High Holy Days 5776

High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection.  Many of you joined us in celebrating and observing these special Holy days. Thank you for sharing the spirit and wisdom of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These Holy Days are a time of prayer, music, reflection and learning. We’ll see you in 5777!


High Holy Days Services 5777/2016

Date Holiday Services
(held at TBE unless noted otherwise)
September 24 Erev Selichot   Selichot are penintential prayers and poems that are often recited in Jewish communities starting on the Satuday night before the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, all the way through Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
October 2 Erev Rosh Hashanah 8:00PM Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.
October 3 Rosh Hashanah 10:00AM The Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the new year.
October 3 Tashlich 2:00PM at Mill Creek Park A custom of going to a river and symbolically casting off one’s sins. (Bring bread to toss into the creek)
October 9 Yizkor 11:00AM at Greenlawn Cemetery Yizkor, which means remembrance in Hebrew, is Judaism’s memorial prayer. 
October 11 Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre 8:00PM The evening service that begins Yom Kippur is commonly known as Kol Nidre, named for the prayer that begins the service. “Kol nidre” means “all vows,” and in this prayer, we ask G-d to annul all personal vows we may make in the next year.
October 12 Yom Kippur Morning 10:00AM The name “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement.” It is a day set aside to “afflict the soul,” to atone for the sins of the past year.
October 12 Yom Kippur Study Session 12:00PM-4:00PM Stay busy and distracted from your hunger pangs while studying Torah.
Ocober 12 Yom Kippur Afternoon 4:15PM-5:15PM
October 12 Yom Kippur Evening 5:15PM-6:15PM

and Break the Fast!

6:15PM Closing service for Yom Kippur. And after fasting for an entire 24 hours, we feast!
October 16 Erev Sukkot 6:00 Potluck / 7:00 Service The word “Sukkot” means “booths,” and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holiday in memory of the period of wandering.
October 21 Shabbat Hol HaMoed Sukkot 7:30PM
October 23 Sukkot Celebration  
October 25 Erev Simchat Torah   A holiday celebrating the end and beginning of the cycle of weekly Torah readings.

High Holy Days Services 5776/2015

Erev Selichot
September 5, 8:00-11:00PM

Rosh Hashanah
Erev – September 13, 8:00-10:00PM
Morning – September 14, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Yom Kippur
Erev – September 22, 8:00-10:00PM
Morning – September 23, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Evening – September 23, 5:00-6:00PM

October 3

Erev Simchat Torah/Consecration
October 5, 5:00-6:30PM