Temple Beth-El’s High Holy Day Committee selects honorees from among members in good standing who have been recommended by Temple Beth-El congregants. Please offer your suggestions! Other honorees are selected from among the many congregants giving of their time to help the synagogue function. The committee also offers honors to those who are celebrating a simcha in their own family. Email a brief note to the office staff with your recommendations for honors, and let us know if you are either a Kohen or Levi. Members also make an important contribution by serving as ushers.
SELICHOT SERVICE A musical Selichot program and service will take place on Saturday, September 8, at 8:00PM, conducted by Rabbi Loevinger and Cantor Shapiro. Light refreshments will be served.
ADULT SERVICES Rabbi Neal Joseph Loevinger will lead services in the synagogue sanctuary, assisted by Cantor Rena Shapiro, as well as the High Holy Day Choir under the direction of Cantor Shapiro.
FAMILY HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES take place at 9am in the sanctuary on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur.
REFRESHMENTS For those who need a bite during the Rosh Hashana morning services refreshments will be available in the Rosh Hashana Room located in classroom 5
TASHLICH SERVICE Tashlich takes place on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 17 following morning services. The service is conducted outdoors near a body of flowing water. Prayers are said as we symbolically cast breadcrumbs, representing our sins, into the water. Children as well as adults are encouraged to attend and throw their sins away. BYOB (bring your own bread)
CEMETERY MEMORIAL SERVICE
Sunday September 23 Shacharit will be recited at Temple Beth-El as usual at the 8:30AM morning minyan. At 9:30AM, a community Memorial Service will be held at the Beth-El Cemetery on Route 44. Following the communal memorial service, Rabbi Loevinger and Cantor Shapiro will be available to say the memorial prayer (El Maleh Rachamim) at individual graves. It is a mitzvah to remember our dead during the ten days of penitence. By reconciling with our dead, we gain strength to reconcile with the living.
KOL NIDRE HIGH HOLY DAY HONORS Each year during Kol Nidre the High Holy Day Committee recognizes a different segment of our congregation with the honor of holding the Torahs.
KOL NIDRE FOOD DRIVE Please remember to bring a can or package of food with you on Kol Nidre for the Dutchess Outreach Food Pantry. Members of USY will be collecting the food and delivering it to the Food Pantry.
YOM KIPPUR FINAL SHOFAR BLAST The end of the Yom Kippur Service is marked by blasts of the shofar. We encourage everyone who has his/her own shofar to bring it to the service and join with others in performing the honor of announcing the close of the service. A brief ma’ariv service follows immediately after the sounding of the shofar.
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Selichot (Program and Musical Service) Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:00PM
Erev Rosh Hashana Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8:00PM
Rosh Hashana – First Day Monday, Sept.17
Family Service 9:00AM in Sanctuary
Shachrit 9:00AM in Chapel
Torah Service 10:00AM in Sanctuary
Tashlich following services
Evening Service 8:00PM
Rosh Hashana – Second Day Tuesday, Sept. 18 Shachrit 9:00AM in Sanctuary
TORAH SERVICE 9:30AM in Sanctuary
Shabbat Shuvah Kabbalat Shabbat Friday, Sept.21 at 8:00PM
Morning Service Saturday, September 22 at 10:00AM
Memorial Service (at TBE Cemetery) Sunday, September 23 at 9:30AM
Kol Nidre Tuesday, September 25 at 6:15PM
Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 26 Family Service 9:00AM in Sanctuary
Shachrit 9:00AM in Chapel
Torah Service including Yizkor 10:00AM in Sanctuary
Torah Study Panel (Tentative) 3:00PM
Mincha service 4:30pm
Ne'elah service 6:00pm
Final Shofar blast / Havdalah 7:30pm (approximately)