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Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays 2017/5778
September 20-22 Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur September 29-30

 

Congregation Agudas Achim, Conservative, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin 78731

Hineni services include Rosh Hashanah Day One, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Kol Nidre will be held Sept. 29 at 6:50 p.m. Yom Kippur will be held Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. Hineni services will be held in the CAA Social Hall. Tickets for Hineni are $54 and cover all three services.

CAA’s Downtown Rosh Hashanah Service: Toasting the New Year is on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 20. It will be located at Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery, 121 Pickle Rd #110, Austin, TX 78704. The congregation requests an $18 donation for this service. Hineni tickets cover this service.

Selah School/South Austin Family Birthday of the World Celebration will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Admission for this service is $18/family, although a Hineni ticket covers this service and there is no cost for those already enrolled in Selah School. The service will be held near the corner of South Lamar and Manchacha. For actual location, call 512-735-8410.

Anyone interested in participating at any CAA High Holy Day event, call 512-735-8410 or HHDTickets@caa-austin.org. More details are available at theaustinsynagogue.org.

Congregation Beth El, Traditional Conservative, 8902 Mesa Drive, Austin 78731

Congregation Beth El tickets are not required, but the congregation is anticipating a full house at High Holiday services, so please let them know in advance that you are planning to attend by sending an email to info@bethelaustin. Non-members will be requested to provide a donation to help cover costs and expenses. More details about service times including children's services can be found at www.bethelaustin.org/high-holidays.

Congregation Beth Israel, Reform, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Tickets are available to non-members for $218 for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur or $136 each for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Students, members in good standing of another congregation who live outside of Austin and members of the armed forces may receive complimentary tickets with a meaningful donation to CBI. No one will be denied admission to High Holy Day services because of financial hardship. Cost of tickets can apply toward annual membership and can be purchased online.

Rosh Hashanah Family services begin Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Children’s services begin Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2:15 p.m. The Yom Kippur Family service will be held Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. Meditation and Healing services will be held Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. Children’s services begin Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for these services.

All services will take place in Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. For tickets or more information, please contact 512-454-6806 or receptionist@bethisrael.org, or visit www.bethisrael.org/ hhd-tickets.

Congregation Kol Halev, JCC Community Hall , 7300 Hart Lane, Independent/Progressive Worship

Non-member tickets are available for a suggested donation of $180 for individuals, $360 for a family. Students are asked to give a meaningful donation. Kol Halev is an inclusive congregation, and no one is turned away due to financial hardship. Any donation credited toward membership for those who subsequently choose to become members Tickets are available on our website, www.kolhalev.org, or contact Kol Halev at 512-419-0945 or Karen Glina at kglina@yahoo.com.

Rosh Hashanah evening service begins Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dell Jewish Community Center Community Hall. Morning service begins Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 a.m. in the Temple Beth Shalom Sanctuary. Community breakfast will be held upstairs at Temple Beth Shalom at 10:30 a.m. Tashlich will be held after breakfast at Bull Creek. A children’s celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. in South Austin.

Kol Nidrei services will be held Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the DJCC Community Hall. Yom Kippur morning services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 a.m. in the Temple Beth Shalom Sanctuary. Yizkor will be held at 10:45 a.m., upstairs at Temple Beth Shalom. Ne'ilah, the Closing service, will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the DJCC Community Hall. A potluck Break the Fast will be held after Ne'ilah. For more information, visit www.kolhalev.org.

Congregation Shir Ami, Reform, 3315 El Salido Parkway at Live Oak UU, Cedar Park

Tickets for either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services for non-members are $110 for adults ages 18-64 and $56 for seniors and young adults ages 13-17. Tickets for both services are $166 for adults and $88 for seniors and young adults. Tickets for URJ affiliated members are free with letter from your home synagogue confirming membership. For more information, visit http://www.shir-ami.net/worship/high-holy-days.

Temple Beth Shalom, 7300 Hart lane, Austin 78731

Reform Kol Nidre services in South Austin begin Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:00 p.m. Shalomites Rosh Hashanah service, geared toward families with children ages 0-5, begins Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m. Shalomites Yom Kippur service, geared toward families with children ages 0-5, begins Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. Tickets are free and open to the greater community. Seating is limited, so call the Temple Beth Shalom Office at 512-735-8900 to reserve your spot. For more information, visit http://www.bethshalomaustin.org/worship/holidays/hhd.

Congregation Tiferet Israel, 7300 Hart Lane

Services for CTI will be held at Bnai Abraham. Tickets for unaffiliated attendees are $90. Rosh HaShanah Day One begins with Mincha/Maariv at 7 p.m. Shacharit begins at 8 a.m. Mincha/Maariv begins at 7:15 p.m. Rosh HaShanah day 2 begins with Shacharit at 8 a.m. Mincha/Maariv begins at 7:05 p.m. Shabbat Shuva begins with Shacharit at 9:00 a.m. Mincha begins at 6 p.m. Maariv/Havdallah begins at 8:01 p.m.

Yom Kippur begins with Mincha at 2 p.m. Kol Nidrei begins at 6:55 p.m. Yom Kippur day begins with Shacharit at 9 a.m. Mincha begins at 4:45 p.m. Ne’ilah begins at 6:25 p.m. Maariv begins at 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/tiferetisraelorg/home.

Chabad Center of Jewish Living, Orthodox, 4413 Spicewood Springs Road #106

High Holy Day service info. CLICK HERE.

Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio Street, Austin 78705

Non-students are welcome to attend Texas Hillel High Holy Day services. A tax-deductible contribution of at least $180 per family is suggested. Services will be held at Texas Hillel Topfer Center for Jewish Life, 2105 San Antonio Street. Meals cost $20 each for students, $36 for non-students older than 13, and $15 for children ages three through 12. Children younger than three are free. Reservations are required for meals. To reserve your spot or for more information, call 512-476-0125.

Erev Rosh Hashanah services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20. Candle lighting and Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services will begin at 7 p.m. Dinner will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Day One services will be held Thursday, Sept. 21. Orthodox morning services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Conservative services will begin at 10 a.m. Reform services will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Tashlich will be held at Turtle Pond at 2:30 p.m. An abridged explanatory service will begin at 5 p.m. Candle lighting begins at 8:17 p.m. Orthodox evening service begins at 7 p.m. Conservative evening service begins at 7:45 p.m. Dinner begins at 8:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Day Two services will be held Friday, Sept 22. Orthodox morning service begins at 9:30 a.m. Conservative morning service begins at 10 a.m. Reform, Conservative, Orthodox Shabbat evening services begin at 7 p.m.

Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) services will be held Friday, Sept. 29. A pre-fast meal will begin at 5:15 p.m. Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Kol Nidre Services will be held at 7 p.m.
Yom Kippur services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning with Reform, Conservative and Orthodox morning services at 10 a.m. Reform, Conservative and Orthodox afternoon services and Neilah begin at 5:30 p.m. Break the Fast will be held at 8:06 p.m.  For more information, visit texashillel.org

Firepit Minyan, Community Of Christ Church 2132 Bluebonnet Lane Austin  78704*

Website: https://www.bigtent.com/groups/firepit
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 20, 7 PM evening service 
Kiddush, motzi and pot-luck dessert-and-bourbon to follow. 
Contact: Robin Chotzinoff at chotzinoff@gmail.com.
The Firepit Minyan meets in South Austin backyards to experience Judaism. Though beliefs range from agnostic to true believer, the group embraces the Jewish spirit of humor, arguing with God and the pursuit of menschiness. To paraphrase Mordecai Kaplan: Tradition has a vote here, but not a veto. You are invited to join this homey, messy, spiritual, funky, musical, exuberant, all-ages community. 

*In honor of our tenth anniversary we’re having our first ever evening Rosh service. This way, all the people who can’t seem to get away from work on a work day can make it. The service will be music-heavy, featuring some of what you might expect and a lot you don’t, including appropriate, brilliant songs by Matt the Electrician, Shinyribs’s Kevin Russell and Lucinda Williams. As usual, tickets? There are no tickets. It’s free.  RSVP at the Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1271543352974021/?active_tab=about

For mitzvah projects, this year, we are supporting Austin Mayor Steve Adler's request to make sure that every child impacted by the recent hurricanes has a chance to be a child during this holiday season: For detaills on the kinds of gifts, go here: http://www.mayoradler.com/hurricane-harvey-how-you-can-help/
Please bring an unwrapped gift to the service and we will drop it off for you. We'll provide additional drop off locations (north and south) at the service if you'd like to bring a gift later.

 

CONGREGATION LISTINGS

Congregation Agudas Achim
Conservative
Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin 78731 
735-8400 • Fax: 735-8401
https://theaustinsynagogue.org/

Facebook: Congregation Agudas Achim - ATX
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
Assistant Rabbi Gail Swedroe 
Director of Congregation Learning, Dr. Harvey Raben
President, Greg Yamin
Shabbat services: 6 PM Friday (later in Summer months), 8:30 AM Saturday (P’sukei d’Zimrah) and 9:45 AM. Saturday. (Shacharit Service) and Kiddush luncheon.
Daily egalitarian minyan: 9 AM Sunday; 7 AM and 6 PM Monday and Thursday; 7:15 AM and 6 PM. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 7 AM Friday; study, coffee and bagel nosh follow Friday morning minyan.
Mincha or Ma’ariv: 6 PM Monday – Thursday Children services: 11 AM Saturday Tot Shabbat for families with children 4 & under and Torah Tisch for families with children ages 5–11.
Shabbat Limud (Torah study): 8:45 AM Saturday.
Religious School (CAARS): By grade at 4:30 – 6:30 PM Tuesday and/or 9 AM to 12:30 PM Sunday.

Congregation Beth El
Traditional Conservative
8902 Mesa Drive
(512) 636-2228 
bethelaustin@yahoo.com
www.bethelaustin.org
Spiritual Leader: Cantor Yitzhak Ben-Moshe
President: Kevin Koeller • (512) 231-0266
Shabbat services: 7 PM Fri., 9 AM Sat. (second and fourth Saturdays) and on Jewish Holidays; Children's services at 10 AM Saturday (when services held that day)
Adult education classes: Check website www.bethelaustin.org
Hebrew school classes: Sunday mornings

Congregation Beth Israel
Reform
3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.
(512) 454-6806 • Fax: (512) 454-9493
office@bethisrael.org
www.bethisrael.org
Rabbi Steven Folberg
Assistant Rabbi Samuel Rose
Executive Director: Jennifer Pierce Smith
Education Director: Rabbi Rebecca Epstein
Cantorial Soloist: Sarah Avner
Director of Community Engagement: Carly Cera
President: Benjamin Jansen 

Shabbat services:  Erev Shabbat Services, every Friday 7:30pm First Friday of every month, 6:00pm Family Service and 6:30pm Community Dinner
Shabbat Morning Service – 10:30am Saturday Tot Shabbat 9:30am second & fourth Saturday
Meditation service 5:45pm  Wednesday
Torah Study  9:15-10:15am Saturday
Religious School 9- 11 am Sunday
Post Bnei Mitzvah Education 11:30 – 1:30pm Sunday
Hebrew School 4:30-6:30pm Wednesday
Sisterhood: Contact Shari Nichols or Diann Baum, co-president, at cbiaustinsisterhood@gmail.com

Temple Beth Shalom
Reform
Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin 78731
(512) 735-8900 • Fax: 735-8901
admin@bethshalomaustin.org
www.bethshalomaustin.org
Rabbi Alan Freedman, rabbifreedman@bethshalomaustin.org
Rabbi: Amy Berenson Cohen
Cantorial Soloist: Abby Gostein
Director, Religious & Hebrew School: Jordan Magidson. Director of B’nai Mitzvah Studies: Kelley Finkel 
President: Seth Winnick
Shabbat services: 7 p.m. Fri. (except first Fri. at 7:45 p.m.), and 10:30 a.m. Sat.; Tot Shabbat, 6:30 p.m. first Fri. and 10 a.m. third Sat.; Oneg follows each service
Torah study: 9 a.m. Sat.
Religious School: 9:30 a.m.-noon Sun.
Hebrew School: 4:30-6 p.m. Wed.

Chabad Center for Jewish Living
Chabad-Lubavitch of Austin
4413 Spicewood Springs Road #106
(512) 977-0770 rabbimendylevertov@chabadaustin.com
www.chabadaustin.com
Rabbi Yosef Levertov
Rabbi Mendy Levertov
Austin Mikvah
Shabbat services: Fri. at sunset, Sat. at 10 am (followed by Kiddush luncheon) and at sundown daily (by request)
Preschool and day school: 8:15 am-3:30 pm Mon.-Fri.

The Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at UT
Student organization at UT
Chabad Jewish Student Center
2101 Nueces St.
(512) 477-7770
rabbizev@chabadut.com
www.jewishlonghorns.com
Rabbi Zev Johnson
Shabbat services: Fri. 18 min. before sunset, followed by meal; 11 a.m. Sat., Torah study at 10 a.m. (followed by meal when UT in session)

Congregation Havurah Shalom
Unaffiliated
1530 Sun City Blvd. Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 591-7000
www.chstx.org
membership@chstx.org
Co-Presidents:
Ron Mendelzon | 512-240-4123 | ron.mendelzon@sbcglobal.net
Ellen Silverman | 512-943-0600 | ellensil@suddenlink.net
Services: First and Third Fridays at 7:30 PM and High Holidays
Other activities: Religious, social and community

Congregation Kol Halev
Independent/Progressive Worship
Mailing Address: 9300 South IH-35, Ste. A-500, PMB-513
Austin, TX 78748 • 512-419-0945
Website:  www.kolhalev.org
Rabbi Lev Baesh rabbilev@kolhalev.org
President: Sherry Blum sblum@austincc.edu
Amy Adler, Cantorial Soloist
Robbi Sherwin, Cantor
See website calendar for schedule of Kabbalat Shabbat services, Rock 'n' Soul Musical Shabbats Potluck Shabbats, holiday services, and social action opportunities.
Religious School Sunday 4-6pm in South AustinBar/Bat Mitzvah preparation structured to individual/family
Suggested Donation for Hiugh Holy Days: $180/pp or $360/family

Congregation Shalom Rav
Reconstructionist (RRC) and sponsoring Jewish Renewal in Austin
Mailing Address: P.O. Box  28308, Austin, TX 78755-3084
Telephone: 512.684.8158
Email: rabbi@shalomravaustin.com       
Website: shalomravaustin.org 
Rabbi: Monty Eliasov  |  512.401.9856
President:  President@shalomravaustin.com

Congregation Shalom Rav offers the following: Monthly Friday night Shabbat Service; monthly Torah Study and Torah Service; monthly Lecture Series including topics which support the spiritual content of Judaism.  Also, High Holiday services; Celebrations of both the major and the minor Jewish festivals.

Learning opportunities include: Hebrew Study for Siddur classes; online Basic Judaism classes; Advanced Topics in Judaism; a new "Midrasha" program specifically designed for adolescents;  plus new special offerings of Midrash and Baal Shem Tov online tutorials.

Other services are: Rabbinic services available for all life-cycle purposes; a “Start Whenever You Choose” Bnei Mitzvah Program; Creative Bnei Mitzvah ceremonies for Teenagers and for Adults of all ages; Havdalah Socials; and a “Do-it-Yourself” conversion program.

 

Congregation Shir Ami
Reform
3315 El Salido Parkway at Live Oak UU, Cedar Park
Mail: P.O. Box 3716, Cedar Park, 78630-3716
512-843-3539
congregation@shir-ami.com
www.shir-ami.net
Rabbi Rebecca Reice and Director of Education
President: Jonathan Harris
Shabbat and children’s services: 7:30 p.m. first Fri., followed by Oneg; Shabbat Morning Services and Torah Study by announcement.
Religious School: Mon., ages 6-7 at 5-6:30 p.m. and ages 8-13 at 5-7 p.m., and Wed., ages 10-13 at 5-7 p.m. and Hebrew students (age 9) at 5-6 p.m.
For Information: congregation@shir-ami.com

Firepit Minyan
Website: https://www.bigtent.com/groups/firepit
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 20, 7 PM evening service Community Of Christ Church 2132 Bluebonnet Lane Austin  78704*

Kiddush, motzi and pot-luck dessert-and-bourbon to follow. 
Contact: Robin Chotzinoff at chotzinoff@gmail.com.
The Firepit Minyan meets in South Austin backyards to experience Judaism. Though beliefs range from agnostic to true believer, the group embraces the Jewish spirit of humor, arguing with God and the pursuit of menschiness. To paraphrase Mordecai Kaplan: Tradition has a vote here, but not a veto. You are invited to join this homey, messy, spiritual, funky, musical, exuberant, all-ages community. 

*In honor of our tenth anniversary we’re having our first ever evening Rosh service. This way, all the people who can’t seem to get away from work on a work day can make it. The service will be music-heavy, featuring some of what you might expect and a lot you don’t, including appropriate, brilliant songs by Matt the Electrician, Shinyribs’s Kevin Russell and Lucinda Williams. As usual, tickets? There are no tickets. It’s free.  RSVP at the Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1271543352974021/?active_tab=about
 

For mitzvah projects, this year, we are supporting Austin Mayor Steve Adler's request to make sure that every child impacted by the recent hurricanes has a chance to be a child during this holiday season: For detaills on the kinds of gifts, go here: http://www.mayoradler.com/hurricane-harvey-how-you-can-help/
Please bring an unwrapped gift to the service and we will drop it off for you. We'll provide additional drop off locations (north and south) at the service if you'd like to bring a gift later.

 

Texas Hillel
Student organization at UT
Topfer Center for Jewish Life
Abe and Annie Seibel Building
2105 San Antonio St.
(512) 476-0125 • Fax: 476-0128
info@texashillel.org
www.texashillel.org
Executive Director: Maiya Chard Yaron
Shabbat services: Fri. at 6 PM for Reform and Conservative; for Orthodox, call for time

Texas A&M Hillel
Rabbi Daniel Aronson rabbidan@tamuhillel.org
Risa Bierman risa@tamuhillel.org.  

Congregation Tiferet Israel
Orthodox
Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin 78731
(512) 410-0336
www.tiferetaustin.org
Rabbi Daniel Millner
(512) 410-0336 ext. 101 • rabbidan@tiferetaustin.org
President: Rick Goldberg
(512) 410-0336  ext. 102 • president@tiferetaustin.org
Administrator: Maria Karp
(512) 410-0336 ex. 103  • admin@tiferetaustin.org
Membership: Arthur Altman
(512) 410-0336 ex. 106 • membership@tiferetaustin.org

Shabbat Services:
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat ten minutes before sunset. 
Shacharit at 9:00 AM
Mincha followed by Seudat Shelishit an hour before sunset. Maariv and Havdallah.

Shabbat Youth Programs: 
All programs begin at 10:30 AM.
Tot Shabbat: Ages 4 and under. Meets in Room 121 in Education Building.
Gan Shabbat: Ages 5-8. Meets in Room 123 in Education Building.
Shir Shabbat: Ages 9-12. Meets in Room 122 in Education Building.

Daily Minyanim: Shacharit: Monday through Friday at 7:05am (including Rosh Chodesh). Sundays and Federal Holidays at 8:30am.
Mincha/Maariv: Daily, 10 minutes before sundown.

Austin Community Hebrew School (ACHS): Religious and Cultural School
Grades K-8. Sunday from 10am to 12pm in the Education Building.
ACHS Director: David Hazan • austinhebrewschool@gmail.com