Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur Services at B’nai Israel

SOUTHBURY, Conn. — Rabbi Eric Polokoff and the Board of Trustees of B’nai Israel Southbury invite those interested in worshipping with its warm, vibrant and diverse congregation to join them for High Holy Days services as B’nai Israel Southbury celebrates the Jewish New Year 5775 and comes together as a community to observe Yom Kippur. This year, Rosh HaShanah is Sept. 24 to 26, while Yom Kippur will be observed Oct. 3 and 4.

As the long-serving congregation continues to grow, demand for High Holy Days tickets is expected to be significant, so interested parties — including nonmembers and guests of current members — are encouraged to reserve their tickets as soon as possible. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling the office at 203-267-3394 or emailing Current members seeking additional tickets should call the office for details. Free babysitting will be available.

A full schedule of High Holy Days services and activities at B’nai Israel Southbury can be found online at Key dates, times and events include (at B’nai Israel Southbury unless noted):

Wednesday, Sept. 24: Erev Rosh HaShanah
• Evening Service, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25: Rosh HaShanah Day One
• Young Children’s Service, 8:45 a.m. (Pre K-Grade 3)
• Morning Service, 10:15 a.m.
• Junior Congregation Service, 10:30 a.m. (Grades 4, 5 & 6)

Friday, Sept. 26: Rosh HaShanah Day Two
• Morning Service, 10 a.m.
• Tashlich, 2 p.m. (at George Bennett Park, Southbury)

Friday, Oct. 3: Erev Yom Kippur
• Kol Nidre Service, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4: Yom Kippur
• Young Children’s Service, 8:45 a.m.
• Morning Service 10:15 a.m.
• Junior Congregation Service, 10:30 a.m.
• Yizkor: Service of Remembrance of Dear Ones, 4:30 p.m.
• Neila Service, 5:15 p.m.

The Social Action Committee of B’nai Israel Southbury will lead the annual High Holy Days Food Drive to benefit area food banks. Grocery bags will be distributed during Rosh HaShanah services and non-perishable food is requested to be delivered to B’nai Israel at Yom Kippur services on Oct. 4. Over 200 bags of groceries are donated by the High Holy Days Food Drive annually.

B’nai Israel is at 444 Main St. N. in Southbury. B’nai Israel Southbury welcomes traditional, single parent, interfaith and other modern Jewish families, couples and individuals from all generations. B’nai Israel shares its campus with its partner organization, the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut. Congregants hail from a wide radius of Connecticut towns, including Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Brookfield, Litchfield, Middlebury, New Hartford, Newtown, Oxford, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Southbury, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Woodbury, and surrounding communities. B’nai Israel  is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. For more information, visit http::// or call 203-267-3394.


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