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Erev Shabbat Services- Simchat Torah Celebration
Friday, October 9th

Join us on Zoom to celebrate as we finish the end of the Torah and start again from the beginning.
Come support our post-b'nai mitzvah students as they chant their bar/bat mitzvah Torah portions. 

Members, check your e-mails for log-in information.
If you are a guest and would like to join us, please e-mail Karen Kagan by noon on Friday: and ask to be added to the email list



 Simchat Torah Yizkor Memorial Service
      Saturday, October 10th


You are invited to bring a photo or object that connects you to or reminds you of your loved one(s). Our Yizkor service will include a time to share brief memories. 

On Simchat Torah, we gather as a community for a service of prayer, song and remembrance.

Click here to join with Zoom

or you can join by phone   (646) 876 - 9923 
Meeting ID: 896 6513 0849

We will meet in the TBE parking lot to pick up flags and balloons to decorate our cars, then we'll go in convoy through different neighborhoods. 
If you would like to suggest a home-bound member to be on the parade route, contact Marilyn Mendelman,
614-397-7741 or  

You are encouraged to make posters at home for your car and to bring a mini-Torah from a consecration if you have one. 

Please RSVP by Friday, 10/9 by noon. so we can have ample supplies. Bring your own water and masks. We will not be exiting our cars on the parade route.  The building remains closed.

Come participate in this fun and meaningful mitzvah to reach out to our home-bound congregants! 


Click here to register 
please register by Noon on Friday, Oct. 9th


Why do we shake the lulav and etrog?
It is representative of our complete immersion in the holiday. On one level, we are surrounded by the sukkah. On another level, through this motion (of bringing it toward us), Sukkot enters us. The lulav becomes a conduit of peace and God’s presence from every direction. When you bring your hands together and wave the species in all four directions, plus up and down, we attest to God's mastery over all of creation.


You are invited to join Rabbi Luna in the sukkah on:

October 3rd, 5th or 7th

Click here to register



Saturday, September 12th
Selichot Service 

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Friday, September 18th
Rosh Hashanah-Shabbat Seder

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  

Saturday, September 19th
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

10:00 am - 11:30 am 

Parking Lot Shofar Service
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Tashlich Service 

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm  









Sunday, September 27
Kol Nidre Service 

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 


Monday, September 28
Yom Kippur Morning Service

10:00 am - 11:30 am    


"The Book of Jonah"
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 


Musical Meditation
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Yizkor Service 

5:oo pm - 6:00 pm


Ne'ila Concluding Service

6:00 pm  



Rosh Hashanah       Sept, 19th     2:00pm        

Yom Kippur             Sept,  28th    1:00pm




You may choose to watch services 
on Zoom or listen by phone.
Login information for all services
will be emailed to members

Guests are kindly asked to make a donation
to access our High Holy Day services. 

Click here to make a donation

Check back for upcoming  information about
Simchat Torah.


If you do not have access to e-mail, 
please call the temple office:

239.433.0018 ext. 201 (Karen), or ext. 202 (Lydia) 
 for the call-in phone number and entry code.

Creating Your Sacred Space, A Mikdash M'at
Home for the High Holy Days

from Rabbi Elyse Goldstein

1. Choose your prayer space carefully in advance by spending a few moments of individual contemplation/family discussion. Don’t wait for the last minute!

2. Once you have chosen your space, say a blessing or kavanah (“intention”) over it to mark it as your mikdash m’at. Suggestions for verses and blessings are below.

3. Change where you put your computer from a workspace to a contemplative space by covering the desk or table with a white tablecloth, white runner, or white placemat, and a vase of flowers.

4. Find meaningful objects to grace your space. On Rosh Hashana include holiday objects like candlesticks and Kiddush cup, apples, and honey. On Yom Kippur you can place cherished mementos, family heirlooms, and photos of loved ones to surround you. If you own a shofar, put it where it’s visible.

5. If possible, move the computer space back so that you are watching the screen more than manipulating it. Consider connecting your computer to a TV screen so it feels less like a work device.

6. Try to limit or disconnect auditory distractions. You can turn off your email and text message ping sounds, and/or close your email program and other apps so you can be fully present during the service.

7. Wear clothing that makes you feel as if you are entering a spiritual space. A kippah and tallit are encouraged if they help you express a connection to this special worship.

8. If you have ordered Mishkan HaNefesh, our new High Holy Day prayer book, take some time to look through it, become familiar with the layout, and explore the readings. Perhaps inscribe it with a meaningful phrase for this year.


Verses and blessings to help create your sacred space/mikdash m’at:

1. Birkat Habayit (home blessing):

בְּזֶה הַשַּׁעַר לֹא יָבוֹא צַעַר

בְּזֹאת הַדִּירָה לֹא תָבוֹא צָרָה

בְּזֹאת הַדֶּלֶת לֺא תָבוֹא בֶּהָלָה

בְּזֹאת הַמַּחְלָקָה לֺא תָבוֹא מַחְלוֺקֶת.

בְּזֶה הַמָּקוֺם תְּהִי בְרָכָה וְשָׁלוֺם

Let no sorrow come through this gate.

Let no trouble come in this dwelling.

Let no fright come through this door.

Let no conflict come to this section.

Let there be blessing and peace in this place.

 2. Exodus 20:21:

בְּכָל־הַמָּקוֹם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אַזְכִּ֣יר אֶת־שְׁמִ֔י אָב֥וֹא אֵלֶ֖יךָ וּבֵרַכְתִּֽיךָ

In every place where My name is mentioned, I will come to you and bless you.

3. Exodus 3:5

כִּ֣י הַמָּק֗וֹם אֲשֶׁ֤ר אַתָּה֙ עוֹמֵ֣ד עָלָ֔יו אַדְמַת־קֹ֖דֶשׁ הֽוּא׃

Indeed, the place on which you stand is holy ground.

4. Psalms 121:8

יְֽהוָ֗ה יִשְׁמָר־צֵאתְךָ֥ וּבוֹאֶ֑ךָ מֵֽ֝עַתָּ֗ה וְעַד־עוֹלָֽם׃

Adonai will guard your going and coming, now and forever.

 5. The last line of the blessing said at havdalah separating Shabbat from weekday can be used to separate this sacred space:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה', הַמַבְדִּיל בֵּין קֹדֶשׁ לְחוֹל

Baruch atah Adonai, hamavdil bayn kodesh lechol.  Blessed are You Adonai, who separates between holy and ordinary.


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