Selichot : "Finding Our Way Through Tragedy"
Saturday, September 1 at Temple Beth El
7:30 pm Pre-neg
8:00 pm Program
As we prepare to enter 5779, we reflect on how we have weathered the storms of 5778. Sadly, our community, our nation, and our world have been struck by natural disaster, acts of violence, pain, and suffering. Taking the time to process our emotional responses in preparation of entering the new year, we will discuss how to cope, heal, and ultimately thrive after tragedy. The conversation will be followed by our musical Selichot service, and the evening will conclude with an oneg.
Tashlich Monday, September 10 4:00 pm meet in front of Temple Beth El
Walk to a nearby stream together where as a community we will cast off our sins.
Shabbat Shuva: The Sabbath of Repentence Friday, September 14
7:30 pm at Temple Beth El
Sabbath of Return or Sabbath of Repentance is the first Shabbat of the new year. It occurs between the Ten Days of Repentance, and is between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.
Kever Avot is the tradition of visiting the graves of our parents and loved ones between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. We invite you to join with us as we pray together, support one another, and honor the memory of those who have passed at our annual Kever Avot Memorial Services.
Beth El Talks: Stories from our Congregation onYom Kippur Afternoon Wednesday, September 19
2:00 pm at Temple Beth El
Come hear the reflections of members of our community, each who will share their personal thoughts and wisdom from his or her own life's journey.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service: Yizkor and Ne'ilah Wednesday, September 19
3:45 pm at Temple Beth El, Singer Sanctuary
Yom Kippur is the only day of the year to include a Ne’ilah, or concluding, service at the time of the closing of the Temple gates at the end of the day. The service includes yizkor, and ends with the recitation of Sh’ma Yisrael and the blowing of a long blast (t’kiah g’dolah) on the Shofar.
Community Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur Afternoon Wednesday, September 19
4:30 pm at Temple Beth El, Cohen Atrium
The service includes Yizkor, and is open to the community. Tickets are not required. On Yom Kippur, yizkor memorial prayers are recited for our deceased relatives and for the martyrs of the Jewish people. This is an old custom dating back to the 11th century.
Sukkot Sunday, September 23 at Temple Beth El
5:30 pm Sukkot Evening Festival Service
6:30 pm Shake Your Lulav at Blue Jeans Sukkot Dinner and DJ . RSVP for dinner.
Sunday, September 30 at Temple Beth El
5:30 pm Simchat Torah Evening Festival Service and Religious School New Student Consecration 6:30 pm Pizza, Pasta and Salad Dinner. RSVP for dinner.
Monday, October 1
10:30 am Festival Morning Service with Yizkor at Temple Beth El