Holiday Schedule 2019

Everyone is welcome to services at Congregation Kehilat Shalom, including those during the high holidays. Tickets are free and open to all. If you choose to join us, please consider a voluntary contribution to honor a loved one or celebrate the holidays.

Our holiday schedule is listed below. All of these events can also be found on our calendar.

Rosh Hashanah
Sept 29 Erev (Evening) Rosh Hashanah Service 6:00 pm
Sept 30 Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (free tickets required) 9:30 am
 
Tot Service for ages 2-6 and their families and friends
Friendly musical service with story and song. Note: children must be accompanied by an adult.
9:30 am *
  Children’s Service for children up to age 10 and their families and friends 10:30 am *
 
Tashlich (Location TBA)
Literally “casting”, tashlich is a lovely ceremony carried out on Rosh Hashanah during which we “cast away our sins” by throwing breadcrumbs into a running body of water. This is a wonderful, short, fun, and meaningful ceremony for adult and child alike. At the conclusion of tashlich, the shofar is blown.
4:00 pm
Oct 1 Rosh Hashanah Alternative Morning Service 9:30 am
Yom Kippur
Oct 8 Kol Nidrei Service (free tickets required) 6:00 pm
Oct 9 Yom Kippur Morning Service (free tickets required) 9:30 am
 
Tot Service for ages 2-6 and their families and friends
Friendly musical service with story and song. Note: children must be accompanied by an adult.
9:30 am *
  Children’s Service for children up to age 10 and their families and friends 10:30 am *
 
Yizkor Service
A memorial service on Yom Kippur that calls to mind our deceased loved ones through the recitation of special prayers, such as Mourner’s Kaddish. Members at CKS have the option of listing their loved ones whose names are then read during the course of the service. Yizkor services are also traditionally held on Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot.
1:00 pm
 
Mincha / Avodah Service
The word “Avodah” in this context refers to worship in the form of sacrifices or offerings that were performed in ancient times in the Temple in Jerusalem. In those days, the High Priest performed a special sacrifice on Yom Kippur and made a full range of confessions on behalf of all the people. Today, naturally, we no longer make sacrifices. We still, however, have offerings to make to God, to each other, and to ourselves.
4:00 pm
 
Neilah Service
Neilah is the final service of Yom Kippur during which our last round of confessional prayers are recited. The ark remains open and we stand (if we are able) throughout most of this deeply spiritual and moving service. Here at CKS, we dim the lights, allowing the words and music to wash over us as we turn inward one last time.
6:00 pm
 
Final Shofar blast
Yom Kippur concludes at the end of the Neilah service when the sun has set and we play a final, long shofar blast.
Approximately 7:00 pm
 
Pot Luck Break Fast
Please join us as we break the Yom Kippur fast together for a community celebration. Each family is asked to please bring a dairy or pareve (non-meat) dish which will serve 4 or more people
After Shofar blast
Sukkot
Oct 13
Raise the Sukkah
9:00 am
Oct 16
Suds and Sushi in the Sukkah
6:00 pm
Oct 19
Pizza in the Hut
6:30 pm
Simchat Torah
Oct 21
Simchat Torah Celebration
6:30 pm

* (concurrent with morning service)

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Wed 18

Ritual Committee Meeting

September 18 • 7:00 pm
Wed 18

Kol Ahava

September 18 • 7:00 pm
Fri 20

Shabbat Services

September 20 • 7:30 pm
Sat 21

CKS at Hopewell Harvest Fair

September 21 • 8:00 am
Sat 21

Slichot Services

September 21 • 7:00 pm
Sun 22

High Holiday Prep

September 22 • 9:00 am