High Holy Days


Details of 5781 to come.


Join us for the High Holy Days services bringing in 5780 (in September/October 2019).

Services will be led by Rabbi Tamara Miller. On Yom Kippur, she will be accompanied by Cantorial Soloist Mark Rozanski.

Rabbi Tamara Miller
Rabbi Tamara Miller
Rabbi Tamara Miller

Rabbi Miller is a vibrant and devoted rabbi with three decades of sharing Jewish wisdom in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

She received her ordination as a pluralistic rabbi at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York City and now specializes in Jewish life cycle events and non-denominational, multi-faith spiritual counseling.

You are welcome to take a look at Rabbi Miller’s Spiritualetters blog. She looks forward to the opportunity to guide us on our spiritual journey.

Cantorial Soloist Mark Rozanski
Cantorial Soloist Mark Rozanski
Cantorial Soloist Mark Rozanski

Mark Rozanski has cantored services for Rabbi Miller for nearly two decades, helping to give voice to her worship with passion and compassion. Mark retired this year from the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation, where he most recently served as IFC's Regional Head Europe, Commodity and Trade Finance. As we approach Elul and begin to prepare ourselves for the High Holy Days, let us keep in mind that to sing is to pray twice.

No ticket needed

We do not use a ticket system. Donations, of course, are always appreciated and are put to excellent use.

Rosh Hashanah Eve – Sunday, September 29.
5:30 p.m. – Community dinner (all dishes non-dairy; bring for 6-8; we will supply meat, challah, and drinks) at the Women's Club of Auburn; $2 for members & students unaffiliated with Hillel; $5 for non-members
~7:00 p.m. – Services begin

Rosh Hashanah (one day only this year) – Monday, September 30.  
9:30 a.m. – Service begins
11:30 a.m. – Tashlich (bring bird seed if you have it)
Erev Yom Kippur – Tuesday, October 8.  
6:00 p.m. sharp – Kol Nidre will be chanted before sundown, followed by service.

Yom Kippur Day – Wednesday, October 9.
9:30 a.m. – Morning service
4:30 p.m. – Study/discussion led by the rabbi
5:30 p.m. – Yizkor service
6:00 p.m. – Children's service
6:30(ish) p.m. – Neilah service
7:15(ish) p.m. – Shofar blast, followed by Havdalah

The Break-the-Fast DAIRY buffet to be held at Beth Shalom.  
3:30 p.m. – You may drop off your dish(s). The synagogue will supply lox, cream cheese, bagels, and drinks.
~7:30 p.m. – Break-the-fast buffet

Yizkor Booklet for 2019/2020 (5780)

We are compiling the Yizkor Memorial Booklet so we need to hear from you immediately. The listings in last year’s booklet will remain. If you have names to add, please send the names, dates of passing and their relationship to you to bethshalomauburn@gmail.com.

A donation of $18 per name is encouraged or consider purchasing a leaf in loving memory (details later in the newsletter). The rabbi will read the names in the booklet Yizkor booklet on Yom Kippur.