Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Yom Shlishi, 5 Av 5778

In order to meet the ritual and spiritual needs of our members, Congregation Shaarey Zedek offers both Refom- and Conservative-style worship services on Shabbat and offers a variety of services on other holidays and Festivals. Please check the synagogue calendar for specific dates and times of holiday and festival services

Preparing for the Yamim Noraim - The High Holy Days

As fall approaches, Jews throughout the world prepare for a unique ten-day period of prayer, self-examination, fasting, and repentance. It is time for the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, the High Holy Days: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These holidays are preceded by a month of reflection: the Hebrew month of Elul. During this time, morning worship includes special penitential prayers and concludes with the blowing of the shofar as a reminder of the approaching season of atonement. In some communities, this is also a time to visit the graves of loved ones.