Synagogues schedule services for Jewish High Holidays

Posted Sept. 03, 2010, at 9:08 p.m.

In synagogues around the world, the shofar, or ram’s horn, will be blown 100 times on Thursday to ring in Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year 5771.
Rosh Hashana, which begins at sundown Wednesday, is a day of joyous celebration balanced against a solemn, humbling consideration of how well or poorly Jews have used the gift of the previous year. The High Holidays, which encourage profound self-examination and repentance, end with Yom Kippur on Sept. 17 and 18.

It is one of the few times of the year when Jews are called to worship in community led by a rabbi and cantor rather than by lay leaders or marking a holiday such as Passover at home. Synagogues without rabbis or cantors hire them for the holidays.

The following are scheduled services for High Holidays in the Bangor Daily News circulation area:

Adas Yoshuron (unaffiliated)
50 Willow St., Rockland; 594-4523; www.midcoast.com/~yoshuron
Erev Rosh Hashana, Sept. 8
7 p.m.
First Day of Rosh Hashana, Sept. 9
9 a.m. Morning service
10 a.m. Children’s service
Second Day of Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 10
9 a.m. Morning service
Yom Kippur, Sept. 17
6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre
Yom Kippur, Sept. 18
9 a.m. Morning service
10 a.m. Children’s service
3:30 p.m. Discussion group
4:30 p.m. Concluding service
7 p.m. Break-the-fast meal

Congregation Beth El (Reform)
183 French St., Bangor; 945-4578; http://me002.urj.net
Erev Rosh Hashana, Sept. 8
7:30 p.m.
Rosh Hashana, Sept. 9
10 a.m. Morning service
2 p.m. Family service
3 p.m. Tashlich
Yom Kippur, Sept. 17
7:30 p.m. Kol Nidre
Yom Kippur, Sept. 18
10 a.m. Morning service
1 p.m. Just Jonah discussion
2 p.m. Family service
3 p.m. Afternoon service
4:30 p.m. Yizkor service
5 p.m. Concluding service

Beth Israel (Conservative)
144 York St., Bangor 945-3433; www.cbisrael.org
Erev Rosh Hashana, Sept. 8
5:30 p.m. Mincha-Ma’ariv
First Day of Rosh Hashana, Sept. 9
8 a.m. Shacharit
10 a.m. Children’s service
4:30 p.m. Tashlikh
5:30 p.m. Ma’ariv
Second Day of Rosh Hashana, Sept. 10
8 a.m. Shacharit
5:30 p.m. Mincha-Ma’ariv
Yom Kippur, Sept. 17
Mincha 5:30 p.m.
Kol Nidre 5:45p.m.
Yom Kippur, Sept. 18
8 a.m. Shacharit
10 a.m. Children’s service
4 p.m. Micha-Ne’ila
7:25 p.m. Break-the-fast meal

Beth Abraham (Orthodox)
145 York St., Bangor 947-0876; www.jewishbangor.org
Erev Rosh Hashana Sept. 9
All day
First Day of Rosh Hashana, Sept. 10
All day
Second day of Rosh Hashana, Sept. 11
All day
Erev Yom Kippur, Sept. 17
All day
Yom Kippur, Sept. 18
All day

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