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Lower Merion Community-Wide S’lichot – Saturday, September 1

Hosted by Beth Am Israel, 1301 Hagys Ford Rd. Start off the season together with our neighbors. Rabbi Kalisch will be teaching about “Teshuva of #MeToo,” and Cantor Goodlev will be leading our choir.  LEARN MORE

Rosh Hashanah – September 9-10

Sunday, September 9 @8:00pm ‐ Rosh Hashanah Evening Service— Usher in the new year as the sun sets, then enjoy home-baked desserts for a sweet new year.  Are you a baker? Call the office, 610-896-7485.

Monday, September 10:
8:30 am ‐ Morning Service 1 – Traditional and contemporary prayers, music to stir your soul, rabbi’s sermon, and the sounding of the shofar. Ancient inspiration for a brand new year. Ticket required.

8:30am—Children’s Programming led by Rabbi Bernstein and Faculty -Programming for children ages 4-12 includes age-appropriate services, crafts, and snack.  Children will return to the Sanctuary to help call the final blasts of the Shofar from the bima. For children ages 3 and under, babysitting is available. Reservations requested for programming and required for babysitting.

11:45 am – Morning Service 2  –  Same as the 8:30 service, but no children’s programming. Ticket required.

3:30 pm – New Year’s Hike –  Take some time to connect in nature. The hike through Rolling Hill Park will end in Flat Rock Park in time for Tashlich. Sturdy shoes and long pants are recommended.  Meet outside the sanctuary.

3:45 pm – NEW! Tot Service at Flat Rock Park, 122 River Road, Gladwyne. Join Winnie-the-Pooh for his favorite holiday, complete with a shofar blast, and apples for everyone! This service is designed for preschoolers and their families; babies and older children also welcome.

4:30 pm – Tashlich at Flat Rock Park, 122 River Road, Gladwyne.  Rosh Hashanah, easy and breezy. Trade in your synagogue clothes for jeans, and join us on the dock by the river for a few songs, a few poems, and some quiet time for individual reflection as we cast away our regrets from the past year.  Appropriate for all ages.

Yom Kippur – September 18 – 19

Tuesday, September 18 @8:00 pm – Yom Kippur Evening Service/Kol Nidrei – The most poignant melody of the year, calling to you from across the generations. A night when all of us stand as one. Ticket required.

Wednesday, September 19:
8:30 am – Tot Service – Jump into the whale with Jonah, and we’ll all learn about saying “I’m sorry.” This service is designed for preschoolers and their families; babies and older children also welcome.

9:15 am – Family Service – Spend the holiest day of the year together with your kids. This abbreviated service features highlights from the full liturgy, lots of participation from our children and teens, and a story instead of a sermon. This service is designed for ages 5-12 and their families; all others also welcome.

11:30 am – Morning Service – Traditional and contemporary prayers, music to stir your soul, Rabbi’s sermon, and time to think, reflect, and grow. Ancient technology for timeless human challenges. Ticket required.

2:30 pm – Adult Study   – Discussion group with members of our congregation. No experience necessary!

4:15 pm – Yizkor/Memorial Service –  Prayers, music, and quiet time for grief and memory.

5:00 pm (approx) – Afternoon Service – The most important part of the whole Torah, plus Jonah and the Whale.

6:30 pm (approx) – Ne’ilah – Worth the wait! As the gates begin to close, spend a few private moments in front of the open ark, and hear one final shofar blast before we make Havdalah outside and enjoy a light breakfast.