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High Holidays

High Holidays 2021/5782

The Beth Sholom Board of Trustees, Rabbi, Cantor and staff wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year!

Click DONATION to contribute to our High Holiday fundraising campaign. 

In compliance with CDC guidelines and Covid-19 restrictions on group gatherings, our Board, and in consult with health and medical experts, we have established the health criteria for participation in  Beth Sholom congregational events.  All High Holiday services will take place in the Beth Sholom sanctuary, with the exception of our Erev Rosh Hashanah service which will take place at the Baker Park Bandshell.  All persons ages 16 and older who attend events at Beth Sholom must be fully vaccinated, and wearing face masks is required for ALL PERSONS while they are in our building.  We will continue to monitor the situation until the Holidays and make adjustments as may be necessary. 

Reservations for High Holiday seats are now closed. Please stay tuned to this page for any updates to our High Holiday plans..   

For those not joining us in person, all services held in our sanctuary will be broadcast live and available for virtual participation by clicking LIVE STREAM.

  • Mon., Sep. 6: Erev Rosh Hashanah at 6:30 pm (Baker Park Bandshell - no live-stream)
  • Tue., Sep. 7: First Day Rosh Hashanah services at 9:00 am
  • Tue., Sep. 7: Tashlich at 5:00 pm (Baker Park)
  • Wed., Sep. 8: Second Day Rosh Hashanah services at 9:00 am
  • Wed., Sep 8: Rosh Hashanah Luncheon following services (reservations required) 
  • Wed., Sep. 15: Kol Nidre services at 7:00 pm
  • Thu., Sep. 16: Yom Kippur services at 9:00 am
  • Thu., Sep. 16: Prayer Study Session at 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Thu., Sep. 16: Yom Kippur Mincha/Neilah at 6:15 pm
  • Thu., Sep. 16: Tailgate Break-the-Fast following Neilah services 

If you are joining us via our live-streamed services, you may follow along using ouVIRTUAL MACHZOR.  The password is Market1011


Tashlich  
A tradition dating back to at least the 15th century and observed on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Tashlich means “casting off” in Hebrew. Participants symbolically cast off their sins of the previous year into a body of flowing water, which carries them away. In this way, participants hope to start the new year with a clean slate.

This year, Tashlich will be Tuesday, September 7th, at 5 pm in Baker Park at the corner of Bentz St. and Carroll Parkway.


Shofar Blowing
As we did last, we have set up shofar "blast sites" throughout the community on Tuesday, September 7th, to provide safe opportunities for everyone to fulfill the obligation of hearing the sounds of the shofar.    Here is the list of locations and schedules:

  • 3:00 pm - Whittier Lake Park, 2200 Whittier Drive, (near the picnic pavillion), Frederick
  • 3:00 pm - Mazzaroth Vineyard, 8333 Myersville Rd., Middletown 
  • 3:00 pm - Clover Hill Park, 8122 Glendale Dr., (in the large open field beyond the footbridge), Frederick
  • 5:00 pm - Baker Park, Carroll Parkway & North Bentz, Frederick  
     

Yizkor
Yizkor will be recited on Yom Kippur morning and on Shemini Atzeret.  It is traditional on Yom Kippur to make a donation in memory of loved ones. 

Printed copies of our BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE booklet, which will be used on Yom Kippur and at Yizkor services throughout the year, will be available from the congregation to those who donated to the Book. 


2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Lunch and Break-the-Fast
For those who made reservations, the congregation will host a luncheon following morning services on the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 8th, in the Staley Park Pavillion.

Also, following the the Neilah service at the conclusion of Yom Kippur on Thursday, September 16th, join us for our Tailgate Break-The Fast in the Beth Sholom parking lot.  Bring your own favorite foods.

Sat, October 16 2021 10 Cheshvan 5782