Service Schedule

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Our services this year will be offered both in-person and online.

Registration is optional for members and available here.

*Childcare is available.  RSVP required.

Streaming services are available on the following platforms. Click the button to watch at the date and time of service:

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 25

7:00 pm - Evening Service | Sanctuary

Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz

Cantor Gershon Silins, Don Megahan, Greg Siegle, and Rodef Shira Choir

Rosh Hashanah Day
Monday, September 26

9:00 am - Young Children's Service | Levy Hall

Rabbi Larry Freedman

 

10:00 am - Youth Service and Program | Levy Hall

Yael Eads

10:00 am - Rosh Hashanah Service* | Sanctuary

Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz

Cantor Gershon Silins, Don Megahan, and Greg Siegle

Rosh Hashanah, 2nd Day
Tuesday, September 27 

10:00 am | Cohen Chapel

This interactive service will focus on prayers unique to Rosh Hashanah, and take a look at the "Akedah," the Torah portion traditionally read on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, in which Abraham is called to sacrifice his son Isaac.

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, October 4

7:00pm - Evening Service | Sanctuary

Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz

Cantor Gershon Silins and Don Megahan

Yom Kippur Day
Wednesday, October 5

9:00 am - Young Children's Service | Levy Hall

Rabbi Larry Freedman

 

10:00 am - Youth Service and Program | Levy Hall

Yael Eads

10:00 am - Yom Kippur Service* | Sanctuary

Rabbis Jessica Locketz and Sharyn Henry

Cantor Gershon Silins, Don Megahan, and Greg Siegle

4:30 pm - Yizkor and Neilah Service | Sanctuary

Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz

Cantor Gershon Silins, Don Megahan, and Rodef Shira Choir

Congregational Break-the-Fast to Follow | Aaron Court

Sponsored by Women of Rodef Shalom

Additional Holiday Services and Programs

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Torah Study

Saturday mornings at 8:45 am | September 3, 10, 17, 24

Lippman Library and Zoom

Throughout the month of Elul, we will focus on Psalm

27 (typically recited during this time) and prayers

from the High Holy Day liturgy:

September 3 | Psalm 27

September 10 | Avinu Malkeinu

September 17 | Kol Nidre

September 24 | V’dui (Confessional Prayers)

Preparing for the High Holy Days

Tuesdays, 7:30 pm | September 6,13, 20

Lippman Library and Zoom

This three-session adult learning series will explore some of the major themes of the High Holy Days and prepare us to reconnect to our tradition during this sacred season.

 

September 6 | Holy Texts: Torah and Haftarah readings for the Days of Awe with Rabbi Sharyn Henry

September 13 |  The Ins and Outs of Teshuvah (Repentance) with Rabbi Jessica Locketz

September 20 | The Art of Forgiveness with Rabbi Sharyn Henry

Community Selichot
Saturday Evening, September 17 | Congregation Beth Shalom

Join us at Congregation Beth Shalom for this community evening of programming and prayer:

7:10 pm | Minchah

7:55 pm | Ma'ariv

8:09 pm | Havdalah

8:15 pm | Film Clip & Discussion

9:15 pm | Refreshments

9:30 pm | Niggunim & Selichot Service

Service of Remembrance

Sunday, October 2 at 11:00 am | West View Cemetery

As we prepare for a new year, so do we reflect on our past, remembering those no longer with us.  Mark this season by joining Rabbi Henry at Rodef Shalom's West View Cemetery for this brief and intimate service.
 

Tashlich
Sunday, October 2 at 5:00 pm

Meet at the Lower Frick Park Parking Lot

At Tashlich, we begin the new year symbolically casting

off last year’s sins by tossing pebbles or bread

crumbs into a body of water. This year, we are taking

part in “Reverse Tashlich,” and will be cleaning up

stream beds in Frick Park, thereby removing human

“sins” from the water.  

Yom Kippur Afternoon Reflection & Renewal

Wednesday, October 5

12:30 pm - Traditional Lecture by Dr. Walter Jacob

Sanctuary & Live-streamed

 

1:30 pm - Reflective Walk with Rabbi Sharyn Henry

This is an opportunity to get outside and reflect on the themes of Yom Kippur. The entire walk is about an hour, split roughly in half between walking and sitting/reflecting. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in the Commons Area.

 

1:30 pm - "I haven’t heard this before!" Jewish Music in the United Kingdom with Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins

Lippman Library & Zoom

Jewish music in the progressive synagogues in the UK is completely different from what we know in the United States. Cantor Gershon will demonstrate with recordings of this music, which you have never heard before.

 

2:30 pm - "What do our sacred texts say about reproductive rights?" with Rabbi Jessica Locketz

Lippman Library & Zoom

 

3:30 pm - How can the stories of our martyrs help us with our own teshuvah?

Sanctuary & Live-streamed

Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz will lead us through a short service dedicated to Jews who lived--and died--in adherence to their Jewish values.