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Except where noted, services will be held at Beth Israel Congregation, 291 Main Street in Waterville. If you have questions about anything related to services, please email Executive Director Melanie Weiss for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other than the Rosh Hashana dinner, services are free and open to the public.
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Selichot Services: Saturday, September 9, 7:45 pm.
Erev Rosh Hashana services and community dinner: Friday, September 15, 6:00 services and 7:00 dinner (See below for information on how to RSVP to the dinner)
Rosh Hashana morning services: Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, 9:00am
Tashlich, Sunday, September 17, 2:00pm at the boat launch across from Thayer Hospital (join us for a dairy potluck in between services and tashlich)
Kol Nidre services: Sunday, September 24, 6pm
Yom Kippur morning services: Monday, September 25, 9am
Mincha/Neila: Monday, September 25, 6pm
Break the Fast dairy potluck: Monday, September 25, 7pm
Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah
Welcome in Sukkot/Erev Sukkot event: Friday, September 29, 6pm, Colby Sukkah (Directions to the Colby sukkah will be available in the weekly email, and the sukkah will be located in between the Foss and Mary Low buildings, as it has been in previous years.)
Shabbat Sukkot services in the Colby sukkah, followed by lunch: Saturday, September 30, 6pm.
Shemini Atzeret services, including Yizkor: Saturday, October 7, 10am
Simchat Torah services and celebration with special guests Rabbi Sruli and Rebbitzen Lisa: Sunday, October 8, 10am
To RSVP to the Erev Rosh Hashana community meal, please email Mel Weiss with your name, the number in your party, and any serious food restrictions other than kashrut and vegetarianism. The cost of the meal is $25/person (children under 12 are free). You can pay online through our website’s donation page, or send a check to POB 1882, Waterville, ME 04903. Please do not bring money to the dinner. Cost should not be a barrier.