Several events for High Holy Days |

Several events for High Holy Days

Arline June Gordon

Temple Bat Yam, the only Jewish institution servicing the South Shore, Carson Valley, Eagle Valley and Dayton, will observe services and events over the 10-day High Holy Days from Oct. 3-13.

Non-member guests and visitors including families with multicultural backgrounds are welcome. A donation is requested of non-member guests to help defray the cost of what promises to be the largest services ever held by the 23 year-old temple. Donations can be applied to membership dues, if requested. No one should avoid attending because of financial considerations.

Additional information can be received at (775) 588-2503.

The schedule of events:

— Sunday – Jewish New Year Picnic at noon at Ross Gold Park in Carson City. Food provided but attendees should bring a non-dairy side dish, salad or dessert to share. Call (775) 588-4503.

— Monday – Rosh Hashanah Eve at Temple Bat Yam in South Lake Tahoe. Family service at 6 p.m. and community service at 7:30 p.m.

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— Tuesday – First Day of Rosh Hashanah at Temple Bat Yam, community service at 9 a.m., family service at 11:30 a.m., Tashlich service at 1 p.m. The symbolic casting of sins into the waters of Lake Tahoe immediately follow the family service. Informal learning and prayer at 6 p.m.

— Wednesday – Yom Kippur Eve. Kol Nidrei at 7:30 at Tahoe Edgewood Golf Course.

— Thursday – Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Family service at 9 a.m., community service at 10:30 a.m., study Jonah at 1:15 p.m., afternoon service at 3:30 p.m., memorial service at 5 p.m., concluding service at 5:45 p.m. and “Break the Fast” at 7 p.m.

All services will be conducted by Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, the temple’s spiritual leader for three years. He will be joined by professional soloist Laurel Barnett, who will chant the prayers, accompanied by Sid Engle on the piano.

Other professional musicians will play the harp and flute during some of the services which will include the traditional sounding of the Shofar during both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

For more information call (775) 588-2405 or Freirich at (775) 338-0790.