Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation
Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
9:00 AM Drop-off and Light Breakfast
9:15 AM Welcome & Introduction of New Clergy & Staff
9:45–10:30 AM High Holiday “Survival Guide” Sessions
Enjoy a light breakfast, learn about the new incredible program and evolving philosophy of our education program, and then join an exclusive session for Talmud Torah parents. What is the meaning of these prayers? Why are we reading this from the Torah? Why is the music so different? Get your answers to these questions and more! Select one of the following sessions to attend.
God, the Prayerbook, and Me: Finding Meaning in Services with Rabbi Michael Safra
Why is prayer so difficult? While many of us struggle with the challenge of Hebrew literacy, the larger issue may be the language of prayer itself. What does it mean to speak to God in the modern world? What if I don’t believe? This workshop will review the highlights of the Rosh Hashanah service, explore the features of our new mahzor, and ask the question: How can I make the most of my experiences in the synagogue over the holidays?
Didn’t We Read This Last Year? with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz
Why do we read about Isaac’s birth (and near sacrifice) on Rosh Hashanah? Why do we recall the ancient ritual of sending a goat to Azazel (wherever, or whoever that is!) on Yom Kippur? Explore the High Holiday Torah readings and their deeper meaning.
“Notes” from the Cantors on the High Holidays with Cantors Josh Perlman & Sarah Bolts
The music of the High Holidays: how it sounds and what it is designed to help us feel.
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