High Holy Days

5784 - High Holiday Schedule

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


Rosh Hashanah Eve – Friday, September 15 (dinner 
5:30 p.m. – Community dinner at the Women's Club (712 Sanders St.)
                   See your email for ticket info; Rosh Hashanah potluck sign-up link
7:00 p.m. – Erev Rosh Hashanah Services at Congregation Beth Shalom  
Rosh Hashanah, day 1 – Saturday, September 16
10:00 a.m. – Services begin
3:00 p.m. – Tashlich at Town Creek Park (1150 S Gay St; walk from gazebo to pond)
Rosh Hashanah, day 2 – Sunday, September 17
10:00 a.m. – Services begin 
Erev Yom Kippur – Sunday, September 24
6:00 p.m. – Kol Nidre before sundown, followed by service.
Yom Kippur Day – Monday, September 25

                    10:00 a.m – Morning services begin

5:00 p.m. – Afternoon services begin
5:30 p.m. – Yizkor
6:00 p.m. – Neilah
7:00 p.m. – Break the Fast
                   Break the fast potluck sign-up link 

Yizkor Booklet for 2023/2024 (5784)

We are compiling the Yizkor Memorial Booklet so we need to hear from you immediately. The listings in last year’s booklet for current members 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.

Bio: Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and Educator Phyllis Meyers

Rabbi Kalfus served at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge, CA, and before that at Temple Emanu-El in Oak, Park, MI. Born in Buenos Aires to Polish immigrants who survived the Holocaust, Rabbi Kalfus journeyed to Israel and then immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. He holds a B.A. with honors in Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rabbi Kalfus was ordained in 1992 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In addition, Rabbi Kalfus participated in a program on Language, Culture and Civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris, and performed doctoral work at Columbia University. He is a fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem and completed professional development courses at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Institute, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School.

Rabbi Kalfus is married to Phyllis Meyers, who is trained in both Jewish education and special education. They are the parents of two adult children, Ari and Lilah.

(Adapted from text from Temple Ahavat Shalom)