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Ramping Up for the High Holy Days

As summer begins to wind down, the High Holy Days will be here before you know it. Here’s what you need to know to get ready for this year’s holidays.

As always, the season starts with Selichot, observed on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah. This year’s Selichot is on Sept. 16. At CRT, we observe with Havdalah and service beginning at 8pm.

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year of 5778, falls on September 21st.

  • The Erev Rosh Hashana evening service on September 20th begins at 8:00 pm.
  • The morning service on September 21st begins at 10:00 am.
  • There is a Children’s service for those who are in 2nd grade (about 8 years old) and younger; it will begin at 2:00 pm.

Yom Kippur.

  • The Erev Yom Kippur evening service, when Kol Nidre is chanted, is observed in 5778 on September 29th, beginning at 7:45 pm.
  • The morning service, September 30th, begins at 10:00 am.
  • There is a Children’s service for those who are in 2nd grade (about 8 years old) and younger; it will begin at 2:00 pm.
  • We offer an adult discussion, let by a Jewish educator, at the same time as the Children’s service. It is designed to enhance the spiritual and philosophical motif of the day.
  • The afternoon service begins at 3:00 pm and segues to the Memorial service (Yizkor) at 5:00 pm and the Concluding service (Neilah) at about 5:30 pm.
  • A community Break-Fast is offered following Neilah, and can be attended by reservation.

More information about how CRT observes the High Holy Days is available here. We provide tickets to these holiday services to all members in good standing and their families. If you’re not a member it’s not too late to join. Check out the membership section of our site or contact the office for more information.