Kabbalat Shabbat/Sukkot Service

Join us for a virtual Kabbalat Shabbat/Sukkot Service, starting at 6:00 PM!

Before our service, from 2:00-4:00 PM, we invite you to drop-off fresh fruit and vegetables (that do not require refrigeration). These will be donated to ICA Food Shelf.

For the link, email Amy Yoelin.

Yom Kippur

-Our Yom Kippur is filled with services, music, and reflection.  We begin the day with a live Shofar wake up call from 9:00-9:15 AM on Zoom.

-At 9:15 AM, our Yom Kippur Morning Traditional Service, Ruach Service, and Tot Service will all go live here. The Traditional Service is the most traditional of our offerings; the Ruach Service is a shorter service with contemporary music, and the Tot Service is for our youngest members.

-From 12:00-1:00 PM you can drop-off donations in the parking lot for our High Holiday Food DriveWe are collecting non-perishable and canned foods for ICA Food Shelf.

-Our Food for Thought Forum: Four Great Texts with Bet Shalom Clergy will be live Zoom at 2:00 PM.

-Starting at 4:00 PM, we are having a virtual Afternoon Minchah Service & Yizkor service.

-Starting at 6:15 PM, join us for our virtual Communal Live Neilah Service to conclude Yom Kippur with closing prayers and Shofar blasts.

For links to watch services and our forum virtually, email Amy Yoelin.

Youth Programs: Rosh Hashanah

We are offering two in-person youth programs for Rosh Hashanah! Kids will have a chance to do an art project and tashlich. There will be an event for Preschool-2nd grade and 3rd-12th grade.

For more information and to sign up, email Amy Yoelin.

Rosh Hashanah

Begin the day interacting with our community. Join us for a live Shofar wake up call over Zoom from 9:00-9:15 AM, including music and greetings for the holiday.

The Rosh Hashanah Morning Traditional Service, Ruach Service, and Tot Service will all go live on our website. The Traditional Service is the most traditional of our offerings; the Ruach Service is a shorter service with contemporary music, and the Tot Service is for our youngest members.

At 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, we are having Tashlich. -Join Rabbi Locketz, Rabbi Crimmings and Cantor Havilio in person at Bet Shalom by the Holocaust Reflection garden to cast our misdeeds into the water.
“Cast away from yourselves all your transgressions, and create within yourselves a new heart and new spirit!” (Ezekiel 18:31)

For the Zoom links and registration link for Tashlich, email Amy Yoelin.

Community Havdalah & Selichot Service

Join us for our Community Havdalah & Selichot Service in the Bet Shalom parking lot or online. Selichot refers to prayers for forgiveness that we offer on the Saturday evening before Rosh Hashanah. The Selichot Service marks the official beginning of the High Holidays. The service will be streamed (on Facebook and Zoom) for those participating at home.

For the Zoom link and to register to attend in-person, email Amy Yoelin.

 

Emeritus Meeting with Rabbi Cohen

The next Bet Shalom Emeritus session will be Wednesday, September 25th at 10:30 AM in Rabbi Cohen’s study.  Our topic of discussion will be Forgiveness.  As we enter the High Holiday season, this can be a timely and often emotionally- charged issue.  We look forward to your participation.

Selichot Program: Turning From–Turning Toward with Rabbi David Thomas

Selichot Program: 

7:00pm: Turning From–Turning Toward, with Rabbi David Thomas

Local guest Rabbi David Thomas is a master teacher focusing on the Hasidic interpretation of Torah. His topic will be Turning From–Turning Toward, which will frame the High Holiday experience of turning and returning through these Days of Awe.

Each year at this season, our tradition invites us to reflect on the quality of our lives over the past year. Have we done well? In what ways did we miss the mark?  Selichot calls us to get down to the business of cheshbon hanefesh – an accounting of our souls. This year, we will begin our observance with a beautiful teaching from R. Yehudah Leib Alter of Ger – The S’fat Emet. In his teaching, the S’fat Emet does not obsess about our moral failings; rather, he focuses on ways that missing the mark alienates us from other people, from God and from our true selves. Join us for this inspiring lesson as we prepare ourselves for the Days of Awe and the New Year ahead.

This engaging and interactive session will be facilitated by Rabbi David Thomas  who recently retired after 17 years as senior rabbi at Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Mass. Rabbi Thomas launched the award-winning MetroWest Free Medical Program. He is known for his social action and racial justice initiatives, as well as for leading his congregation to a 2017 vote declaring a Sanctuary in Support of Immigrants. A second-career rabbi, Rabbi Thomas was ordained at HUC-JIR in New York in 1998. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute and has served on the board of the CCAR. He currently co-chairs the Joint Commission on Rabbinic Mentoring. David recently moved to Minneapolis to spend more time with his grandchildren.

8:15pm: Kabbalat Panim – Reception and Nosh

9:00pm: Service