High Holy Days and Fall Festivals 2022 / 5783

Shana tova!

Our High Holiday services will be held in-person as well as on Zoom for those who are not comfortable attending in person. For those joining us on Zoom, mahzors (high holiday prayer books) and Memorial books for Yizkor on Yom Kippur may be borrowed. You may sign out books by calling the office at 717-232-4851 to schedule a time to pick up during the week

Click the (underlined) service names to join us virtually.

Selichot - Sat, Sept 17th

A joint service at Beth El Temple

8:30 pm - Returning to the Heart

9:30 pm - Selichot

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, Sept 25th

6:40 pm - Mincha / Afternoon Service and Maariv / Evening Service

6:41 pm - Candle lighting for the first night of Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Day I - Monday, Sept 26th

8:30 am - Shacharit / Morning Service. 

Babysitting for young children is available during the service in the playroom.

9:45 am - 1:00 pm - Missy Yohn will provide baby sitting for our youngest children ages 0-3.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Jodie Raffensperger will facilitate Pray and Pray for children ages 3-7 where preschool children- 1st grade will sing, play and learn about the holidays. In-person only.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Kids ages 7-12 are invited to Junior Congregation with Mandy Cheskis and Friends where students will explore the high holiday liturgy in a mini-minyan and participate in interactive holiday activities. *

6:15 pm - Community Tashlich Service at Susquehanna River across from Beth El Temple

6:45 pm - Mincha and Maariv at Beth El Temple. In-person only.

after 7:38 pm - Candle lighting for second night of Rosh Hashanah

*Overlapping ages are purposeful because some children may feel more comfortable with an older or younger group. Parents - please guide your children to the appropriate class. We may go outside weather permitting and snacks will be provided. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer, please contact Mandy Cheskis, Director of Lifelong Learning, mandy.gesherdirector@gmail.com or (717) 649-4220.

Rosh Hashanah Day II - Tuesday, Sept 27th

8:30 am - Shacharit / Morning Service

9:45 am - 1:00 pm - Missy Yohn will provide baby sitting for our youngest children ages 0-3.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Jodie Raffensperger will facilitate Pray and Pray for children ages 3-7 where preschool children- 1st grade will sing, play and learn about the holidays. In-person only.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Kids ages 7-12 are invited to Junior Congregation with Mandy Cheskis and Friends where students will explore the high holiday liturgy in a mini-minyan and participate in interactive holiday activities.

 

6:45pm - Mincha / Afternoon service, to be followed by Maariv / Evening service.

*Overlapping ages are purposeful because some children may feel more comfortable with an older or younger group. Parents - please guide your children to the appropriate class. We may go outside weather permitting and snacks will be provided. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer, please contact Mandy Cheskis, Director of Lifelong Learning, mandy.gesherdirector@gmail.com or (717) 649-4220.

Shabbat Shuvah / Sabbath of Repentance - Friday, Sept 30th

6:00 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat on Zoom only.

 

Candle lighting for Shabbat at 6:33 pm

Shabbat Shuvah / Sabbath of Repentance - Saturday, Oct 1st

9:30 am - Shacharit / Morning service

6:35 pm - Mincha / Afternoon Service and Maariv / Evening Service.

7:50 pm - Havdallah. In-person and on Zoom.

Erev Yom Kippur - Tuesday, Oct 4th

2:00 pm - Mincha / Afternoon Service

6:15 pm - Kol Nidrei and Evening Service

6:26 pm - Candle Lighting

Yom Kippur - Wednesday, Oct 5th

9:00 am - Shacharit / Morning Service. 

9:45 am - 1:00 pm - Missy Yohn will provide baby sitting for our youngest children ages 0-3.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Jodie Raffensperger will facilitate Pray and Pray for children ages 3-7 where preschool children- 1st grade will sing, play and learn about the holidays. In-person only.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Kids ages 7-12 are invited to Junior Congregation with Mandy Cheskis and Friends where students will explore the high holiday liturgy in a mini-minyan and participate in interactive holiday activities. *

 

5:00 pm - Mincha / Afternoon Service

6:25 pm - Ne'ilah

7:26 pm - Fast concludes. A "grab and go" break fast, sponsored by Bruce & Barbara Bazelon and Faye Doctrow, in memory of Marty Doctrow z”l, follows the sounding of the shofar and Maariv.

*Overlapping ages are purposeful because some children may feel more comfortable with an older or younger group. Parents - please guide your children to the appropriate class. We may go outside weather permitting and snacks will be provided. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer, please contact Mandy Cheskis, Director of Lifelong Learning, mandy.gesherdirector@gmail.com or (717) 649-4220.

Erev Sukkot - Sunday, Oct 9th

5:30 pm - Erev Sukkot gathering on Zoom.

6:18 pm - Candle lighting for first night of Sukkot.

Sukkot Day I - Monday, Oct 10th

9:30 am - Shacharit / Morning Service.

6:20 pm - Mincha, followed by Maariv.

after 7:18 pm - Candle lighting for second night of Sukkot

Sukkot Day II - Tuesday, Oct 11th

9:30 am - Shacharit / Morning Service.

6:20 pm - Mincha, followed by Maariv.

Chol Hamoed / Intermediate Day of Sukkot 

Wednesday October 12th

9:00 am - Shacharit / Morning service. On Zoom only.

Thursday October 13th

7:15 pm - Maariv. In-person only.

Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot - Friday, Oct 14th

5:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat. On Zoom only.

 

6:11 pm - Candle lighting for Shabbat

Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot - Sat, Oct 15th

9:30 am - Shacharit / Morning Service.

6:15 pm - Mincha, followed by Maariv.

Hoshanah Rabbah - Sunday, Oct 16th
Erev Shemini Atzeret / Sunday, Oct 16th

6:08 pm - Candle lighting

Shemini Atzeret / Erev Simchat Torah -
Monday, Oct 17th
Simchat Torah - Tuesday, Oct 18th

9:30 am - Shacharit / Morning Service

6:10 pm - Mincha followed by Maariv / Evening Service.