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High Holy Days Calendar 5784

At Congregation B'nai Shalom, our clergy and staff work to provide many
meaningful options for High Holy Day worship,
including traditional and contemporary services and
a Rosh HaShanah retreat at beautiful Clara Barton Camp

For a detailed view of the High Holy Days 5784, please see below
You can also download a Graphical Calendar that you can view and print.

Links to forms for guests, additional seating cards for members, and Yom Kippur Yizkor are available on our main High Holy Days website, www.cbnaishalom.org/hhd5784

  Day Date Time Event
Selichot Saturday September 9 7:00-9:00 pm

 Selichot - in the Sanctuary
Our evening begins with a short story and discussion led by our member, Dr. Arlene Wilner. As we enter the year’s most introspective period, reflecting on a work of fiction can help us consider some of life’s deepest questions together. “The Legacy of Raizel Kaidish,” by philosopher and award-winning fiction writer Rebecca Goldstein, explores these questions through the vehicle of a sparse but rich short story about Holocaust survival and its generational impact. After our program, Rabbi Gurevitz will lead a short ritual to introduce the musical themes of the season and change over the Torah scroll mantles to white.

Rosh Hashanah Friday September 15 7:30 pm

 Erev Shabbat Rosh Hashanah Service - in the Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Gurevitz and Cantorial Soloist Sharon Brown Goldstein. The service will be followed by a Lobby Oneg Shabbat to Welcome in the New Year with Sweetness.

Saturday September 16 8:30-10:30 am

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service for Adults and Teens - in the Sanctuary
This will be a more traditional service for adults and students age 12 and older led by Rabbi Gurevitz and Cantorial Soloists Sharon Brown Goldstein and Lisa Marcus. Available on Live stream. Childcare will be available for children 2-5. Go to ChildWatch for more information

9:00-3:30 pm

*NEW* Rosh Hashanah Retreat at The Barton Center, Oxford, MA *NEW* 
Students grades K-5, parents, and siblings are invited to a Rosh Hashanah Retreat at The Barton Center. Following some schmooze time with coffee and donuts, Rabbi Eiduson, Debbi Morin, and our youth group members will lead a creative morning service followed by Tashlich, lunch, and family activities. Pre Registration is a must! We are limited to 200 attendees, and the cost per attendee is $18, with a $72 family maximum. For more information, contact Rabbi Eiduson.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

11:30 am-1:30 pm  Rosh Hashanah Choir Service - in the Sanctuary
The service will be led by Rabbi Gurevitz and Cantorial Soloists Sharon Brown Goldstein and Lisa Marcus. The voices of our adult choir are a wonderful way to experience High Holy Day music, participate in morning services and enjoy unique and inspiring music.  Available on Livestream.
1:50-2:30 pm

Tashlich ritual - at Lake Chauncey, Lyman Street
Tashlich comes from the Hebrew word "to cast," referring to the intent to cast away our sins via this meaningful and ancient Jewish custom. We'll gather at Lake Chauncey for this traditional ceremony and then share some ice cream and social time.

Sunday

September 17 10:00 am-12:00 pm 

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day Service - in the Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Gurevitz and Cantorial Soloist Lisa Marcus. Followed by a dairy potluck luncheon. Please let us know if you can bring a dish via this link: Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Potluck


Shabbat
Shuvah

Friday September 22 6:45 pm

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, Shabbat of Return, because it falls during the Ten Days of Repentance. A Shabbat Service with reflections on the High Holy Day season.

High Holy Days Tot Shabbat Saturday September 23 10:00 am *NEW* Tot Shabbat Service and Craft Project!  *NEW* A High Holy Day inspired Tot Shabbat for children ages birth to 5 years and their parents at Congregation B'nai Shalom led by Rabbis Eiduson and Gurevitz, including a brief service, story, craft project, and lots of singing! 
Yom
Kippur
Sunday September 24 7:30-9:00 pm

 Kol Nidre - Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Eiduson and Cantorial Soloist Sharon Brown Goldstein and available on live stream this will be a more traditional service for adults and students age 12 and older.

Reflective Kol Nidre - Creative Service in the Social Hall
In this service, we focus on the essence of the liturgy, including the central anthems such as Kol Nidre, Avinu Malkeinu, Ashamnu. We include less liturgy overall as Rabbi Gurevitz and Cantorial Soloist Lisa Marcus highlight a key theme each year that weaves through the service to invite congregants into a more personal and meditative start to this holiest day of the year. Available on Livestream.
Note: Joshua Gordon will play Kol Nidre on cello in both services.
 Monday  September 25 8:30-9:45 am *NEW* Yom Kippur AM Grade K - 5 Family Service & Program - Social Hall *NEW*
Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz and Cantorial Soloist Lisa Marcus will lead this program featuring a youth-friendly Yom Kippur service and some interactive activity stations.
Childcare will be available for children 2-5. Go to ChildWatch for more information

8:30-10:30 am

 Yom Kippur Morning Service for adults and teens - in the Sanctuary
This will be a more traditional service for adults and students 12 years or older. Led by Rabbi Eiduson, Rabbi Gurevitz, and Cantorial Soloist Sharon Brown Goldstein.
Available on Livestream. 
Childcare will be available for children 2-5. Go to ChildWatch for more information.

11:30 am-1:30 pm Yom Kippur Choir Service - in the Sanctuary
The service will be led by Rabbi Gurevitz, Rabbi Eiduson and Cantorial Soloists Sharon Brown Goldstein and Lisa Marcus. Available on Livestream.
2:00-3:15 pm

Yom Kippur Study Sessions
Details TBD

2:30-4:00 pm

Teen Program
We invite our teens, grades 8 - 12, to join Rabbi Eiduson and Debbi Morin for a Yom Kippur-themed program. Please arrive at the social hall at 2:30 PM.

3:30-5:00 pm  Mincha and Torah Service - in the Sanctuary
The service will be led by Rabbi Gurevitz, Rabbi Eiduson, Cantorial Soloists Sharon Brown Goldstein Lisa Marcus and our teen leaders retelling the story of Jonah. Available on Livestream.
5:00-6:00 pm

 Yizkor Service - in the Sanctuary
The service will be led by Rabbi Gurevitz, Rabbi Eiduson Cantorial Soloists Sharon Brown Goldstein, and Lisa Marcus. Available on Livestream
Our 2022/5783 Book of Remembrance is now available online at 5783 Book of Remembrance.

6:00-6:45 pm

 N'eilah and Havdalah - in the Sanctuary
The fifth and final service of Yom Kippur will be led by Rabbi Gurevitz, Rabbi Eiduson, Cantorial Soloists Sharon Brown Goldstein and Lisa Marcus. Available on Livestream

6:45-8:00 pm

 Congregational Break the Fast - in the Social Hall Sponsored by CBS Sisterhood
Click here for Registration.

  Tuesday September 26 5:00 pm  Join us to Build A Sukkah
Contact Steve Winer if you're able to help
Sukkot Friday September 29 6:00pm-6:45pm  Erev Sukkot Family Dinner
Reservations at: Erev Sukkot Family Dinner
6:45-7:30 pm  Erev Sukkot Service and Celebration - FOR ALL AGES
7:30-9:30 pm Adult dinner and speaker program - Beyond the Sukkah: Exploring Housing Access and Affordability
Speaker program will be available on Livestream beginning at approximately 8:15 pm.
Reservations at: Erev Sukkot Adult Dinner and Program
Simchat Torah Friday October 6 6:00-6:45 pm Simchat Torah Shabbat Dinner
Reservations at: Simchat Torah Shabbat Dinner
6:45-8:00 PM Simchat Torah Celebration featuring the CBS Klezmer Band
Saturday October 7 6:30 pm Simchat Torah Yizkor Service and Havdalah
Tue, May 28 2024 20 Iyar 5784