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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

HAVDALLAH AND SELICHOT — Saturday, September 1, Hawthorn Center at 8:30 PM. As the month of Elul draws to a close, the mood of repentance becomes more urgent. Prayers for forgiveness called Selichot are added to the daily cycle of religious services. Join us for this important community gathering, as we come together to initiate the Selichot for this holiday observance. Refreshments will be served.

ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 1oth and 11th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

            Morning Service                  9:00 AM

                Babysitting                            10:00 AM – 1 PM

                Torah Service                       10:10 AM

                Junior Congregation           TBD

                Sermon                                 12:10 AM              

TASHLICH Monday, September 10th (only),  at Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes.  Please head directly to the Pavilion at Lake Kittamaqundi following services. If you like, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lake at approximately 2:00 PM, followed by a brief service at 2:30 PM.

Our services this year will include the traditional, symbolic casting away of our sins by tossing bread crumbs into the water, as well as a brief family-friendly service. B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bread (and cast away your sins). Tashlich will last approximately one hour, and all are welcome to come.

KOL NIDRE and YOM KIPPUR — Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18th and 19th

  • Evening Services - Tuesday, September 18th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.  Unfortunately, there will be limited space this year; as a result, seating will be “first come; first served.”

             Mincha                                   6:15 PM

             Kol Nidre                              6:30 PM

             Sermon                                 6:50 PM

  • Yom Kippur - Wednesday, September 19th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

                Morning Service                  9:00 AM

                Babysitting                            10:00 AM – 1 PM

                Torah Service                       10:15 AM

                Junior Congregation           TBD

                Sermon                                 11:15 AM

                Yizkor                                     11:35 AM

 

                Break                                     2:30 PM

 

                Study Session                       3:45 PM

                Mincha                                   4:45 PM

                Ne’ilah                                   6:10 PM

                Ma’ariv                                   7:25 PM

                Havdallah/Final Shofar

                Blast                                        7:48 PM                                               

  • Community Break Fast Celebration Wednesday evening, September 19th, immediately following Yom Kippur Services at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044,  (410) 730-0770.  RSVP required. (We anticipate Break Fast will start about 8:15 – 8:30 PM.)

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

♦ SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH — Monday, October 1st at the Hawthorn Center, TBD. We will hold a Mincha/Yizkor service for Shemini Atzeret, then transition into our Simchat Torah celebration. There will be special activities for our youth (details to follow), and we encourage everyone to come. Refreshments will be served.

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Membership Dues for July 2018–June 2019 are $1400 per two-adult family and $700 for single-adult family. Interfaith spouses and partners are welcome as full members, and membership includes High Holiday tickets. For those facing financial hardship this year, Bet Chaverim will discreetly work with families and individuals to ensure you have a spiritual home.  Please contact Treasurer Stu Goldman (sgoldman302@verizon.net) for more information.  

 

Holiday Tickets: Members in good standing are welcome to purchase tickets for guests who reside outside of Howard County and will be visiting for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.  Holiday Tickets for adults are $200/person; tickets for youth aged 13-18 are $100/person.  Children younger than age 13 do not require tickets. Tickets are free for dependent college students and military personnel. Bet Chaverim Congregation extends reciprocity to members in good standing of out-of-county congregations. Local prospective members can purchase High Holiday tickets one time, and apply that cost toward membership in the same membership year, if they decide to join. Prospective members/locals can purchase tickets for $250/adult, and $100/youth aged 13-18;  children under 13 are free; and the limit for ticket purchases is $500 per family.

 

Bet Chaverim Religious School is pleased to welcome https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Rabbi-Cantor-1.jpgRabbi Faith Cantor as the New Educational Director. See the recent article in the Jewish Times: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Bet-Chaverim-Welcomes-New-Education-Director.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/BCRS.jpgRegistration is now open for Bet Chaverim Religious School (BCRS) for 2018-2019. There is a $50 savings per student for all registrations and deposits received before July 1, 2018. See Religious School under Learning Tab for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue, August 14 2018 3 Elul 5778