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High Holy Days Information
For complete High Holy Day schedule, click here.
Mishkan Hanefesh , the new Machzor, will be used for the High Holy Days. BHC will provide them for your use at services. We have a limited number of prayer books available for sale if you would like to have a copy of your own. The cost is $50 for the 2 volume set.
Tickets for services at BHC are issued to all paid-up members of the congregation. Tickets will be mailed about 3 weeks prior to Rosh Hashanah; the envelopes will be marked “High Holy Day Tickets Enclosed.” Your ticket will admit you to all High Holy Day services at BHC.
On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings, free child care will be available for children between the ages of 2 years and 3rd grade, for BHC members only. Space is limited. A reservation form is available from The E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center, 410-764-7281, or the Temple Office, 410-764-1587. Advance registration is required; no child will be admitted without this form.
The Flower Tradition
The congregation would like to remember your immediate family members who are homebound or nursing home-confined during the High Holy Days. The cost of the flowers is covered by a generous gift from the Dr. Bennett I. Kemper Memorial High Holy Day Flower Fund. INFO: Iris Powell, 410-764-1587, ext. 224, to let her know which of your loved ones should receive flowers.
Transportation to Temple Events
The Irene Gogel Transportation Fund, established through the generosity of the Gogel Family in memory of Irene Gogel, provides shared transportation to Temple activities. Request transportation at least 24 hours in advance of the event by calling the Temple Office, 410-764-1587.
Additional parking is available at Suburban Country Club with round-trip van service to BHC. Stops will be at the Hoffberger Chapel, the Adalman Lobby, and the Park Heights Avenue entrances. There is limited parking along the BHC side of Slade Avenue and on Charlesworth, which is the street behind E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center and the Sanctuary. With permission of the city and county, “No Parking” signs will be covered.
Services with our rabbis and cantors in the Sanctuary reflect the awe-inspiring nature of the High Holy Days and feature music by the Temple Choir under the direction of BHC Music Director Jimmy Galdieri.
Separate services for Newborn—Pre-K and for K—3rd grades. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Alternative Service is open to everyone and aimed at families with children in 4th grade and above. This service encourages creative and intimate prayer using both prayerbooks and projected prayers. American Sign Language interpreting will be provided.
Sukkot and Simchat Torah
The fall holidays continue with our harvest festival and the celebration of Torah reading and study. Join us for Sukkot and Simchat Torah, evening and morning services. We will enjoy the decorated Sanctuary Sukkah. On Simchat Torah, we will bless our new Youth Education students. At that service, we will dance with the Torahs and then open Torahs all around the Sanctuary.
BHC is happy to provide videostreaming for all of our congregational Shabbat and High Holy Day services. Videostreaming allows those who cannot attend due to health or distance challenges to be able to share in worship with our community. Through our videostreaming link or app, you can watch services live or view any from our archives. Registration is not necessary and this service is completely free. INFO: Jo Ann Windman, Executive Director, email@example.com, 410-764-1587 ext.223.
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Bema Home Connection
For those homebound, hospitalized, or otherwise unable to attend services, BHC Cares provides Bema Home Connection for Shabbat Services and High Holy Days. This enables congregants to hear services through the telephone. Those wishing to reserve a connection through Bema Home Connection for High Holy Day Services should contact the Temple Office, 410-764-1587 and notify us of the Services you wish to hear.
High Holy Day Food Drive
The 2015 High Holy Day Food Drive for GEDCO Cares Food Pantry will kick off at Rosh Hashanah Under The Stars. We will communicate additional details about the drive as we approach Rosh Hashanah. Volunteer support would be greatly appreciated. BHC is a proud member of GEDCO—Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation. INFO: Steve Cornblatt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-868-6867.
Ushers are crucial to smooth and meaningful High Holy Day services. BHC ushers include men and women of many different ages. Brotherhood coordinates our ushers, chaired by Harvey Schevitz. Our ongoing ushers welcome new volunteers to their ushering. Most ushers volunteer for only one service during the High Holy Days. New ushers are welcome for Shabbat as well. INFO: Harvey Schevitz, email@example.com.