Selichot with Award-Winning Composer and Performer Noah Aronson
Saturday, September 21 at Temple Beth El
7:30 pm wine and cheese pre-oneg
8:00 pm program, dessert reception following
Join your clergy, professional choir, and instrumentalists as Noah Aronson inspires us through music and words of introspection and illumination. The musical selections for Selichot will help us summon our higher selves as we prepare for the sacred work of the High Holy Days. We commit to practices of self-awareness so that we can connect with Divine love. No fee, please RSVP.
Tashlich Monday, September 30 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 Repentance Friday, October 4
6:00 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, October 9
1:30 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, October 9
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, October 9
3:30 pm at Temple Beth El, Chapel
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, October 13 at Temple Beth El
5:30 pm Sukkot Shirah! Service honoring Chai and New Members
6:30 pm Sukkot Dinner: Honoring Chai and New Members: Sushi, Sake and Stir Fry Dinner. RSVP for dinner.
Monday, October 14
10:30 am Sukkot Festival Morning Service at Temple Beth El
Sunday, October 20 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 21
10:30 am Simchat Torah Festival Morning Service with Yizkor at Temple Beth El