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 24th7:00 p.m.Joint Reform Selichot Service at Temple B'nai Israel, Southbury
Sunday, October 2nd7:30 p.m.Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, October 3rd9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
2:00 p.m.Rosh Hashanah Family Program
3:00 p.m.Children's Service
Tuesday, October 4th9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Service (Day 2)
Sunday, October 9th1:00p.m.Cemetery Service at Fountain Hill, Deep River
2:30 p.m.Cemetery Service at Rodfe Zedek, Moodus
Tuesday, October 11th7:30 p.m.Kol Nidre
Wednesday, October 12th9:30 a.m.Yom Kippur Morning Service
2:30 p.m.Yom Kippur Children's Service
4:00 p.m.Afternoon Service with Yizkor and Neilah, followed by Break the Fast
Sunday, October 16th5:45 p.m.Hang in Sukkah Potluck Dinner
6:45 p.m.Erev Sukkot Service with New Member Blessing
Sunday, October 23rd6:30 p.m.Erev Simchat Torah Service
Monday, October 24th8:00 a.m.Simchat Torah Morning Service with Yizkor
Sunday, November 20th4:00 p.m.Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - Location to be Determined
Friday, December 30th5:45 p.m.Non-Dairy Potluck Dinner
7:00 p.m.Hanukkah Service and Celebration
Sunday,February 12th11:00 a.m.Tu B'Shevat Seder
Saturday, March 11th7:00 p.m.Erev Purim Spiel with Pizza
Sunday, March 12th10:00 a.m.Purim Carnival and Kids Spiel
Tuesday, April 11th6:00 p.m.Congregational Passover Seder - Reservations Required
Monday, April 17th7:30 a.m.7th Day Pesach Service with Yizkor
Sunday, April 23rd7:00 p.m.Joint Erev Yom Hashoah Service at Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison
Tuesay, May 30th7:00 p.m.Shavout Service with Confirmation and Yizkor






Friday Evenings

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

First Fridays

  • 5:45 Tot Shabbat
  • 6:15 Potluck Dinner
  • 7:00 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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