The Institute for Judaic Services – 2014 High Holy Days

We are proud to announce that the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies at SaddleBrooke will be providing High Holy Days Services for the twelfth consecutive year. We are also pleased to announce that Rabbi Sanford Seltzer, who has conducted the Services at SaddleBrooke in 2006 and in 2011-2013, will be back. He has many years’ experience as a pulpit Rabbi as well as having served in various academic capacities.

Sarah Bollt will return as our Cantorial Soloist accompanied by Carolyn Cochran at the keyboard. Sarah is a member of the adult choir at Congregation or Chadash as well as the community choir Kol Shirah. She is the Executive Assistant to Rabbi Samuel Cohon and Rabbi Batsheva Appel of Temple Emanu-El in Tucson.

2014 High Holy Days will be observed:

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Day One, Thursday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah Day Two, Friday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah services will be held in the West Ballroom of the MountainView Country Club.

Kol Nidre, Friday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Yom Kippur, Saturday, October 4 at 9:30 a.m. with Morning Service at 9:30 a.m., Torah Study/Discussion at 3:00 p.m., Afternoon Service at 4:00 p.m. and Yizkor at 4:45 p.m. with Concluding Service to follow.

Services for Yom Kippur will be held in the HOA 1 Activities Center.

Please feel free to pass this information on to family and friends who might be interested in attending High Holy Days services.

The Institute will be collecting food donations at services and contributions for Project Isaiah, an effort to provide for the needs of the over three hundred families served by the food shelf of Impact of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services).

Members have received information on the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance to honor family members and friends. They are urged to respond promptly.

Save the Dates!

Shabbat Services for fall 2014 will be held on the Friday evenings of October 31, November 21 and December 19. An optional dinner precedes our lively Shabbat services, followed by a beautiful Oneg Shabbat. Sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat is a meaningful way in which to mark a milestone event in the family. Details of Shabbat celebrations will follow.

The Institute has expanded its programs and activities throughout the year to include classes led by Rabbi Seltzer on such topics as the American Jewish Community, interreligious perspectives on Jerusalem and Jewish customs and beliefs. The Institute is also able to provide a service for shiva and yahrzeit observance when called upon.

For further information about High Holy Day services and the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies, please contact Joel Wyner at 825-8175, Sandy McNabb at  825-4122 or Sam Horowitz at 468-6994.