High Holidays 2017/5778
The Beth Sholom Board of Trustees, rabbis, cantor and staff wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipppur
Services: We welcome all out-of-town guests and family members, as well as members of the greater Frederick community to join us.
Youth Services: Youth services for children up to age 14 will be held on the first day of Rosh
Hashanah, Sept. 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and on Yom Kippur, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Children will be grouped according to age and will be engaged in appropriate activities. Please preregister your children on the form in the High Holidays brochure by
Babysitting: Babysitting will be provided for children ages 2 to 4 on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and on Yom Kippur, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please preregister your children on the form in the High Holidays brochure by Sept. 5 so we can plan to have the appropriate number of babysitters.
Teens: We encourage our teens who are in 9th grade and older to help supervise the children's services and activities. Please register your teen volunteers on the form in the High Holidays brochure.
Selichot: The Selichot service is a brief series of penitential prayers that are usually recited just before the morning service on the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah. This year's program will begin with a screening of Jewish Food For Thought, a collection of short, animated films by Hanan Harchol that focus on different Jewish and human themes that are central to the High Holidays. The screening will be followed by facilitated discussions and a musical Selichot service.
Tashlich: A tradition dating back to at least the 15th century and observed on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Tashlich means "casting off" in Hebrew. Participants in the ritual symbolically cast off their sins of the previous year into a body of flowing water, which carries them away. In this way, participants hope to start the New Year with a clean slate.
This year, Tashlich will be Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. at the corner of Bentz St. and Carroll Parkway, followed by an evening service at 6:30 p.m. at the synagogue.
Rosh Hashanah, Day 2: Lunch will be served at the conclusion of services Sept. 22. The cost is $10 per person or $40 per family. Please complete the form in the High Holidays brochure and return to Beth Sholom by Sept. 5.
Yizkor: It is traditional on Yom Kippur to make a donation in memory of loved ones. To do so, complete the form in the High Holiday brochure and return it to the Beth Sholom office by Sept. 5.
The names of departed friends and family members will also be published in a special Book of Remembrance that will also include the Yizkor service. For an additional $100 donation, you may dedicate a page in the booklet to loved ones. Please check the appropriate box on the Yizkor form in the High Holidays brochure and return it to the Beth Sholom office by Sept. 5.
Break Fast: A light supper at the conclusion of the Yom Kippur services will be served. The cost is $7 per person or $28 per family. Additional donations are also welcomed. Return the reservation form in the High Holidays brochure and payment to the Beth Sholom office by Sept. 5.
Ushering: Serve as a High Holiday greeter and usher. Submit your name and availability on the form in the High Holidays brochure or contact the Beth Sholom office at 301-663-3437 if you are able to help.
New Year's Greeting: Support the synagogue this High Holiday season by sending New Year's greetings that will be printed in The Bulletin. The $7 fee includes your name. Please check the New Year's Greeting box at the top of the form in the High Holidays brochure and return it to the Beth Sholom office by Sept. 5 for the October Bulletin.
Bema Flowers: Contribute to the beautification of the sanctuary with a donation of High Holiday bema flowers. Dedicate the arrangement in honor of or in memory of someone special and your donation will be announced during High Holiday services. Enter a donation amount on the form in the High Holidays brochure and return it to the Beth Sholom office by Sept. 5.
Join us for sukkah building and decorating Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. at the synagogue. Families are welcome to make decorations and hang them. Sukkot service times and activities are listed below.
Order your own lulav and etrog by Sept. 5!
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
Plan to join us for the completion of the reading of the Torah and the celebration that will follow! Services are listed below.
Hear the Shofar