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High Holy Days 2019/5780

Selichot Services – Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

This is a mood-setting service of prayers of forgiveness that lead us into the proper spiritual state for the coming High Holy Days. Torah covers are changed to white in a special ceremony. One-hour service, beginning with Havdalah, followed by pot-luck dessert table and socializing. Bring a dessert to pass.


Erev Rosh Hashanah Services – Sunday, September 29 – 8 p.m.

Orit Perlman returns as soloist. Service followed by annual Leadership Council New Year reception.


Rosh Hashanah Services – Monday, September 30

9:00 a.m. Family Service, featuring new Mishkan HaNefesh for Youth prayer book.

10:00 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Morning Services followed by Tashlich (throwing away sins ceremony) at Lake Michigan. Apples and honey reception at BHT after Tashlich.


Kol Nidre Services – Tuesday, October 8 – 8 p.m.

Anne Morse Hambrock returns to play a harp rendition of Kol Nidre.


Yom Kippur Services – Wednesday, October 9

10:00 a.m. - Morning service


12:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Afternoon learning and prayer options


2:30 p.m. - Yom Kippur Family service, using new youth prayer book.


3:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Mincha, Yizkor and Neilah services.


4:50 p.m. – NEW! During Yizkor, we hope to be able to offer a special activity time for children, with time to think, create and hear stories about the themes of Yom Kippur. Ages 4-12. Older children are welcome to be helpers. Details coming soon!


5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - NEW! We hope to offer Child Care in the lower level play room for ages 7 and under. Families are encouraged to take their children from childcare and bring them to the sanctuary for Havdalah and the final blast of the Shofar at about 6:20pm. Details coming soon!


6:30 p.m. - Community break-fast following Neilah service. ALL are welcome, whether in the synagogue on Yom Kippur or not. Reservations are required. Contributions are appreciated but not required. 


Erev Sukkot Family Services in the Sukkah. – Sunday, October 13 – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner preceding at 5:30 p.m. Details to follow.


Erev Simchat Torah Services – Sunday October 20 – 6:30 p.m.

Consecration of new religious school students, K-5 and up.


Atzeret Simchat Torah/Yizkor Services – Monday, Oct 21 10:30 a.m.


Yom Tov Passes – High Holiday Registration

The High Holy Days are approaching quickly. Members should have received information about the High Holy Days service schedule and Yom Tov passes. We continue to offer an open-door policy to all guests and manage this process through the distribution of Yom Tov Passes (tickets). All guests are required to register to receive a Yom Tov Pass, which enables us to continue our long tradition of openness while demonstrating the value of temple membership.


Children age 25 and under do not require passes. The pass is a benefit of membership. Ushers will be at the Temple front door to check for Yom Tov passes on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please remember to bring your passes with you. If you are unable to print, there will be Member Yom Tov Passes available at the door.


As in years past, your friends and extended family members are welcome to join you at services. We do ask that you register them in advance. You may register them here. For more information please contact the temple office at 262-654-2716.


Members of other URJ synagogues who request reciprocal seating through contact from their home synagogue will have Yom Tov passes waiting for them at the door. Please have their synagogue contact the Beth Hillel Temple office to make this request.


The holidays are a wonderful time to consider making a gift to the temple. You can now make your gift on-line on our website or can send a donation directly to the temple at:

6050 8th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53143.


Tashlich (Ritual for throwing away our sins)

All ages will enjoy our annual walk to Lake Michigan after Rosh Hashanah morning services. We toss breadcrumbs representing our sins into the lake. Enjoy honey cake, apple cider, and apples and honey at the Temple after Tashlich. Please gather on the front steps of the building after Rosh Hashanah morning services (approximately 12 noon) as we walk together to the lakefront.


Family Services and Activities

Services, designed for families with children ages seven and under, are 45 minutes in length and are offered at 9:00 a.m. on Rosh Hashanah, and at 2:30 p.m. on Yom Kippur.


Children of all ages are encouraged to attend regular services as well. We encourage parents with restless/talkative youngsters to take them out for short breaks until they can sit quietly again. In addition, this year, we are offering an activity and story time for children from 4:50 - 5:30 p.m. on Yom Kippur afternoon, while adult Yizkor services are going on. If you are unable to come earlier in the day, bring the family for this brief part of the day, or stay for the rest of the services, child care, and the break-fast. See above for details.


Team Shofar

Join Team Shofar! Teens and adults (Bar/Bat Mitzvah age or older) are invited to join Beth Hillel’s growing group of Ba’alei Tekiya (Shofar blowers). Adults, as defined above, will play for the morning service on Rosh Hashanah, as well as the final blast of the Shofar on Yom Kippur. If you think you might be interested but need instruction, please see Rabbi Feingold. There are a limited number of shofarot to practice with (while in the building only) and take-home instructions. Pre- Bar/Bat Mitzvah age youth may blow the shofar at the Rosh Hashanah morning family service (9 a.m.) and join the adults at the end of Yom Kippur. Ba’alei Tekiya are expected to practice their skills in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah.


High Holy Days Parking

The parking lots will be cleared by the hospital for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. For additional parking, the First United Methodist Church has graciously given us permission to use their east parking lot on Sheridan Road for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah day, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur day. The parking lot is located at the southwest corner of 60th Street and Sheridan Road, with entrances on Sheridan Road.


Bima Flowers for the High Holidays

Honor your loved ones by donating flowers on the High Holidays or the Shabbat of your choosing. It is always special to have fresh flowers on the bima. High Holiday synagogue flowers (in honor or memory of a loved one) require a donation of $250 per arrangement, per event. Donations must be received by Friday, September 20. The flowers will be selected and ordered by the temple office and acknowledgement of your donation will appear in the High Holy Day printed announcements.


High Holy Day Music

We look forward to the return of our much loved High Holy Day soloist, Orit Perlman. We will also be graced by the performance of Anne Morse Hambrock, harpist on Kol Nidre.


High Holy Day Food Drive

During the High Holy Days, we ask each of our member families to bring a full bag of food to the Temple as part of the national URJ Religious Action Center food drive. Congregants are encouraged also to donate to MAZON, the Jewish national hunger organization. For more information about Mazon see


Fri, January 22 2021 9 Sh'vat 5781