PLEASE REVIEW: CRITICAL UPDATES ABOUT OUR SERVICES
- Attendees ages 12 and older must be vaccinated.
- Masks are required for everyone over the age of two.
- Masks are required regardless of vaccination status at in-person services.
- Our rabbinic leadership team may be unmasked at times while on stage leading services.
- We are still welcoming registrations for in-person services. However, there is no guaranteed seating under the tent or in any DBG locations – all seating is on a first come first served basis. There will be more than enough space on the lawn/bowl behind the tent. This area will be open for picnic-style seating with a large screen for viewing. We currently plan to seat the Open Tent in the Denver Botanic Gardens at 70% capacity (900 attendees). An additional outdoor space with chairs at the Annuals Pavilion at DBG will be available to gather and watch a live-stream of the service and socially distance at your own comfort level. This space will also be seated at 70% capacity (85 attendees).
- Please note we will no longer be hosting an indoor stream of the service. All seating options for in-person services are outdoors only.
- Family services will be under The Open Tent, but there will be no chairs in order to support social distancing. All chairs will be cleared out so families can gather together in whatever groupings work for them. Please bring a blanket or low concert chair so that you can spread out however you like with plenty of room for kids to participate.
- All spaces will open one hour before services begin. Seating is on a first come first served basis.
- Judaism Your Way is closely monitoring COVID-19 and will follow recommendations from experts that are in the best interest of our entire community. We will communicate potential changes to safety protocols and new requirements prior to the event.
For more information, please read the Know Before You Go guide.
One of the most basic principles in Jewish law is that of Pikuach Nefesh, Saving a Life. The decisions outlined here are all being made with a focus on this Jewish value that human life must always come first.
We are thrilled to return to the Denver Botanic Gardens for High Holiday services this year! We can’t wait to be together again with you - reunited under the open tent, both in person and online. Our schedule of services will include a mixture of in-person and live-streaming events, so you can share in the importance of these holidays with loved ones near and far. All are welcome in our open tent, whether they live in Colorado or elsewhere.
As always, we strive to make High Holidays open and welcoming to all and there is no cost to attend our services, but we kindly ask that you register to join us. While registering your preferences does not guarantee you a seat in a specific location, it ensures you receive up-to-date information about how to access in-person and online services, and allows us to plan appropriately within capacity and health and safety limitations. Seating for in-person events will be first-come, first-served.
Registration for an in-person service: Select a quantity for the number of people who will attend that service. If some of your party will be attending in-person and some online, please register those attending online separately.
Registration for an online service: Select a quantity of 1 for each service you plan to watch via live stream. Note: If your family is planning to watch services together on one device, you can simply register once using a single email address. If you or your family are in different geographic locations or want to access services on multiple devices, please register with a unique email address for each device or person.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
While celebrating together at the Denver Botanic Gardens is guaranteed to be a magical experience, this year will look a bit different. Here is what you can expect:
A mixture of in-person and live streaming events
Our services will include a mixture of in-person and live-streaming events throughout the Denver Botanic Gardens and online. Some events will be offered both in person and online, others are either in person or online only. Make sure to check out our schedule of events for detailed information on how to participate in each service.
Capacity limitations under our open tent for in-person services
Each in-person service will be held under our open tent at Denver Botanic Gardens. Once capacity limitations are reached under the tent, guests will have the opportunity to view a professional live stream of the service together from a separate outdoor space at Denver Botanic Gardens. There will also be space to watch these services together via a live stream from indoors (with air conditioning) in Mitchell Hall.
One Service, One Rabbinic Team
Our entire rabbinic team will be reunited on the stage together to lead each of our signature services. When you arrive at the gardens, you will not select your viewing location based on a rabbi, but simply on your desire to be indoors or outdoors. We are offering one service hosted by our entire rabbinic team under the open tent. In our schedule of events, you can reference which rabbi has taken the lead to create that service and share the sermon.
Extra health and safety precautions
We are committed to providing a safe environment for all participants and will follow expert recommendations and local guidelines for capacity limitations and other safety measures.