this year!
We do not have a parking lot. There is street parking around Homewood Friends and on the adjacent streets. There are many parking lots nearby where you can pay to park:
SP Parking: 3310 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21218
University Baptist Church Parking Lot: 3501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
There are a few accessible spots in front of the building, but they are public so we cannot ensure their use. If you need to be dropped off while a car is parked, we have wonderful greeters who will wait with you, or will be happy to show you to a seat!
The space will be hot! Homewood cannot support air conditioners, so we will have open windows and blasting fans. We suggest that you bring water bottles and we encourage moving about the space as you need! There will be water coolers by the front lobby. As such, please wear clothing you will be comfortable in! There is no dress code, so wear clothing that you won't be too hot in. Many will be dressing up to celebrate the holiday, but expect a much more casual wardrobe at Hinenu High Holy Days!
We ask that everyone coming to services refrain from wearing perfumes or scents to support our fellow community members who are scent sensitive.
The space is accessible by a ramp to the front door.
Ushers will have copies of the rabbi's high holy day sermons, as well as headphone/microphone sets. If those resources are helpful to you, just ask an usher.
There will be reserved seated close to the center of the room.
The sensory relief room on the second floor will be a quiet space with snacks and drinks and things to fidget with. The room is an opportunity for the kol d'mama daka, the still small voice, a break from the input of the sanctuary! Feel free to linger there whenever you need.
Following erev Rosh HaShanah services, Hinenu is catering a dairy dessert oneg (not a potluck!) from Atwater's bakery. Please join your community on the 2nd floor for a nosh in the new year!
Break fast following Neilah services and the end of Yom Kippur will also be catered by Hinenu. There are no potlucks or meals coordinated by the congregation otherwise, but feel free to use our community Facebook page to find one!
Children are always welcome in every service--their listening, shouting, tears, and chirps will only add to the same sounds coming from the adults! This year at the back of the room you'll find a "Prayerground," a space with rugs, books, and toys for children to spend time in while families can still be in the service. We ask that parents stay with children in the Prayerground. Bring a favorite story to share! There will be chess and puzzles for older children looking for something more entertaining than 4+ hours of Hebrew liturgy!
Programing for children ages 4 and up will be offered with Leora on Rosh HaShanah day I from 10am-12pm.
Tallit + Kippah
We will have kippot available to wear during services if you are so inclined! However, we do not yet have a collection of tallitot to borrow (interested in joining in our tallit making efforts? Be in touch!) If you have a tallit to share and don't mind it being used over the next 10 days, please feel free to bring it and share with an usher. Pin your name to it, if you can!