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Congregation House of Israel

 


My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. - Isaiah 56:7

 

Worship Services

The role of the synagogue is to help people find meaning in Jewish life and facilitate their ongoing Jewish growth. We believe that Judaism, lived joyously, can impart great meaning, personal enrichment, and spiritual fulfillment.


 

High Holidays, 2016

 

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday

October 2

7:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service - Oneg to follow

Monday

October 3

10:00 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

 

 

3:00 p.m.

Tashlich Service at home of Stuart and Kay Fleischner, 113 Whispering Pine Cove, HS

Yom Kippur

Tuesday

October 11

7:30 p.m.

Kol Nidre

Wednesday

October 12

10:00 a.m.

Yom Kippur Morning Service

 

 

3:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service

 

 

4:30 p.m.

Yizkor Service

 

 

5:30 p.m.

Neilah Service

 

 

6:00 p.m.

Havdalah and Break-The-Fast

Sukkot

Friday

October 14

6:00 p.m

Service in CHI sukkah

Simchat Torah
Friday October 21 6:00 p.m. Simchat Torah Service

 


SelichotSelichot

An important Jewish belief is that God wishes us to turn away from sin and that God helps us to do so.  The High Holy Days focus almost exclusively on this idea, which is called “teshuvah,” a Hebrew word that means “turning away from sin.”

In Judaism, the word “sin” can refer to many different things.  We sin when we break God’s laws; we sin when we hurt others; we sin when we do things that hurt ourselves.  During the High Holy Days we have many opportunities to demonstrate that we have made sincere efforts to change our behavior from that which is hurtful or wrong to that which is constructive and healing. 

It is a custom among many Jews to prepare spiritually for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by attending a special service called “Selichot” (forgiveness).  The Selichot service is designed to help worshipers direct their hearts and minds to the process of teshuvah.  Selichot service is traditionally held on the Saturday evening before Rosh Hashanah.