Temple B'Nai Israel of Anderson
1302 Oakland Avenue
Post Office Box 491
Anderson, South Carolina 29622
864-226-0310 / www.templeofanderson.com

Temple B’nai Israel of Anderson
Welcomes You to Our High Holiday Services


Unlike the other major Jewish holidays, the High Holidays - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - are not related to historical events. Nor are they joyous holidays. The Days of Awe, as they have come to be called, are purely religious holidays which celebrate G-d’s role as Master of the Universe. They emphasize morality, self-examination, spirituality, and holiness.
Rosh Hashanah stresses the concept of “return to G-d,” who in His mercy is willing to receive the penitent, forgive his sins, and offer him an opportunity to begin the New Year with a clean slate. The gates of repentance remain open until the Day of Atonement, at which time the final decree is established: “Who will live and who will die; who will be serene and who will be disturbed; who will be poor and who will be rich; who will be humbled and who will be exalted.”
Yom Kippur is considered the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar, although in the Jewish legal system the Sabbath surpasses it in importance. Its five services, beginning with Kol Nidre service and ending twenty-four hours later with the Neilah service, bring to an end the Days of Awe. After the Neilah service (“the closing of the gates”), the shofar is sounded, and the congregation leaves to face another year.

SCHEDULE – 2023 / 5784
Service Leader: Dr. Peter Cohen

All Services will be in person (masks are optional) or on Zoom

Erev Rosh Hashanah Friday, September 15, 2023 8:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah 1st Day Saturday, September 16, 2023 10:00am
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day  Sunday, September 17, 2023  10:00 am
Shabbat Service Friday Evening, September 22, 2023 6:45 pm
Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre Sunday, September 24, 2023  7:30 pm
Day of Atonement  Monday, September 25, 2023 
Break: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Marty Slann’s annual discussion: “World War 3, what’s in it for you" 3:00 pm
Yom Kippur Services Resumes  4:00 pm
Yom Kippur Yizkor Memorial Service  5:30 pm (approx)
Shofar Blowing  7:30 pm (approx)
“Break the Fast”  Just after Sundown

For questions, email: President@templeofanderson.com

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