Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

“The day of sounding the ram’s horn on the first day of the seventh month, shall be a sacred holiday to you, and you must not do any regular work.”  (Numbers 29:1)

Join us in observing the start of the Jewish New Year with prayer, reflection and the sounding of the shofar.

Evening Rosh Hashanah service begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20.

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Thursday, Sept. 21, morning service begins at 10 a.m. and family service begins at 11:15 a.m. Tashlich will be at Chester Bowl around 1:30 p.m.

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Friday, Sept. 22, morning service begins at 10 a.m.

Posted on August 27, 2017 .

Observe Yom Kippur

“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)

Kol Nidrei service begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Our morning Yom Kippur service begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, with a separate children’s service at 11:15 a.m.
At 1:30 p.m., a community discussion will be held. 
Our afternoon Yom Kippur service begins at 3:30 p.m. It includes Avodah and Martyrology service at 4:30, Yizkor service at 5, and Neila service at 5:45.
Tekiah Gedolah will sound at 6:30 p.m. Bring your shofar if you want to join in Tekiah Gedolah.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to stay for Break the Fast, a community meal generously sponsored by Beverly Goldfine and family in memory of Erwin Lewis Goldfine.

Posted on August 27, 2017 .

Celebrate Sukkot

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, our synagogue community begins to celebrate the festival of huts, giving thanks for a bountiful harvest and commemorating the 40 years wandered in the desert. 

Students and teachers in the Religious and Hebrew School and their families will make decorations and hang them in the sukkah beginning at 4:30 p.m. A family-friendly service open to all congregants to welcome the ushpizin (guests) of Jewish mystical tradition begins at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by a little “pizza in the hut.”  (Please contact the synagogue office, 724-8857, by 10 a.m. that day so we have a head count for pizza.)

Continue the celebration of Sukkot during family services at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, followed by a harvest supper. And join us during Shabbat morning services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, to pray with the lulavim during festival Hallel.    
 

Posted on August 27, 2017 .

Celebrate Simchat Torah

Dance seven hakafot with the Torahs, then help reroll the scroll and start our studies over again during Temple Israel’s Simchat Torah celebration at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Light refreshments will be served.

Posted on August 27, 2017 .

Celebrate New Students

Consecration of students who are new to the Religious and Hebrew School will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 during Shabbat morning services. Please join us in honoring these children as they formally undertake their Jewish studies. Services begin at 10 a.m.

Posted on August 27, 2017 .