The 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. Rabbi Gurevitz will share thoughts on her blog, and Selichot (usually the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah), provides an opportunity for study and reflection.
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 here 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 5777
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Creation and the birthday of the world
Rosh Hashanah: Technological Innovation and the Human Experience
Rosh Hashanah: No Regrets…
Yom Kippur: How do we measure a life?
Yom Kippur: Framing the Debate