Beginning today (Sept. 18), until further notice, no parking will be available on our parking lot on the CVS side. There will still be limited handicap parking (ONLY) beside the handicap access door.
Shabbat services will be held on Friday night beginning at 7:00. We will have a ceremony to celebrate the conversion of Karen Arenson at the beginning of services. In honor of Karen’s becoming a Jew, the Arensons are sponsoring the Oneg.
Torah study will be held at 10:30 on Saturday. We will be studying parashat Nitzavim. We have also decided as a group to meet in the library from now on.
Just a reminder to be careful around our construction, and to enter the building at the handicap entrance.
Religious School will meet at 10:00 on Sunday. Because of the construction, we are asking that you not allow your children go out to the Parking Lot unsupervised or to play in the parking lot. It is quite dangerous right now.
Our first High Holy Days event will be Selichot on Sunday, September 21st. At 5:00 we will be showing the movie, The Book Thief, the story of Liesel, a young girl and her relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. We will eat a pot-luck dinner during the showing of the movie. Bring a dish to share; drinks and dessert will be provided. Following the movie, we will have our annual Selichot service. The Selichot service itself is quite short, and somber.
Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin on Wednesday night beginning at 8:00. Rosh Hashanah day services will begin at 10:00 Thursday morning, September 25th. They will be followed by our annual Rosh Hashanah luncheon. (You have made your reservations, right?) After lunch we will caravan out to Emerald Lake (behind the Post Office on the circle) for our Tashlich service.
Due to our construction, the parking lot will not be available for Rosh Hashanah services. Please use the Methodist church parking lot and enter the sanctuary through the sanctuary doors. For those who have difficulty walking, there will be parking available at the lot behind the synagogue, and you can enter through the current handicap entrance. We ask that if you are able to walk from the Methodist church to the synagogue, that you not park behind the synagogue, so those who need those spots will have them available.
Next week’s Weekly Update will be published on Wednesday due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Please look for it, as there may be a change concerning the parking situation.
NEEDED: A volunteer to clean and polish the candlesticks after services on Friday. Please call the office if you would like to do this mitzvah.