High Holidays schedule for Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Doris Codkind, Publicity

The Sun Lakes Jewish Community begins the High Holidays with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year of 5780, and culminates on Yom Kippur. SLJC is an active congregation with members of all ages who come from various communities in the area. Tradition and prayer are woven into our services by Rabbi Irwin Wiener. The lovely voice of our Cantor Ronda Polesky, together with our renowned choir under the direction of Lana Oyer, makes our services beautiful and memorable. We celebrate all holidays and life cycle events on the second Friday of the month at the Sun Lakes Chapel off Riggs Road and Sun Lakes Boulevard.

Special High Holiday services are as follows:

*October 6 – A Kever Avot service (acknowledging and mourning ancestors and burying sacred religious books and objects) will take place at Valley of the Sun Mortuary at 10 a.m.

*October 8 – Kol Nidre services start at 7:30 p.m. and include the poignant sound of the cello.

*October 9 – Yom Kippur morning service from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Conversation with the Rabbi begins at 2 p.m.

Afternoon service begins at 3 p.m.

Yizkor (memorial service) begins at 4 p.m.

Neilah (concluding service) immediately follows Yizkor, ending approximately 5:30 p.m.

A Break-the-Fast will be held after services at the Cottonwood Country Club. The cost is $15.00 pp, with no charge for children under 3. Contact Marilyn at 480-895-7750 for reservations.

On October 27, Lieb Bolel, CEO of the Arizona-Israel Technology Alliance, will speak about bilateral trade between Israeli companies and Arizona. The public is invited to the Chapel Center from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On October 29, Rabbi Wiener will present an interesting talk on “Aging Gracefully.” The program will take place at the Chapel Center from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please call Gail at 480-802-1832 if you want to attend. The public is invited.

SLJC welcomes new members. Annual membership dues are $175.00 pp which includes a ticket to the High Holiday services. For further questions, please contact Bety at 480-882-9022.

Calling All Singers! The SLJC Choir is hoping to expand and welcomes new members. No temple affiliation is required. Contact Lana at 602-524-5936 if you are interested.