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Schedule of Services

Selichot | Saturday, September 1st  

Selichot refers to prayers for forgiveness that are offered during the High Holiday season. The Selichot service is the official beginning of the High Holidays for our congregation and consists of beautiful and moving music and opportunities for contemplation as we embark on these Days of Awe.   

6:30 pm Selichot Program:  Screening of the film, “1945

8:15 pm Kabbalat Panim - Reception and Nosh

9:00 pm Selichot Service at Bet Shalom

 

Erev Rosh HaShanah | Sunday, September 9th

8:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

This traditional Evening Rosh Hashanah service features our choir, a declaration of the New Jewish Year, and a sermon. Free childcare is available during this service, but requires Registration.  

 

Rosh HaShanah | Monday, September 10th

 Tashlich, the symbolic throwing of our sins into a flowing body of water, will be available throughout the day by the Holocaust Reflection Garden and Flagpoles

8:30 am Ruach Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

The Ruach Service is led by our Rabbis, Cantor, and Ruach Ensemble, who bring their musical talents all year long to our Shabbat Ruach service the 3rd Friday night of each month.  This service is filled with contemporary music, a Torah Service, the sounding of the Shofar, a sermon, and is slightly abbreviated.  Free childcare is available during this service, but requires Registration.   

10:15 am Rosh Hashanah Tot Service

This “pre-reader” High Holiday experience is designed for our youngest children, ages 0-6, and their families.  Those in attendance will be treated to a taste of Rosh Hashanah services including the sounding of the shofar, singing fun songs, and a story.

11:15 am Traditional Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

This service is the most traditional and complete of our Rosh Hashanah day time experiences.  We will explore the depth of our Holiday Machzor (Prayer book), hear the Torah reading, a sermon, and traditional selections of music.  Free childcare is available during this service, but requires Registration.  

1:30 pm **New offering** Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service

This is a new offering on our High Holiday schedule and is intended as a service for our children in grades 2-5, and their families.  This service will contain many elements of our High Holiday services for our students who may not be ready for the other adult service offerings.   

 

Kol Nidre | Tuesday, September 18th

8:00 pm Kol Nidre Service

This traditional Evening service for Yom Kippur features our choir, the chanting of Kol Nidre, and a sermon. Free childcare is available during this service, but requires Registration.  

 

Yom Kippur | Wednesday, September 19th

8:30 am Ruach Yom Kippur Morning Service

Like on Rosh HaShanah, the Yom Kippur Ruach Service is led by our Rabbis, Cantor, and Ruach Ensemble, who bring their musical talents all year long to our Shabbat Ruach service the 3rd Friday night night of each month.  This service is filled with contemporary music, a Torah Service, a sermon, and is slightly abbreviated. Free childcare is available during this service, but requires Registration.  

10:15 am Yom Kippur Tot Service

This “pre-reader” High Holiday experience is designed for our youngest children, ages 0-6, and their families.  Those in attendance will experience a sampling of the Yom Kippur services including the chanting of Kol Nidre, singing fun songs together, and a story.

11:15 am Traditional Yom Kippur Morning Service

This service is the most traditional and complete of our Yom Kippur day time experiences.  We will explore the depth of our Holiday Machzor (Prayer book), hear the Torah reading, a sermon, and traditional selections of music. Free childcare is available during this service, but requires Registration.

1:30 pm Food for Thought Forum: A Short Musical Film and Animated Conversation with Our New Cantor, Cantor Richard Schwartz

“Chazn Afn Probe” is a 10-minute musical gem that depicts a congregational committee's search for a new cantor.  Produced in 1931, the amusing film points to broader questions worthy of consideration: To what extent ought Jewish traditions be preserved?  Who should be responsible for making the decisions about maintaining Jewish customs and innovating new ones? What role does music play in representing this dynamic? Please join Cantor Schwartz for a lively conversation on Yom Kippur afternoon as we replace food with thought. Free childcare is available during this service, but requires Registration.

1:30 pm **New offering** Yom Kippur Children’s Service

This is a new offering on our High Holiday schedule and is intended as a service for our children in grades 2-5, and their families.  This service will contain many elements of our High Holiday services for our students who may not be ready for the other adult service offerings.

3:00 pm 7th-12th Grade Programming - Youth Lounge

Our teens will join together for a participatory discussion on how the themes of the holiday season relate to their lives.   

3:00 pm Afternoon Worship including: Healing Service, The Afternoon/Minchah Service, Eileh Ezk’rah and a contemplative musical offering, Yizkor, Neilah, & Break-the-Fast: Registration necessary (no charge)    

Free childcare is available during these afternoon services, but requires Registration.  

 

Sukkot | Sunday, September 23rd  

6:30 pm Sukkot Service

A time for “Gaily Decorated Baskets of Fruit & Vegetables!”

Decorate a basket and fill it with fresh fruits or vegetables. Baskets will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf. All children and adults will be called up by the rabbis to present their baskets and then be blessed. Following the service you are invited to visit our sukkah in front of the building.

Lulav/Etrog sets are available from Bet Shalom, but requires Advance Purchase.

 

Simchat Torah | Sunday, September 30th

6:30 pm Consecration

7:30 pm Adult Simchat Torah Celebration

 

Sukkot Yizkor | Monday, October 1st

11:00 am Yizkor