The Jewish High Holidays are rich with themes and stories that exemplify the Jewish commitment to justice. The rituals we have developed at Temple Beth Israel over time celebrate these important values. The Jewish New Year is the perfect time to renew our commitment to building a better world.
After holding services entirely online for the past two years, this years rituals were hybrid. Dozens of participants from all over the country joined the Preservation Society online and in person as we welcomed a New Year with a mix of traditional and contemporary song, prayer, poetry and readings. Services were held at our historic Temple on Killingly Drive in Danielson. We also streamed all of our services online via Zoom.
Rosh Hashanah service: Monday, Sept 26 at 9:30 am. The service was followed by a novel Tashlikh Service.
Erev Yom Kippur-Kol Nidre service: Tuesday, Oct 4 at 6:00 pm. Yom Kippur service: Wednesday, October 5 at 9:30 am. This service included a Yizkor memorial service and the reading of names of departed friends, family members and members of the community. Names were read by Paula Rosenberg Bell and Sheri Abrams.
Services were led by Marty Drobiarz, Rosa Drobiarz Goldblatt, Rachel Goldblatt, Leah Abrams and Norman Berman. Torah readings were pre-recorded by Alan Turner and Peter Granoff. The entire service was displayed online for remote participants who were called to the Torah and participated in readings.
We wish all of our friends a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life!