Temple Bat Yam celebrates high holidays
Temple Bat Yam, serving South Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Dayton and Carson Valley, welcomes members and visitors to join in observance of the Jewish New Year of 5771 (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) from the evening of Sept. 8 through Sept. 18.
Considered the most important period of the Jewish year, the temple observes 12 services and events during the 10-day High Holy Days period. Four of the 12 services are designed for families with children.
Services are led by the temple’s spiritual leader Rabbi Jonathan Freirich. The rabbi is assisted by Cantor Jim Heilborn, spiritual leader and cantor of the Shalom Group in Lincoln Hills, Calif.
Guests may join temple members in having names of deceased loved ones read aloud at the Yizkor memorial service. Provide names at any prior service.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be conducted at Temple Bat Yam, 3260 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., unless otherwise noted.
– Rosh Hashanah Eve community service 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.
– First day of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 9: 10 a.m. community service; 3:30 p.m. children’s/family service; 4:45 p.m. Tashlich service, symbolic casting away of sins of the past year, at the pier at Timber Cove Lodge in South Lake Tahoe.
– Second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 10: 10 a.m. service with the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation at Spooner Lake Recreation area at Highway 28.
– Sabbath of Repentance, Sept. 10: 5:45 p.m. family service; 6:20 p.m. family pot luck dinner; 7:15 p.m. Torah discussion.
– Yom Kippur Eve, Sept. 17: 7 p.m. Kol Nidrei, opening service of the Day of Atonement at Embassy Suites Hotel, South Lake Tahoe.
– Yom Kippur Day, Sept. 18: 9 a.m. children’s/family service; 10:30 a.m. community service; 1:30 p.m. discussion, Jonah Revisited; 3 p.m. Mincha, afternoon service; 4:30 p.m. Yizkor, memorial service; 6 p.m. Ne’ilah, concluding service; 7 p.m. community festive pot luck to end the fast day of Yom Kippur. Vegetarian, fish or dairy items only.