2023 Fall & High Holy Days schedule / new messianic calendars coming

Shalom dear friends and family,

We are approaching the Fall appointed times of the L-RD, also known as the High Holy Days. During this season we usually have several additional gatherings as we aim to keep the commandments of ADONAI to gather as a sacred assembly. This year, a few of the appointed times line up with Shabbat so there will be less services but double blessings on Shabbat!

As believers in the atonement of Yeshua, there is never a day which we cannot draw near to the L-RD. However, when we acknowledge the times which the L-RD declares as holy and has commanded us to gather as a sacred assembly, there is a clear blessing in obedience. The themes which He has prescribed to each Holy Day/ Feast help us to focus on the specific characteristics of the L-RD which reveal His heart and great plan of redemption and restoration for the world (tikkun olam). 

We encourage all of our TOL family and friends to take these days leading up to Yom Teruah as a time of introspection and searching of your hearts before the L-RD. May the eyes of your heart be awakened to a beautiful and perfect love which the Creator, the God of Israel, has revealed through the gift of His Son Yeshua, the perfect and eternal atonement, the initiator of the brit chadasha (new covenant) where the Torah is written on the hearts of Judah and Ephraim and there is forgiveness of sins (Jeremiah 31).

We anticipate the presence of some non-believing Israelis for the various gatherings, please pray that the Ruach would stir their hearts and they would have a divine encounter with the love of the Father. 

The schedule is further below but please be reminded that all service dates and information can be found on our website’s “Services” page. Please join us in person or via Zoom and together let’s make this one of the most holy, fulfilling and worshipful High Holy Day seasons ever for the TOL community.

Lastly, NEW Messianic Calendars (18-month) have been ordered for the upcoming year. Reserve your batch today as there will be limited stock. 2,000 yen each (shipping available upon request but will be Cash on Delivery).

September 2 – Oneg luncheon following Shabbat service
Oneg means delight – so bring some food* to share with others in a potluck style lunch and fellowship time after the service. TOL will make a big serving of mixed rice. 

September 9 – CPM & TOL afternoon seminar
David Trubek will teach about the High Holy Days via Zoom. Shabbat service will be from 10:30 – 12:30 and the Seminar with David will be from 13:30 – 15:30.

September 15 – Erev Rosh Hashana TOL Shabbat Dinner at TOL Center (Members and Regulars only – RSVP required) & Menorah lighting for ALL (Zoom only) at 19:00

September 16 – Shabbat Rosh Hashana/ Yom Teruah service
Special Oneg – Let us celebrate the new year together at TOL Center. Traditional foods to eat include Apples & Honey, Round Challah, Pomegranates, Fish Head on The Table, Carrots, Pri Chadash (“New Fruit”).

September 24 – Kol Nidre / Erev Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement Eve service
19:30 – 21:00. Fasting begins at sundown (17:37 in Tokyo)

September 25 – Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement service
13:00 – 17:00. Followed by congregational break the fast dinner (RSVP required for break fast – participation fee of 2000 yen per adult (kids under 12 are half price).

September 29 – Erev Sukkot / Sukkot Eve / Erev Shabbat – Menorah Lighting (Zoom only) at 19:00

September 30 – Sukkot Day One / Shabbat service
Decorate the Sukkah together as a community.
BBQ oneg / celebration after the service (RSVP required – 1500 yen per person for grilled meat and veggies cost). Bring other dishes to share.

October 7 – Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah / Shabbat service
Oneg to follow the service so bring some food* to share with others in a potluck style lunch and fellowship time after the service. TOL will make a big serving of mixed rice or pasta. 

November 4 – Joint Service with Chosen People Global Ministries
Guest speakers Dr. Mitch Glaser, President of CPM Global and Rabbi Lawrence Hirsch, Executive Director of Celebrate Messiah Australia.
First service from 10:30 – 12:30
Second service from 14:00 – 16:00

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