High Holy Days
The High Holidays are a special time for our congregation, with the largest number of congregants coming to the synagogue at one time. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are celebrated in ways that are uplifting, meaningful and exciting. We welcome prospective members and guests of members to our High Holiday services. A special feature of our High Holiday services is that we bring pews into the expanded High Holiday sanctuary so that every congregant may sit in an equivalent seat.
The sanctuary service is led by Rabbi Gershon and Cantor Greenberg and includes participation by the B’nai Israel congregants. We use Machzor Lev Shalem, the High Holiday Machzor of the Conservative Movement. Seating in for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services require pre-purchased or member tickets. Active participation in the sanctuary service (Torah readings, aliyot, ark openings, carrying the Torah) is pre-assigned.
We hold services for children of all ages on both days of Rosh Hashana and on Yom Kippur morning. At the conclusion of their services, children are welcome to join their parents in the sanctuary. Babysitting services are also offered.
B’nai Israel celebrates Jewish holidays throughout the year, combining traditional and contemporary approaches. Our congregation gathers in the synagogue and the homes of members to enjoy programs and share meals.
All holidays include something for families, especially the kids.