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2023 High Holy Days Service Schedule

COMMUNITY SELICHOT
Saturday, September 9 at 8:30pm (JRC Sanctuary)
Join our local Rabbis to start the process of teshuvah. We will hear Monti-style stories of forgiveness from several community members and, together, reflect on the past year in preparation for the High Holy days. 

 

ROSH HASHANAH

Erev Rosh Hashanah 1-2-3: Happy Birthday World!
Friday, September 15 at 4:00pm (In-person/outside at JRC)
Join Zemer Allan Friedman, Rabbi Soffer, and Youth and Family Education Director Michele Crosbie for songs, a story, and Rosh Hashanah blessings. Hear the shofar and have some treats. Service geared toward families with children aged 0-6. BYO blankets to sit on.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Friday, September 15 at 7:30pm (In Levin Social Hall/ HYBRID)
Traditional Rosh Hashanah service will be led by Rabbi Soffer with lay cantors, musicians, and a message from President Aron Silverstone.

Rosh Hashanah Congregational Service
Saturday, September 16 at 10:00am (In Levin Social Hall/ HYBRID)
Traditional Rosh Hashanah service led by Rabbi Soffer and Rabbi Damsky with lay cantors, Torah, and Shofar service.

Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Saturday, September 16 at 11:00am (In sanctuary/ RECORDED)
Rosh Hashanah Family service led by Zemer Allan Friedman with musicians, Torah reading, Shofar service, interfaith blessing from Rabbi Soffer, and story from Michelle Crosbie. Geared toward families with children ages 5-12.

Apples & Honey Oneg
Following all Rosh Hashanah morning services, we invite those in-person to join us in the Monsein Community Court for an Apples & Honey Oneg, generously sponsored by the Monsein Family gift to the Judea Reform Endowment honoring Rabbi John S. Friedman.

Tashlich
Saturday, September 16 following services (Self-Guided/IN-PERSON ONLY)
Self-guided Taschlich service.  Pick up your tashlich kit and join other Judea members on a self-guided tashlich service at the Al Buehler Trail across Cornwallis Rd.  Lay leaders will be on hand to guide you to our tashlich spot and share in this ritual with you.

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 22 at 6:00pm (In sanctuary/HYBRID)
Come join us for Shabbat Shuvah—the special Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rabbi Robin Damsky will lead this Shabbat Service of “returning” and teshuvah.

YOM KIPPUR

Kol Nidre Family Service
Sunday, September 24 at 5:30pm (In Sanctuary/HYBRID)
Yom Kippur family service led by Rabbi Soffer and Michelle Crosbie with musicians, Kol Nidre prayer, and story. Geared toward families with children ages 5-12.

Kol Nidre Service
Sunday, September 24 at 8:00pm (In Levin Social Hall/ HYBRID)
Traditional Kol Nidre service led by Rabbi Soffer with cantors and musicians with Kol Nidre prayer.

Yom Kippur Congregational Morning Service
Monday, September 25 at 10:00am (In Levin Social Hall/ HYBRID)
Traditional Yom Kippur morning service led by Rabbi Soffer and Rabbi Damsky with lay cantors, Torah reading and Vidui service.

Yom Kippur Family Service
Monday, September 25 at 11:00am (In Sanctuary/ RECORDED)
Traditional Yom Kippur morning service led by Zemer Friedman with message from Rabbi Soffer, Torah reading, and Vidui service.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Meditation & Conversation (All IN-PERSON ONLY)

12:30 Meditation: Led by Rabbi Robin Damsky (In Bossen Family Library)

On this day of At-One-Ment, we come closer to our essence, revealing our personal work of teshuvah for inner and outer healing. Join us for a mindful sitting, walking, and possible gentle movement. No experience necessary, all ages and meditation levels welcome.

12:30 Teen Yom Kippur Activities: Led by Michelle Crosbie (Meet outside temple main entrance)

A guided walk for teens around Cornwallis Park Road that focuses on "Hitbodedut"--a spontaneous and individualized form of prayer and meditation. 

12:30 Discussion with Rabbi Soffer (Education Bldg: Classrooms 5&6)

Join Rabbi Soffer to read and discuss several poems that offer us a way to reflect on the core messages of hte High Holy Days. 

 Yom Kippur Healing Service
2:00 pm in Sanctuary/HYBRID
Join Judea Reform musicians as they offer prayers of comfort and wholeness in word, music, and silence.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services (All in Sanctuary/HYBRID)
3:00pm: 15 Step Avodah/Torah/Jonah Reading
4:00pm: Yizkor Service
4:45pm: N'ilah Service

SUKKOT

Sukkot Under the Stars 
Friday, September 29, picnic at 5:30 pm Service at 6:15 pm (At Camp New Hope in Chapel Hill/ IN-PERSON ONLY)
Join us at 5:30 pm at Camp New Hope & Conference Center for a BYO  picnic, followed by a (brief) joyous festival service with songs led by Rabbi Soffer & Zemer Allan Friedman.  A bonfire and kosher s'mores to follow. 

SIMCHAT TORAH
Erev Simchat Torah Service
Friday, October 6 at 6:00pm (In sanctuary/IN-PERSON)
Celebrate with us as we consecrate our new Religious School students and mark the Holy Day of Simchat Torah.  See the entire Torah unrolled around the sanctuary, dance and sing to the festive tunes of JRC's very own klezmer band, and hear the last and first verses of our Torah as we roll our score back to “In the beginning".

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