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 16th6:30 p.m.Selichot Service - Movie viewing "Into the Woods"
Wednesday, September 20th7:30 p.m.Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Thursday, September 21st9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
2:30 p.m.Children's Service
Friday, September 22nd9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Service (Day 2)
Sunday, September 24th1:00 p.m.Cemetery Service at Fountain Hill, Deep River
2:30 p.m.Cemetery Service at Rodfe Zedek, Moodus
Friday, September 29th7:30 p.m.Kol Nidre
Saturday, September 30th9:30 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
Wednesday, October 4th5:45 p.m.Hang in Sukkah Brown Bag Dinner
6:15 p.m.Erev Sukkot Service
Friday, October 6th5:45 p.m.Hang in Sukkah Potluck (Dairy) Dinner
6:45 p.m.1st Friday Erev Shabbat Sukkot Service with New Member Blessing
Wednesday, October 11th5:45 p.m.Pizza Dinner
6:15 p.m.Yizkor Service
6:45 p.m.Erev Simchat Torah Service
Sunday, November 19th4:00 p.m.Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - Location to be Determined
Friday, December 15th6:00 p.m.Non-Dairy Potluck Dinner
7:00 p.m.Hanukkah Service and Celebration
Sunday, January 28th11:00 a.m.Tu B'Shevat Seder
Saturday, February 24th5:00 p.m.Erev Purim Family-friendly Spiel and Kids Carnival
Saturday, March 31st6:00 p.m.Congregational Passover Seder (RSVP Required)
Friday, April 6th7:30 p.m.1st Friday Erev Shabbat Service with Yizkor and Break the Chametz oneg
Wednesday, April 11th7:00 p.m.Joint Erev Yom Hashoah Service at CBSRZ
Saturday, May 19th7:30 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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