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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bradford Synagogue Celebrates Anniversary

Temple Beth El will hold its 135th High Holiday celebrations beginning with Rosh Hashanah (New Year) this evening.

They will be celebrating the 135th anniversary of Bradford's Hebrew Congregation, now Temple Beth El. Rabbi Susan Stone will lead the services and all are invited to attend. The evening service for Rosh Hashanah (Erev Rosh Hashanah) will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be followed by an apples-and-honey reception in the social hall.

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the Rosh Hashanah morning service will be held. Both services will be at Temple Beth El, 146 Clarence Street.

Following the morning service there will be Tashlich, a service of forgiveness, at the Willow Dale Duck Pond around noon. At 1:00pm, Rabbi Stone will lead a walk and memorial service at the Beth Israel Cemetery on West Washington St.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Attonement, a day of fasting, will begin with a service at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple on Friday, October 3rd. This service is usually called Kol Nidre after its song about vows. The Rabbi's son, Charles, will sing Kol Nidre. On the next day, Saturday, October 4th, there will be a morning service, starting at 10:00am followed by three afternoon services in succession, afternoon, Yizkor and closing, beginning at 4:00pm. At about 5:30 PM, following the last service, breakfast (the breaking of the fast) will be served as a potluck supper in the social hall.

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