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High Holy Days Schedule

2013/5774

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Hearing Loop Installed

BHC has installed a new hearing loop system in our main gathering areas that effortlessly ties into a tiny receiver already built into most hearing aids and cochlear implants. Hearing loops transmit the audio from a PA system directly to telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. Simply switch your hearing aid to T Coil.

The BHC Hearing Loop Project was supported by generous gifts from Dr. Ira Kolman, Betty W. Cohen and the Selma T. & Joseph Wagner Fund.
INFO: David Weis, dweis@bhcong.org or 410-764-1587, ext. 243

Tickets are required for all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services.

SelichotCemetery ServicesErev Rosh HashanahRosh HashanahShabbat Shuva

 

Selichot, Saturday, August 31 • BHC 

8:30 pm - Selichot, BHC

 

Selichot is late night preparation for the High Holy Days. The evening begins at 8:30 PM with refreshments. At 9 pm, we will follow with an enlighting program during which we will explore the Civil Rights Movement on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.  We will talk about the role of Jews in the Civil Rights Movement, and share stories about BHC’s own Rabbi Morris Lieberman and Rabbi Murray Saltzman. BHC Congregant Ted Williams will lead the discussion and bring his own perspective to the complicated partnership between African-Americans and Jews in the efforts to bring about momentous change.  We will punctuate the lively discussion with excerpts from WEAA, 88.9 FM’s, recent program called “The Music and the Movement,” featuring the works of such jazz greats as John Coltrane and Charles Mingus and their connection to Civil Rights.

 

At 10 pm, we will conclude with the powerful music and poetic readings of Selichot.  Kol Rinnah, our choir, will assist us in our spiritual preparation for the High Holy Days.  Join us as we consider the intersection of personal repentance and the partnerships and efforts that were crucial to the Civil Rights Movement.


Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 4 • Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars
6 pm - Family Service, Oregon Ridge Park with the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, with service led by Rabbi Sachs-Kohen and Cantor Solomon. Park opens at 4:30 pm. This is the only BHC service open to the public. Free tickets are required and may be reserved at www.rhunderthestars.com or by calling 443-524-0284.
High Holy Day Food Drive Kick-Off: The 2013 High Holy Day Food Drive for GEDCO Cares Food Pantry will kick off on Wednesday, September 4 at Rosh Hashanah Under The Stars and continue until Friday, September 27. We will communicate additional details about the drive as we approach Rosh Hashanah. We will collect at BHC near the Hoffberger Chapel entrance and on the parking lot during the food drive. Volunteer support would be greatly appreciated.

Although collecting for GEDCO Cares is a year-round effort at BHC, our biggest collection occurs during the High Holy Days. We are again counting on our membership to come through for GEDCO Cares. BHC is a proud member of GEDCO—Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation. Contact Steve Cornblatt, 410-868-6867, with any questions or to learn more about this important social action priority.

8 pm - Evening Service, BHC Sanctuary
Rosh Hashanah, Thursday, September 5
Children's Services
9 am - For families with newborns through pre-kindergarten, Goodwin Center
9 am - For families with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade, Hoffberger Chapel
Family Service
9:30 am - For families with children in 4th through 8th grades, Straus Social Hall

Morning Service

10 am - BHC Sanctuary

Shabbat Shuva, Friday, September 6

6:15 pm - Shabbat Shuva Worship

Cemetery Memorial Services, Sunday, September 8
10:30 am - Belair Road Cemetery

Noon - Berrymans Lane Cemetery. Liturgy of this service will be available in Russian.

Holocaust Memorial Service immediately follows at Berrymans Lane

Directions to the cemeteries, click here.
Kol Nidre, Friday, September 13

7:30 pm (Note: New Time) - Evening Worship, BHC Sancutary

Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 14

Children's Worship

9 am - For families with newborns through pre-kindergarten, Goodwin Center
9 am - For families with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade, Hoffberger Chapel

Family Worship

9:30 am - For families with children in 4th through 8th grades, Straus Social Hall

10 am - Morning Worship, BHC Sanctuary

12:30 pm - Ruth and Robert Taubman Program of Music & Meditation, Dalsheimer Auditorium

1:45 pm - Study Session with Rabbi Busch, Straus Social Hall

1:45 pm - Guided Meditation, Goodwin Canter

2:45 pm - Afternoon Service, BHC Sanctuary

This year will again include using the pilot edition of a planned new High Holy Day prayerbook, only at this one service. Be part of the development of this new prayerbook. Also, Nancy Aiken and Sol Goldstein join us as we continue our recent practice of having BHC Congregants share personal reflections on the impact Judaism has had on their lives.

4:30 pm - Memorial Service - Yizkor, BHC Sanctuary

4:30 pm - YK Family Experience (then join the Congregation to hear the final shofar), Fink Assembly

5:30 pm - Neilah, BHC Sanctuary

Break-Fast, immediately following Neilah. Full meal, kiddush-style. COST: $25 adults; $15, children under 12. Reservations required by Monday, September 9.
Mail checks made payable to BHC, attn: Francie Gill, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.
Sukkot

Wednesday, September 18

7 pm - Service, BHC Sanctuary

Thursday, September 19
10 am - Service, BHC Sanctuary
Congregational Kiddush following in the Sukkah
Simchat Torah
Wednesday, September 25
6:30 pm - Service and Consecration, BHC Sanctuary
Thursday, September 26 
10 am - Service, BHC Sanctuary
Congregational Kiddush following in the Sukkah