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York Liberal Jewish Community High Holy Day Services
Sun, 2 Oct 2016, 17:00 – Wed, 12 Oct 2016, 19:00 BST
Sunday 2nd October, 5pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah, hosted by Ben and Rachael (call or email for address)
To mark Erev Rosh Hashanah, the Eve of the Jewish New Year, we will be holding a repeat of last year’s highly successful Rosh Hashanah seder. This little known yet beautiful ritual involves eating food that symbolises our hopes for the New Year ahead. There are many more symbolic foods alongside the well-known apple and honey (http://kosherfood.about.com/od/roshhashana/tp/7-Symbolic-Foods-For-Rosh-Hashana.htm). Please bring a dish containing at least one symbolic ingredient (you can also make up your own symbols!) to help us look forward to the year ahead.
Monday 3rd October, 11am-1230pm
Rosh Hashanah morning, Friends Meeting House, Friargate
Please let us know if you would like to blow the shofar or are prepared to help with children’s services/activities.
Tuesday 11th October, 7pm
Kol Nidre, Friends Meeting House, Friargate
We would very much like a volunteer who would like to play the haunting Kol Nidre melody to start the service on the traditional cello or another comparable instrument. If you are able to help please email firstname.lastname@example.org today
Yom Kippur: A day of Reflection, Forgiveness and Renewal
Wednesday 12rd October, 11am-approx 7pm
Friends Meeting House, Friargate
(Please come for all or any part of the day, or come and go as works for you)
11am -12.30pm: A creative service led by Student Rabbi Deborah Blausten
12:45 – 2pm: Yom Kippur Study
2 – 3:30pm: Walk and Talk
(A walk by the river with an opportunity to get to know other members of the community and reflect on the significance of the day)
4-5pm – Family Service
Open to all but intended to be particularly accessible to children, including the story of Jonah.
5.15pm – 6pm: Memorial service
With children’s activities until the end of Neilah – please let us know if you are willing to help with these
6pm – approx. 7pm: Neilah (Concluding service)
Services are free to full members, students, children and paid up friends of the community and there is still time to join. Associate and non-members can purchase a ticket for all services for just £25
We are on the look out for volunteers to: help steward services; lead children activities; sing or play Kol Nidre or blow the shofar. Please contact Ben@benrich.co.uk if you would like to help with any of these.