High Holy Days


Click Here for the 2017/5778 High Holy Day Schedule

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Rabbi Groffman’s High Holy Day Sermons

Erev Rosh HaShanah Sermon 5777

Rosh HaShanah Morning Sermon 5777

Kol Nidri Sermon 5777

Yom Kippur Traditional Morning Service Sermon 5777

Rabbi Patz was a guest Rabbi in Puerto Rico and would like to share some of his sermons with us

Erev Yom Kippur 5777 – Temple Beth Sholom – Puerto Rico

Yom Kippur Yizkor 5777 -Temple Beth Sholom – Puerto Rico

The High Holy Days are a time for reflection, repentance and gathering together as a temple community. Inspirational High Holiday Services are conducted by Rabbi Groffman and Cantor Epstein. They include a full choir and cellist along with musical accompaniment. The services offer worshippers the opportunity to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the year ahead. On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, we worship using a creative service. Following the concluding service of Yom Kippur, our temple family joins together for a traditional break-the-fast.

Our congregation has services for everyone.

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah services are held at 8:00 p.m.
  • On Rosh Hashanah morning, we offer a family service at 9:00 a.m.that lasts 75 minutes. Rabbi Groffman tells an appropriate story instead of a sermon at this service. At the same time, a Tot Rosh Hashanah program is held downstairs for preschool age children.
  • Our regular Rosh Hashanah service takes place at 11:15 a.m.
  • A Tashlich service is held at Cedar Grove Park at 2:15 p.m.on the first day of Rosh Hashanah
  • Services for the second day of Rosh Hashanah are at 10:00 a.m.
  • Kol Nidre services begin at 8:00 p.m.
  • On Yom Kippur morning, we offer a family service at 9:00 a.m.that last 75 minutes. Rabbi Groffman tells an appropriate story instead of a sermon at this service. At the same time, a Tot Yom Kippur  program is held downstairs for preschool age children.
  • Our regular Yom Kippur service takes place at 11:15 a.m.
  • Afternoon programming and services begin at 3:00 p.m. until the conclusion of Yom Kippur
  • The High Holy Day period continues with the celebration of Sukkot. Sukkot morning worship is held at 10:00 a.m.
  • Services for Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah and Yizkor are held at 10:00 a.m.
  • A Simchat Torah celebration and consecration of new Religious School students takes place in the evening, usually at 6:30 p.m..

Please be sure to check our calendar for current service dates and times