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Guide to Rosh Hashanah Services in Seattle 2012

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Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a new year in the Hebrew calendar. It’s beginning of High Holy Days and a celebratory time! Blow the shofar! Dip an apple in some honey for a sweet year ahead. And head to synagogue on September 16 and 17. Here’s where you can find services in the Puget Sound area.

Temple Beth Am
2632 NE 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
206.525.0915
http://www.templebetham.org

This Reformed congregation offers several different services for Rosh Hashanah. Please check online for ticket prices and more details.

Last names starting A-K: Early (Green Ticket)
Sunday, September 16: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Monday, September 17: 8:30 – 11:00am

Last names starting L-Z: Late (Blue Ticket)
Sunday, September 16: 8:30 – 10:00pm
Monday, September 17: 11:45 AM – 2:15pm

Children’s Service (ages 6 and under):
Monday, September 17: 2:45 – 3:30pm

Tashlich at Matthews Beach Park
Monday, September 17
4:00pm
9300 51st Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Tashlich means “casting off,” and is a ritual where the previous year’s sins are symbolically cast off by throwing pieces of bread into a large, natural body of flowing water. FREE.

Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Seattle Campus
1511 East Pike
Seattle, WA 98122
206.323.8486

AND

Bellevue Campus
3850 156th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
425.454.5085
http://www.tdhs-nw.org

Serves are at both campuses during Rosh Hashanah. Please visit the website for ticket prices and more details.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 16
7:3pm

Rosh Hashanah
Main Sanctuary Services
Monday, September 17
10:00am

Kids’ Kehillah
Kindergarten – 3rd grade
Monday, September 17
10:00am
Please call 206.315.7460 for reservations.

Tashlich at Luther Burbank Park
Monday, September 17
3:00pm
2040 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Open to the public. No tickets required.

Secular Jewish Circle
Sunday, September 16
7:00pm – 9:00pm
206.528.1944
secularjewishcircle.org

Join the community of Secular Humanistic Jews for an evening of reflection, poetry, readings and music for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, in a warm, informal setting. Call 206.528.1944 or email info@secularjewishcircle.org to RSVP for childcare by September 12 as well as for general information, including the location of this event. There will be a collection of canned goods to contribute to the Jewish Family Services food drive.

Hillel UW
Sunday, September 16
7:00pm
Hillel UW
4745 17th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
http://www.hilleluw.org

Students, young adults, their families and community members are invited to join Hillel UW for High Holiday Services. Services will be led by Greenstein Family Executive Director, Rabbi Oren J. Hayon, and Rabbi Stuart Light. All services will include opportunities for prayer, singing, study and reflection. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are required and can be made online or by calling the Hillel UW office at 206.527.1997.

Rosh Hashanah Traditional Services
Monday, September 17
9:30am

Rosh Hashanah Liberal Services
Monday, September 17
10:00am

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206.527.9399
http://www.betalef.org

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an inclusive spiritual community practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. Call or go online for tickets and detailed information.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 16
7:00pm

The Jewish New Year Begins begins with the sweetness of apples and honey – and the inspiration of services at Bet Alef.

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 17
10:30am

Services, followed by a Community Potluck at 1:00pm. Bring drinks for yourself, food to serve at least 8 people and a list of the ingredients in your dish.
Please, no meat or shellfish.

Tashlich
Monday, September 17
3:30pm
Madrona Park
853 Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA 98122

Temple Beth El
5975 S. 12th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
253.564.7101
http://www.templebethel18.org

Since 1960, Temple Beth El has been worshipping in Tacoma. A Reformed Congregation, they are warm and welcoming to you, especially for High Holy Days.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 16
5:00pm and 8:00pm

5:00pm Family Service, followed by Traditional Service at 8:00pm. Please call or go online for tickets and information.

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 17
10:00am

Morning service. Please call or go online for tickets and details.

Tashlich Service
Monday, September 17
1:00pm
Titlow Park
8425 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Service
Tuesday, September 18
10:00am

Temple Beth Or
3215 Lombard Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
425.259.7125
http://www.templebethor.org

Join this diverse Reform community for High Holy Days! They welcome you and your family. Please contact them online or by phone for tickets and information. Or send in your registration form for members or non-members to obtain tickets for services and meals.

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Sunday, September 16
7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 17
10:00am Morning Service
12:30pm Vegetarian/Dairy Lunch (advance registration required)
2:00pm Children’s Service

Tashlich Service
Monday, September 17
3:15pm
Everett Public Boat Launch
W. Marine View Dr. & 10th Street
Everett, WA 98201

Bet Chaverim
25701 14th Place South
Des Moines, WA 98198
206.577.0403
http://www.betchaverim.org

Spiritually, Bet Chaverim is a liberal congregation, but they honor and respect all varieties of Jewish life.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 16
7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 17
10:00am

Tashlich service will immediately follow at Saltwater State Park.

Temple B’nai Torah
15727 NE 4th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
425.603.9677
http://www.templebnaitorah.org

Temple B’nai Torah offers an inclusive home for Reform Jews and interfaith families in a diverse and vibrant community.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 16

Contemporary Service 5:00pm, followed by a Traditional Service at 8:00pm.

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 17

Traditional Service 9:00am.
Youth Service (1‐5 grade) 9:00am
Teen Service (6‐12 grade) 9:00am

Contemporary Service 12:30pm

Children’s & Family Service 3:15pm

Tashlich Service
Monday, September 17
4:15pm
2005 156th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98008

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