Schedule of Holiday Services 2014-2015/5774-5775



Selichot Observance
Sat, September 20 , 9:00 PM
Selichot-The Gates are Closing, a Play by Merle Feld, a staged reading by TBA members
Selichot, literally “forgiveness” is the service held on the Saturday evening before Rosh Hashanah to help usher us into the themes of the Holy Days. A staged reading by congregants of Merle Feld’s play introduces us to a minyan of Jews addressing the issues of forgiveness, reconciliation and repentance. The characters struggles can open our hearts to the spiritual work of the holidays.

Merle Feld is a widely published poet, award-winning playwright, peace activist and educator. She is the author of a new volume of poetry, Finding Words, (URJ Press, 2011) and a highly acclaimed memoir, A Spiritual Life: Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition (State University of New York Press, revised edition 2007). Merle’s award-winning play, The Gates are Closing, has offered hundreds of synagogue communities and university groups from Brooklyn to Beijing a powerful and moving introduction to the themes of the High Holidays. The action takes place in a synagogue on Yom Kippur, following 10 main characters who span a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and professions as they grapple with issues of identity, meaning, loyalty, betrayal, repentance and forgiveness.

Erev Rosh HaShanah 
Wed, September 24  
8:00 PM Service

First Day Rosh HaShanah 
Thur, September 25
10:00 AM Service 
10:00 AM Young Family Services: K-2 Grade 
10:00 AM Family Services 3rd & 4th Grades
12:00 PM Tot Service
Tashlich: following services—approx. 1:00 PM 

Second Day Rosh HaShanah 
Fri, September 26    
Service 10:00 AM

Memorial Service at B’nai Abraham Memorial Park
Sun, September 28
Service 12 noon

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)
Fri, October 3   
7:30 PM Kol Nidre Service

Yom Kippur 
Sat, October 4    
10:00 AM Service
10:00 AM Young Family Services: K-2 Grade 
10:00 AM Family Services 3rd & 4th Grades
12:00 PM Tot Service
1:00 PM Meditation period
3:30 PM Minchah
4:30 PM  (approx) Yizkor, Neilah, Ma’ariv, Havdalah

Thurs, October 9   
10:00 AM Service

Sh’mini Atzeret/Erev Simchat Torah
Thurs, October 16      
10:00 AM Sh’mini Atzeret /Yizkor Service          
6:00 PM Simchat Torah Service K- 2nd Grade
7:00 PM Simchat Torah Service/Hakafot

Erev Hanukkah 
Fri, December 19 (4th candle)
6:00 PM Tot Shabbat/Hanukkah Service 
6:30 PM Congregational Dinner  & Temple Hanukiyah Lighting 
7:30 PM Service

Erev Purim 
Wed, March 4  
5:30 PM Jewish Learning Jr. Congregation Purim Services   
7:00 PM Service— Megillah Reading  

Pesach (Passover)
Sat , April 4
10:00 AM Shabbat/Pesach(Passover) Service
Sat, April 11
10:00 AM Shabbat/Pesach Service/Yizkor (Passover 8th day)

Yom HaShoah
Thurs, April 16
7:00 PM Service

Sun, May 24
10:00 AM Service/Yizkor