We usually celebrate all holidays with both evening and morning services. Evening services generally start at 8pm and holiday morning services begin at 10am. The choir sings for most holiday services.
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On Rosh Hashanah we have Erev Rosh Hashanah (evening) services and morning services on both the first and second day. During the morning service on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, we offer baby sitting and activities for children through grade 5. We also offer a children’s service on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. In addition to the formal services, we have a Tashlich service at a nearby park the first day of Rosh Hashanah. We also hold a food drive for the local food bank during the High Holy Days period.
We have services Erev Yom Kippur (evening) and during Yom Kippur day. The services on Yom Kippur day include morning services, afternoon services, a memorial service and the concluding service. There is also a children’s service, a study session and children’s activities.
We have services on Erev Sukkot (evening) and on Sukkot morning. We have oneg after the evening service in our sukkah and everyone who wishes has a chance to shake the lulav and etrog. After the morning service we share a “bring your own lunch” in the sukkah.
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
We always have a joyful time on the evening of Simchat Torah. We dance with Torah scrolls as we circle the sanctuary seven times. We unroll the entire scroll as congregants hold the bottom of the parchment in their hands. We read the last few lines in Deuteronomy and then read the beginning of Genesis. We also hold consecration on Simchat Torah.
We do not hold evening services for Pesach, but we do everything we can to make sure everyone has a place to go for a Seder. We do have morning services followed by a Passover lunch.
We hold confirmation services on Shavout. We have both evening and morning services and the morning services include the Hallel (Psalms) and Yizkor (Memorial) services. We hold a blintz lunch after morning services.