Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur will be celebrated this year as follows.
Erev Rosh Hashanah (Sunday, 9 September), 29 Elul 6:30 p.m.
Service will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a catered evening meal provided by Kehillat Kernow to bring in the New Year 5779.
Rosh Hashanah (Monday, 10 September, 1st day), 1 Tishri, 5776 at 10:30 a.m.
Service will be followed by a catered luncheon meal provided by Kehillat Kernow.
Kol Nidre, Erev Yom Kippur (Tuesday, 18 September), 9 Tishri 7:00 p.m.
Yom Kippur (Wednesday, 19 September), 10 Tishri 10:30 am
Yischor Service is scheduled for about 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.. A catered dinner to break the fast will follow the last service which should end about 6:30 p.m.
Visitors who will be here during this period are welcome to attend our celebrations and services. Donations to help cover costs will be appreciated. At the same time, we participate in the MRJ High Holy Days Ticket Scheme for anyone aged between 18 and 27, but without the tickets! In other words, if you are Jewish and aged between 18 and 27 just come along without worrying about making a donation.
A highlight for this year is that we will be blessed with the services of Student Rabbi Lev Taylor, who is coming down from the wilds of London to work with Harvey and Adam on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur, so another reason to add to those you already have to come along and join in our most sacred days.
Lev grew up in Reading Liberal Jewish Community and has been part of synagogues in Barcelona, London and Istanbul. He worked for seven years as a campaigner in the charity sector before training to be a rabbi. He is now going into his second year of study at Leo Baeck College. Lev strongly believes in making Judaism more inclusive and accessible. The day will include opportunities for everybody to participate. In place of the Additional (Musaf) service on Yom Kippur, Lev will lead a study session, looking at the life of one of the greatest rabbis in the Mishnah.