Temple plans observances
Temple Bat Yam, the only Jewish institution for the area, will observe Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, on Oct. 1 to 2. And everyone is invited to two observances of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at the temple at 3260 Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 6.
At 5:30 p.m. in the Sukkah (a temporary structure built especially for the holiday), there will be brief prayers for the holiday for the whole family. At 6:30 p.m., those who wish may bring their own dinners to eat in the Sukkah.
Sukkot celebrates the autumn harvest, as well as the exodus from Egypt when Israelites dwelt in such temporary shelters.
On Oct. 8 at noon, we will celebrate a pizza lunch, a “Pizza in the Hut” (pizza in the Sukkah).
Here is the schedule of services and events:
Sun., Oct. 1 Ð Yom Kippur Eve
7 p.m. Ð Kol Nidrei, the evening service for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will be held at the Edgewood Country Club, Lake Parkway near Highway 50 in Stateline.
Mon., Oct. 2 Ð Yom Kippur
All events at Temple Bat Yam’s building, 3260 Pioneer Trail:
9 a.m. Ð Community Service
12 p.m. Ð Family Service
1:15 p.m. Ð Study Jonah
3:30 p.m. Ð Mincha, Afternoon Service
5 p.m. Ð Yizkor Ð Memorial Service
5:45pm Ð Ne’ilah Ð Concluding Service
7 p.m. Ð “Break the Fast”
At Yizkor, the Memorial Service, non-member attendees can have the names of their deceased loved ones read aloud during the service.
All services will be conducted by Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Temple Bat Yam’s communal leader for three years. He will be joined by professional soloist, Laurel Barnett, who will chant the prayers, accompanied on the piano by Sid Engel.
Other professional musicians will play the harp and flute during some of the services, which will include the traditional sounding of the Shofar, the traditional ram’s horn, during both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
There is no charge for these services. However, a donation is requested of non-member guests to help defray the cost of what promises to be the largest-ever services held by the 24-year-old temple.
Donations can be applied to membership dues, if requested. No one should avoid attending because of financial considerations.
For more information, call (775) 588-4503, from Carson Valley (775) 267-2761, or e-mail email@example.com or write P.O. Box 5099, Stateline, NV 89449.
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