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Yom Shishi, 27 Kislev 5778

 

 

OUR MISSION

STATEMENT:

 

“My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer For All Peoples”

 

To provide a spiritual,

cultural and educational environment inspired by the highest Reform Jewish values.

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High Holidays

Members in good standing receive High Holy Day tickets as a benefit of their membership commitment. There are two services to choose from for both evening and morning Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Families with children from grades four to eight are invited to attend the Early Service, while a Family-Friendly service is held concurrently in the Chapel for those in pre-school through third grade. There is also babysitting available for babies and very young children during all early services. We request that you register your children for the babysitting so we are sure we have enough caregivers.

Families with older children, couples without children, and single members are encouraged to attend the Late Service, however can attend whichever service they prefer. 

Afternoon, Memorial and Concluding Services are held on Yom Kippur Day with a musical harp interlude for all congregants. Afternoon Study is offered by the clergy and/or lay leaders the day of Yom Kippur. The day of prayer and repentance is conluded with a Congregation Break-the-Fast in our social hall.

Our Selichot and Kol Nidre services are particularly inspiring with the beautiful music and song contributed by our Adult Choir and music director Chuck Woodward. There is usually a guest Cellist during the Kol Nidre service. We also have a Family-Friendly Tashlich at the Beach, the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, led by Cantor Wally at First Landing State Park and a beautiful and moving cemetery service prior to the High Holidays to honor the memories of our departed loved ones with prayers, meditations, and hymns. This is a meaningful way to frame your annual pre-High Holiday visit to your family members’ and friends’ burial places.

Symbolic casting off of sins from the previous year by throwing bread crumbs into the water.

Tashlich at the Beach