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What's happening with the High Holidays?
Here's the plan...
Mekor Shalom is thrilled to hold in-person services (with masks required), as well as a Zoom option. Rosh Hashanah Day II will be a virtual-only service via Zoom.
Services will be available to everyone via Zoom.


How is it all going to work?  
  • Members are all set and will receive all High Holiday information via email.
  • Guests are most welcome and will need to register in order to attend.
  • For friends who would prefer to attend services via Zoom and for those who will be attending Rosh Hashanah Day II's virtual-only service, Mahzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is the High Holiday prayer book that is available for contactless, drive thru pick up outside the building at Mekor Shalom at scheduled times.  
  • Yes, there are going to be in-person Round Challah Days Children's Services.
Details are below.  Please keep reading...

How can I participate as a guest?
Mekor Shalom is delighted to connect with guests and visitors for the High Holidays.  
Guests and visitors will need to register for High Holiday services, which is available here.  Mekor Shalom members are already signed up.
While it's not required, Mekor Shalom requests that guests consider a $72 suggested High Holiday services donation per adult, in support of Mekor Shalom and Mekor's Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
Guests, please sign up by clicking here.  If you need assistance, please call 813-963-1818.

For friends who would prefer to attend services via Zoom and for those who will be attending Rosh Hashanah Day II's virtual-only service...
A mahzor reservation is needed only for remote attendance. 
Prayer books will be provided for in-person services.
1) Mahzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, edited by Rabbi Jules Harlow is the High Holiday prayer book. Members and registered guests may borrow copies. They are available for contact-free, drive thru, pick up outside the building at Mekor Shalom at select times.  Reserve a book and select a pick-up date (August 28 or September 18) here.
2) Mekor Shalom is providing a pdf of the services in Mahzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for download.  The prayers for Rosh Hashanah are available here.
Everyone is also welcome to bring a good book along to enhance your High Holiday experience and take in the atmosphere of the service.  A list of recommended titles is available at the bottom of the screen.

Virtual Mekor Round Challah Days Services!

I'm considering a Mekor Shalom membership. 
What's involved? 
Mekor Shalom would be thrilled for you to be connected, be accepted, and be inspired as a member!
For more information about membership, please click here.

I have more questions.  Any suggestions?
Absolutely!  Please feel free to call Mekor Shalom at 813-963-1818 or be in touch via email.

Tashlikh will be outdoors immediately following the Rosh Hashanah Day I service.

People of the Book:  Recommended Book Titles for Services

Hazzan Sered-Lever is pleased to recommend some book titles that you may want to purchase or to check out of your local library to have with you at services: 
  • Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays:  From Shofar to Seder by Cantor Matt Axelrod
  • Saying No and Letting Go:  Jewish Wisdom on Making Room for What Matters Most by Rabbi Edwin Goldberg
  • Jewish Spiritual Parenting:  Wisdom, Activities, Rituals, & Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness  by Rabbi Paul Kipnes & Michelle November
  • Surviving Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah:  The Ultimate Insider's Guide by Cantor Matt Axelrod
  • Making Prayer Real: Leading Spiritual Voices on Why Prayer is Difficult and What to Do About It by Rabbi Mike Comins
  • Revolution of the Jewish Spirit:  How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life, Transform Your Synagogue, & Inspire Your Jewish Community by Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, DMin & Ellen Frankel, LCSW
  • Hope Will Find You:  My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living by Rabbi Naomi Levy
  • Everything On It by Shel Silverstein 
Please feel free to bring a book or two along with you to services to enhance your experience.  Really!
Fri, March 24 2023 2 Nisan 5783