High Holidays


The BJCC will provide remote High Holiday services this year, via Zoom, on Erev Rosh Hashanah; the first day of Rosh Hashanah; Erev Yom Kippur (the Kol Nidrei service); Yom Kippur morning; and the Yom Kippur closing service. The on-line services closely follow our Reform machzor and include full transliteration. The schedule is below.

Cantor Irv Gertner will again chant most of our services, with our members also contributing. We are truly a congregation whose members make everything happen, including the High Holy Days.

If you can donate to the BJCC to help support our putting on these services, please mail a check (memo “HHD services”) to BJCC Treasurer, PO Box 782, Blacksburg, VA 24063, or use the Paypal DONATE instructions below, indicating “HHD services” in the “add a note” field. We will very much appreciate your generosity!


Fri. Sept 18, 7:30 PM – Erev RH service
Sat. Sept 19, 9:30 AM- Daytime RH1 service
Sun. Sept 20, 11:00 AM- Shofar service

Sun. Sept 27, 7:00 PM – Erev YK service (Kol Nidrei)
Mon. Sept 28, 9:30 AM- Daytime YK service, including Yizkor
Mon. Sept 28, 7:00 PM- Closing Neilah service


We will again conduct our annual High Holiday Food Drive in support of the Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry, but because of COVID-19 the BJCC will not be collecting food for delivery.

You may deliver non-perishable food items to 706 Harding Ave, Blacksburg, on Mondays 4-6 pm, Tuesdays 10am-noon, Fridays 10:00 am-noon. The Food Pantry requests donations of canned goods (such as vegetables, Spaghetti-Os, spaghetti sauce, soup, tuna) and packaged goods (such as dry beans, rice, spaghetti, mac and cheese, boxed sugar, powdered milk, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, dry cereal).

Cash donations are also appreciated. You can write a check to Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry and send it to the BJCC, P.O. Box 782, Blacksburg, VA 24063, or use the Paypal DONATE instructions below, indicating “Food Pantry” in the “add a note” field.

If you have questions about the Food Drive, please contact Marta Brinberg (martabrinberg at hotmail.com).


  1. Click on Donate button below. It will take you to the  PayPal website.
  2. If you have an account, press log-in and enter your account information. If you do not have an account, select sign-up and create an account.
  3. Select “Pay or send money.”
  4. Select “Pay for goods or services.”
  5. Enter info@bjccblacksburg.org in the “Email, Mobile Number, or Name” field and press next.
  6. Enter amount of payment.
  7. In the “Add a Note” field, please write the nature of the donation.
  8. Enter your shipping address and press Continue.
  9. Then select “Send money now.” Thank you!