High Holidays 5778 (2017)

September 7, 2017
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High Holidays 5778 (2017)

High Holidays 5778 (2017)

NOTE: Tickets are required for Rosh Hashanah 1st-day morning service and for Kol Nidre. Contact Elliot in the office 732-442-1373.

• Wed Sep 20 Erev Rosh Hashanah services at 5:45pm.
• Thu Sep 21 Traditional Rosh Hashanah morning service at 9:30am; Tashlikh follows.
Tot Shanah children’s program runs concurrently from 11am to noon.
(For additional information on Tot Shannah and Tot Kippur, see below.)
• Fri Sep 22 A unique 2-hour traditional 2nd-day morning service at 10am
• No Fri evening services Sep 22
• Sat Sep 23 Shabbat Tshuva: Story and discussion with Rabbi Metz at 10am. (Optional davening at 9:30 with Jeremy.) Light nosh and Shabbat-allowed craft project for the sukkah follows.
• Sun Sep 24 Annual cemetery service at Beth Mordecai Cemetery at 10am. (Note: You can honor your loved ones at this service even if they are not resting at our cemetery. Come experience a moving outdoor service and help make a minyan.)

• Fri Sep 29 Kol Nidre 6:15pm SHARP. (Tickets required; see above)
• Sat Sep 30 Yom Kippur
­  − 9:15am Morning Service
­­  − 11:45am Yizkor
− 4:45pm Minkhah
− 6pm Neilah
Tot Kippur children’s program runs concurrently from 11am to noon.

Additional Information

We are collecting food during the holidays for a local food pantry again this year. Drop off non-perishable, kosher items in the bins at the entrance.

Our High Holiday cantor this year (5778) is Anna Chapman. She has an MS in Arts Education and is currently a cantorial student at JTS. Rabbi Metz and Cantor Chapman are working to bring us a High Holiday program with all of the warmth, spirituality, and vitality you have come to expect from Congregation Beth Mordecai.

Tot Shanah and Tot Kippur:
Nessa Madison, a full-time teacher and creator of our Tot Shabbat program, provides this information about Tot Shanah and Tot Kippur:

The program is geared for children ages 2-5 years old, but older children may enjoy it as well. In the past, the older children sometimes have helped run the program and then participated in the craft, but that is up to the child. We will be reading a story, singing some holiday songs, creating a craft, and having a snack. Children who are younger are welcome, but their parent/caregiver should stay with them. Usually, parents stay with their children regardless. There will be a program on Rosh Hashana day 1 led by me and on Yom Kippur led by Vardi. The program runs from 11-noon both days, and runs concurrently with adult services.

Save the Dates

• Sun Oct 1 Sukkah construction and decoration.
• Fri Oct 6 Shortened Shabbat services plus a meal in the sukkah for the congregation together with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
• Sun Oct 8 Open Sukkah at the Metz home.
• Thurs morning Oct 12 Sh’mini Atzeret and Yizkor.
• Thurs evening Oct 12 Simchat Torah. Enjoy ice cream sundaes and Israeli dancing.


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