WHERE IS GRJ THIS YEAR?

Please check your emails for the exact location.  Please remember that we have sold out, and so our security and welcome desk will only let you in if you have booked in advance.

What's the schedule for rosh hashanah?

 

Rosh Hashanah is on Thursday 21st September and Friday 22nd September:

* 8.30 am: Pesukei De Zimra
* 9.00am: Shacharit (ROOTS AND SHOOTS SERVICES)
* 10.30am: Kiddush
* 11.00am: Torah Service
* 12.00pm: Dvar Torah
* 12.10pm: Shofar service
* 12.30pm: Mussaf
* 2.00pm: Lunch
* 3.00pm: Lunch ends, everyone goes home

 

Parallel sessions will also be on during the day; the schedule for which can be downloaded here.

What's the schedule for Yom Kippur?

Erev Yom Kippur is on Friday 29th September

* 6.40pm: Kol Nidrei (fast begins 6.29pm). We are expecting to finish by 10pm latest


Yom Kippur is on Saturday 30th September

* 9.00am: Pesukei DeZimra
* 9.30am: Shacharit
* 11.15am: Torah service and Dvar Torah
* 12.35pm: Yizkor and returning the sifrei torah
* 1.00pm: Mussaf
* 3.15pm: Short Break
* 4.00pm: Mincha (ROOTS AND SHOOTS SERVICES)
* 5.55pm: Ne'ilah
* 7.20pm: Ma'ariv
* 7.27pm: Fast and Shabbat ends

can I JUST SHOW UP ON THE DAY?

Sadly not! GRJ2017 has sold out and the building has a maximum capacity, so we can't let more people in.  Everyone who wants to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services must have registered in advance. 

WHICH MEMBERSHIP IS FOR ME?

Standard Membership is for those of us who are aged 16-65, and non-concession..
Concession Membership is strictly for those of us who are full time students, carers or homemakers, unemployed,  receiving Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, or Personal Independence Payment, or Retired and aged 65+. 
FREE Membership is for those of us who are 15 years old and younger , and must be registered by a paying member. Hooray!

CAN I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS?

Financial Aid: GRJ2017 does not seek to make a profit, but we have budgeted for a small pot to assist those of us who are in need. Please don't feel ashamed to ask - we all need help sometimes. Email us at grassrootsjews@gmail.com with 'Financial Aid' in the subject header.

i'm only coming for part of the event, can i pay a lower fee?

No, and there's a couple of reasons for that. Firstly, the community we create together begins now, and isn't over until the last piece of dust is swept up over Yom Kippur. Your Membership is for more than just Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur.   Secondly, we do not have the spare volunteer hours to oversee the demands of a complex variable ticketing process. Please do not buy concession fees, as they are for those of us who need that financial assistance.

WHat does my money pay for?

GRJ runs on its own volunteer  power, but there are many things we have to hire and pay for, from the venue itself to enough chairs for everyone to sit on. We couldn't do it without our combined investment. Thank you so much!

IS THE BUILDING ACCESSIBLE FOR WHEELCHAIRS?

The building is about to have a refurbishment which will make it wheelchair accessible, but sadly not before GRJ2017.  The are a few steps up and down to reach the marquee in the garden.  Please email us if you have further questions.

Is there a dresscode?

No, nothing specific. Some of us like to dress up in style, some of us like to relax in our slouchiest clothes. Come as you are.

WHEN IS GRJ2017?

GRJ2017 is happening right now! We are in the act of creating a unique experience of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and learning, growing and be-friending each other as we go. If you mean, "when are the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services?", that'll be on the 21st, 22nd, the evening of the 29th, and the 30th September 2017.