An Alternative High Holy Day observance, blending joy and meaning, ancient and modern Jewish wisdom, traditional and creative prayer. Location: Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119 (In the Social Hall - ask for P'nai Or) HIGH HOLIDAYS ARE FREE FOR ALL WHO ARE 30 AND UNDER!
Sunday, September 29 6:15 PM Erev (Evening) Rosh Hashanah Service* Service at Cong. Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119 Service is followed by pescetarian (vegetarian and kosher style fish) potluck dinner at Chuck and Andrea’s home. RSVP email@example.com
Monday, September 30 First Day of Rosh Hashanah Service at Cong. Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119 9:00 - 9:45 AM Quiet Meditation 10:00 AM Prayer service, including Torah service at 11:30 1:00 PM Kiddush with challah, apples, honey, and shmoozing
Tuesday, October 1 10 AM - 1 PM Second Day of Rosh Hashanah A walk at the reservoir, to discuss the Torah portion, reflect on and share about Rosh Hashanah themes, and observe tashlich (casting away our mistakes). Meet at the main parking lot of the reservoir on Farmington Ave in West Hartford with comfortable shoes, water, a blanket or other portable seat, and snacks or lunch (as you wish).
Tuesday, October 8 Kol Nidre* Service at Cong. Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119 6:15 PM The Kol Nidre service begins promptly at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9 Yom Kippur Service at Cong. Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119 9:00 - 9:45 AM Quiet Meditation 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Prayer service, including Torah service at 12 PM
It is a powerful experience to both begin and end the day in community prayer, so we invite you to return for the closing services. Or, you can remain at CBI and participate in their afternoon programs. Location TBA: 4:30 -5:30 PM Minḥah, afternoon services 5:30 - Sundown Neilah, closing services. Followed by a pescetarian (vegetarian and kosher style fish) potluck break-fast
*Overnight hospitality available for those traveling long distances: Contact Mark at: mark.s.feldman @icloud.com to request or offer.
Link to Membership and Fees We do not want to exclude anyone due to financial hardship. If you have special circumstances or have any other concerns that would affect your ability to participate in our services, please call Mark Feldman, President, at (860) 693-6557 or mark.s.feldman (at) icloud.com so that we can accommodate you.