High Holidays Services

High Holiday Service Schedule for 5783/2022

CELEBRATE THE HIGH HOLY DAYS WITH US

The High Holy Days at Temple Beth Shalom In-Person and via Zoom:

Please join us in–person (prior reservations required) via Zoom on Sunday evening, September 25th at 8:00pm to welcome the Jewish New Year of 5783.  Make the start of the holiday special by sharing apples and honey in our own homes after the service!

First things first: PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO RSVP FOR A HIGH HOLIDAYS MAHZOR PRAYERBOOK — IF YOU HAVE NOT ARRANGED TO PICK UP A COPY, please contact the synagogue office or Rabbi Fox.

Please also join us in-person and via Zoom on Sunday, September 25th, beginning at 8:00 pm,  as well as Monday and Tuesday, September 26th & 27th, beginning at 10:00 am, for a joyous, spiritual New Year’s celebration with Rabbi Fox and our mellifluous-voiced High Holidays Hazzan, Rabbi Kevin Bernstein. Our services will be partitioned into two sessions with a brief break in between to reduce online fatigue. Click here to read about our new High Holidays Hazzan, Rabbi Kevin Bernstein.

Here are some important documents (in PDF format) to make our High Holidays services run smoothly and our experience that much more uplifting and meaningful:

*  Guide to High Holidays Services via Zoom at Temple Beth Shalom
*  The Tashlikh service booklet to be used for your contemplative Tashlikh alone or with your family on the first day of Rosh Hashanah
*  A guided meditation to aid you in making your Tashlikh service meaningful
*  Our High Holidays Supplement to lift your spirits and inspire you to learn and grow
*  Since we may be abbreviating the reading of each day’s Haftarah, commentaries and study guides have been included to add to your spiritual experience. These include:
o Rosh Hashanah First Day Haftarah
o Rosh Hashanah Second Day Haftarah
o Yom Kippur Mincha — Book of Jonah study guide

For those who will be receiving a Torah Aliyah Honor, please find the Torah Blessings here.

Here is an explanation of our service schedule:

Rosh Hashanah (via Zoom)

Sunday, September 25, 8:00 pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, September 26, 10:00 am: Rosh Hashanah First Day Service
Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 am: Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service

TASHLIKH

Please join us to share in a brief, communal Tashlikh ritual as we cast our sins away into the Atlantic Ocean. We will meet on Monday, September 26, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, at ~2:00 pm, in the backyard of 2201 Bayshore Avenue; you may enter from the side gate on 22nd Street S. (Bring your throwing arm to get your sins past the seagulls!) Unfortunately, we will not be able to broadcast via Zoom for our Tashlikh ritual.

If you prefer to observe a contemplative Tashlikh alone or with your family, please see the link above to our Tashlikh booklet with a variety of prayers as well as a guided meditation to aid you in making your Tashlikh experience even more meaningful.

No matter the setting, please observe social distancing and, if you feeling ill for any reason, please refraining from attending to ensure a joyous New Year for all.

We all wish each other a lightening of our burdens as we work towards creating our new selves in the New Year to come.

Shabbat Shuva

Friday, September 30, 8pm: Join us for our regular Shabbat service with a special emphasis on the introspection we practice during the Days of Awe.

Yom Kippur

Finally, please join us via Zoom for our Kol Nidre Service on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00pm and Yom Kippur Services on Wednesday, October 5th at 10:00am. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO RSVP FOR A HIGH HOLIDAYS MAHZOR PRAYERBOOK — IF YOU HAVE NOT ARRANGED TO PICK UP A COPY, please contact the synagogue office or Gloria Jacoby or Rabbi Fox.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the details:
Wednesday, October 4, 6:00pm: Kol Nidre
Wednesday, October 5, 10:00am: Yom Kippur Morning Service;
Mincha and Neilah at ~4:50pm

Break-the-Fast: Please do not forget to register for TBS Congregational Break-the-Fast PotLuck Meal to be held at the Community Center after Yom Kippur Service (around 7:30 p.m.)  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44AEA829A5FCCE9-congregational

*Don’t Forget!*
Temple Beth Shalom’s Annual Food Drive:
Please bring canned/non-perishable food items to leave in the bin by the front door BY Friday, October 7th.  These items will be donated to the Jewish Family Service Food Bank. Any donation is gratefully appreciated. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you.

For more information, please contact the synagogue office or call us at 609/266-0403.

L’SHANAH TOVAH U’METUKAH — A GOOD AND SWEET YEAR AHEAD

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BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
CELEBRATE SUKKOT WITH US IN OUR SUKKAH!

We are starting the holiday right with a . . .
SUKKAH BUILDING PARTY

Please join us for our Annual Sukkah Building Party!  This is your chance to participate in the happy Mitzvah of building and decorating a Sukkah.  Builders are needed on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 9:30am and decorators at 10:30am.  No special skills needed; just a willing body and a joyous heart!

In the interest of living the Jewish value of keeping others from danger and protecting human life, we have made the decision to building a community Sukkah this year with care — observing as many of the precautions that have helped to keep so many of us safer (vaccinations, masks, etc.).

 

BUT, FOR THOSE STILL NOT ABLE TO JOIN US,
WE CAN STILL FULFILL THE MITZVAH OF
BUILDING A SUKKAH AT HOME. AND, EVEN WITHOUT A SUKKAH,
WE CAN CELEBRATE THE JOYOUS HOLIDAY OF SUKKOT!

MOADIM L’SIMKHA — A SEASON OF JOY TO ALL

CELEBRATE SUKKOT WITH YOUR OWN SUKKAH!

For more information on how to build your own Sukkah
or celebrating the joyous holiday of Sukkot, please contact the Rabbi Fox  via email or leave a message at 609/266-0403.

Sukkot Begins on
Sunday evening, October 9, 2022 • Candle lighting: 6:09pm

If you can’t make if to our Shemini Atzeret Yizkor service, please don’t forget the rest of Sukkot and to participate in the mitzvah of “Dwelling in the Sukkah!”  For more information, including the blessings that we recite in the Sukkah, please see below.

SHEMINI ATZERET YIZKOR SERVICE

We invite you to join together on Monday, October 17, at 12:00pm via Zoom for a stand-alone Yizkor service, which will run about about 35-45 minutes.

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If you are blessed to be able to build a Sukkah at your home, don’t forget the rest of Sukkot and “Dwelling in the Sukkah!” During the week of Sukkot, consider having lunch or dinner in the Sukkah or just to sit and enjoy the Sukkah and the holiday.  Just remember: It is a mitzvah to simply sit in a Sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot!

When you are seated in the Sukkah, you may recite the following blessing:

Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher kideshanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu leisheiv basukkah.

Blessed are you, Adonai our G-d, Sovereign of the Universe, who has made us holy through your commandments, and commanded us to dwell in the Sukkah.

Also, please don’t forget the blessing upon your first visit to the Sukkah:

Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, shehechianu v’kiyamanu v’higiyanu lazman hazeh.

Blessed are you, Adonai our G-d, Sovereign of the Universe, for granting us life, for sustaining us, and for bringing us to this day.

HAG SUKKOT SAMEACH — HAPPY SUKKOT