Here is a round up of local High Holidays services:
The community is invited to a Rosh Hashanah service on Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4 at 10 am. Watch the timeless prayer book come alive with heartwarming stories, commentary, and down to earth presentations. No membership or affiliation necessary. No ticket required. Hebrew/English prayer books will be provided, as well as a special children’s program. Additionally, Chabad of Montclair is inviting the community to a free Rosh Hashanah dinner on Monday evening, October 3. The Yom Kippur service will take place on Tuesday, October 11 with a Kol Nidrei service at 6:15 pm and services on Wednesday, October 12 at 10 am. All Services will be held at The Suite Spot, 695 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair.
Bnai Keshet in Montclair
The community is invited to celebrate the High Holy Days with Bnai Keshet, its members, Senior Rabbi Elliott Tepperman and Director of Congregational Learning/Assistant Rabbi Ariann Weitzman. To comfortably accommodate members, their families and non-members who would like to worship with Bnai Keshet during the High Holy Days; most services will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street, at Claremont Ave., in Montclair. This includes Rosh Hashanah eve, Sunday evening, October 2; the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, October 3; Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur eve), Tuesday, October 11; and Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 12, will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St. at Claremont Ave. in Montclair. Services for the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, October 4, will be held at Bnai Keshet at 99 South Fullerton Ave.Although tickets are not required, non-members who wish to attend are asked to make reservations and may do so online at www.bnaikeshet.org.
Shomrei Emunah in Montclair
Congregation Shomrei Emunah welcomes everyone to join the no charge/ all are welcome worship on the Jewish High Holidays this year. Throughout Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur they offer a variety of options through which to enter into the rich world of Jewish living. The traditional service incorporates age-old chants as well as contemporary music, poetry and readings in an interactive format. The Family and Children’s services offer age-appropriate ways for everyone, of whatever background, to learn more about the heritage and celebrate it. The Teen groups explore important issues in a space dedicated especially to them. And the meditation and study groups open doors to the inner spirit and to intellectual growth. View a full schedule online here.
Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield
Temple Ner Tamid observes two days of Rosh Hashanah. Because of space limitations, attendance to the High Holy Day services on the first morning of Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning require a ticket. All other services—Erev Rosh Hashanah, second morning Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur afternoon services [Yizkor, Minchah and Ne’ilah]—are open to the public. In addition to the regular sanctuary services for these Days of Awe, there are several alternatives available for both young and not so young. For children, babysitting is available for children ages 1-4, a High Holy Day experiential center is open for children ages 5-7, and our creative “B’yachad” family service is held for adults and their children who are in grades 3-6. Services for families with very small children are held on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. See full schedule and download forms online here.
Temple Sholom of West Essex
Inspirational High Holiday Services are conducted by Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Epstein. They include a full choir and cellist along with musical accompaniment. The services offer worshippers the opportunity to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the year ahead. On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, you worship using a creative service. Following the concluding service of Yom Kippur, the temple family joins together for a traditional break-the-fast. Check the website for service details.
Jewish Cultural School
The JCS invites all members, prospective members and guests to the following: Rosh Hashanah observance will be at 7 pm Sunday, October 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, 67 Church Street, Montclair. Everyone is invited to bring a dessert to share afterward as we welcome a sweet new year. Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre observance will be at 8 pm, Tuesday October 11, also at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, 67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ.
Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston
Temple B’Nai observes two days of Rosh Hashanah on October 2 and 3 and Yom Kippur services throughout the day on October 12. Tickets are required to all services. Guest tickets available for family members.
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest’s “Metro Pass” program
MetroPass is a one-time offer per family. Those who have participated in MetroPass in past years are not eligible for 2016. Not eligible for MetroPass? Contact us anyway! We will do our best to connect you with a synagogue that may be able to accommodate you. Deadline to request High Holiday tickets is September 23. Questions? Contact Lorena Sulse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 929-3032
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