HIGH HOLIDAYS

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High Holidays At-A-Glance

High Holiday Overview

Additional High Holiday Information

Seating Request Form

RSVP for Tot Chag or Family Service

Map of Stevenson's Owings Mills North Campus (for Tashlich)

We look forward to welcoming you to Beth Israel Congregation's High Holiday services as we pray together for a year of peace, enrichment and happiness. Please join us at one of the many High Holiday experiences we have created for our Beth Israel community.

5778 High Holiday Dates and Times

  • Saturday, September 16: Selichot  
    • 7:10pm - Mincha/Maariv/Havdallah
    • 8:00pm - Selichot Program. "Repair:  Does an apology restore the relationship?" A short film and discussion on the Jewish view of forgiveness and what makes it worthwhile.
    • 9:00pm - Selichot and Memorial Plaque Dedication
    • 9:45pm - Collation and Reception

  • Wednesday, September 20: Erev Rosh Hashanah
    • 5:50pm - Mincha 
    • 6pm - Maariv

  • Thursday, September 21: Rosh Hashanah Day 1  
    • 8:30am - Morning Service in David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary
    • 9:45 & 11:15am - Tot Chag (Service) 
    • 10:30am - Family Service in Multi-Purpose Room
    • 10:30am - Youth Programs 
    • 10:45 - 11:30am - Learning with Rabbi Marc Blatt in Chapel:"Who is this God we are praying to?" In this session we will explore God's 13 Attributes, first mentioned in Exodus, and expounded upon by the sages. Come join your voice in the conversation and learn more about God.
    • 5:15pm - Meet at Stevenson University to walk to Gwynns Falls stream, Tashlich Ceremony at Stevenson
    • 6:00pm - Evening Service in outdoor sanctuary, weather permitting, or in David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary

  • Friday, September 22: Rosh Hashanah Day 2  
    • 8:30am - Morning Service in David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary
    • 10:30am - Youth Programs
    • 10:45 - 11:30am - Learning with Rachel V. Glaser in Chapel: Mysteries of the Mahzor - Understanding Teshuvah: Repentance Beyond Apology: In this session we will explore what our tradition says about Repentance as Opportunity for Transformation and how these understandings can inform and enrich our High Holiday experience.
    • 11:00am - Tot Chag (Service)
    • 6:00pm - Evening Service in outdoor sanctuary, weather permitting, or David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary

  • Friday, September 29: Kol Nidre  
    • 5:45pm - Mincha/Kol Nidre in the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary
    • 5:45pm - Youth and Teen Services

  • Saturday, September 30: Yom Kippur 
    • 9:30am - Morning Service in the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary 
    • 9:45 & 11:15am - Tot Chag (Service) in Youth Lounge
    • 11:00am - Family Service in Multipurpose Room
    • 11:00am - Youth Programs in Classrooms
    • 11:15am – 12noon - Learning with Rabbi Marc Blatt in Chapel
    • 1:30pm - approximately Sermon/Yizkor Services in the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary 
    • 3:15 - 4:45pm - Afternoon Break
    • 4:45pm - Mincha in the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary 
    • 6:15pm - Neilah in the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary 
    • 7:30pm - Concluding Shofar in the David Phillip Gresser Sanctuary 

High Holiday Food Drive
Start the new year with a mitzvah. Bring a bag of non-perishable canned and boxed goods, to be donated to needy families.
 
Parking
- Parking in the Beth Israel lot is on a first come, first served basis. 
- Special Needs parking is available and clearly marked in designated areas of the Beth Israel parking lot. 
Overflow Parking: 
  • Thursday, September 21, Rosh Hashanah Day 1 ONLY: Buses will run a continuous route from Stevenson University Mustang Stadium (11005 Owings Mills Blvd.) to Beth Israel from 10am to 1:15pm.
    **Please note: There will be no buses running on Friday, September 22, Rosh Hashanah Day 2. There will be ample parking in the Beth Israel parking lot on Day 2.**
  • Friday, September 29, Kol Nidre: Buses will run a continuous route from Stevenson University Owings Mills North Campus, Ted Herget Way (Gundry Lane) Owings Mills, MD 21117 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Saturday, September 30, Yom Kippur: Buses will run a continuous route from Stevenson University Owings Mills North Campus, Ted Herget Way (Gundry Lane) Owings Mills, MD 21117 from 10am to 3pm.

Tickets
- Please bring your seating ticket with you to present at the door. For security purposes, no one without a ticket will be permitted in the building.
- Beth Israel participates in an informal reciprocal High Holiday seat arrangement with other synagogues, based on seating availability.
Please submit reciprocal seating requests as soon in advance as possible.