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2022/5783 High Holy Days Congregation B'nai Israel

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L’Shanah Tovah Tikateivu!


Congregation B’nai Israel warmly welcomes you to our High Holy Day services. Our programming and learning opportunities are designed to fit the diverse spiritual needs of our congregants and guests. Most services this year will be offered both in person and via YouTube Livestream. Please refer to the schedule below for location details and Livestream links when applicable.  

A Community of Safety & Resilience 

As of Friday, August 19, wearing a mask indoors is recommended, but will now be optional in most situations, including services, events, and Kulanu (Religious School). Masks may still be required in specific spaces – please follow the request of the teacher or event organizer. 

We ask that everyone monitor for the following symptoms and remain home if you experience any of these: cough, shortness of breath, fever (temperature at or above 100° F), sore throat, headache, and/or loss of taste/smell. Please err on the side of caution, and if in doubt stay home and join us via YouTube Livestream.

Visit cbisacramento.org/covidupdate for the latest safety protocols. All COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change as the situation merits.

  • CBI Members:
    • Still need to pick up your High Holy Day name badges? No problem! They are available for pickup at CBI during our regular office hours, or they may be picked up at the Hospitality Table by the Sanctuary entrance prior to each service. We look forward to seeing you soon to welcome the new year together.
    • As noted in the Schedule, the Apples & Honey program requires advanced registration
    • Traveling and need to attend services at another temple this year? Please complete the Reciprocal Ticket Request Form at least 5 days prior to the service(s) to allow time for processing. 
    • Please contact Leslie Oberst, Executive Director, for any special accommodations needed (e.g., listening devices, large print siddurs, or reserved parking). 
  • Guests:
    • If you are not a member and would like to join us for services, please click here for information about guest tickets.
    • Interested in becoming a CBI member? Learn more and join now!
    • Active duty military, National Guard and Reserve personnel on extended active duty, and college students may attend our worship services at no charge, with a valid military or student ID card.
      Please email exec-assistant@bnais.com to let us know what service(s) you are planning to attend, so we can have a complimentary ticket/name badge ready for you. 

We recommend bookmarking this page and checking back for the latest updates!


 

Happy New Year from Congregation B’nai Israel's High Holy Day Choir

Featuring soloist Robert Vann, with videography by Thomas Estes.

 


SCHEDULE

S'lichot

Rosh Hashanah

Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur

Sukkot

Simchat Torah

► Leil S’lichot

Saturday, September 17

7:30 PM: Dessert, Wine, and Coffee | Potluck – please bring a dessert or bottle of wine to share.

8:00 PM: Havdalah | In Person & YouTube Livestream

8:15 PM: Study Session: "The Dangers of Holding a Grudge" | Led by Rabbi Stacy Petersohn | View/Print Text Sheet | In Person & YouTube Livestream 

10:00 PM: S'lichot Service  | In Person & YouTube Livestream


► 
Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 25

7:30 PM: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service | In Person & YouTube Livestream

Apples & Honey | Childcare program for ages 3–10. Check-in begins at 7:15 PMPlease register in advance.


► Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 26 – CBI Office Closed

9:00 AM: Family Service | William A. Carroll Amphitheater, Land Park
All congregants and guests are welcome for Family Services – tickets and registration are not required.

10:00 AM: Rosh Hashanah Service | In Person & YouTube Livestream

Apples & Honey | Childcare program for ages 3–10. Check-in begins at 9:50 AM.  Please register in advance.

10:15 AM: Teen Service led by BISY (for grades 8 and up)

1:30 PM:  Rosh Hashanah Reception hosted by WBI (immediately following the service)

3:00 PM: Tashlich | Mayor Anne Rudin Peace Pond, Land Park (Please note that this pond is located on 14th Avenue — it is not the pond adjacent to Fairytale Town.) | In Person & YouTube Livestream

 

► Rosh Hashanah Day Two

Tuesday, September 27 – CBI Office Closed

 

► Shabbat Shuvah

Friday, September 30 

 

Community Memorial Service 

Sunday, October 2 

1:00 PM: Home of Peace, 6200 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento 


► 
Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre

Tuesday, October 4 – CBI Office Closes at Noon

7:30 PM: Kol Nidre Service | In Person & YouTube Livestream

Apples & Honey | Childcare program for ages 3–10. Check-in begins at 7:15 PM.  Please register in advance.


Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 5 – CBI Office Closed

9:00 AM: Family Service | William A. Carroll Amphitheater, Land Park
All congregants and guests are welcome for Family Services – tickets and registration are not required.

10:00 AM: Yom Kippur Morning Service | In Person & YouTube Livestream

Apples & Honey | Childcare program for ages 3–10. Check-in begins at 9:50 AM.  Please register in advance.

10:15 AM: Teen Service led by BISY (for grades 8 and up)

1:15 PM: Choice of Afternoon Enrichment Sessions | In Person

  • Panel Discussion with Brie Bajar, Dr. Glenn Hammel, Larry Raskin, and Ramesh Sinaee, moderated by Jennifer Kaufman: Healing of Spirit, Healing of Body - Discussing mental health in an age of anxiety | Sanctuary
  • Study Session with Rabbi Stacy Petersohn:  Lashon Hara in the Age of Social Media | Sosnick Library 
  • Meditation Session with Deni Deutsch Marshall | Harry M. Tonkin Memorial Chapel

2:45 PM: Yom Kippur Afternoon Service | In Person & YouTube Livestream

5:00 PM: Yizkor (Memorial) Service  | In Person & YouTube Livestream

5:30 PM: Neilah Service | In Person & YouTube Livestream

6:30 PM (approx.): Break-the-Fast at Fairytale TownRegistration is required by October 4, 2022. Sponsored by the CBI Brotherhood.


Downtown Food Basket Donations

A CBI High Holy Day Tradition – Help Support the Downtown Food Basket

Every year at this time, for over two decades, our congregation has filled our foyers with donations of canned goods and nonperishable food items for the Central Downtown Food Basket. Pre-COVID, thanks to CBI and other supporters, the Food Basket fed over 1,200 families and nearly 400 seniors a month. In recent years, the need has soared. The Food Basket has had to adapt to meet the demand by rethinking how they distribute food in a safe way, including establishing drive-through and walk-up popups in and around the Sacramento area.

Alternatively, you can donate to the Food Basket online

In addition to your bags of groceries or financial donation to the Food Basket, please consider making a donation to Congregation B’nai Israel’s Caring Community Fund to support our fellow congregants.


Sukkot

 

Build the Sukkah

Sunday, October 9

9:00 AM: Help Us Build and Decorate the Sukkah | Opper Courtyard

Erev Sukkot Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 9*

5:00 – 8:00 PM: Join us for festival blessings, dinner, and Harvest Festival fun for all ages! Food will be available for purchase to support the Confirmation Class.

*On these festival Sundays, Kulanu (Religious School) is at night! Students and families are invited to join the evening programs; there will not be a morning session.

Sukkot Yizkor

Sunday, October 16

10:00 AM: Yizkor Memorial Service | Observe Yizkor with Rabbi Mona Alfi and Cantor Julie Steinberg. | Harry M. Tonkin Memorial Chapel


Simchat Torah

 

Simchat Torah Celebration

Sunday, October 16*

5:00 – 8:00 PM: Rejoice with the Torah! Congregation B'nai Israel welcomes you to join our outdoor Simchat Torah Celebration with music and dancing for all ages! Food will be available for purchase to support the Confirmation Class.

*On these festival Sundays, Kulanu (Religious School) is at night! Students and families are invited to join the evening programs; there will not be a morning session.


 

HELPFUL LINKS

  • CBI Members:
    • Accessing some content may require login to your ShulCloud account. If you need assistance, please email inquiry@bnais.com.
    • Traveling and need to attend services at another temple this year? Please complete the Reciprocal Ticket Request Form at least 5 days prior to the service(s) to allow time for processing. 
  • Guests:
    • We invite you to join us for High Holy Day services – please click here for information about guest tickets.
    • Interested in becoming a CBI member? Learn more and join now!
    • Active duty military, National Guard and Reserve personnel on extended active duty, and college students may attend our worship services at no charge, with a valid military or student ID card.
      Please email exec-assistant@bnais.com to let us know what service(s) you are planning to attend, so we can have a complimentary ticket/name tag ready for you. 

RESOURCES

Please note: All COVID-19 guidelines subject to change if the situation merits. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Sat, September 24 2022 28 Elul 5782