HIGH HOLIDAYS

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We look forward to welcoming you to Beth Israel Congregation's High Holiday services as we pray together for a year of peace, enrichment and happiness.  

5778 High Holiday Dates

  • Saturday, September 16: Selichot  
  • Wednesday, September 20: Erev Rosh Hashanah  
  • Thursday, September 21: Rosh Hashanah Day 1  
  • Friday, September 22: Rosh Hashanah Day 2  
  • Friday, September 29: Kol Nidre  
  • Saturday, September 30: Yom Kippur 
 
Please join us at one of the many High Holiday experiences we have created for our Beth Israel community:
 
  • Sanctuary Congregational Service:  Led by Rabbi Jay Goldstein, Rabbi Rachel Blatt, and Cantor Jen Rolnick, the entire Beth Israel community worships together in the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary, Grebow Auditorium and Social Hall.
    • Beth Israel Seating Policy: If you have reserved a seat, your seat number is printed on the lower left side of your ticket. Open seating is available throughout the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary, Grebow Auditorium and Social Hall for all seats without a “reserved” sticker.
  • Family Service: Led by Rabbi Rachel Blatt, parents and elementary age children ages 5-12 are invited to play, pray, and participate in a service designed to engage families with the themes of the High Holidays. Herman and Walter Samuelson Chapel.
  • Tot Chag (Service): Preschoolers and their parents will love this fun, creative educational session led by preschool teacher Marcy Snow.
  • Youth Services:  Youth services for elementary age children and teens are conducted by several of our Community Learning Lab teachers and experienced educators.  Community Learning Lab classrooms.
  • Teen Services & Programming: Teens in 6th and 7th and 8th through 12th grade are invited to a teen-driven participatory service and meaningful program based on Jewish values. Community Learning Lab Classrooms.
  • Tashlich Ceremony:  Bring your family, friends and neighbors for tashlich, and join in the ritual of casting bread into a local stream, symbolizing the casting of one's sins. Guests welcome! Please wear casual clothing and don't forget to bring a supply of bread.
  • Learning Experiences: You will have an opportunity engage in new learning and spiritual experiences, presented by clergy and community educators.
     
High Holiday Food Drive
Start the new year with a mitzvah. Bring a bag of non-perishable canned and boxed goods, to be donated to Carroll County Food, GEDCO, and Baltimore Hunger Project.
 
Parking
- Parking in the Beth Israel lot is on a first come, first served basis. 
- Special Needs parking is available and clearly marked in designated areas of the Beth Israel parking lot. 
Overflow Parking: Buses will run a continuous route from Stevenson University Mustang Stadium (11005 Owings Mills Blvd.) to Beth Israel.

Tickets
- Please bring your seating ticket with you to present at the door. For security purposes, no one without a ticket will be permitted in the building.