Holidays, CBSRZ, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek

On Jewish holidays, our sanctuary is filled with music, and with people of all ages celebrating together. Many holidays involve a congregational potluck or special Oneg (reception). Our High Holy Days – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – are major highlights every year, with beautiful music led by our Cantor and Choir, inspiring teachings from the Rabbi and lay people, and special services and activities for children and young families.

High Holy Day tickets are not needed for members of CBSRZ. Tickets are needed for guests and other non-members. If you are a non-member, or a member wishing to bring a guest, please contact the office for tickets.


We can always use help organizing our holiday celebrations. Please contact the office to volunteer. Thank you.


Saturday, September 1st6:30 p.m.Selichot Service with Choir; Havdalah, Film Screening and Discussion of "Defending Your Life," Snack and Worship
Sunday, September 9th7:30 p.m.Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, September 10th9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
2:30 p.m.Children's Service
Tuesday, September 11th9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Service (Day 2)
Sunday, September 16th1:00 p.m.Cemetery Service at Fountain Hill, Deep River
2:30 p.m.Cemetery Service at Rodfe Zedek, Moodus
Tuesday, September 18th7:30 p.m.Kol Nidre
Wednesday, September 19th9:30 a.m.Yom Kippur Morning Service
2:00 p.m.Yom Kippur Children's Service
3:30 p.m.Afternoon Service with Yizkor and Neilah, followed by Break the Fast
Sunday, September 23rd6:00 p.m.Erev Sukkot Service
Friday, September 28th6:30 p.m.Hang in Sukkah Brown Bag Dinner
7:30 p.m.Erev Shabbat service with Piano
Sunday, September 30th5:15 p.m.Yizkor Service
Sunday, September 30th6:00 p.m.Erev Simchat Torah Service
Sunday, November 18th4:00 p.m.Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - Location to be Determined
Friday, December 7th6:00 p.m.Non-Dairy Potluck Dinner
7:00 p.m.Hanukkah Service and Celebration
Sunday, January 27th11:00 a.m.Tu B'Shevat Seder
Saturday, March 16th5:00 p.m.Purim Family-friendly Spiel and Kids Carnival
Saturday, April 20th6:00 p.m.Congregational Passover Seder - Reservations Required
Friday, April 26th7:30 p.m.Erev Shabbat Service with Yizkor and Break the Chametz oneg
Wednesday, May 1st7:00 p.m.Joint Erev Yom Hashoah Service at Temple Beth Tikvah
Wednesday, May 8thTime TBDErev Yom HaAtzmaut
Saturday, June 8th7:30 p.m.Shavuot Service with Confirmation and Yizkor






Friday Evenings

  • 7:30 (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • 5:45 (Winter)

First Fridays

  • 7:00 First Friday Fun
  • 7:30 First Friday Service


  • 9:00 Weekly Holy Scrollers Torah Study
  • 10:30 2nd Saturday Shabbat Morning Service & Potluck Kiddush Luncheon


  • 8:00 Wednesday Morning Minyan


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