Services for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) will again be offered by Congregation Beth Shalom in DeKalb.
The services, which are open to everyone, will be led by Rabbi Michael M. Remson and cantorial soloist Zachary Weiss. Services are cosponsored by the synagogue and Hillel, the Jewish student organization at Northern Illinois University.
Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and will include music by the congregation’s choir. Rosh Hashanah services will continue at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17. Services will be in the Clara Sperling Skyroom at the Holmes Student Center on the NIU campus. For the second day of Rosh Hashanah, a less formal service (with a discussion rather than the Torah reading) will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 820 Russell Road, DeKalb. The shofar will be blown on both Sept. 17 and 18.
The Kol Nidre service, which ushers in Yom Kippur, will be at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 25. The choir will again join the rabbi and cantor.
Yom Kippur services on Sept. 26 will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include the Yizkor memorial service, which will begin around 11:30 a.m. Morning services end at approximately 1 p.m. During the afternoon, the rabbi will lead a discussion on the topic of “Jewish Worship: Where Did It Come From? Where Might It Go?” Services will resume at 5 p.m. and will conclude with the final shofar blast (at about 7 p.m.) and havdalah. All Yom Kippur services on Sept. 25 and 26 will be in the Regency Room at the Holmes Student Center.
For more information, call 815-756-1010 or visit www.bethshalomdekalb.org.