Shavua tov and l’shanah tovah!

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

Shavua tov – a good week to you!

Join us tonight at 7:30 for Rosh Hashanah evening services, and Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9:30am for Rosh Hashanah morning services. On Monday we will follow services with a walk to the river for tashlich, the ritual where we cast the old year’s misdeeds away like breadcrumbs into the water.

For those who are not able to join us in person, we will be trying to share our services online via livestream again. If we are successful, videos of our services will appear on our livestream page.

This coming Shabbat will be Shabbat Shuvah, “the Shabbat of return.” This special Shabbat in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is unlike any other.

Rabbi Rachel will lead a contemplative, chant-based service on Shabbat morning.  Join us in going deep into silence and song. Though we will be praying only selected “pearls” from the liturgy,  we will recite mourner’s kaddish in full.

At 11:15, Rabbi Pam Wax will lead a special Torah study entitled “The Reckoning of the Soul: The High Holy Days through a Mussar Lens.” All are welcome, whether or not you attend the contemplative service beforehand.

L’shanah tovah – here’s to a year of sweetness for us all.


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