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Rabbi Wing

Dear Friends

From Rabbi Binah Wing

Chaverim,

 
In an essay that she wrote for the High Holy Day blog, Jewels of Elul, Aliza Kline, who was the director of a mikveh, writes about preparing for these important days. She recalls the childhood game of hide-and-seek and her own feelings of anxiety as the “hider” when the call went out, “Ready or not, here I come” and she wasn’t ready or set in her hidden location. She then writes, “The chagim are coming, ready or not. Every year, I remember to get ready a little too late, sometimes not until halfway through the liturgy on Rosh Hashanah. I need to schedule a reminder on my Google calendar, ‘Don’t forget to prepare your soul for the New Year!"   Of course, this month we will gather for our most sacred time of the year, the High Holy Days. Many people in the congregation have already been working hard to get ready – the choir, the Temple staff, the Reli-gious Functions Committee, and many others. For those of us leading worship or planning behind the scenes, it can be a little bit easier to begin to “prepare our souls.” We look at the words of the prayer book, we hear the musical cues and we begin to reflect on the meaning of these days. But even for us, and especially for many Jewish people, preparation eludes us and we find ourselves, like Kline, catching up with our souls halfway through the worship services.

Read more: Rabbi's Message

 

 

5778 High Holiday Service Schedule

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Shofar 2

 

 

Selichot Service

Saturday, September 16

Gathering 8:30 pm
Service 9:30  pm

 

 

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20th

Dinner 6:30   pm
Service 8:00  pm

 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21rst

Morning Service 10 am
Baby sitting will be available downstairs
Children's Service 10:00 am
Taslich Service at Anderson Gardens
        2:30 PM

 

 

 

Kol Nidre 
Service - 8:00 PM

Friday, September 29th

 

 

YOM KIPPUR

Saturday, September 30th

Morning Service 10:00 am
Baby sitting will be available downstairs
Children's Service 10:00 am

Afternoon Services 3:30 pm
Afternoon/Yizkir/Neliah Service


Break-the-Fast - approximately 6:30pm

 

 

 

Sukkot Service

Wednesday, October 4th

Service 6:00 pm

 

   

Simchat Torah

Festival Service

Wednesday, October 11th

Service 6:00 pm

 



 

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