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High Holy Days

At Congregation Beth El we provide a variety of services, settings, and activities for all ages to welcome the Jewish New Year and observe Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Here you can view the 2019 | 5780 High Holy Day Schedule of Services and Activities. 
 
Each year as summer turns into fall, Jews turn inward. For generations, in synagogue and at home, Jewish individuals and families have celebrated the beginning of a New Year by reflecting on the course of their lives and the condition of their world.
 
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur bring us together. During the High Holy Days we are reminded that we belong to a community of Jews with whom we share values and history. We greet and meet one another at the synagogue with the purpose of measuring the course of our lives and the condition of our world.
 
Our prayer is unique on the High Holy Days. The liturgy’s themes address our vulnerabilities and fears, our strengths and hopes. We face the future mindful of the past and present in an honest process of introspection and repentance. On Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur we seek a familiar synagogue service while hoping we have changed. We merge our vastly different backgrounds, experiences, and memories into one whole and holy congregation.
Wed, October 23 2019 24 Tishrei 5780