Celebrate the Jewish New Year 5778 with us during our Rosh Hashanah morning service on Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m., led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko with musician Dr. Gary Helfin.
Our youth group members will provide apples and honey after the service.
at 12:30 p.m. at Foster Park, Pavilion 2. We'll have a Selichot service led by Rabbi Lenny, along with PJ Library Programming with Congregation B'nai Jacob and the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne. Find out more.
is available on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur evening and morning services for those who make a reservation. RSVP to the Temple office (260) 744-4245 by Wednesday, September 13 for Rosh Hashanah and Friday, September 22 for Yom Kippur. Children are welcome to be in the main service.
Our Minyan Katan service
designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade on Thursday, September 21 begins at 9:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited to a brief service led by Rabbi Lenny. Parents will then be able to attend the main service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary, while we have programming until noon for children, including crafts, story time, snacks and music led by our Religious School staff.
High Holy Days Food Drive: On Rosh Hashanah, please pick up paper shopping bags at the Temple. Fill them with non-perishable food items for local families to return on Yom Kippur. Please consider bringing in at least one bag of food for each member of your family.
What is Rosh Hashanah?
What is Tashlich?
The Hebrew word tashlich
literally means "You shall cast away." In the book of Micah (7:18-20) we find the verse: "And you shall cast (tashlich
) into the depths of the sea all their sins." Traditionally, Jewish communities throughout the world have taken Micah's words to heart by gathering on Rosh Hashanah and symbolically casting away their sins by throwing breadcrumbs into a lake, stream or ocean.
Traffic Advisory on Yom Kippur Morning:
Please leave plenty of time when you come to the Temple on Saturday morning, September 30 due to the Fort4Fitness. Old Mill Road will be closed by the Rifkin Campus, along with many other streets. Find special instructions for a traffic pass for Saturday morning. Check the map of street closings in the area.
Passes will be mailed to Temple members. We will have extra traffic passes available at the Temple on Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur if you did not receive one. Guests may pick up a pass at worship services or contact the Temple office in advance of the holiday at (260) 744-4245. We're sorry for the inconvenience.