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Congregation Beth Sholom-A San Francisco Jewish Conservative Synagogue
Rosh Hashanah

The horn blew and I began to wake up. 

Rosh Hashanah is holy day's of renewal. It commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Jewish year. Each year it begins with the new moon that falls in September (or sometimes October). During the month preceding, all the rabbis make clear, we must set aside time each day to engage in self-evaluation and a spiritual accounting.

The ten-day period between Rosh Hashanah and the next holy day, Yom Kippur, is considered to be a time of great importance in Judaism, when traditionally our fate for the new year hangs in judgment.

At Congregation Beth Sholom the evening service of the first night is very festive. Each of the following two days we meet for daytime services in the morning, including the traditional Torah readings and shofar service. At a quiet point in the afternoon, we walk to Mountain Lake Park. There we throw bread crumbs into the water, symbolically casting off our sins in an ancient ceremony known as Tashlich.

NON-MEMBER TICKETS:
Non-member tickets are available for services in Koret Hall (tickets required for ALL services). Rabbi Dorothy Richman and congregants will lead services that are participatory, with singing, davening, and teachings. Click here for nonmember ticket forms.

DAYS OF AWESOMENESS (Ages 5-12)
Click here for Days of Awe InformationClick here for the registration form

CHILDCARE (Ages Newborn-4)
Click here for the childcare registration form

 


 

 

 

Rosh Hashanah Services

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ROSH HODESH ELUL
Tuesday, August 26
Services: 7 a.m.
Gronowski Family Chapel

There will be a shofar blowing every morning until Rosh Hashanah.


SELICHOT
Saturday, September 20
Mincha: 6 p.m.
Study on Teshuva: 6:30 p.m.
Maariv: 8 p.m.
Evening Service:
9 p.m. 



EREV ROSH HASHANAH

Wednesday, September 24
Ticket required
Services: 7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary

Days of AWEsomeness 
(ages 5-12):
 
7:30 - 9 p.m. 

Pre-registration required. Extended Childcare available with pre-registration. 



ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1
Thursday, September 25
Ticket required
Services: 8:30 a.m.
GFC, Sanctuary, and Koret Hall

Days of AWEsomeness
(ages 5-12):

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required. Extended Childcare available with pre-registration.

Tashlich Service:
1:30 p.m., Mountain Lake Park



ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2
Friday, September 26
Tcket required
Services: 8:30 a.m.
Sanctuary

Days of AWEsomeness 
(ages 5-12):
 
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 
Pre-registration required. Extended Childcare available with pre-registration.

Family Service (ages 2-11):
2 - 3 p.m.
No ticket required

For further details, see the Calendar