High Holiday and Festival Holiday Information

High Holiday and Festival Holiday Information

If you have not yet filled out this form to request seating or sign your children up for services, click here.
Here is detailed information about children’s services.  For any questions or issues, please contact Kathy Stinson at kstinson@nssbethel.org or 847-432-8981.

The Yom Kippur Memorial Book online form is due by August 30th; please click here for the form.  For any questions, please contact Elise Kline at ekline@nssbethel.org or 847-432-8900.

You can submit your Kol Nidre Appeal today by clicking here to make your pledge online. For any questions, please contact Judy Berkeley at jberkeley@nssbethel.org

Worship Opportunities for Adults and Children

Saturday, August 28th – Selichot 5782
9:00 pm – dessert reception
9:15 pm – Havdalah led by Hazzan Sandler
9:20 pm – film screening: “They Ain’t Ready for Me.”
11:00 pm – Selichot service led by clergy

Please join us in person or through the livestream. 

Monday, September 6 – Erev Rosh Hashanah
6:00 pm – Mincha/Maariv 
6:57 pm – Candlelighting  

Tuesday, September 7 – Rosh Hashanah 1
8:15 am – Shacharit Service  
9:15 am – Outdoor Preschool Family Service
(NSSBE Backyard)
10:15 am – Outdoor Junior Congregation Family Service (NSSBE Backyard)
10:15 am  – Indoor Drop Off Children’s Services
(both NSSBE and HPHS locations)
6:00 pm – Neighborhood Shofar Blowing/Tashlich 
6:45 pm  – Mincha/Maariv  
7:56 pm – Candlelighting 

Wednesday, September 8 – Rosh Hashanah 2
8:15 am  – Shacharit Service 
9:15 am – Outdoor Preschool Family Service
(NSSBE Backyard)
10:15 am – Outdoor Junior Congregation Family Service (NSSBE Backyard)
10:15 am – Indoor Drop Off Children’s Services
(NSSBE Location only)
6:45 pm – Mincha 
7:50 pm – Maariv (holiday ends 7:55 pm) 

Wednesday, September 15 – Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidrei
6:15 pm – Mincha 
6:30 pm – Kol Nidrei 
6:42 pm – Candlelighting  

Thursday, September 16 – Yom Kippur
9:00 am – Shacharit Service 
9:45 am – Outdoor Preschool Family Service
(NSSBE Backyard)
10:45 am – Outdoor Junior Congregation Family Service (NSSBE Backyard)
10:45 am – Indoor Drop Off Children’s Services
(both NSSBE and HPHS locations)
5:30 pm – Mincha 
6:00 pm – Outdoor Young Family Neilah
(NSSBE Backyard)
6:30 pm – Neilah 
7:41 pm – Holiday ends 

Monday, September 20 – Erev Sukkot
6:30 pm – Mincha/Maariv
6:33 pm  – Candlelighting 

Tuesday, September 21 – Sukkot 1
9:00 am – Festival Service
10:30 am –  Junior Congregation
11:00 am – Tot Sukkot Pray and Play  
6:30 pm – Mincha/Maariv 
7:31 pm – Candlelighting 

Wednesday, September 22 – Sukkot 2
9:00 am – Festival Service 
7:25 pm – Maariv (holiday ends 7:30 pm)

Monday, September 27 – Hoshana Raba/Erev Shmini Atzeret
6:15 pm – Mincha/Maariv 
6:21 pm – Candlelighting 

Tuesday, September 28 – Shmini Atzeret/Leyl Simchat Torah
9:00 am – Festival Service 
6:15 pm – Mincha
6:30 pm – Young Family Simchat Torah Celebration
7:15 pm – Maariv/Hakafot/Dancing with the Torahs 
7:18 pm – Candlelighting  

Wednesday, September 29 – Simchat Torah
9:00 am – Festival Service 
10:00 am– Hakafot Service w/Special Honors 
10:30 am – Junior Congregation
10:45 am – Tot Simchat Torah Pray and Play
6:15 pm  – Mincha  
7:15 pm – Maariv  (holiday ends 7:18 pm)

The High Holy Days are a powerful time in our Jewish calendar set aside for spiritual renewal.  We enter this period on the Shabbat prior to Rosh Hashanah with Selichot meaning forgiveness. It refers to the solemn penitential prayers recited by prior to the onset of the High Holy Days. We traditionally gather together for study and then for services.

The ten-day period, the Days of Awe, begins with Rosh Hashanah (Literally, “Head of the year”) and culminates on Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). Our spirit during these days is marked by introspection, prayer, and repentance. It is a time of remembering mingled with a time to look ahead to the new year. It is also a time to be together as a community.

If you are not a current Beth El member, we invite you to join our NSS Beth El Family for a spiritually deep High Holiday experience.  Find out more about becoming a member here.  Let the year begin with all its blessings.


Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot Resources

Rosh Hashanah Table Talk – click on link to open and print Rosh Hashanah at Home – click on link to open and print
Sukkot Table Talk – click on link to open and print Sukkot at Home – click on link to open and print

 

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