Category Archives: Yom Kippur

TIPS FOR YOM KIPPUR FASTING

Tips for Yom Kippur Fasting

YOM KIPPUR SERVICES: CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM, BOZEMAN

RABBI MARK KULA

AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR SERVICES SCHEDULE

Because of the covid pandemic, Aitz Chaim will not be holding indoor services for High Holy days this year. Our only in person gathering will be for Tashlich at Giant Springs, 5401 18th Ave. N., at 1:30pm Saturday, September 19. We will also have a zoom Yizkor service on Yom Kippur led by Rabbi Ruz at 5pm Monday, September 28. We are still trying to see if we can offer some online learning with Rabbi Ruz and will send an update if that is scheduled.

We encourage our members to take advantage of the online services at Congregation Beth Shalom in Bozeman. They will be streaming High Holy Day services this year from the Ellen Theater. Sign up here or e-mail me at president@aitzchaim.com.
Links for Yom Kippur services will be sent a few days in advance for those services.

Services in Bozeman will be led by Rabbi Mark Kula, accompanied by a cantorial soloist and a pianist.
There will be a way to chat and comment. They use the same machzor we do: Mishkan Hanefesh: Machzor For The Days of Awe. They will have that visible on the screen so you can follow along. (If you want to use an actual book, contact Helen Cherry by phone at (406) 727-2572 or (406) 868-4385 to make arrangements to pick them up. We have a few available to check out).

The president of the Bozeman community wanted to emphasize that there is no charge for these online services. However, their community will incur additional expenses to provide them so donations will be welcome. You can donate here or by mailing a check to Congregation Beth Shalom, 2010 W.Koch St, Bozeman, MT, 59718.

Here is the schedule including both Bozeman and Great Falls offerings:

Rosh Hashanah Congregation Beth Shalom online services

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Friday September 18 at 6pm
  • Rosh Hashanah Morning Saturday September 19 at 10am
  • Aitz Chaim Great Falls Hebrew Community Tashlich

  • in person gathering outdoors at Giant Springs, Saturday September 19 at 1:30pm
  • Yom Kippur Congregation Beth Shalom online services

  • Kol Nidre Sunday, September 27 at 7pm
  • Yom Kippur morning Monday, September 28 at 10am
  • Aitz Chaim Great Falls Hebrew Community Yizkor (followed by a short concluding service) via zoom, led by Rabbi Ruz

  • Monday September 28 at 5pm. Zoom link to be published when available.
  • We encourage our community to join our zoom Yizkor as we will be reciting our community’s list. Bozeman will be having their own zoom meeting for their community’s Yizkor also at 5pm. They will be back to the online service at 5:45 for Ne’ilah – probably a little more formal than ours, if you prefer that option.

    Let me know if you have any questions: president@aitzchaim.com

    Submitted by Laura Weiss, President, Great Falls Hebrew Association

    ROSH HASHANAH MACHZOR, YOM KIPPUR MACHZOR, AND MISHKAN HANEFESH Machzor For The Days Of Awe AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT

    Congregation Beth Shalom will display the prayer book passages online during their High Holy Day services on Zoom. If Aitz Chaim congregants would like to check out a copy of the prayer and service books to read along during the High Holy Day services, they are available at Helen Cherry’s. Please call her at either (406) 727-2572 or (406) 868-4385 to make arrangements to sign them out, pick them up, and return them when you are finished with them. Thank you.

    Submitted by Helen Cherry

    CELEBRATING ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR SAFELY

    From The New York Times, September 6, 2020

    KOL NIDRE AND YOM KIPPUR SERVICES ONLINE

    Shalom All,

    With snow again in the forecast for Wednesday, some of you may be unable to travel to Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls, Missoula or points beyond for the next round of High Holidays. Not to worry! With the gift of online services available to us, you truly never have to feel alone on the yom tovim any more.

    Feedback from several people who did partake of online services for Rosh HaShanah was extremely positive.

    Below are links to synagogue services. All have been viewed/used by at least some of our members and come highly recommended:

    East Coast (Eastern Daylight Time)

    92nd Street Y, Manhattan (Nondenominational)
    The 92nd Street Y in Manhattan is one of the United States’ oldest Jewish community centers. Services are led by Rabbi Elka Abrahamson and cantorial soloist Elana Arian.

    Brooklyn Heights Synagogue (Reform)
    The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue describes itself as a “welcoming, inclusive community dedicated to lifelong learning, to supporting each other and to caring for the world.” The congregation also streams Shabbat services and archives many previous ones.

    Central Synagogue, New York City (Reform)
    This 2,600-member congregation is one of the largest synagogues in North America. The synagogue streams its High Holidays services free on its website and on its Facebook page.

    Lab/Shul, midgown Manhattan (Nondenominational)
    An “everybody friendly, artist-driven, God-optional, pop-up Jewish community,” Lab/Shul holiday services are led by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie and an ensemble of musicians and ritual leaders. Lab/Shul will be live streaming services from a theater in midtown Manhattan.

    OurJewishCommunity.org (Nondenominational)
    OurJewishCommunity.org is an online synagogue that will stream services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our Jewish Community a home for Liberal Jews online. Join us for Live Streaming Shabbat and Holiday Services, Jewish Podcasts, Blogs, fun for kids and more!

    Park Avenue Synagogue, Manhattan (Conservative)
    This 1,650-family Manhattan congregation’s vision includes practicing “a Judaism filled with love, literacy, reverence, compassion, and joy” and striving “to make our ancient tradition compelling and welcoming to contemporary Jewry and to serve as a light unto our fellow Jews and the nations.” Led by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove.

    Temple Beth EL, Boca Raton, FL (Reform)
    This Miami congregation is one of the largest synagogues in South Florida. It also streams Shabbat services, and archives all services back to August 2016. Led by Rabbi Jeremy Barras.

    Temple Emanu-El, New York City’s first Reform synagogue (Reform)
    Founded in 1845, Emanu-El was New York City’s first Reform congregation. Led by Rabbi Joshua Davidson.

    Temple Sholom, Cincinnati (Reform)
    This Cincinnati synagogue says it welcomes “all people: seekers, interfaith families, and those in search of a spiritual home.”

    Midwest (Central Daylight Time)

    Congregation Sinai, Milwaukee (Reform)
    Located in Milwaukee’s North Shore area, Congregation Sinai describes itself as “intimate, vibrant and inclusive.” All High Holy Day services are streamed on the synagogue’s YouTube channel. Led by Rabbi David B. Cohen and Cantor Richard Newman.

    North Shore Congregation Israel, Glenco, IL, a suburb of Chicago
    Isn’t this where Rabbi Wendi Geffen is?

    West Coast (Pacific Daylight Time)

    Congregation Beth Israel, Portland, OR (Reform)
    Founded in 1858, Beth Israel has a long history in Portland, Oregon. The congregation regularly streams its services and is led by Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana.

    Temple Beth Israel, San diego, Reform

    We’re pleased to welcome you to Beth Israel, through our live streamed services.

    Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills (Reform)
    Temple Emanuel describes itself as “one of Southern California’s premier Reform Jewish congregations and synagogues.” The congregation also streams Shabbat services and archives past ones. Find a schedule of services here. Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Aaron.

    Congregation Shir Chadash, Los Gados, CA (Reform)
    Located in Los Gatos, California, Shir Chadash describes itself as “an evolving, vibrant, growing Reform Jewish congregation dedicated to providing a sense of community for its members as well as opportunities for spiritual growth and developing a strong Jewish identity.” It is led by Rabbi Melanie Aron and Cantor Devorah Felder-Levy.

    Wishing you all a meaningful Yom Kippur service and worship.
    Janet Tatz

    FASTING FOR YOM KIPPUR

    FROM REFORMJUDAISM.ORG
    FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING
    FROM JEWFAQ

    PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT: YOM KIPPUR SERVICES

    Please mark your calendars for this upcoming event.

    • Tuesday evening, 10/08/2019, 7:00 P.M.: Kol Nidre, led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko, at The Bethel.
    • Yom Kippur day schedule:

    • Wednesday, 10/09/2019, 10:00 A.M.: Yom Kippur Morning services led by Rabbi Ruz Gulko at the Bethel.
    • Wednesday, 10/09/2019, late afternoon: Yizkor, TBA at the Tuesday evening service.
    • Wednesday afternoon, 10/09/2019: Neilah, after Yizkor.
    • Wednesday evening, 10/09/2019: Break the Fast Potluck, traditionally dairy (milchig.) Please bring a dairy dish to share.

    The address for the Bethel is 1009 18th Avenue Southwest. click here for map and directions.

    Please email Helen at helen@aitzchaim.com with the type of dish you will be bringing:

    1. appetizer
    2. salad
    3. hot dish
    4. bread
    5. fruit
    6. miscellaneous
    7. beverage
    8. dessert

    Thank you.