Shalom AKSE Congregants and Friends of AKSE:
We hope to welcome you in our building for at least one in-person service this Shabbat. Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Shabbat morning services are at 9 a.m. Saturday. And Shabbat afternoon services (Mincha/Ma'ariv) are at 7 p.m. Saturday. See details below. Please note that, since the Rabbi is on vacation, there will not be Zoom coverage of Kabbalat Shabbat or Havdalah. Dr. Joel Chodos will be delivering the D'var Torah on Saturday morning.
This Shabbat's printed newsletter, which will be available at services, may also be viewed online here
. You will find candle lighting, service and Havdalah
times, service leaders, Torah and Haftorah readings, and this week's Yahrzeits there.
Please note that our Tuesday afternoon outdoor service will not be meeting in September due to the holidays. It will resume in October.
Some High Holiday information
Congregants, please check your inbox on Sunday for an email with detailed High Holiday information. Here are some basics, and a High Holiday schedule is included below:
Rosh Hashanah, the new year 5782, begins this Monday evening. We look forward to welcoming those who have registered and are fully vaccinated to in-person services. If you did not provide proof of vaccination to the office, remember to bring your vaccination card with you for entry to the service. Those under 12 years of age do not require proof of vaccination, but all attendees 3 years of age and older will be required to wear a mask at High Holiday services.
Services this year are somewhat shortened and with mask breaks for your comfort. Shofar blowing on the two days of Rosh Hashanah will be held simultaneously indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).
Many of you may have one or more Machzorim (High Holiday prayer books) belonging to AKSE that were handed out last year. If you are attending Rosh Hashanah or Kol Nidre services, please return them at that time.
There will be information in the Sunday email also for those who are unable to attend in-person High Holiday services, or are just uncomfortable doing so, including links to video recordings of services and sermons like last year.