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High Holy Days

    High Holy Days Service Schedule — 2018 – 5779

    Recognizing the Jewish diversity within our community, BZBI offers two different inclusive, egalitarian tefillah (prayer) experiences for the High Holidays. All of our services welcome adults and families seeking an uplifting spiritual experience.

    Goldberg Sanctuary Service

    The Goldberg Sanctuary Service offers a moving tefillah experience led by Rabbis Abe Friedman and Yosef Goldman. The High Holy Days liturgy is enhanced by inspiring readings and Rabbi Goldman’s evocative singing, weaving together traditional and contemporary melodies.

    Kahaner Service

    The Kahaner Service features community-led tefillah (prayer) in an intimate, participatory setting. Grounded in Hebrew liturgy, this service emphasizes communal singing and a well-paced High Holiday experience, with teaching by Rabbis Yosef Goldman and Abe Friedman.


    Rosh Hashanah

    Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 9

    5:30 PM: RH² in Rittenhouse Square concert (RH² is FREE and open to the public)
    6:30 PM: RH² Service

    First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 10

    9:00 AM: Service in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    9:00 AM: Service in the Kahaner Auditorium
    9:00 AM: Childcare begins
    9:30 AM: Service for Families with Young Children
    10:00 AM: Youth Programs begin
    11:00 AM: Teaching Torah to Teens
    6:00 PM: Community Tashlich at the Schuylkill River at Locust Street

    Second Day of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, September 11

    9:00 AM: Service in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    9:00 AM: Service in the Kahaner Auditorium
    9:00 AM: Childcare begins
    10:00 AM: All Youth Programs & Services begin
    11:00 AM: Teaching Torah to Teens
    11:00 AM: Rosh Hashan-ahhhh: High Holy Day Yoga


    Yom Kippur

    Kol Nidre, Tuesday, September 18

    5:30 PM: Childcare begins
    5:45 PM: Service in the Goldberg Sanctuary beginning with meaningful, evocative musical prelude
    6:15 PM: Service in the Kahaner Auditorium

    Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19

    9:00 AM: Service in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    9:00 AM: Service in the Kahaner Auditorium
    9:00 AM: Childcare begins (available until the end of morning services)
    9:30 AM: Service for Families with Young Children
    10:00 AM: All Youth Programs & Services begin
    11:00 AM: Teaching Torah to Teens
    2:15 PM: Congregant Hour in the Chapel
    4:00 PM: Restorative Yoga in the Lower Wolfsohn Auditorium
    4:45 PM: Public Yizkor in the Chapel
    5:00 PM: Afternoon childcare begins
    5:15 PM: Mincha in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    5:45 PM: Alternative Mincha in the Chapel
    6:45 PM: Neilah in the Goldberg Sanctuary, followed by Break-the-Fast in the Kahaner Auditorium.
    7:43 PM: Fast ends


    Sukkot

    Join us in decorating our Sukkah on Sunday, September 23 at 10:00 AM.

    Sukkot Day 1, Monday, September 24

    9:00 AM: Festival Service
    11:00 AM: Service for Families with Young Children

    Sukkot Day 2, Tuesday, September 25

    9:00 AM: Festival Service

    Hoshana Rabba, Sunday, September 30

    9:00 AM: Festival Service in the Chapel

    Shemini Atzeret, Monday, October 1

    9:30 AM: Service with Yizkor Memorial Service


    Simchat Torah

    Erev Simchat Torah, Monday, October 1

    5:30 PM: Youth & Family Simchat Torah Dinner and Activity
    7:00 PM: Hakafot Service

    Simchat Torah, Friday, October 13

    9:30 AM: Festival Service


    Lulav & Etrog Orders

    We’re collecting orders now to get Lulaving and Etrogim for the synagogue. Please fill out the form below or contact the Temple Office to order a set.

    Please order by Friday, August 31.



    Childcare

    Childcare is offered for children ages 18 months to 13 years old during service times on Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2 and Yom Kippur. It will be available in the Lower Wolfsohn and Upper Laurie area (signs will be posted with specific room assignments).

    Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2:

    18 months – 3 years old: Babysitting from 9:00 AM until the end of services.
    4 year old and older: 9:00-10:00 AM babysitting, followed by peer-group programs and services until 1:30 PM.

    Kol Nidrei:

    18 months – 13 years old: Babysitting from 5:30-8:00 PM.

    Yom Kippur:

    18 months – 3 years old: Babysitting from 9:00 AM until the end of services.
    4 year old and older: 9:00-10:00 AM babysitting, followed by peer-group programs and services until 1:30 PM.
    18 months – 13 years old:Babysitting from 5:00-8:00 PM.

    High Holy Days Guest Ticket Policy

    BZBI has a limited number of guest tickets available to members. You can find our guest ticket policy on the dues commitment form. All dues must be current before receiving High Holy Day tickets or guest tickets. For questions about dues, please contact Donna Rosenthal.

    Accessible Seating

    BZBI has a limited number of “reserved” seats available for those with special needs. You must arrange well in advance for these seats. Please contact the Temple Office for more information.

    High Holy Days Food Drive

    BZBI is excited to be participating again this year in the Mitzvah Food Pantry’s High Holy Days Food Drive.  At Rosh Hashanah services this year, BZBI members will receive an empty bag and list of acceptable food items.  We ask every member to return their bag, filled, on Yom Kippur. We look forward to everyone’s participation!

    Be an Usher During the High Holy Days

    Ushers are vital in helping to maintain the beauty and decorum of our services. It is not too early to sign up to be an usher. If you would like to help welcome your fellow BZBI members and guests during these special days, please contact the Temple Office.

    High Holy Days Floral Sponsors

    For many of our BZBI families, it has become a tradition to sponsor flowers and greens to beautify the Temple during the holidays. Floral sponsors are listed in our “BZBI Year at a Glance” book. We hope you will participate in this time-honored tradition at BZBI. For more information, please contact the Temple Office.

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