High Holy Days

5783 - In a combination of spaces

Join us for the High Holy Days services bringing in 5783 (in September).

Welcoming Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and Phyllis Meyers

We are very excited to be welcoming Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and his wife Phyllis Meyers back to Auburn to lead our High Holy Days services this year.  Read their bio below

We are hosting services in-person for the first time in three years! The rabbi has asked that for COVID - 19 safety protocols, we continue to mask and socially distance. In order to accommodate social distancing, we have scheduled our most highly attended services at the Woman's Club of Auburn. All event locations are listed below.

Rabbi Arturo Kalfus and Educator Phyllis Meyers

Members, if you haven't returned your prayerbooks from last year, please bring them back when you come to services. 

No Tickets

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 25, all at the Women's Club (712 Sanders St.)
5:00 p.m. – Community dinner 
                   See your email for ticket info and our potluck sign-up link
6:30 p.m. – Services begin 
Rosh Hashanah, day 1 – Monday, September 26, beginning at Congregation Beth Shalom
10:00 a.m. – Services begin
2:00 p.m. – Tashlich at Town Creek Park (1150 S Gay St; walk from gazebo to pond)
Rosh Hashanah, day 2 – Tuesday, September 27, at Congregation Beth Shalom
10:00 a.m. – Services begin 
Erev Yom Kippur – Tuesday, October 4, at the Women's Club (712 Sanders St.)
6:00 p.m. – Kol Nidre before sundown, followed by service.
Yom Kippur Day – Wednesday, October 5, at the Women's Club (712 Sanders St.)

                     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
                   See your email for ticket info and our potluck sign-up link 

Yizkor Booklet for 2022/2023 (5783)

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)