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 required for everyone, including members of CBSRZ. 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 9th6:00 p.m.Selichot Service, Movie and Discussion
Friday, September 15th7:30 p.m.Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Saturday, September 16th9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
12:30 p.m.Taschlich at Chester Ferry
2:30 p.m.Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Sunday, September 17th9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah (Day 2) Service/Text Discussion
1:00 p.m.Cemetery Service at Fountain Hill, Deep River
2:30 p.m.Cemetery Service at Rodfe Zedek, Moodus
Sunday, September 24th7:30 p.m.Kol Nidre
Monday, September 25th9:30 a.m.Yom Kippur Morning Service
2:30 p.m.Yom Kippur Family Service
3:30 p.m.Contemplative Service
4:45 p.m.Yizkor (approx. time)
5:30 p.m.Ne'ilah (concluding service)
6:30 p.m.Break-the-Fast
Friday, September 29th6:30 p.m.Hang in the Sukkah Brown-Bag Dinner (Dairy)
7:30 p.m.Erev Sukkot Shabbat Service
7:30 p.m.Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, October 6th6:45 p.m.Yizkor Service
7:30 p.m.Erev Simchat Torah Shabbat Service
Sunday, November 19thtime TBDInterfaith Thanksgiving Service - location TBD
Friday, December 8th6:00pm Potluck Dinner (Non-Dairy)
7:00 p.m.Hanukkah Service and Celebration
Friday, January 26th7:00 p.m.Tu B'Shevat Shabbat & Seder
Sunday, March 24th10:00 a.m.Purim Spiel & Megillah Reading
11:00 a.m.Adult only Megillah Reading
Tuesday, April 23rd6:00 p.m.Community Passover Seder (2nd Night) - RSVP Required in Advance
Sunday, April 28th5:30 p.m. Yizkor Service - Zoom only
Sunday, May 5th7:00 p.m.Joint Erev Yom Hashoah Service at Temple Beth Tikvah (Madison, CT)
Tuesday, June 11thTBDTikkun Leil Shavuot Service
Friday, June 14th7:30 p.m.Erev Shabbat Service with Confirmation and Yizkor


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