Today is September 20, 2018 -

Congregation Beth Israel

A warm community for friendship, learning and worship

535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone: 219-922-0101
Email: office@cbi-nwi.org

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High Holidays

Selichot Program and Service Saturday, September 1
Selichot is a series of penitential prayers that are designed to prepare the worshiper for the High Holy Days. A cycle of prayers, hymns and reflections are recited that employ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur themes and music in an effort to aid our preparation for the holy days ahead.
Before the service, we will watch “The New York Cantors,” Yaakov Lemmer, Azi Schwartz, and Netanel Hershtik. These three cantors, all rising stars in the American Jewish music scene, come together in Amsterdam’s revered 17th century Portuguese Synagogue for this moving concert of Jewish sacred and secular music.

Cantor Keith Miller at CBI
We are pleased to welcome again Cantor Keith Miller as our High Holiday Cantor. Cantor Miller has 25 years of experience as cantor and teacher. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Challah, Roses & Honey
Sisterhood will be selling Challah, Roses and this year, Honey too! Prices stayed the same so that should make everyone happy. Pick up an order form in the CBI office or just call (219) 922-0101 to place your order.

Rosh Hashanah Services
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9
Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day: Monday, September 10
Rosh Hashanah, 2nd Day: Tuesday, September 11

Join us for Tashlich
Join us on Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day: Monday, September 10
Tashlich “casting off” in Hebrew and involves symbolically casting off the sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread into a body of flowing water. Just as the water carries away the bits of bread, so too are sins symbolically carried away. In this way the participant hopes to start the New Year with a clean slate.

Yom Kippur Services
Kol Nidrei: Tuesday, September 18
Yom Kippur Morning: Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur Evening: Wednesday, September 19

High Holy Days Youth Services
Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day: Monday, September 10
Yom Kippur Morning: Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur Evening: Wednesday, September– Student Havdalah

High Holiday Babysitting
Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day: Monday, September 10
Yom Kippur Morning: Wednesday, September 19

Children, Parents Invited to a Special Havdalah at Neilah
At Neilah, the final service of Yom Kippur, all children ages 13 and under are invited to participate in a beautiful processional and singing as part of Havdalah.

Break the Fast
Wednesday, September 19
Once again, CBI Sisterhood invites the congregation to break the fast with them following the final blast of the shofar.
It is free! But, for planning purposes we ask you to confirm your attendance by Friday, September 14.

Read About the High Holy Days
Get the answers to all your questions here:

Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur

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