The Holy and the Broken: Recapturing Hallelujah
Saturday, September 16: Program, Service, and Reception at Temple Beth El 7:30 pm Reception
8:00 pm Program Refreshments following.
In the course of our lives, all of us experience moments of pain and anguish and seek to recapture joy and wholeness. Reflecting on Leonard Cohen's famous "Hallelujah," in music and reflection, we will begin the annual process of taking our Cheshbon HaNefesh, our spiritual accounting of our lives. This spectacular musical event with our clergy, professional singers and instrumentalists will begin the spiritual journey of the New Year. Join us to look within at what is broken and seek pathways to resilience and healing. This service is open to the community and tickets are not required.
Shabbat Shuva: The Sabbath of Repentence Friday, September 22 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.
Tashlich Sunday, September 24 5:00 pm at Spanish River Athletic Park New Time and Location
Join together as a community Sunday afternoon at theSpanish River Athletic Park Lake. We will symbolically cast our sins in the Athletic Park Lake as we resolve to live more deliberately and purposefully in the year ahead.
Beth El Talks: Stories from our Congregation onYom Kippur Afternoon Saturday, September 30 2:00 pm
For the second year in a row, we will spend Yom Kippur afternoon listening to the personal stories of members of our Temple Beth El community. Each speaker will share thoughts, wisdom and insight from their life's remarkable journey.
Community Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur Afternoon Saturday, September 30 3:45 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.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service: Yizkor and Ne'ilah Saturday, September 30 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.
Sukkot Wednesday, October 4
6:30 pm Sukkot Service 7:30 pm "Sushi in the Sukkah" at Temple Beth El. RSVP.
Thursday, October 5
10:30 am Sukkot Morning Study Session at Temple Beth El
Simchat Torah Wednesday, October 11 5:30 pm Pizza, Pasta and Salad Dinner, RSVP. 6:30 pm Simchat Torah Family Service: New Student and 8th Grade Consecration at Temple Beth El
Thursday, October 12 10:30 am Simchat Torah Service with Yizkor at Temple Beth El