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High Holy Days

    High Holy Days Service Schedule — 2017 – 5778

     

    This is a past schedule. To be notified of this year’s schedule, subscribe to our newsletter to hear about it first!


    Recognizing the Jewish diversity within our community, BZBI offers two different inclusive, egalitarian tefillah (prayer) experiences for the High Holy Days:

    Goldberg Sanctuary Service

    The Goldberg Sanctuary Service offers a contemporary tefillah experience with traditional prayers and inspiring readings. This service blends the beauty of cantorial music with the emotional power of communal prayer in an atmosphere of reverence. High Holy Day Choral music is underwritten by a generous contribution from an anonymous donor.

    Kahaner Service

    The Kahaner Service features community-led davening 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. The Kahaner Service welcomes adults and families seeking an uplifting, traditional service.


    Rosh Hashanah

    Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 20

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

    Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Thursday, September 21

    9:00 AM: Morning service in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    9:00 AM: Morning service in the Kahaner Auditorium
    9:30 AM: Service for Families with Young Children in Lower Wolfsohn, followed by a bring your own picnic brunch in Rittenhouse Square
    10:30 AM: Bonim and Gan service in Room 1/2, for 4-year-olds through Kindergarten
    10:30 AM: 1st and 2nd grade service in Room 7/8
    10:45 AM: Junior Congregation in Lower Wolfsohn, for students in grades 3-7
    11:30 AM: Teen Program in the Chapel
    5:30 PM: Community Tashlich on the Schuylkill River at Locust Street

    Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Friday, September 22

    9:00 AM: Morning service in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    9:00 AM: Morning service in the Kahaner Auditorium
    10:30 AM: Bonim and Gan service in Room 1/2, for 4-year-olds through Kindergarten
    10:30 AM: 1st and 2nd grade service in Room 7/8
    10:45 AM: Junior Congregation in Lower Wolfsohn, for students in grades 3-7
    11:30 AM: Teen Program in the Chapel


    Yom Kippur

    Kol Nidre, Friday, September 29

    5:45 PM: Kol Nidre in the Goldberg Sanctuary beginning with a meaningful, evocative musical prelude. Services will begin at 6:00 PM
    6:15 PM: Kol Nidre in the Kahaner Auditorium

    Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 30

    9:00 AM: Morning service & Yizkor in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    9:00 AM: Morning service & Yizkor in the Kahaner Auditorium
    9:30 AM: Service for Families with Young Children in Lower Wolfsohn
    10:30 AM: Bonim and Gan service in Room 1/2, for 4-year-olds through Kindergarten
    10:30 AM: 1st and 2nd grade service in Room 7/8
    10:45 AM: Junior Congregation in Lower Wolfsohn, for students in grades 3-7
    11:30 AM: Teen Program in the Chapel
    2:15 PM: Community Learning: Biblical Archetypes of Teshuva, in the Chapel
    4:00 PM: Restorative Yoga in Lower Wolfsohn
    4:30 PM: Public Yizkor in the Chapel
    5:00 PM: Mincha in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    5:30 PM: Alternative Mincha in the Chapel
    6:30 PM: Neilah in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    7:25 PM: Ma’ariv in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    7:35 PM: Break-the-fast in the Kahaner Auditorium


    Sukkot

    Sukkot Day 1, Thursday, October 5

    9:30 AM: Morning service in the Goldberg Sanctuary
    10:00 AM: Service for Families with Young Children , in Lower Wolfsohn, followed by a Kiddush in the Sukkah

    Sukkot Day 2, Friday, October 6

    9:30 AM: Morning service in the Kahaner Auditorium

    Hoshana Rabba, Wednesday, October 11

    7:30 AM: Morning service in the Chapel

    Shemini Atzeret, Thursday, October 12

    9:30 AM: Morning service & Yizkor in the Goldberg Sanctuary


    Simchat Torah

    Erev Simchat Torah, Thursday, October 12.

    5:30 PM: Family dinner, followed by a family Simchat Torah activity, in the Lower Wolfsohn
    7:00 PM: Hakafot service in the Goldberg Sanctuary

    Simchat Torah, Friday, October 13

    9:30 AM: Simchat Torah Morning Service in the Goldberg Sanctuary


    Lulav & Etrog Orders

    We’re collecting orders now to get Lulaving and Etrogim for the synagogue. Make your order through our online payment page at the BZBI website (apply your payment to Etrogim) or in person. It’s $50 dollars for a set. Any additional contributions support the synagogue sets and the willows for Hoshana Rabba.

    Please order by Friday, September 8.

    Babysitting

    On Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2 and Yom Kippur, babysitting for ages 18 months – 3 years old will be offered in Room 5/6 from 9:00 AM until the end of services. We are providing childcare for children 4 years old and older from 9:00-10:30 AM and then they can attend their appropriate service.

    On Kol Nidre there will be babysitting from 5:30-8:00 PM. Children 18 months – 3 years old will be in Room 5/6, children 4 – 6 years old will be in Room 7/8, and children 7  years old and older will be meeting in Room 1/2.

    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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