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High Holy Days Schedule


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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

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Selichot  |  Saturday, September 5, 8 PM

The evening of Selichot is a chance to prepare oneself spiritually for the High Holy Days. For the last several years, BHC has used Selichot as a chance to explore artistic approaches and ideas as we prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This year, join us as we explore the woodcuts that appear in the Mishkan Hanefesh, the new Reform Jewish prayerbook. We will consider their themes as we explore the wide range of poetry found in these new books. Our discussion will be led by Rabbi Busch and BHC congregant and Hoffberger Gallery Chair Marcia Bornfriend. Come learn and discuss. Our Selichot evening consists of a reception, followed by the discussion of “The Art and Poetry of the Machzor,” and then the Selichot Service. This brief service features beautiful and special music by Kol Rinnah, our volunteer choir.

Erev Rosh Hashanah  |  Sunday, September 13

Rosh Hashanah Under The Stars, 6 PM

Don’t miss BHC’s unique Rosh Hashanah evening service for families and the community. It will be held at Oregon Ridge Park with open seating on the grass. Remember to help BHC’s High Holy Day food drive for GEDCO Cares Food Pantry and bring non-perishable goods. This service is open to all, but registration is required; go to rhunderthestars.com, or call 443-524-0284. For admission, present your printed registration confirmation. Tickets will not be mailed for this service.

Prayers are projected onto a screen. The service is also available for download, rhunderthestars.com, and a limited number of booklets is available. American Sign Language interpreting will be provided.

Directions to the park may be found on the BHC website. In the event of rain, the service will be held at BHC.

Evening Service, 8 PM

Our evening service will be held in BHC's Sanctuary

Rosh Hashanah  |  Monday, September 14

Children's Services, 9 AM

Alternative Service, 9:30 AM

Rosh Hashanah Around the World, 9:45 AM

Children Pre-K—2nd grade are invited for a Rosh Hashanah hands-on activity and snack. Registration is required. INFO and registration: Brad Cohen, Director of Education, bcohen@bhcong.org or ext. 290.

Morning Service, 10 AM

Shabbat Shuva  |  Friday, September 19, 6:15 PM

Cemetery Memorial Services  |  Sunday, September 20

Belair Road Cemetery, 10:30 AM

Berrymans Lane Cemetery, NOON

Holocaust Memorial Service immediately follows at Berrymans Lane Cemetery. Click here for directions to our cemeteries.

Kol Nidre  |  Tuesday, September 22, 7:30 PM

Yom Kippur  |  Wednesday, September 23

Children's Services, 9 AM

Alternative Service, 9:30 AM

Morning Service, 10 AM

Ruth and Robert Taubman Program of Music & Meditation, 12:30 PM

The annual Ruth and Robert M. Taubman Program of Music and Meditation will focus on the theme “L’Dor V’Dor: Gratitude Through the Generations.” The program will offer reflections on the many blessings that come to us throughout the life cycle. It will feature actors Ava Lenet and Stan Weiman and pianist Lisa Weiss, who are all BHC congregants and outstanding musicians from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Featured composers are Mozart, Bach, Cohen, Mendelssohn and Bloch. This mid-day hour of beautiful readings and music offers an artistic and meditative space for Yom Kippur reflection.

Study Session with Rabbi Busch, 1:45 PM

A lively, interactive discussion connecting current events with Yom Kippur themes.

Guided Meditation, 1:45 PM

Join us to explore how Yom Kippur can help quiet our thinking mind to become more present and in touch with our yetzer hatov—our inclination to do good.

Afternoon Service, 2:45 PM

Yizkor (Memorial Service), 4:30 PM

Yom Kippur Art Exploration, 4:30 PM

Join us for an interactive and creative program, for children Pre-K—5th grades accompanied by an adult, led by Director of Education Brad Cohen. Following, join the congregation in the Sanctuary to hear the final shofar blasts.

Neilah (Concluding Service), 5:30 PM

Neilah is a time of unparalleled spiritual fulfillment in which the entire family can share; all are welcome.

Break-Fast, following Neilah

Join us to Break-Fast on Yom Kippur with fellow congregants and friends with a full kiddush-style meal. The cost is $28 for adults and $18 for children under 12. Reservations are required by Wednesday, September 16. Mail checks payable to BHC, Attn: Francie Gill, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208. INFO: Carol J. Caplan, 410-764-1587, ext. 270.

Erev Sukkot  |  Sunday, September 27, 7 PM

Sukkot  |  Monday, September 28, 10 AM

Congregational Kiddush following in the Sukkah

Erev Simchat Torah  |  Sunday, October 4, 6:30 PM

Simchat Torah  |  Monday, October 5, 10 AM

Congregational Kiddush following in the Sukkah