High Holiday Schedule & Information

Rosh Hashanah

Wed. Sept. 4 1st Evening 7:00 pm
Thurs. Sept. 5 1st Morning 9:00 am
Tashlich (North Creek Lake) 6:00 pm
Minhat/Ma’ariv 7:00 pm
Fri. Sept. 6 2nd Morning 9:00 am
Minhat/Ma’ariv 7:00 pm

Yom Kippur

Fri. Sept. 13 Kol Nidre 6:40 pm
Sat. Sept. 14 Morning Service 8:45 am
Yizkor Memorial Prayers 11:30 am
Minchah 5:45 pm
Neilah 7:00 pm

Family Services (Kehilat Shalom Chapel)

Rosh Hashanah Thurs. Sept. 5 10:15 am
Yom Kippur Sat. Sept. 14 10:15 am

 


 

From Rabbi Arian – About Learning During the High Holidays

Dear Friends:

There are three Hebrew terms for synagogue: “bet knesset,” house of assembly; “bet tefillah,” house of prayer; and “bet midrash,” house of study. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Kehilat Shalom will fulfill all three of those functions. We will gather as a community, seeing friends we haven’t seen for a while and re-connecting with each other — or meeting new friends and welcoming them into our Kehila. We will pray, lead once again by our incomparable Hazzan Kim Komrad. And we will also have opportunities to learn, as we did last year.

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, after the Torah service and sermon, you will have the opportunity to remain in our beautiful sanctuary for the traditional Musaf service. If you prefer, you may join me instead for a study session and discussion which will be held in the chapel. We’ll explore why we pray in Hebrew and why we use a fixed, traditional, often repetitive liturgy.

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah I will not give a formal “sermon.” The smaller attendance makes it feasible for me to teach all those present in an interactive way. As we did last year, we’ll look at some High Holiday themes through contemporary writers. Specifically, we’ll look at three pieces of High Holiday liturgy as reflected by contemporary songwriter Bob Dylan.

On Yom Kippur morning you will again have the choice of a traditional Musaf in the sanctuary or a study session in the chapel. The theme will be “What Is A Mitzvah, Anyway?”

On both the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur, the study sessions will end early enough so that those attending can be present for the end of the Musaf service with the rest of the congregation.