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 28th6:00 p.m.Havdallah, Selichot Service, Movie and Discussion
Wednesday, October 2nd7:00 p.m.Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Thursday, October 3rd9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
12:30 p.m.Taschlich at Chester Ferry
2:30 p.m.Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Friday, October 4th9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah (Day 2) Service/Text Discussion
Sunday, October 6th1:00 p.m.Cemetery Service at Fountain Hill, Deep River
2:30 p.m.Cemetery Service at Rodfe Zedek, Moodus
Friday, October 11th7:00 p.m.Kol Nidre
Saturday, October 12th9:30 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
Wednesday, October 16th6:30 p.m.Erev Sukkot Service
Friday, October 18th5:45 p.m.Hang in the Sukkah Brown-Bag or Potluck Dinner (Dairy)
7:00 p.m.Erev Shabbat Service and New Member Welcome
Wednesday, October 6th5:45 p.m.Yizkor Service
6:30 p.m.Erev Simchat Torah Service
Date TBDtime TBDInterfaith Thanksgiving Service - location TBD
Friday, December 27th6:00pm Potluck Dinner (Non-Dairy)
7:00 p.m.Hanukkah Service and Celebration
Friday, February 14th7:00 p.m.Tu B'Shevat Shabbat & Seder
Sunday, March 16th10:00 a.m.Purim Spiel and Carnival
11:00 a.m.Adults-only Megillah Reading
Sunday, April 13th6:00 p.m.Community Passover Seder (2nd Night) - RSVP Required in Advance
Friday, April 18th7:00 p.m.Erev Shabbat Service with Yizkor and Passover oneg
Wednesday, April 23rd7:00 p.m.Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Tuesday, June 1sttime TBDTikkun Leil Shavuot
Friday, June 6th7:00 p.m.Erev Shabbat Service with Confirmation and Yizkor


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