Rosh Hashanah Evening Service
September 24 – 8:00 p.m.
We usher in Rosh Hashanah with Evening Services at 8:00 p.m. Elderly who need reserved seating should call the office. Tickets are required.
Rosh Hashanah Morning & Children's Services
September 25 – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Services begin at 10:00 a.m. There is a concurrent service for children in grades 2 – 7. Parents must accompany their children who are in 2nd grade. The Service is not appropriate for younger children — babysitting is available for children 6 and under.
Reserved seating and van services are available by advance reservation. Tickets are required for entry for 10:00 a.m. services.
Rosh Hashanah Family Service
September 25 – 2:00 p.m.
Our Rosh Hashanah Family Service is for people of all ages and is open to the community. No ticket is required. A kiddush follows.
September 28 – 1:00 pm
This annual service is held at the CMI Cemetery, 701 Whalley Avenue in New Haven. Your loved ones do not have to be buried there to attend.
Yom Kippur Evening Service
October 3 – 8:00 p.m.
Kol Nidre Services begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are required. Elderly who need van service or reserved seating, call the office.
Yom Kippur Morning & Children's Services
October 4 – 10:00 a.m.
Yom Kippur morning services begin at 10:00 a.m. There is a concurrent service for children in grades 2 – 7. Parents must accompany their children who are in 2nd grade. Tickets are required for services. Elderly who need van service or reserved seating, call the office. Babysitting is available for younger children.
Yom Kippur Family Service
October 4 – 2:00 p.m.
Yom Kippur Family Services are for people of all ages and it is open to the community. No ticket is required.
Yom Kippur Reflection Service
October 4 – 12:30 p.m.
After the Yom Kippur morning service has finished, we gather in a more intimate space for the Reflection Service. This Service is designed to provide an opportunity for individual reflection on the past, present, and future with the aid of original and thoughtfully selected writings and music. This year’s theme is “Forgiveness.” No ticket is required.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
October 4 – 3:00 p.m.
Immediately following Family Services, we will pilot a new Afternoon Service utilizing selected prayers and readings from the proposed new High Holy Day prayerbook being developed by the CCAR. The service is open to the community. No ticket is required.
Yizkor & Concluding Services
October 4 – 4:45 p.m.
At the Yizkor Service, we read the names of our congregants and their loved ones who have passed away since the last High Holy Days. Our concluding service immediately follows and culminates with the blowing of the shofar, havdallah, kiddush and motzi. These services are open to the community. No ticket is required.
Yom Kippur Text Study & Adult Discussions
October 4 – 2:00 p.m.
As an alternative to the Family Service, adults may choose between two other offerings: Professor Shelly Kagan will lead a group text study and discussion; and the Ritual Committee members will lead a group study and discussion of selected prayers and readings from the proposed new High Holy Day prayerbook being developed by the CCAR for use by Reform congregations.
Sunday Morning Yoga
October 5 – 9:45 a.m.
Yoga in the morning? What a great way to start your Sundays. Yoga is a wonderful way to become physically, mentally, and emotionally more balanced and this multi-level yoga class will get you moving, twisting, and balancing your way to a healthier you. All levels welcome, but please be prepared to sweat. Cost is $10. Please bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel to class. Additional Classes will be held on October 5, November 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Sukkah Decorating Party
October 5 – 12:00 noon
OUR SUKKAH: IT’S MORE THAN A PLACE…IT’S A REFLECTION OF OUR COMMUNITY! Come decorate the sukkah. We’ll provide some art supplies or you can bring your own. Contributions of craft supplies greatly appreciated. Decorations might include: streamers, paper chains, posters, hanging decorations, origami, flowers/plants/vegetables from your garden, whatever you can think of… Come help make our sukkah a work of art that truly reflects us all! Refreshments will be provided.
An Evening of New Beginnings Part 1: New Member Dinner
October 15 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a special Evening of New Beginnings. We begin by a Dinner at 6:00 p.m., at which we honor and welcome those who have joined our congregational family over the past year. New members are our complimentary guests for dinner. Immediately following will be our Simchat Torah Consecration Family Service at which we celebrate students new to our Religious School, new Birthdays, and a new reading of the Torah. It’s sure to be a joyful evening! Reservations are due by October 8.
An Evening of New Beginnings Part 2: Simchat Torah & Consecration Family Service
October 15 – 7:00 p.m.
Our Evening of New Beginnings continues with Simchat Torah Family Services. We’ll be celebrating our new members, October Birthdays, and the Consecration of students new to our Religious School. Make lots of noise and dance around the sanctuary and into the sukkah with the Torahs, flags, and lulavim. Be amazed as we unroll an entire Torah around the sanctuary. It’s a fun evening for all ages.