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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 Education Director Melanie Weiss for more information. Other than the Rosh Hashana dinner, services are free and open to the public.

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Selichot

Joint Selichot services with Temple Beth El of Augusta: Saturday, September 17, 7pm, at Temple Beth El (3 Woodlawn Street, Augusta)

Rosh Hashana

Erev Rosh Hashana services and community dinner: Sunday, September 25, 5:30 ser- vices and 6:30 dinner (See below for information on how to RSVP to the dinner)

Rosh Hashana morning services: Monday, September 26, and Tuesday, September 27, 9:30am

Tashlich, Monday, September 26, 1:30pm at the boat launch across from Thayer Hospital

Shabbat shuva services, Friday night, September 30, 6pm

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre services: Tuesday October 4, 6pm

Yom Kippur morning services: Wednesday, October 5, 9:30am

Mincha/Neila: Wednesday, October 5, 5pm

Break the Fast dairy potluck: Wednesday, October 5, 7pm

Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah

Welcome in Sukkot/Erev Sukkot event: Sunday, October 9, 5:30pm, location TBA

Community and Hillel Potluck and Shabbat services in the Colby sukkah: Friday, October 14, 6pm. (Directions to the Colby sukkah will be available in the weekly email, and the sukkah will be located in between the Foss and Dana buildings, as it has been in previous years.)

Shemini Atzeret services, including Yizkor: Monday, October 17, 10am

Erev Simchat Torah celebration: Monday, October 17, 5pm

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.