High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah tashlichThe High Holy Days are the most sacred days of the Jewish calendar. Here at Congregation B’nai Shalom, we begin with the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish month of Elul), with opportunities to spiritually prepare for the New Year, with classes and Selichot (usually the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah).

Over Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Congregation B’nai Shalom provides opportunities for meaningful worship for all ages. Our full schedule of offerings is available on our High Holy Day Information pages (see below) as the season approaches.

The festivals continue with the holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah, ending out an intensive month of spiritual renewal with joyful gatherings, festive meals, and many opportunities to participate and celebrate. One of the special experiences we offer to end the season is the unrolling of the entire Torah around our sanctuary, with many of our teenagers and adults chanting short excerpts as we review the five books of the Torah.

For more information on the 2017 / 5778 High Holy Days, including specifics on ordering seating cards, dates and service details, and ways to volunteer and contribute,  go to our High Holy Day Information webpages.

High Holy Day Sermons 5778

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Don’t be a Cheeseburger Ethicist! (Rabbi Gurevitz)

Rosh Hashanah: By the light of the moon (Rabbi Eiduson)

Rosh Hashanah: Our Jewish community in 5778 (Rabbi Gurevitz)

Yom Kippur: Cultivating Spiritual Resilience (Rabbi Eiduson)

Yom Kippur: What’s it all about? The Making of a Meaningful Life (Rabbi Gurevitz)