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Temple Isaiah Celebrates High Holidays

August 9, 2007

A Time For Enrichment of the Mind and Spirit


The Jewish High Holidays, a 10-day period of prayer and penitence beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will be celebrated at Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs.  Services will be officiated by Rabbi Sally Olins and Cantor Richard Schwartz.

Commonly known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim), this period is a time for reflection on the previous year and an opportunity to reflect on how to improve ourselves for the new year.  When services begin for this sacred time, Jews around the world will attend special services, gather together with friends and families for ritual meals and observe long-held traditions.  Solemn in nature, these High Holy Days emphasize the ability of individuals to change for the better.

One week before Rosh Hashanah, on Saturday, September 8, a special prayer service, called Selichot, and a dinner will mark the beginning of the High Holidays to follow. Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner will be offered on Wednesday, September 12.  Pre-paid reservations will be needed for both of these events.  The following morning, Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 13, followed by Family and Tashlich services.  For Yom Kippur, services will begin at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, September 21 and continue on September 22, from 9:30 a.m. until sundown.  There will also be Kever Avot Memorial services on the morning of Sunday, September 16 at Desert Memorial Park Cemetery and Palm Springs Mausoleum.  This is a time when to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us.

Temple Isaiah of Palm Springs is a welcoming and inclusive congregation embracing Judaism that is relevant for today while remaining committed to Jewish traditions, values, and ethics.

With the help of Frank Sinatra and other community leaders, Temple Isaiah and its Jewish Community Center, founded in the late 1940s, were expanded in the late 1980s to meet the needs of the increasing Jewish population. It continues today as a vibrant spiritual and cultural home for all Jews in the Palm Springs desert communities.

Temple Isaiah is located at 332 W. Alejo Road, Palm Springs.  Tickets for all High Holiday services are still available for Temple members and for unaffiliated Jews.  For more information please call 760/325-2281.

For more information on this News Release, please contact Tim O'Bayley.

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