High Hol­i­day

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In or­der to of­fer bet­ter light­ing, eas­ier park­ing, and hand­i­cap ac­ces­si­bil­ity — not to men­tion a sparkling new theater set­ting — Rabbi Rose Ja­cob will un­der­stand­ably be mov­ing her up­com­ing an­nual High Hol­i­day ser­vice from Vint Hill to the Mar­shall Com­mu­nity Cen­ter at 4133-A Rec­tor­town Road (ad­ja­cent to the Mar­shall Pub­lic Li­brary).

“This beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated fa­cil­ity has new, com­fort­able, theater seat­ing, large win­dows with plenty of sun­light and good light­ing for evening ser­vices,” says the Rabbi. “It looks just like a syn­a­gogue!”

“Those of you who have at­tended any of my ser­vices in the past know that we use quite a bit of English, hit all the im­por­tant things and sing old, fa­mil­iar melodies. Our ser­vices are just the right length, and they al­ways start on time! The Mach­zor (High Hol­i­day prayer book) that I have writ­ten is brief and ac­ces­si­ble.

“We have added an ad­di­tional ser­vice, Erev Rosh Hashanah, to ac­com­mo­date those who may not be able to at­tend on Rosh Hashanah day. Our Yom Kip­pur ser­vice and Yizkor ser­vice will be held on the af­ter­noon of Yom Kip­pur, since there are pre­vi­ously sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties in the morn­ing and the theater will be will not be avail­able.”

There is no charge for the High Hol­i­day ser­vices, she adds.

“We just want to make sure that all Jews have a com­fort­able, wel­com­ing place to spend the hol­i­days be they Re­form, Con­ser­va­tive, Ortho­dox, Sec­u­lar or In­ter­faith.” Here’s the com­plete sched­ule:

➤ Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20

➤ First Day Rosh Hashanah: Thurs­day, Sept. 21

➤ Kol Nidre Evening: Fri­day, Sept. 29

➤ Yom Kip­pur Day: Satur­day, Sept. 30

➤ Yizkor-Me­mo­rial Ser­vice: Satur­day, Sept. 30

RSVP to rose.roz@gmail.com or call 540.923.4599. Re­mem­ber to say how many peo­ple will at­tend so there’s enough printed ma­te­rial and chal­lah.

COUR­TESY PHOTO

Rabbi Rose Ja­cob, cen­ter, in the ren­o­vated space at the Mar­shall Com­mu­nity Cen­ter that will host her High Hol­i­day ser­vices.

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