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Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Temple Isaiah Begins High Holidays With S'lichot

August 27, 2007

One week before Rosh Hashanah, a special prayer service, called Selichot, will mark the beginning of the High Holidays to follow. On September 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Liberman Chapel, Temple Isaiah will present a Havdallah Service, led by Rabbi Sally Olins and Cantor Richard Schwartz, and a special screening of the acclaimed film “A Cantor’s Tale.”  Following the movie, at 9:00 p.m., there will be a S’lichot service.   Enjoy this special service with Rabbi Sally Olins and Cantor Richard Schwartz.  

S'lichot, in terms of theme and liturgy, serves to prepare us for the High Holy Days.  S'lichot, a Hebrew word meaning "forgiveness," refers to the special penitential prayers recited by Jews throughout the High Holy Days. It is a time of reflection and self-examination, a beginning of the process of t’shuvah, of examining missteps and asking for forgiveness for transgressions.  Join the Temple Isaiah family and for this special time.

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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