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Jewish community announces High Holiday schedule

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

The public is invited to join them at the The Lock Haven University/Beth Yehuda Interfaith Center in Lock Haven at the facility located on West Church Street across from the Lock Haven University Science Center. The congregation is fortunate to have Student Rabbi Leah Nussbaum 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, Lock Haven students away from home and Jews from many different backgrounds.

High Holiday Schedule of Services:

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— Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.

— Morning Service: Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

Yom Kippur:

— Kol Nidre Service: Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

— Morning Service: Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

— Late Afternoon Service: Yizkor – followed by the Closing Service and a Congregational break-the-fast meal.

Everyone is encouraged to join them for the Holidays and then continue with them for regular Shabbat Services and study sessions with Rabbi Nussbaum.

The regular Shabbat Services schedule for 2019-2020 is as follows, all evening services begin at 8 p.m.: Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, March 20, April 3, May 1.

For more information contact Naomi Drezner at smdrezner@comcast.net.

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