United Hebrew Congregation Terre Haute returns to sanctuary for Rosh Hashanah 5778

United Hebrew Congregation members and guests gathered in the glow of an unseasonably warm evening Wednesday, Sept. 20, to celebrate Erev Rosh Hashanah 5778 at Temple Israel.

Student Rabbi Kylynn Perdue-Bronson marked her first High Holy Days officiating “for grownups”, proceeding neatly and efficiently through the service, which marked the congregation’s seasonal return to the upstairs sanctuary.

UHC keeps a collection of vintage wicker fans on the vestibule table, and many took advantage in the large, uncooled room.

The congregation returned Thursday morning for Rosh Hashanah services. Afterward, Reid Zoll handed out cups filled with apple slices and honey.

On Thursday afternoon, Rabbi Kylynn led Tashlich services on the pier at Fairbanks Park. Michael Pringle’s World Religions class from Saint Mary of the Woods College also attended.

While others tossed bits of bread symbolically representing their sins into the Wabash River, Herschel Chait tested the sin-consuming powers of an entire bagel. He hoped the waiting ducks would validate his theory.

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