Today is December 14, 2017 -

Congregation Beth Israel

A warm community for friendship, learning and worship

535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone: 219-922-0101

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High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are times of reflection and connection; spending the High Holidays with Congregation Beth Israel will lift your spirits. For CBI members and our unaffiliated guests, tickets and photo IDs are required for admittance. Please contact our office at 219-922-0101.

Saturday, Sept.  16

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 video “Music of the High Holidays” with two Chicago area’s cantors, Cantor Alberto Mizrahi of Anshe Emet Synagogue, and Cantor Vicky Glikin of Congregation Solel, as they explore how music helps define not only the prayers, but the essence of the new year.

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Rosh Hashanah Services
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day: Thursday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.
Rosh Hashanah, 2nd Day: Friday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.

Yom Kippur Services
Kol Nidrei: Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:15 p.m.
Yom Kippur Morning: Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m., Yizkor
Yom Kippur Evening: Saturday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.

High Holiday Youth Services

Rosh Hashanah, 1st Day: Thursday, Sept. 21
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur Morning: Saturday, Sept. 30
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur Evening: Saturday, Sept. 30
7  to 7:20 p.m. – Student Havdalah

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. Children should meet at the Chapel with Julie Bachar, Principal of our school no later than 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Break the Fast

Join us for our Break the Fast on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:20 p.m., immediately following our concluding service.  It is free! But, for planning purposes we ask you to confirm your attendance by responding to this email, or calling the office.

Read about Rosh Hashanah

Read about Yom Kippur 

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