High Holy Days
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Selichot, a Hebrew word meaning "forgiveness," refers to the special penitential prayers recited by Jews during the High Holy Day season. The Selichot liturgy contains some of the finest Jewish religious poetry ever composed. Reform congregations usually observe Selichot on the Saturday night just prior to Rosh Hashanah, a solemn and fitting preparation for 10 days of reflection and self-examination.
9:00 a.m. High Holy Day Text Study
10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service with the Bar Mitzvah of Tristan Numbers
8:00 p.m. Selichot: A Service of Forgiveness followed by Oneg
EREV ROSH HASHANAH — SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
7:30 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
ROSH HASHANAH — MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
Rosh Hashanah (literally, "Head of the Year") is the celebration of the Jewish New Year, observed on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. It marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance, culminating on the fast day of Yom Kippur. Special customs observed on Rosh Hashanah include the sounding of the shofar, using round challah, and eating apples and honey (and other sweet foods) for a sweet new year.
10:00 a.m. Morning Service
3:00 p.m. Youth Service (4th to 7th grade) - Eden Room
Parent Mixer - Sinai Room
3:15 p.m. Young Family Service (birth to 3rd grade) - Main Sanctuary
4:00 p.m. Tashlich (casting out of our sins) and a Birthday Party of the World!
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD/KAYAK — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
4:00 p.m. Second day of Rosh Hashanah Tashlich at Percy Priest Reservoir (first come basis; contact Margaret Littman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions)
SHABBAT SHUVAH: HONORING OUR LOVED ONES
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
5:30 p.m. Weekly WINE-down
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service
7:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
10:30 a.m. Cemetery Service
KOL NIDREI: APOLOGIZING AS A PEOPLE — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
7:30 p.m. Kol Nidrei Service
YOM KIPPUR: ATONING FOR OUR SINS — WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement," is the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer, and repentance; considered to be the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. In three separate passages in the Torah, the Jewish people are told, "the tenth day of the seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a sacred occasion for you: You shall practice self-denial." (Leviticus 23:27). Fasting is seen as fulfilling this biblical commandment.
10:00 a.m. Morning Service—Main Sanctuary LIVE STREAM
1:00 p.m. Touring the Memorial Garden: Meaning and Symbolism
1:00 p.m. Young Family Service (birth to 3th grade) — Main Sanctuary
1:00 p.m. Youth Service (4th to 7th grade) —Eden Room
2:00 p.m. Healing Service— Main Sanctuary
2:00 p.m. Study Session: Advocating for Israel
3:30 p.m. Afternoon Service—Main Sanctuary LIVE STREAM
5:00 p.m. Yizkor: Memorial Service - Neilah LIVE STREAM
SUKKOT & SIMCHAT TORAH
SUKKOT SLEEPOVER: EMBRACING THE WILDERNESS & SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION: BEGINNING ANEW — FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
4:00 PM "Campsite" Opens
6:00 PM Shabbat Service & Torah Dancing
7:00 PM Non-Dairy Potluck Dinner (Main course provided.) Please bring a non-dairy side dish. $5 per person.
RSVP Due by Tuesday, October 11, so we can properly prepare for dinner.
7:30 PM Sukkah Decorating, crafts, and a movie under the stars!
(Please bring your camping chairs or a blanket)
SATURDAY AM Light Breakfast Provided
Please bring your own tent and sleeping bags, or, if you choose, just stay for the evening’s activities (camping not required).
Due September 22, 2016 - Babysitting Registration Form
Due September 14, 2016 - Yahrzeit Plaque Order Form
Due September 14, 2016 - Book of Remembrance Order Form