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CELEBRATING ROSH HASHANAH & YOM KIPPUR

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are collectively known as the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe), the holiest days of the year. We welcome the new year with apples and honey, family togetherness, and hope for the days ahead. The sounds of the shofar remind us that forgiveness and change are both possible and necessary.


We are planning for and looking forward to celebrating the High Holidays with you! Our High Holiday mailing will be sent in mid-June and includes an overview of our High Holiday services and programs, along with forms to fill out for seating, the Yizkor Memorial Book, volunteer opportunities and payment. These forms are due no later than July 15. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee seating location requests. 

We are planning for our services and experiences to include many of the things that our members have come to expect and love. Here are a few highlights we wish to feature: 

RETURNING THIS YEAR

We are returning to our typical three-service format with services in Dweck Sanctuary, Goodman Hall, and Hayman Chapel. Our most popular innovations from previous years including adult discussion opportunities during and between services, the Creative Service on the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah, and open seating on the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah and whenever we are combined in Dweck Sanctuary are also returning. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

CLICK HERE FOR ticket REQUEST FORMs

 

 

FAMILY, YOUTH AND TEEN EXPERIENCES

Our full menu of opportunities for children to engage in celebration can be FOUND HERE

Rachel Siegel, Early Childhood Director, and Cantor Josh will again lead our Tots Service, which will conclude in time for parents who wish to attend the traditional Torah Service while children move to babysitting and youth services.

Our innovative school-aged experience offers services and small-group programming that continues until the completion of Traditional Services on Rosh Hashanah and until 2:15 PM on Yom Kippur.

Our Teen Services will be led by our new Director of Youth Engagement, Mayer Adelberg.

While children are always welcome into any of our services, our Play & Pray Space will be open throughout the holidays with a livestream from Dweck Sanctuary for families who wish to watch and listen together in this comfortable environment.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR TOTS, YOUTH, AND TEEN OPPORTUNITIES

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE THE HIGH HOLIDAYS

As we do every year, we will be offering other opportunities to enhance the experience in the month leading up to the High Holidays and in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Stay tuned for more information about these and other programs:

 

YIZKOR MEMORIAL BOOK

Each year, B’nai Israel Congregation provides a Book of Memory for use at the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of Pesah, and the second day of Shavuot. Including the names of our deceased loved ones in our Yizkor Memorial Book is a meaningful tribute to them and a tangible reflection of their impact on our lives. May the memory of our loved ones always be a blessing.

To view past Yizkor Memorial Books, click here. To download a Yizkor Memorial Book form, click here. To complete the form online, click here.

 

PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES FORM

Please click here to learn more about Usher and Honors opportunities. The form should be returned to B’nai Israel via email to allison@bnaiisraelcong.org or in your High Holiday seating packet. 

HONEY FROM THE HEART Sisterhood Fundraiser

What better way to wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” than sending a jar of honey?

Each Honey from the Heart gift contains an 8 oz. jar of pure clover honey, certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. It is accompanied by a personalized gift card reading “L’Shana Tova—Wishing You a Healthy and Happy New Year,” and is delivered in time for Rosh Hashanah. The card also lets the recipient know that a donation has been made in their honor to B’nai Israel Sisterhood.

The $13.50 cost per jar includes free domestic shipping for orders placed by Monday, August 1.  After August 1, the cost increases to $20 per jar.  Orders can also be mailed outside the United States for an additional fee.  Orders received by September 1 are guaranteed delivery for Rosh Hashanah to domestic addresses.  To place an order, go to www.honeyfromtheheart.org/ROC

For more information, contact Debra Fredman (301-231-4866, jnfpatent@msn.com).

Sun, June 26 2022 27 Sivan 5782