High Holidays 2020/5781

It's going to be a high holiday season unlike any other! Listed below are service times and locations (some locations will be publicized in August). Please note: you MUST sign up in advance for any and all services. A form will be available on this site, and via the weekly email, beginning the first week in August. If you have questions, please contact Mel Weiss at melanieaweiss@gmail.com


Please note that masks are required for ALL services.


Erev Rosh Hashana

Friday, September 18

152 Drummond Ave, Waterville

5 – 6pm


Rosh Hashana meal pick up:

Beth Israel (Kelsey Street door)

6:15 – 6:45pm

Rosh Hashana Day 1

Saturday, September 19

Beth Israel lawn

First service block: 9 – 10:15am

Kids service block: 9 – 10:15am

Second service block: 10:30 – 11:45am


Saturday, September 19

2 – 2:30pm

Boat launch across from Thayer Hospital


Rosh Hashana Day 2

Sunday, September 20

Beth Israel lawn/Rain location TBA

9 – 10:15am


Public Shofar Blowing:

Sunday, September 20, 11am

Johnson Heights

Burleigh Street

Miller Steps, Colby Campus

And by appointment (contact Mel Weiss)


Kol Nidre

Sunday, September 27

152 Drummond Ave, Waterville

5:45 – 7pm


Yom Kippur Morning

Monday, September 28

Beth Israel lawn

First service block: 9 – 10:15am

Second service block: 10:30 – 11:45am

Yizkor: 12 – 12:30pm



Monday, September 28

Beth Israel lawn

6 – 7:15pm

This will include an opportunity for community members to have a personal moment in front of the ark. 


Havdala in the Sukkah

Saturday, October 3

Beth Israel patio

7 - 8pm

Rain date: Sunday, October 4, 11am - 12pm

If you want to book a private meal in the sukkah, please email Mel Weiss at maweiss@colby.edu.

Shemini Atzeret 

Saturday, October 10

Beth Israel patio

10 - 11am

This service will include Yizkor but will not include a Torah reading.


Simchat Torah morning services

Sunday, October 11

Beth Israel patio

10 - 11:30am

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