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.
Children’s Festival Services
Our Preschool Family Services are at capacity but all other children’s services are still taking registrations.
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Erev Shmini Atzeret
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
7:00 am- Hoshana Rabbah
6:00 pm- Mincha/Ma’ariv Services
6:06 pm – Candlelighting
Shmini Atzeret/Erev Simchat Torah
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
9:00 am – Festival Service with Yizkor
10:30 am – Jr. Congregation
11:00 am – Tot Shmini Atzeret
6:00 pm – Mincha Service
6:30 pm – Young Family Simchat Torah Celebration
7:00 pm – Ma’ariv Service/Hakafot/Simchat Torah Celebration
7:05pm – Shabbat Ends/Candlelighting
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
9:00 a m- Festival Service
10:00 am – Hakafot Service w/Special Honors
10:45 am – Tot Simchat Torah/Jr. Congregation
6:00 pm – Mincha Service
7:00pm – Ma’ariv Service
7:03 pm – Yom Tov Ends
In the spirit of the holidays, please consider participating in our Kol Nidre Appeal and the Chesed Dues Campaign.
Join your friends from Steinberg Preschool and other families with young children (ages 0-7) as we celebrate Sukkot.
We will have dinner and other snacks, Sukkot stories, and a chance to make Sukkah decorations.
The event is free but you must register!
|Rosh Hashanah Table Talk – click on link to open and print
|Rosh Hashanah at Home – click on link to open and print
|Hoshana Rabbah – 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
Rosh Hashanh Sermons:
Rabbi Alex Freedman | Leyl Rosh Hashanah: Alone Together
Rabbi Michael Schwab | Rosh Hashanah 1: Chasing Inspiration
Rabbi Alex Freedman | Rosh Hashanah 1: How to Say Sorry
Rabbi Michael Schwab/Rabbi Alex Freedman | Rosh Hashanah 2:
Marla Grossberg: President’s Remarks