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High Holy Days ‑ 5778/2017

Friday, September 15

Shabbat and Slichot Service – 7:30 pm

We will begin with a short Shabbat service.  Slichot from the Hebrew word “forgiveness” incorporates some of the beautiful music and contemplative themes of the High Holy Days.  Our Temple Choir will lead us in singing.  We will turn the lights down for the Slichot portion of the service to help create a contemplative, awe-inspiring atmosphere to begin the Days of Awe. 

Wednesday, September 20

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service ‑ 8:00 pm

Rabbi Stiel will lead the service using our Mishkan HaNefesh machzor that was new last year. Our Temple Adult Orchestra will participate in the service, as will our Kol Neshamah Choir. Rosh Hashanah Tea/Reception following the service, sponsored by Women’s Chavurah. Please bring a dessert to share.

Thursday, September 21

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service- 10:00 am

Rabbi Stiel will lead the service using our Mishkan HaNefesh machzor.  A Bagel Brunch, sponsored by Russ and Jane Greene, will follow the service.

Children's Service - 1:45 pm

A special servce for children from birth through fifth grade and their families.  Students who want a part can get one from Rabbi Stiel when they arrive. 

Tashlich ‑ 6th and Gage ‑ 3:15 pm

Congregants gather for Tashlich, a symbolic casting away of sins (bring bread crumbs) into a body of water, by the Penwell-Gabel Cemetery & Mausoleum (formerly Memorial Park Cemetery) duck pond/ gazebo at Sixth and Gage. (Enter from Gage, north of 6th Street.)

Friday, September 22 – 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shuvah Service

This Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as the Sabbath of Return (based on the Haftarah for that Shabbat).    The service retains the exalted mood of the Days of Awe with special prayers and a related study topic.

Sunday, September 24

Special Stone Dedication and Memorial Service

At Topeka Cemetery 11:30 am – 12:10 pm

We will unveil and dedicate a new stone for the Jewish Civil War Veteran, hear about some of the Jews who built up Temple Beth Sholom, and offer our traditional cemetery Days of Awe memorial prayers. Even if you do not have family buried in Topeka, we hope you will come for this service. Some of the older religious school students will join us.

(We will meet in the Jewish section. In case of rain, we will not meet.)

Afternoon Cemetery Memorial Services

At Penwell-Gabel Cemetery (6th and Gage)

  3:30 pm

(We will meet east of the 6th street entrance by the graves.)

Service at Mt. Hope Cemetery – 4:00 pm

(Meet in the Jewish section. In case of rain, meet in the mausoleum.)


Friday, September 29 - 8:00 pm

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Service

Rabbi Stiel will lead the service.

Note: On Kol Nidre evening, the doors to the Sanctuary will close at 8:00 pm and will open again after the chanting of the Kol Nidre prayer.  Please be seated before the beginning of the service.


Saturday, September 30

Yom Kippur Morning Service - 10:00 am

Rabbi Stiel, volunteers and our Kol Neshamah choir will lead the service using our Mishkan HaNefesh machzor.

Children's Service ‑ 2:30 pm

Yom Kippur worship for children from birth through fifth grade and their families.

Afternoon‑Yizkor‑Neilah‑Havdalah –

3:30 pm

A break‑fast, sponsored by Women’s Chavurah, will follow the conclusion of Neilah and Havdalah. Please bring any type of dairy or fish casserole, salad, fruit or vegetable tray.


Congregants who own a shofar can bring it, practice with Warren shortly before our 3:30 pm service, and participate in our t'kiah g'dolah as our Yom Kippur services conclude on September 30.





Keep these Dates for Sukkot and Simchat Torah 5778

Wednesday, October 4 - Erev Sukkot

            5:30 -7:30 pm Dinner, Decorating, Sukkot blessings and songs.

Everyone is invited to join in a picnic-style dinner of sandwiches, salads, desserts, and drinks provided by the Religious School Families.  We will then decorate the outdoor sukkah and mark the beginning of Sukkot with shaking the lulav and etrog and singing a few songs.  If it rains, we will celebrate inside. Please bring some gourds, branches and vegetables for decorating the sukkah. 


Friday, October 6 – 7:30 pm Shabbat Sukkot Service

          Fun and festive short Sukkot service for congregants of all ages.  Enjoy our indoor sukkah!

Friday, October 13 – 7:00 pm Simchat Torah and Simchat Shabbat Service