Shabbat Service: Fridays 7:30pm
Shabbat Service: Saturdays 9:00am
Morning Service: Sundays 9:00am
Our synagogue is a blend of Reform and Conservative Jewish practices and traditions. We welcome everyone and enjoy the diversity Judaism provides in our community! We are certain you will find a good place to fit in here!
We are an amalgamation of a Reform and a Conservative congregation. We celebrate two days of Rosh Hashanah and keep the Reform calendar the rest of the year. So, for example, we celebrate Sukkot (the festival of huts) for seven days as it says in the Torah, and celebrate Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
together on the following day.
When the festival falls during the week, we have the evening festival service at 7:00 pm and the morning service 11:00am – 1:00pm.
For minor festivals (Chanukah and Purim) and other observances (Lag BaOmer, the 33 period between Pesach and Shavuot; Yom HaAtzma-ut, Israel Independence Day; Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day; Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of the month of Av) we have
special arrangements. See the B’nai Sholom calendar for information.
High Holy Day Season
Selichot Service (Pentitential Prayers in preparation for the High Holy Days) – Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. 8:30 Dessert; 9:00 Service.
We have a visiting Cantorial Soloist for our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services, and we dress more formally for these services.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 1 (New Year Evening Service, first day) 8:00 pm followed by an Oneg
Rosh Hashanah Day 1
9:30 am - Shacharit - Morning Service
3:00 pm Children’s Service led by the Youth Group. Immediately followed by Tashlich (casting away).
We walk to Ritter Park with the rabbi and cast our sins, in the form of bread crumbs, into the creek.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 2 (New Year Evening Service, second day)8:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 2
9:30 am – Shacharit – Morning Service
Shabbat Shuvah (Shabbat of Return, the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur)
Friday evening and Saturday morning services are at the same times as regular Shabbat services.
Sunday between Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Shalom (Conservative section)
B’nai Israel (Reform section)
We walk around the cemetery with the rabbi, stopping to tell stories and say Kaddish at the headstones of our dear ones.
Kol Nidrei (“All the vows” – Yom Kippur Evening Service)
8:00 pm - There is no oneg – even when Yom Kippur falls on Shabbat – because it is a fast day. The most observant of us do not eat food, drink water, wash for pleasure, wear leather, or indulge in conjugal relations during Yom Kippur. Pregnant or nursing women, children, people who are ill, people who need
to take medicine – traditionally all of these are excused from the
Yom Kippur Day
9:30 am Morning Service
lasts about two and a half hours
2:30 pm Learning Session
3:30 pm Afternoon Service
5:00 pm Yizkor (Memorial) and Ne’ilah (Concluding) Services
7:00 pm Break Fast – Provided by Sisterhood in the Social Hall