Observe 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. Sunday, Oct. 2.
  • On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, Oct. 3, 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, Tuesday, Oct. 4, morning service begins at 10 a.m. 


Posted on September 26, 2016 .

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. Tuesday, Oct. 11.
  • Our morning Yom Kippur service begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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 services begin 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.

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. 

Please note: Babysitting services are available during Kol Nidrei service, morning service, and from 4:30 p.m. until the start of Break the Fast. Bring your shofar if you want to join in Tekiah Gedolah.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Celebrate Sukkot

Religious and Hebrew School students and teachers will create decorations and hang them in the synagogue’s sukkah beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Other children, parents and grandparents are welcome to join us.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, our synagogue community celebrates the festival of huts, giving thanks for a bountiful harvest and commemorating the 40 years we wandered in the desert. A family-friendly service to welcome the ushpizin (guests) of Jewish mystical tradition begins at 6 p.m., immediately followed by “pizza in the hut.” (Please contact the synagogue office, 724-8857, by noon that Tuesday so we have a head count for pizza.) Students are collecting small containers of soap, shampoo, lotions, deoderant and toothpaste, and toothbrushes for the homeless during this event. 

And join us during Shabbat morning services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, to shake the lulavim during festival Hallel.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

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 on Sunday, Oct. 23. Root beer floats will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the merriment at 6 p.m. 

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Celebrate New Students

Consecration of students who are new to the Religious and Hebrew School will take place Saturday, Oct. 29 during Shabbat morning services. Please join us in celebrating with these children as they formally begin their Jewish studies. Services begin at 10 a.m.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .