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First Friday Dinner and Report Back from RAICES San Antonio

On our regular First Friday shabbat dinner together, Sara Schley will report back from an impactful trip she and daughter, Maya Laur, took to San Antonio. Sara's impressions and readings she will share from Maya will inform us and "put a face on" a corner of the international migration challenges.
Talk proceeds pot-luck supper with shabbat table blessings and songs.
Rabbi Andrea will provide "simple supper," a hearty soup, breads and spreads. Fell free to supplement with other dishes if your schedule allows.

Simchat Torah!

At our equinox festival of Simchat Torah, we finish reading the Torah and begin reading again straight away. Also known as the holiday when we dance around with the torahs. The stylings of our own in-house Klezmer band will support our dancing this year. Snacks and refreshments, including a few "L'Chayyims," (i.e. alcoholic beverages) for those who imbibe.

Yizkor of Sukkot

Our harvest season closes with Sukkot, and this last day, called Shmini Atzeret, is also a day of remembering our deceased loved ones. Please come if you can help make the minyan for the Yizkor service, 10-12. Followed by a light kiddush.

Yom Kippur Services

A full day of prayer and reflection is planned for Yom Kippur. Childcare will be provided 10 AM - 12 PM.

  • 9:15 AM: Arrival/meditation

  • 10 AM: Services: morning service, Yom Kippur liturgies, Torah reading, and sermon.

  • 11 AM-12 PM Children's Service led by Kim Audette

  • 1:30 PM: Yizkor

  • 4 PM: Yoga

Kol Nidrei Services

We will stand for Kol Nidre in sacred community - many dressed in white - wearing our tallises for the ancient prayer of release, beginning at 6:00 PM sharp. Ellen Nuffer will represent us in prayer for the Kol Nidre and the Yom Kippur evening service. It is tradition to avoid wearing leather.

Temple Israel does not sell tickets for the high holidays. Donations (and new members) are welcome.

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