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High Holy Days 2022/5783 Schedule

For all registration information, including links, please click here or hover over "High Holy Days 2022/5783" at the top of the page, then click "High Holy Days Registration Information" in the drop-down menu.  See descriptions of each service below.

This year's schedule is as follows:

  • Rosh Hashanah Family Morning Event. Sun. Sept. 25, 10:00 a.m.
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Service. Sun. Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Morning Service. Mon. Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m.
  • Tashlich at the Spruce Shelter at Lake Johnson. Mon. Sept. 26, 4:00 p.m.
  • Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Morning Service. Tues. Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.
  • Kol Nidre. Tues. Oct. 4, 8:00 p.m.
  • Yom Kippur Morning Service followed by Izcor. Weds. Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.
  • Yom Kippur Family Service/YK Conclusion. Weds. Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Break the Fast. Weds. Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.

For families with children: We will offer childcare for Kindergarten through 5th Grade during our Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Morning and Yom Kippur Morning Services. Please click here to access the required registration form.

Our Different Services

In each of our services, we engage with traditional and contemporary songs, prayers, meditations, teachings, speeches, and deep ideas. We hope they spark our own thoughts and feelings and inspire our minds and hearts as we begin a new year of activity.

Water, Women, & Wonder: A Mikveh Experience: Sat. Sept 24, 2:00 p.m. Members of Beth Shalom Sisterhood will gather to share thoughts, readings, and for those who wish, a dip in the pool to nurture self-reflection at this holiest time of our ritual year.

Rosh Hashanah Family Morning Event: Sun. Sept. 25, 10:00 a.m. A shorter experience, crafted not just for children, but also for the adults joining with them. We’ll enjoy music, prayers, shofar blowing, and a Torah story. We will also have some activity (a craft) on a High Holy Days theme. Our service is held in our beautiful backyard.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service: Sun. Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. Similar to our regular Friday service, congregants participate from their seats, as well as in leading the services alongside our rabbi. We are fortunate to have many talented musicians and singers providing music to enhance our services. Hebrew and English are combined and balanced, and we provide our own Machzor (holiday prayer book), which contains full transliteration of all prayers and songs, allowing those who do not read Hebrew to comfortably join in.

Rosh HaShanah Day 1 Morning Service: Mon., Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. Similar to our regular Friday service, congregants participate from their seats, as well as in leading the services alongside our rabbi. We are fortunate to have many talented musicians and singers providing music to enhance our services. Hebrew and English are combined and balanced, and we provide our own Machzor (holiday prayer book), which contains full transliteration of all prayers and songs, allowing those who do not read Hebrew to comfortably join in.

Tashlich at the Spruce Shelter at Lake Johnson: Mon., Sept. 26, 4:00 p.m. A lovely ritual where we gather by a body of water to release our baggage from last year and restart anew. Please join us at this beautiful location, under the cover of a shelter that offers us a rain or shine event right next to the parking lot. There are walking trails, ducks and geese, and restrooms on site. 

  • We will be throwing stones to protect the fish and bird wildlife (provided).
  • Let’s bring snacks to share: Last Names A-M, please bring snack food; N-Z please bring a drink
  • The shelter is next to parking and ADA accessible, and a second lot is also available.  
  • The address is 4601 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh 27606. For more information, visit: https://raleighnc.gov/parks/lakejohnson

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Morning Service: Tues. Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. We gather again for prayers, Torah, and hearing the shofar. Discussion of the Torah is closer to our weekly Tanakh Talks than a traditional sermon, with an open discussion.

Kol Nidre: Tues. Oct. 4, 8:00 p.m. Similar to our regular Friday service, congregants participate from their seats, as well as in leading the services alongside our rabbi. We are fortunate to have many talented musicians and singers providing music to enhance our services. Hebrew and English are combined and balanced, and we provide our own Machzor (holiday prayer book), which contains full transliteration of all prayers and songs, allowing those who do not read Hebrew to comfortably join in.

Yom Kippur Morning Service: Weds. Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. Similar to our regular Friday service, congregants participate from their seats, as well as in leading the services alongside our rabbi. We are fortunate to have many talented musicians and singers providing music to enhance our services. Hebrew and English are combined and balanced, and we provide our own Machzor (holiday prayer book), which contains full transliteration of all prayers and songs, allowing those who do not read Hebrew to comfortably join in.

Followed by Izcor: Weds. Oct. 5, Immediately following our Yom Kippur Morning Service and the end of childcare, we will begin our Izcor Service. A memorial service for all those who live on in our memories, including a solemn reading of the names of those who died in the year just ended.

Yom Kippur Family Service/YK Conclusion: Weds. Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. A shorter experience, crafted not just for children, but also for the adults joining them. We’ll enjoy music, prayers, shofar blowing, and a Torah story. We will also have some activity (a craft) on a High Holy Days theme. Followed by Havdalah — the traditional ceremony of conclusion — and then, we’ll join in community for a catered Break the Fast in our social hall.

Break the Fast: Weds. Oct 5, 6:30 p.m. Please join us for a catered family Break the Fast on the evening of Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 pm. We will be providing a regular dairy selection of bagels, spreads, prepared salads, fruit, veggies, desserts, and drinks. The cost per person is $9, or bring the entire family for $18. Please register prior to September 30 by clicking here.

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