Aliza Abolafia

ALBANY– The Havurah Minyan has announced a “virtual” study session “Preparing for the High Holidays” will be led by Aliza Abolafia, longtime Minyan prayer leader and participant. She will guide those attending in spiritual preparation for the holidays. The session is open to all and will be offered via Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

The Havurah Minyan at can provide a Zoom link.

The Havurah Minyan, a group that conducts participatory High Holiday services, will offer its 23rd season of services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this year. Rabbi Beth Naditch will join Abolafia in leading davening and study. Rosh Hashanah services begin Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.

Due to COVID restrictions, the holiday prayer setting will be the pavilion behind the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd.

All may attend regardless of ability to pay. The Minyan requests contributions of $75 per person, $150 per family to help cover expenses for the services. Checks, made payable to the Havurah Minyan, may be sent to Havurah Minyan ℅ Lorraine Weiss, 41 Homestead St., Albany, 12203.

Cathy Kushner at 518-330-3151 has requested that those planning participation for the first-time provide her with contact information, and she will provide the Zoom link.