We are excited about our upcoming High Holiday services. These services will bring us closer to ourselves, each other and our God. We are excited about our upcoming High Holiday services. These services will bring us closer to ourselves, each other and our God. 

Families are encouraged to bring children to services – the sanctuary is open to all ages! There will be babysitting for all morning services. Children can feel free to alternate between the main service and babysitting as needed. If you have a young child, feel free to bring a book for him/her to read during services. There will also be a basket of PJ Library books outside of the sanctuary.

On Rosh Hashanah morning, Rabbi Linder will a children’s service at 9am. On Yom Kippur morning, Ira and Regina Goldman and Lizz Bernstein will lead a children’s service at 9am. We encourage all young children to attend; these will be family friendly 30–45 minute services.

Below is the schedule for the High Holiday season. We look forward to praying with you, and wish you a wonderful, blessed New Year.

S’lichot: Saturday, September 16: 6:00 PM

The word S’lichot comes from the Hebrew root meaning “to apologize.” This service is filled with introspective readings and thoughts to help enhance our commitment to t’suvah, the process of “turning;” as we turn to the future and to the best (and perhaps undiscovered) parts of ourselves. 

The evening will begin with the S’lichot service at 6:00 PM. Following that service, we will gather in the social hall for a brief Havdallah service followed by a wonderful oneg.

Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, 9/20 – 8:00 PM: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service (The choir will sing.)

Thursday, 9/21 – 9:00 AM: Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service led by Rabbi Linder. This will be in the sanctuary.

Thursday, 9/21 – 10:30 AM: Rosh Hashanah Morning Service followed by Tashlich. (The choir will sing.)

Friday, 9/22 – 10:30 AM: 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service. During this service, we will use our former Machzor, Gates of Repentance.

Shabbat T’suvah

Friday, 9/22 – 6:45 PM

Memorial Service

Sunday, 9/24 – 12:30 PM at Oconee Hill Cemetery

Yom Kippur

Friday, 9/29 – 8:00 PM: Erev Yom Kippur Service (The choir will sing.)

Saturday, 9/30 – 9:00 AM: Yom Kippur Children’s Service led by Lizz Bernstein, Ira Goldman and Regina Goldman. This will be in the sanctuary.

Saturday, 9/30 – 10:30 AM: Yom Kippur Morning Service (The choir will sing.)

Saturday, 9/30 – 12:45 PM (approximately 15 minutes after morning service ends): Yom Kippur Discussion.

  • Liz Mendell and her family will be talking about their experiences working with Friends of Refugees and World Relief in Clarkston, Georgia. Her family has made lasting relationships with several refugee families, and they will talk about ways to get involved, including opportunities for children and young adults.Saturday, 9/30 – 3:30 PM: Yom Kippur Afternoon Service, Yizkor, Concluding Service, Havdalah & Break the Fast

Sukkot & Simchat Torah

Wednesday, 10/4 – 6:00 PM: Sukkot

Thursday, 10/5 – 10:30 AM: Sukkot Morning

Wednesday, 10/11 – 6:00 PM: Simchat Torah & Consecration

Thursday, 10/12 – 10:30 AM: Yizkor Service