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Rosh Hashanah – First Day
September 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
At Temple Beth Israel, we draw on our proud history to fashion rituals that are authentic, progressive, meaningful and provocative. We welcome everyone. You need not be Jewish or read Hebrew. Just bring an open heart.
We create a safe and supportive environment in which to contemplate our place in the universe and consider whether we are living up to our expectations and values. We do this with a unique blend of traditional prayers, contemporary poetry, old and new songs, lessons and ideas. And this year, on this first day of Rosh Hashanah, we warmly welcome the Reverend Jonathan Chapman, pastor at the Westfield Congregational Church as our guest speaker. Rev Chapman will speak at approximately 10:00 am. Following the service, we will gather at the river in Putnam to perform the traditional Tashlikh service where we cast crumbs – representing our sins and misgivings – into the current. Join us!