Our updated booklet, Weddings For The Interfaith Couple, walks you through all of the traditions for the big day, starting with two to think about in advance (choosing a wedding contract known as a ketubah and topics to consider when meeting with your wedding officiant).
Rabbi Mychal will be leading us in a discussion of interfaith relationships throughout Jewish history and the present challenges and opportunities they pose. This discussion will provide a foundation for the second part of the series in which we will explore the many realities of interfaith relationships, including challenges we have faced and our varied approaches to our own interfaith experiences.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
10:00 am Morning Service: Continue our day of prayer and study using the new CCAR mahzor and Rabbi Morris’ Hear Our Prayer.
1:45 pm Yom Kippur Study: Stay with us in the synagogue for Yom Kippur study, the first of two programs connecting the morning service to the afternoon, Yizkor and Neilah services.
3:00 pm Music and Meditation: Join us in the Fireside Room for a program of quiet music, contemplative readings and silent meditation. This program provides rest and renewal for both body and soul as we prepare for the resumption of services in the main sanctuary, which will take us through to sundown and the end of our Day of Repentance.
4:30 pm Afternoon Service: We will resume our worship with a brief Torah service and the chanting of the Book of Jonah. Everyone is welcome to take a moment to stand at the ark and offer their prayers of the heart.
4:30 pm Children’s Program: See program description above (Rosh Hashanah Day I). Reservation form online at www.bij.org. Reservations must be received by August 23.
*5:30 pm Yizkor Service: We remember our beloved family, friends and fellow members of BIJ who have died. As in past years, we will publish a Book of Remembrance.
*6:15 pm Ne’ilah: This final, introspective service takes place during the waning hours of the day “as the gates begin to close.” The ark will again be open for personal prayers, and we will conclude with a final blast of the shofar and a rousing L’Shana Haba’ah to another blessed year of life.
*7:00 pm Community Break-Fast: As we near sundown and the end of The Day of Atonement, a bit of sweet and savory will be provided following the service for those inclined.