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 21st6:30 p.m.Selichot Service with Choir; Havdalah, Film Screening and Discussion "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
Sunday, September 29th7:30 p.m.Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, September 30th9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
2:30 p.m.Children's Service
Tuesday, October 1st9:30 a.m.Rosh Hashanah Service (Day 2)
Sunday, October 6th1:00 p.m.Cemetery Service at Fountain Hill, Deep River
2:30 p.m.Cemetery Service at Rodfe Zedek, Moodus
Tuesday, October 8th7:30 p.m.Kol Nidre
Wednesday, October 9th9:30 a.m.Yom Kippur Morning Service
2:00 p.m.Yom Kippur Children's Service
3:30 p.m.Afternoon Service
4:45 p.m.Yizkor (approx. time)
5:30 p.m.Ne'ilah (concluding service)
6:30 p.m.Community Break-the-Fast
Sunday, October 13th6:00 p.m.Erev Sukkot Service
Friday, October 18th6:30 p.m.Hang in Sukkah Potluck (Dairy/Parve) Dinner
7:30 p.m.Erev Shabbat service with Piano
Sunday, October 20th5:15 p.m.Yizkor Service
6:00 p.m.Erev Simchat Torah Service
Sunday, November 24th3:00 p.m.Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - at CBSRZ
Friday, December 27th6:00 p.m.Non-Dairy Potluck Dinner
7:00 p.m.Hanukkah Service and Celebration
Friday, February 7th6:00 p.m.Tu B'Shevat Shabbat
Sunday, March 15thTime TBDPurim Carnival, Purim Spiel and Celebration
Saturday, April 9th6:00 p.m.Community Passover Seder - Reservations Required
Monday, April 20th7:00 p.m.Joint Erev Yom Hashoah Service with TBT at CBSRZ
Friday, May 29th7:30 p.m.Shavuot Service with Confirmation and Yizkor






Friday Evenings

  • 7:30 p.m.

First Fridays

  • 6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat
  • 6:30 p.m. Potluck
  • 7:00 p.m. Service


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


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