The High Holy Days are a glorious time at Temple Beth Elohim. We gather as a full community for services on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah morning (Day One and Day Two), Kol Nidre and all day on Yom Kippur. We look deeply into our souls and our faith through prayer, we learn from our rabbis, and we are ennobled by the music of our cantor and congregational choir and musicians.
Below are excerpts from our 5773 High Holy Day services:
Rabbi Rachel Saphire's Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, September 16, 2012
Rabbi Joel Sisenwine's Rosh Hashanah Service, September 17, 2012
Congregant Nan Langowitz’s D’var Torah, Rosh Hashanah, September 18, 2012
Rabbi Joel Sisenwine's Kol Nidre Service, September 25, 2012
Rabbi Rachel Saphire's Yom Kippur Morning Sermon, September 26, 2012
Relevant Readings about 'Assisted Suicide'
For a very helpful rabbinic response see Rabbi Elliot Dorff's response (Conservative) in the Journal of Law and Religion, Volume 13, 1998-1999, Number 2. He has also written a very helpful book entitled, Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach.
Click here to view a Reform response.