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Local Jewish communities prepare for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

By Staff | Sep 7, 2010

Rosh Hashana begins after sundown on Wednesday and continues until nightfall Friday, Sept. 10.
Rabbi Yossi Labkowski of the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral said Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of a new year.
It’s a time when God judges every individual on how the year is going to go, he said.
“We pray for a good year,” Labkowski said, adding “not only for ourselves, but for all man kind.”
Labkowski said the Shofar blowing is to repent on the way the year went and take new resolutions to work on for the next year.
“Everybody should utilize that day,” he said.
Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral will celebrate the holiday with evening services at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8. Morning services will be provided on Sept. 9 and 10 at 9:30 a.m. with a Shofar blowing at 11:30 a.m. followed by a kiddush luncheon.
Temple Beth Shalom will begin its services for the new year at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Services at the temple will continue on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. with a light lunch. A special Taschlich service, a ceremony done on flowing water, will follow.
Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral will also hold services for Yom Kippur on Friday, Sept. 17, at 6:45 p.m. for Col Nidrei.
Saturday’s services will include morning services at 9:30 a.m., a Yizhor Service at 11:30 a.m., Mincha/Neilah at 6 p.m. and Shofar Sounding at 8:02 p.m. It will be followed by refreshments.
Yom Kippur services will begin on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m at Temple Beth Shalom. The morning service on Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. with afternoon services including Mincha from 4-4:45 p.m., Yizkor Memorial from 4:45- 5:30 p.m. and Neilah from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations are required for A Break the Fast, which will conclude the services.
For more information about Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral services, call (239) 541-1777.
For more information about Temple Beth Shalom services, call (239) 772-4555.