The High Holy Days
Temple Beth Shalom is a wonderful place to celebrate the start of a new year.
Prayers and special programs that reflect the beauty and spiritual meaning of
our tradition’s holiest of days help us to focus on how to make the year ahead
one of joy and peace.
Holiday Evening Services
Our evening holiday services include spirited celebrations of Sukkot,
Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Purim, and Shavuot. Each service begins is
filled with music and fun for all ages. Also, on the second
night of Passover, all are invited to participate in our annual
congregational Passover Seder. Information about the seder is published
in our temple newsletter, “The Scroll” close to the time of the holiday.
Holiday Morning Services
We also gather for worship on the mornings of Sukkot, Simchat Torah,
Purim, Passover (both on the first day and on the seventh day), and
Shavuot. Unless otherwise listed, our services include a
special breakfast buffet appropriate for the holiday. Yizkor (a special service
of memory and remembrance) is observed on the mornings of Simchat Torah, the
seventh day of Passover, Shavuot morning, and during the afternoon of Yom
Holiday Service Especially for Our Preschoolers
On the afternoons of Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur we offer special services for teens and for all young children and their
families. Also, at the time of Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim and Shavuot, during that
month’s “Tot Shabbat,” we share in special prayers, stories, and songs that
reflect the joy of the holiday.
During the year, we also observe other holy moments in our calendar,
including Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron
(Memorial Day for Israel), Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), and
Rosh Chodesh (the New Month).