CONGREGATION KEHILLAH — High Holy Days 2022/5783

The season of teshuva (return) — returning to community, hope, possibility, G-d, prayer, love,
and the best that is in each of us — is upon us.
Your participation will enhance our Holy Days, and we, in turn, hope to provide you with a truly meaningful, uplifting, inspirational and transformative
High Holy Days experience.
~ Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman

Please join us for services in person,

on Zoom, or a combination of both.*




Saturday, September 17 6:45 pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah 

Sunday, September 25 6:45 pm

Rosh Hashanah morning

Monday, September 26

Family Service 8:45 am, Main Service 10:45 am

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre)

Tuesday, October 4 6:45 pm

Yom Kippur 

Wednesday, October 5

morning service Family Service 8:45 am, Main Service 10:45 am

afternoon service/Yizkor/Neilah/Havdalah 3:00 pm



*Have you returned our High Holy Days survey?

Your survey answers will let us know whether you plan to attend in person, by Zoom, or both. If you have not already responded, click the button below for the survey. Please fill it out (it’s brief!) and return it as soon as possible. If you are a YEP! family and already responded to Renee in regards to attending a Family service, there is no need to fill out the survey. Thank you.


5783 Yizkor Book and Memorial Boards

Our annual Yizkor Book, published every Yom Kippur, is a means to remember departed loved ones. Yizkor Book listings are open to non-members as well as members. This book will be used for all Yizkor services throughout the year.

Our Memorial Boards grace the walls of our sanctuary, with plaques engraved with the names of loved ones who are no longer with us. When you purchase a plaque, your loved one’s name is also included in the year’s Yizkor Book.


Click on the button below to submit names for the Yizkor Book or to purchase a Memorial Plaque. Payments can be made either through our secure website or by check, mailed to our Tatum Blvd. address.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.


A Special Note



Here are answers to some questions you may have about Yizkor

and the traditions surrounding

its practice.

Do I say Yizkor during the first year of mourning?
Contrary to popular belief, yes. Clearly, Yizkor is said for a spouse, a child, and a sibling and, according to most authorities, for parents during the first year.*
Do I light a memorial candle when Yizkor is recited?
Yes. The 24-hour memorial candle should be lit in your home before the fast begins on Yom Kippur. On the other festivals, if your custom is to light a yahrzeit candle, use a flame from a pre-existing candle or other source to light the candle. These memorial candles are widely available in synagogue gift shops, kosher stores, and often in supermarkets. There is no blessing recited when you light the memorial candle, although it is certainly appropriate to reflect upon the memory of loved ones. The candle may be placed anywhere in the home.
What about donations?
In keeping with the origins of Yizkor, it is very appropriate to make a tzedakah contribution to honor those you are remembering.
The above is adapted from 
A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort,
by Dr. Ron Wolfson
*A note from Rabbi Sharfman: 
Yizkor prayers can be recited starting with the first holiday after your loved one’s passing. The Kaddish is traditionally recited daily for 11 months for a parent and 30 days following burial for a spouse, sibling or child.

We look forward to sharing

High Holy Days 5783 with you.