This year, the nation’s most unique High Holiday Service which takes place in the Colorado Rockies, will add a unique new twist to the already untraditional Rosh Hashanah service. Due to this year’s Covid-19 restrictions, Jamie Korngold “The Adventure Rabbi” is taking her congregation’s outdoor Saturday night service to the Drive-In. Situated on a large field at an outdoor Colorado camp, this year’s congregants will have the choice of sitting on lawn chairs adjacent to the 36 foot diagonal screen or drive in with their car to one of 40 spots in full view of the outdoor bimah which will be resting on the back of a pick-up truck.
“I always try to make our service a little bit different each year and with the proliferation of drive-in theatres popping up across the country, I decided to use that format for our program this year,” said Rabbi Korngold. “This way families will be able to stay socially distant from within the comfort of their cars while they participate in the service.” Just like at traditional drive-in’s, the sound portion of the 90-minute service will come from the cars radio while photo highlights of the congregation’s past year will be projected on the big screen. The Rosh Hashanah Drive-In service will take place on Saturday, September 19, starting at 7:20pm (mountain time).
Although this years’ service is filled up, the unique Saturday night Drive-In service will be available for anyone to see streamed live.
About The Adventure Rabbi Rabbi Korngold is an ordained Reform Rabbi and the founder of the Adventure Judaism. She is nationally recognized for her innovative work combining religion and nature. She is the author of 11 books including God in the Wilderness (Doubleday 2008), The God Upgrade: Finding Your 21st-Century Spirituality in Judaism’s 5,000-Year-Old Tradition (Jewish Lights, April 2011), which was named one of the ten best religions books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly, and the Sadie series (Kar-Ben.)