High Holidays 5784 schedule to begin with Erev Rosh Hashanah services Friday, September 15

Student Rabbi Rocki Schy will officiate High Holidays services in the sanctuary at United Hebrew Congregation and via Zoom for the New Year 5784, beginning with Erev Rosh Hashanah services at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.

Yana Weinstein will return as soloist for Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre. This will be her sixth High Holy Days with UHC during the past seven years.

Izaak Skillman will handle shofar duties.

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Shofar’s cry inspires an accounting during Elul

By Student Rabbi Rocki Schy

Elul is an intense month! We’re gearing up for the High Holy Days, and in order to prepare ourselves, we have certain rituals that we carry out during this time.

We perform teshuvah, the process of making amends to our fellow humans whom we have wronged during the course of the year.

We undertake a cheshbon hanefesh, an accounting of our souls, where we assess how we measured up during the year.

We look inward to determine where we excelled and where we fell short. We read Psalm 27, in which the psalmist asks to dwell with G-d. And, of course, we hear the shofar.

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Welcome spring, and see you at the seder!

By Betsy Frank

Spring is finally here! And spring means Pesach. I hope you’ll attend our congregational seder led by Student Rabbi Rocki Schy at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

This will be our first complete, in-person seder with a full meal since 2019. You may also attend virtually via Zoom.

In other news, please follow our latest efforts to re-envision the congregation. Debra Israel is leading a task force that is exploring future possibilities for UHC.

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