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A message from the Rabbi concerning High Holy Days 5782

It is with great sadness that I announce that Congregation Beth Sholom will be exclusively live streaming High Holy Day services and not meeting in person. I feel horrible about this decision, and I know that many of you are equally upset. It was certainly a decision that we did not make lightly.

And so we hold fast. We share our love by being a community as best we can with the technology we understand. While we have many fears, we don’t let our fear paralyze our love for each other and our love for Adonai. Together we can continue to hope for a future where choosing life means choosing to be together.

High Holy Day Schedule 2021/5782

Online Machzor use Gates of Repentance flip-book

 

Youtube link: Watch Services on Alaska Judaism Media

 

Download the flyer with the full schedule

 

Book Pick up: Wednesday (9/1) from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at CBS

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Monday September 6th - 7:00  pm

How to experience: Alaska Judaism Media Youtube Channel

 

Rosh Hashanah First Day, Tuesday  September 7th - 10:30 am

How to experience: Alaska Judaism Media Youtube Channel

 

Tashlich, Tuesday September 7th- 1:30 pm

How to experience: Outside at Bicentennial Park

4970 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
Download the invitation including special Tashlich prayers

 

Rosh Hashanah Second Day, Wednesday September 8th - 10:30 am

How to experience: Alaska Judaism Media Youtube Channel

Guest sermon by Rabbi Daniel Alter

 

Family Program on the High Holy Days, Sunday September 12th - 10:00 am

How to experience: Zoom

 

Kever Avot, v'Imahot (visiting our community’s cemetery), Sunday September 12th - 12:30 pm

How to experience: Outside at Anchorage Municipal Cemetery

535 E 9th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Please wear masks

 

Reverse Tashlich ( A nation wide event), Sunday September 12th - 3:00 pm

How to experience: Outside at Cheney Lake

2245 Baxter Rd

Please wear masks

 

Erev Yom Kippur, Wednesday September 15th - 7:00 pm

How to experience: Alaska Judaism Media Youtube Channel

 

Yom Kippur morning, Thursday September 16th  - 10:30 am

How to experience: Alaska Judaism Media Youtube Channel

 

Jonah discussion, Thursday September 16th - 1:00 pm

How to experience: Zoom

 

Yom Kippur afternoon, Thursday September 16th - 3:00 pm

How to experience: Alaska Judaism Media Youtube Channel

Guest Sermon by Rabbi Stacy Petersohn

 

Congregation Beth Sholom

Anchorage Alaska

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A message from Rabbi Abram Goodstein

Dear Members of Congregation Beth Sholom

 

            It is with great sadness that I announce that Congregation Beth Sholom will be exclusively live streaming High Holy Day services and not meeting in person. I feel horrible about this decision, and I know that many of you are equally upset. It was certainly a decision that we did not make lightly. We put together a special committee who sought help from medical professionals and experts. We are monitoring CDC guidelines and updating our guidelines to match theres. We are also watching as each day the number of Covid cases and deaths increase in Alaska.

 

It’s during such troubling times that a community becomes a place of comfort and understanding. Covid and its variants have taken away our capacity to heal in-person from the damage Covid has done to our society. So we must continue to be resilient and hope that our difficult decisions today lead to a healthy and happy community tomorrow.

 

When I am struggling with big decisions, I often seek solace in our Torah. A passage that jumped out at me states, “I, Adonai, have put before all of you: life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life – if you and your offspring would live – by loving your God, heading God’s commandments, and holding fast.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20

 

I would be devastated to discover that meeting in person during the High Holy Days led to the harm or even death of a beloved member of our community. We continue to find ourselves in this unprecedented situation by choosing life, we choose not to meet in person. While Covid has certainly felt like a curse I have witnessed many blessings since we closed our synagogue. I have seen our bonds to each other grow stronger in response to this shared experience. I have watched us embrace technology in new and incredible ways to enhance our religious experiences. I have been inspired by so many of our congregants’ resilience and fortitude, especially from our children.

 

And so we hold fast. We share our love by being a community as best we can with the technology we understand. While we have many fears, we don’t let our fear paralyze our love for each other and our love for Adonai. Together we can continue to hope for a future where choosing life means choosing to be together. Thank you.

 

Rabbi Abram Goodstein


 


Congregation Beth Sholom


Congregation Beth Sholom is a diverse and inclusive Jewish community, welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds, family structures, and worship styles.

 

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Welcome to the largest Jewish Congregation in Alaska.

All visitors who wish to worship with us are welcome. Though our Congregation is very committed to Reform Judaism, people from diverse Jewish backgrounds have found our liturgy appealing. Our facilities are beautifully located in a natural setting which enhances the worship experience. Please feel welcome to attend online. 

 

 

 

Services Online

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
 
  • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
  • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
 
  • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
  • 8:44pm Candle Lighting
Nitzavim
  • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
  • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
  • 9:46pm Havdalah
Erev Rosh HaShanah
  • 7:00pm Erev Rosh Hashanah
  • 8:35pm Candle Lighting
Rosh HaShanah
Tashlich
  • 10:30am Rosh Hashanah First Day
  • 9:29pm Candle Lighting
Rosh HaShanah
  • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
  • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
  • 10:30am Rosh Hashanah Second Day
  • 9:34pm Havdalah
Fast of Gedalia
     
    • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
    • 8:22pm Candle Lighting
    Vayeilech
    • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
    • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
    • 9:24pm Havdalah
    Kol Nidre
    • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
    • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
    • 7:00pm CBS Board Meetings (Call to confirm)
    • 7:00pm Erev Yom Kippur
    • 8:06pm Candle Lighting
    Yom Kippur
    Yizkor
    • 10:30am Yom Kippur Morning
    • 3:00pm Yom Kippur afternoon
    • 9:08pm Havdalah
     
    • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
    • 8:00pm Candle Lighting
    Haazinu
    • 9:00am Judaism 101
    • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
    • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
    • 9:02pm Havdalah
    Erev Sukkot
    • 7:50pm Candle Lighting
    Sukkot
    • 8:52pm Havdalah
    Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot
    • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
    • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
    Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot
      Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot
      • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
      • 7:37pm Candle Lighting
      Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot
      • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
      • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
      • 8:39pm Havdalah
      Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot
        Hoshana Rabbah
        • 7:28pm Candle Lighting
        Simchat Torah and Sh'mini Atzeret
        Yizkor
        • 8:30pm Havdalah
         
        • 8:00am Midweek Morning Minyan (Zoom)
        • 10:00am Mask Making (Zoom)
         
        • 6:00pm Friday Evening Shabbat Service (YouTube Live)
        • 7:15pm Candle Lighting
        B'reishit
        • 10:30am Shabbat Morning Text Study
        • 7:30pm Havdalah in Anchorage (Facebook)
        • 8:17pm Havdalah

         

        Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782