High Holy Day Yizkor/Memorial Book 5782

Congregation Beth Israel will continue its tradition of honoring the memories of loved ones throughout our community. The virtual Yizkor/Memorial book is available here, where we express our affection and respect for our loved ones and share their blessed memory with our congregational family near and far. For your reference, the

2021/5782 Yizkor/Memorial book can be viewed here.

They who sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy

To Our Dear Congregation Beth Israel Family:

As we contemplate the upcoming Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”) I have found comfort and hope in the words of King David from the Book of Psalms 126:5. I pray that the tears of sadness, fear and loss we have shared these past 18 months will speedily pass so that we may “reap in joy” and yield a year of abundant health and peace for all humankind in the coming year 5782.

Our clergy team and professional staff have worked diligently toward creating meaningful, warm and inclusive High Holy Day (“HHDs”) experiences for our congregation and guests. In the spirit of our deepest gratitude for your ongoing loyalty, kindness and gracious support we present this information to you.  

Within this packet you will find details regarding our upcoming HHD worship and programming including schedules, locations our new paperless ticket process and many other important items…all in one place!

This has not been an easy time for any one of us, yet as with the generations of Jews before us, we will look toward a better future to sustain us now. As we prepare for the Days of Awe, we hope you will join us in the coming days in sanctifying our transition to 5,782, together, so that we may “reap with songs of joy” in the coming year.

On behalf of my dear colleagues, Rabbi Mason-Barkin and Cantor Ettinger along with our CCEO Robin Roeder and Board President Julie Hymovitch, let me be among the first to wish you a Shanah Tova u’Metukah, a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.


Rabbi Stephen Kahn


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