2017-5778

 

 High Holy Days Sermons 

 

Rabbi Miller's Sermons

         Erev Rosh Hashanah           

 Hope and Blessings After the Storm(text)

        Kol Nidre        

Perfect Imperfection: The Practice of Life (text)

 (video archive)

Yom Kippur

Hate Has No Place (text)

(video archive)

 

 Rabbi Perman's Sermon

 Rosh Hashanah              Of Hurricanes and Holidays (text)

 

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Evening service: Erev is Hebrew for ‘eve’. This service marks the formal beginning to Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Morning (appropriate for all ages, with babysitting and youth activities for younger children): This service includes Torah readings, prayer, hearing the shofar, and beautiful music, led by our Rabbi and Cantor.

Family (appropriate for families with children birth-2nd grade): experience Rosh Hashanah in an age-appropriate service for little ones.

Tashlich: Beautiful ritual to symbolically cast away sins.

Memorial Service
Clergy led rituals at two local cemeteries to reflect on the lives of those we’ve lost.

Kol Nidre
Evening service: Kol Nidre is the eve of Yom Kippur. Named after the traditional prayer, Kol Nidre, this service marks the beginning of the holiest day of the Jewish year – Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur
Morning (appropriate for all ages, with babysitting and youth activities for younger children): This service includes Torah readings, prayer, hearing the shofar, and beautiful music, led by our Rabbi and Cantor.

Family (appropriate for families with children birth-2nd grade): experience Yom Kippur in an age-appropriate service for little ones.

Afternoon: the afternoon service continues our Yom Kippur worship with themes of reflection and change and includes the reading of Jonah.

Yizkor-Neilah: Yizkor is the public memorial service recited 4 times a year - Yom Kippur being one of them (Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Passover are the others). This service flows into Neilah, the concluding service of Yom Kippur and the High Holy Days. Neilah ends with a final, powerful blast of the shofar.