Jewish High Holiday services listed

LOCK HAVEN — The Jewish community in Lock Haven announces the schedule for the High Holiday services this fall.

The public is invited to join the services at the The Lock Haven University/Beth Yehuda Interfaith Center in Lock Haven, in the West Church Street facility across from the LHU Science Center.

The congregation has Student Rabbi Jennifer Mager leading the services this year

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is both a time of rejoicing and of serious introspection, a time to celebrate the completion of another year while also taking stock of one’s life.

Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) is often considered the holiest day of the Jewish year.

This day of fasting, prayer, and introspection is the culmination of the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe). The day is devoted to communal repentance for sins committed over the course of the previous year. Because of the nature of Yom Kippur and its associated rituals, it is the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar.

Our community is committed to creating a safe and open space for Jews to come and pray with us, including interfaith families, same-sex couples, students away from home and Jews from many different backgrounds.


Rosh Hashanah 5779:

– Erev Rosh Hashanah — Sunday, Sept. 9, potluck dinner 6 p.m., evening service 8 p.m.

– Morning Service — Monday, Sept. 10 — 10 a.m.

Yom Kippur:

– Kol Nidre Service — Tuesday, Sept. 18 — 8 p.m.

– Morning Service — Wednesday, Sept. 19 — 10 a.m.

– Late afternoon — Yizkor Service followed by the Concluding Service and a congregational break-the-fast meal.

“Please join us for the holidays and then continue with us for regular Shabbat services and study sessions with Rabbi Mager,” a spokesman for the Jewish community said.


The regular Shabbat services begin at 8 p.m. and are scheduled for 2018-19 on the following Fridays: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 7, Jan. 18, 2019, Feb. 15, March 22, April 19, May 17.

For more information, contact Naomi Drezner at