Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold its annual family service on erev Rosh Hashanah, Friday, September 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The child-friendly service is free and open to the community. Tickets are not required, but registration is encouraged at www.cbinj.org/event/erevrh5784.
Rabbi Howard Tilman and Cantor Jacob Greenberg will lead the service to usher in the Jewish New Year with songs, stories, and prayers.
“This special service is designed to be accessible and interesting to people of all backgrounds and experience levels, from kids to adults, so that everyone has the opportunity to celebrate the holiday,” Rabbi Tilman said. “It’s a great way to start the New Year.”
The community is welcome to CBI’s outdoor shofar-blowing gatherings. CBI members will blow the shofar in front of the synagogue at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 10; Wednesday, September 13; and Thursday, September 14. No registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome to CBI’s
Tashlich ceremony on Sunday, September 17, at 5 p.m., in the synagogue’s side parking lot. For information, call (908) 889-1830 or go to cbisp.org.