Each year, Rabbi Rosen selects readings and poems from a wide variety of sources other than our prayerbook in order to deepen and enrich our experience of the High Holiday liturgy. Out of respect for the value of Bal Tashchit (Do Not Waste), we will not be providing printed copies of these readings at our services. If you wish to have a copy during services, click here to view and download the readings.
On the second day of Rosh Hashanah and the afternoon of Yom Kippur, we have a number of discussion groups on topics ranging from the Torah portions to various aspects of Jewish living. The discussion leaders this year are congregation members who have been asked to lead discussions about topics that are relevant to the introspective themes of the High Holidays. We look forward to having you participate. Additional details about the discussion groups will be available during High Holiday services. Click here to view this year's topics.
Open Mic (Submission Deadline: September 12, 2012)
The Open Mic on Yom Kippur afternoon is an opportunity for JRC members to share their personal reflections on issues of a religious, spiritual or social nature. Open Mic is open only to adult JRC members. To ensure that we give an opportunity to the maximum number of speakers, presentations must be held to a 500-word maximum. Personal attacks, endorsements for political office, and solicitations for support for political office are not permitted. Submissions should be emailed to Ann Kaplan-Perkins at email@example.com, or dropped off at the JRC office by September 12.
Everyone who owns or has access to a shofar and wishes to participate in the group shofar blowing on Rosh Hashanah and at the end of Yom Kippur is invited to do so. JRC shofar-master Carol Goldbaum will teach her annual shofar blowing workshop for all levels on Sunday, September 9 at 10:45 am. For more information, contact Carol Goldbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JRC’s Tashlich service is held at Lake Michigan on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 17, at 4:30 p.m. This traditional ceremony of casting sins into the water is given contemporary meaning. Meet at Dawes Park (between Church and Lake Street) on the north side of the lagoon. Bring assorted stale breads for the ceremony. For more information, contact Jeff Winter at email@example.com.
Yizkor Service & Memorial Book (Submission Deadline: August 31, 2012)
It is a tradition to honor our beloved deceased by reciting Yizkor (memorial) prayers on Yom Kippur afternoon. Rabbi Rosen reads submitted names of Members’ loved ones who have died since last Rosh Hashanah during the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur afternoon. Please click here for more details and to submit the names of your loved ones for inclusionon.
High Holiday Meal Sharing
Are you interested in hosting fellow JRC members for a holiday meal or sharing the celebration at someone's home? It's a great way to make new friends at JRC. Contact Robin Eisen Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner, Rosh Hashanah lunch or to break the fast on Yom Kippur.