High Holy Days

Join us for the High Holy Days services bringing in 5779 (in September 2018).

Services will be led by Rabbi Amy Scheinerman. Please see her brief biography below.

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 9.
5:30 p.m. – Community dinner (all dishes non-dairy; bring for 6-8; we will supply meat, challah, and drinks)
~7:00 p.m. – Services begin

Rosh Hashanah 1st Day – Monday, September 10.  
9:00 a.m. – Morning service begins, followed by tashlich (bring bird seed if you have it)
7:00 p.m. – Evening service

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day – Tuesday, September 11.  
9:00 a.m. – Morning service begins

Erev Yom Kippur – Tuesday, September 18.  
6:00 p.m. sharp – Kol Nidre will be chanted before sundown, followed by service.

Yom Kippur Day – Wednesday, September 19.

9:00 a.m. – Morning service
4:30 p.m. – Children's service
5:00 p.m. – Yizkor service
5:30 p.m. – Study led by the rabbi
6:30 p.m. – Neilah service
7:15(ish) p.m. – Shofar blast 

The Break-the-Fast DAIRY buffet expected 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 2018/2019 (5779)
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.


Rabbi Amy Scheinerman
Rabbi Amy Scheinerman
Rabbi Amy Scheinerman

Rabbi Amy Scheinerman is the hospice rabbi in Howard County, Maryland. Her book, The Talmud of Relationships, published by the Jewish Publication Society in two volumes, is due out in October of 2018. She serves on the Responsa Committee of the CCAR as editor of the Torah Commentary column of the CCAR newsletter, and she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Reform Judaism. In addition, she has served as president of the Baltimore Board of the Rabbis and the Howard County Board of Rabbis. She has served Conservative, Reform, and unaffiliated congregations. Rabbi Scheinerman received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University; studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Princeton Theological Seminary; and was ordained at HUC-JIR in New York, where she also received a Doctor of Divinity in 2009.

Rabbi Scheinerman is married to Dr. Edward Scheinerman, professor of applied mathematics and statistics and Vice Dean for Graduate Engineering Education at The Johns Hopkins University. They have four children and three grandchildren.