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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540.923.4599. Remember to say how many people will attend so there’s enough printed material and challah.
Rabbi Rose Jacob, center, in the renovated space at the Marshall Community Center that will host her High Holiday services.