Jewish congregation to celebrate high holidays |

Jewish congregation to celebrate high holidays

The Jewish Congregation of Steamboat Springs will celebrate the high golidays, led by Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman, at The Ranch, 1800 Ranch Road. The Days of Awe. as they have come to be called, celebrate God’s role as master of the universe. They emphasize morality, self-examination, spirituality and holiness.

Rosh Hashanah services begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The service will be followed by a Kiddush. Members and friends are asked to bring traditional food, such as apples and honey and honey cake.

On Monday, Oct. 3, the service will continue at 10 a.m. It stresses the concept of “return to God” who, in his mercy, is willing to receive the penitent, forgive his/her sins and offer the opportunity to begin the new year with a clean slate.

Kol Nidre, the opening night of Yom Kippur, begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. It is considered the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar and is observed as a day of contemplation, fasting and prayer.

On Oct. 12, services begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the day, including a seminar with the rabbi.

After the Neilah service at the end of the day, the shofar is sounded to signify the beginning of a new year.

The congregation is invited to join a Break the Fast celebration following the service. Traditional food will be provided by Har Mishpacha. Members and friends are asked to bring sweets and desserts.

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