Selichot and Kever Avot 2018

Selichot Service 

Saturday, September 21, 9:00 pm.

Loosely translated, "selichot" means, "Please forgive." While the entire month of Av leading up to the high holidays is a time of deep reflection, the Selichot service, on the Saturday evening before Rosh HaShanah, can be considered the official kickoff.  Please join us for the Selichot Service that will include contemporary classical music inspired by the shofar, text study, discussion and communal prayer.

 

Kever Avot v'Imahot

Sunday, October 6, 1 pm.

It is customary to visit the graves of parents and close relatives during the High Holidays. The theme of the prayers is peaceful eternal rest for the departed and an invocation for God's aid to the living on the basis of the pious deeds of the dead performed during their lifetime. Rabbi Wolff Alterman will be conducting this year’s Memorial Service at Lou Pollock Cemetery (Louisiana Avenue, Asheville). Please join us for this meaningful part of Yamim Noraim (The Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).

If you need a ride to the cemetery, please call the synagogue office. We will try to arrange car pools.