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We invite you to actively participate with Rabbi Ron Shulman, Rabbi Avi Libman, and Ba’al Tefillah David Lipsitz in our online High Holy Day services. In a blend of Livestream real time prayer and pre-recorded service enhancements, we will share in the richness of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur ritual and the familiar customs of our Congregation Beth El community.
This Schedule of Services is subject to change. You will receive a final schedule before the High Holy Days arrive.
 

kol nidre - erev YOM KIPPUR

Kol Nidre - Erev Yom Kippur
Sunday, September 27 | 6:30 p.m.
 
Experience:
The sun sets, ushering in the holiest day of the year. On Kol Nidre eve, we enter into God’s presence to be honest, modest, and contrite. The themes and melodies of our prayer seek to touch our souls and inspire our growth.
Mood: Contemplation & Hope
Length: 2 hours
 
6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre Pageantry & Prayer
7:00 p.m. Ma’ariv: Yom Kippur Evening Service
• Kol Nidre Appeal
• A Personal Prayer
• Silent & Personal Amidah
• A Visual Kavanah
• Sermon
          followed by Musical Presentation
 
8:30 p.m. Chai 20s/30s On Zoom here 
Meeting ID: 845 6559 8884; Passcode: shalom
 
Join us after the community Kol Nidre service to connect with friends, make new ones as we enter the new year! 
 

yom kippur

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28
Livestream from the Jacobs Family Community Hall
 
Experience:
Yom Kippur is a spiritual day. We deny ourselves physical comforts and seek to grow in soul and to be made whole. Mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and love motivate our prayer and reflection. On this holy day we prepare to begin anew, to move forward with our lives, to reach for our potential and promise, to consider what we believe, and how we act on what we believe.
Mood: Humility & Repentance
Length: AM 4+ hours, personal pace all day, PM 3+ hours
 
  9:00 a.m. Shaharit: Morning Service
10:00 a.m. Torah Service
11:00 a.m. Yizkor Memorial Prayers
11:20 a.m. A Visual Kavanah
11:30 a.m. Sermon
• followed by Musical Presentation
 
12:00 p.m. Musaf: Holy Day Service
• Hineni
• A Personal Prayer
• Silent & Personal Amidah
• Musical Interlude
• Repetition of Amidah
• Unetaneh Tokef
12:45 p.m. Yom Kippur Prayers
• Selihot: Prayers of Forgiveness
• Avodah: History, Memory, & Atonement
• Blessing of Cohanim
• Concluding Prayers
1:45 p.m. Break
 
2:00 p.m. Yom Kippur Study Session with Rabbi Avi Libman
on Zoom here
Meeting ID: 829 5270 2769; Passcode: shalom
In the quiet of Yom Kippur afternoon we have the opportunity to reflect together and discuss subjects to enhance the mood and meaning of our observance. We invite you to engage in a form of Jewish expression that may sustain your personal experience of Yom Kippur.
 
3:00 p.m. Ask the Rabbi Discussion with Rabbi Ron Shulman
on Zoom here
Meeting ID: 829 5270 2769; Passcode: shalom
Join Rabbi Shulman for an open and unscripted question and answer session. You choose the topic. Rabbi Shulman enjoys discussing questions about beliefs, Jewish tradition and customs, current events, and any other pertinent topics of interest. Everyone is invited.
 
4:30 p.m. Minhah: Afternoon Service
Livestream from the Jacobs Family Community Hall
 
5:30 p.m. Martyrology: Memory and History
Fanny Krasner Lebovits will share her personal story of survival and the meanings of her life after the Holocaust. We’ll also honor the memories of all of our people’s martyrs.
 
6:15 p.m. Neilah: Concluding Service of Yom Kippur
Livestream from the Jacobs Family Community Hall
• Yom Kippur ends at 7:20 p.m.
 
Shofar Sounding Car Caravan
Neilah, to end Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28 | 7:20 p.m.
 
Drive into our parking lot at Beth El, get out of your car, sing Havdalah, hold out your Shofar and join in sounding a loud Tekiah Gedolah to end our observance of Yom Kippur.
 
We request you make a reservation here to attend this Car Caravan. Number of attendees will be limited and we will follow all appropriate health and distance protocols.
 

erev ROSH HASHANAH

Erev Rosh HaShanah
Friday, September 18 | 6:15 p.m.

Livestream 
 
Experience:
We encounter the first moments of a New Year and the promise of new and renewed possibilities.
Mood: Anticipation & Happiness
Length: 1 hour
 
We invite you, your children, and grandchildren to have your own Shofarot at home and ready to join us for a ceremony to welcome the New Year before our holy day and service begin.
 

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Erev Rosh HaShanah Seder
Friday, September 18 | 5:45 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
On Zoom here at whichever time best suits you and your family.
Meeting ID: 860 3164 1334
Passcode: shalom
 
Join in an ancient custom to eat symbolic foods at our Rosh HaShanah dinner, accompanied by blessings and wishes for the upcoming year. These foods are consumed in a particular order, that’s why it’s called a Seder. (A recommended list of foods will be provided in advance.)
 

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rosh Hashanah days

First Day Rosh HaShanah
Saturday, September 19
 
Experience:
Today is the birthday of the world. We turn within to measure who we are, for what we strive. We turn without to understand something more about the world in which we live
and our moral responsibilities.
Mood: Inspirational & Reflective
Length: 3+ hours
 
  9:00 a.m. Shaharit: Morning Service
  9:45 a.m. Torah Service
10:30 a.m. Blessing of Newborns & All of Our Children
Sharing in our annual sweet welcome of new lives and new families in addition to celebrating
our love and joy for all of our families and children.
 
10:45 a.m. Musaf: Holy Day Service – Part I
• Hineni
• A Personal Prayer
• A Visual Kavanah
• Silent & Personal Amidah
11:00 a.m. Sermon
• followed by Musical Presentation
11:30 a.m. Musaf: Holy Day Service – Part II
• Repetition of Amidah
• Unetaneh Tokef
• Presentation for Home Discussion & Thought
• Malkhuyot, Zikhronot, Shofarot
12:15 p.m. Concluding Prayers, Mourner’s Kaddish
 

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Second Day Rosh HaShanah
Sunday, September 20
 
Experience:
Today is similar to yesterday, and different all together. As each day ought to be. We resume our celebration and contemplation. In prayer, we focus our spiritual and ethical goals.
Mood: Inspirational & Dedicated
Length: 3+ hours
 
  9:00 a.m. Shaharit: Morning Service
  9:30 a.m. Study Session on Zoom with Rabbi Phil Graubart.
  9:45 a.m. Torah Service
10:30 a.m. Shofar Sounding Ceremony
10:45 a.m. Storytime and Blessing for Children & Adults
10:45 a.m. Jewish Mindfulness Session on Zoom with Dr. Oded Shezifi
11:00 a.m. Musaf: Holy Day Service – Part I
• A Personal Prayer
• A Visual Kavanah
• Silent & Personal Amidah
11:15 a.m. Sermon
• followed by Musical Presentation
11:30 a.m. Musaf: Holy Day Service – Part II
• Repetition of Amidah
• Unetaneh Tokef
• Malkhuyot, Zikhronot, Shofarot
12:15 p.m. Concluding Prayers, Mourner’s Kaddish
 

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