A capacity crowd is expected Sunday, Sept. 29, for a Rosh Hashanah dinner after services at the Chabad Edelman Jewish Center.
Chabad’s executive director, Rabbi Mendy Lipskier, said reservations are required for the four-course meal.
Single adult tickets are $25. Children under 12 are free.
For sponsorship or RSVP, contact info@JewishFountainHills.com or call 480-795-6292.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.
The observance begins at sundown on Sept. 29 and ends after nightfall on Oct. 1.
Rosh Hashanah is observed with candle lighting in the evenings, festive meals with sweet delicacies, prayer services that include the sounding of the ram’s horn (shofar) and desisting from creative work.
Chabad also has posted its High Holiday services schedule. Rabbi Lipskier said the services will be “warm, friendly and traditional”.
All prayers will combine the original Hebrew as well as translated English. A special children’s program will accompany the adult services.
Membership is not required. All are welcome, regardless of background or affiliation. Services will be held at various times at the Chabad Edelman Jewish Center, 16830 E. Avenue of the Fountains.
A week later, the High Holidays reach their crescendo with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
On that day, observants neither eat nor drink for 25 hours. Dressed in white, individuals pray in the synagogue as one united people.
Yom Kippur will begin before sundown on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and end after nightfall on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Sept. 29: Evening candle lighting, 5:56 p.m.; services, 6 p.m., followed by dinner.
Sept. 30: Morning service, 9:30 a.m.; Shofar sounding: 11:30 a.m.
Kiddush services, Taslich, 6 p.m.; candle lighting after 6:50 p.m., and evening services, 7 p.m.
Oct. 1: Morning service, 9:30 a.m.; Shofar sounding, 11:30 a.m.; evening services and fabrengen, 5:45 p.m.
Oct. 8: Candle lighting: 5:44 p.m.; Kol Nidrei service, 6 p.m.
Oct. 9: Morning service: 9:30 a.m.; Yizkor, noon;
Mincha and Ne’ila service, 4:45 p.m., and break fast, 6:38 p.m.