High Holy Days at Jewish Center of the Hamptons
We are a post-denominational congregation that is truly committed to the inclusion of all who are looking to make the Jewish Center of the Hamptons their spiritual home. Beginning September 21, join us for High Holy Day services where together we will rejoice in the new possibilities that await, express gratitude for the blessings of our lives, and sing the sacred melodies that connect to the Jewish past, present, and future. Tickets are now available for High Holy Day Services For a Membership Application and/or to purchase tickets, please visit: jcoh.org/highholydays or call: 631-324-9858 A complete calendar of events is listed below or visit: jcoh.org/highholydays HIGH HOLY DAYS – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Jewish Center of the Hamptons 44 Woods Lane | East Hampton, NY SELICHOT Teaching with Dr. Joel M. Hoffman Saturday, September 21, 7:00pm (Sanctuary) Join special guest Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, our Director of Education, who will teach at 7:00pm, before the service at 8:00pm. Selichot Service Saturday, September 21, 8:00pm (Sanctuary) An overture to the High Holy Days, Selichot encourages us to contemplate our past year and focus on the value of a new beginning. We celebrate Selichot as a Saturday night service before Rosh Hashanah. ROSH HASHANAH For our main Rosh Hashanah holiday services, we gather in our tent on the lawn of the Jewish Center. The music, the rituals, and the messages of the liturgy awaken us to the dawning of a new Jewish year. Rosh Hashanah Eve Service Sunday, September 29, 8:00pm (Tent) Rosh Hashanah Morning Service Monday, September 30, 10:00am (Tent) Rosh Hashanah Family Service (Bring family and friends) Monday, September 30, 3:00pm (Sanctuary) Bring your whole family to this musical service for all ages. If you like the upbeat music and ambience of Shabbat on the Beach, then you’ll find the stories and songs just as engaging and meaningful. Tashlich Service (Bring family and friends) Monday, September 30, 4:30pm (Main Beach) Join us at East Hampton Main Beach for Tashlich. Derived from the Hebrew verb, “To cast out,” we observe Tashlich by tossing pieces of bread into the water to rid ourselves of previous sins. Conveniently, our ritual serves a dual purpose; not only do we prime ourselves for an ethical new year, but we also we get to feed the birds and fish of Main Beach! Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service Tuesday, October 1, 10:00am (Sanctuary) Experience the beauty of the Rosh Hashanah service in the Jewish Center’s majestic sanctuary. Hear new melodies, deepen your appreciation for new beginnings, and experience the power of Jewish learning. KEVER AVOT Kever Avot Memorial Service Sunday, October 6, 11:00am (Shaarey Pardes Accabonac Grove Cemetery – 306 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton) Once a year, we invite our entire community to join together in our cemetery for a custom known as kever avot (the graves of our fathers and mothers). We visit the graves of our parents and close relatives and pray together for the strength to live life in their absence. This year we will also participate in the burial of sacred books. YOM KIPPUR For our main Yom Kippur services, we gather in our tent on the lawn of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The music, the rituals, and the messages of the liturgy awaken us to the possibility of self-improvement. Yom Kippur Eve Service (Kol Nidre) Tuesday, October 8, 8:00pm (Tent) Yom Kippur service begins with the haunting melody of Kol Nidre. These somber rituals and melodies inspire introspection and reflection on our place in life. Perhaps one of the most sacred rituals that take place in a synagogue, Kol Nidre is the only service during which the congregation wears a tallit (prayer shawl). Yom Kippur Morning Service Wednesday, October 9, 10:00am (Tent) Yom Kippur Healing Service Wednesday, October 9, 1:00pm (Sanctuary) Reflections for Yom Kippur Afternoon Wednesday, October 9, 1:30pm (Sanctuary) Yom Kippur Family Service (Bring family and friends) Wednesday, October 9, 3:00pm (Sanctuary) Bring your whole family to this musical service for all ages! If you like the upbeat music and ambience of Shabbat on the Beach, then you’ll find the stories and songs just as engaging and meaningful. Yizkor, Afternoon Service, and Neilah Service Wednesday, October 9, 4:00pm (Tent) The Yizkor (Memorial) Service is a time to open the doors of the past and to revisit the memories of our loved ones who are no longer with us. Derived from the Hebrew root zachor, Yizkor means, “may [God] remember.” Our Yom Kippur Yizkor service marks one of the four times throughout the year that we join God in this rite of eternal respect and remembrance.
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