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High Holy Days

Looking forward to the annual reunion of our synagogue community, we anticipate our High Holy Day celebrations for 2018, beginning the new Jewish year 5779.
 
Our Selihot Service and Program will be held on Saturday evening September 1, 2018.
Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday evening September 9, 2018.
We’ll celebrate Rosh HaShanah on Monday and Tuesday September 10 & 11, 2018.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will begin with Kol Nidre
on Tuesday evening September 18, 2018.
Yom Kippur will be observed on Wednesday September 19, 2018.
 
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 last year’s High Holy Day Schedule of Services and Activities. We’ll provide information for next year in the coming months.
 
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.
 
In advance of our next High Holy Day season,
we thank you for being a vital part of our synagogue community.
Your presence and participation create a warm and meaningful experience for us all.
Fri, April 20 2018 5 Iyyar 5778