13th annual High Holy Day services schedule

The Institute for Judaic Services and Studies announces its thirteenth annual High Holy Day services in SaddleBrooke. Rabbi Sanford Seltzer will be returning to lead services. He has many years’ experience as a pulpit rabbi as well as having served in various academic capacities. The Rabbi has authored numerous publications and the SaddleBrooke community has benefited from the classes he has provided.

Sarah Bollt will also return as the Cantorial Soloist for the High Holy Day services, accompanied by Carolyn Cochran at the keyboard. Sarah is a member of the education staff of Congregation Anshei Israel in Tucson.

The 2015 High Holy Day services will be observed from Sunday evening, September 13 through Monday, September 15 with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) and concluding with the observance of Yom Kippur-the Day of Atonement will follow with Kol Nidre on the evening of Tuesday, September 22 and continuing on Wednesday, September 23.

Complete details of services will be shared with the membership shortly. The Institute looks forward to celebrating the High Holy Days with the community.

Shabbat services are held once a month on Friday evenings from October through April. An optional dinner precedes our lively services followed by a beautiful Oneg Shabbat reception. Sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat is a meaningful way by which you may mark a milestone event in the family. If interested in sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat, please contact Kim Halper at 825-7135.

The Institute has expanded its programs and activities to include classes led by Rabbi Seltzer on such topics as the American Jewish Community, inter-religious perspectives on Jerusalem and Jewish custom and belief. Special guest speakers have also visited SaddleBrooke.

For further information about the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies, please contact Joel Wyner at 825-8175 or Sam Horowitz at 468-6994.