The High Holidays open the Jewish year with the most important message of Jewish history: human dignity is not the gift of destiny; it is a human achievement, requiring courage and self-reliance. Only human will and intelligence can tame the environment, making it less terrifying and conducive to happiness. While some things are beyond our control, others may be conquerable.
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 9 at 7 pm
Tashlich Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 10 at 10:30 am (at a member home). Potluck lunch after the service. This is a member event; reservations are required by September 9. Visitors may attend with prior arrangement – contact email@example.com.
Kol Nidre – Tuesday, September 18 at 7 pm
Yom Kippur – Wednesday, September 19 at 4 pm
Break-the-fast at conclusion of the Yom Kippur service. A light dairy break-fast will be provided by Or Emet. Reservations are required by September 15. The break-fast is for members and visitors with prior arrangement. Suggested donations to defray cost of food: $5 adults, $3, free for children 3-13 years old – exact change or check, please.
All events (except Tashlich) are at Sabes JCC 4330 Cedar Lake Rd South, St. Louis Park 55416
Reservations are required for Tashlich and Break-Fast. For late reservations and/or for further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The day begins at 10:00 am with a group song before children are dismissed to attend Jewish Cultural school classes.
Or Emet’s annual business meeting and elections will be from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.
At 12:30, immediately after the meeting concludes, the picnic kicks off until approximately 2:30 pm.
Families are invited to enjoy the picnic and Talmud Torah’s playground/playfields. Tables will be available or you could bring blankets to spread out on the grass. In the event of rain we’ll picnic in the Talmud Torah gym.
This is an entirely volunteer event so we depend on people pitching in to help! When reserving for the picnic, you can sign up to help with a variety of tasks including setting up/taking down picnic tables (onto Talmud Torah’s grounds/returning to the building).
Members and interested visitors are welcome to attend the annual meeting. Online picnic reservations can be made at picnic.oremet.org. There is no deadline for reservations.
The day’s events will be at Talmud Torah of St. Paul
768 Hamline Ave South, St. Paul 55116 — click for a map https://goo.gl/maps/8HZxNwaUWaD2
A Musical Tribute to George Gershwin: Featuring Songs of Gershwin and His Friends by Les Block, Pianist and Producer with Heidi Ziman, Singer
Les Block has produced musical shows honoring Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and Irving Berlin. Les has interviewed music legends for a radio program tribute to Johnny Mercer. He currently sings and plays piano at cabaret evenings and performs with singing partner Heidi Ziman for residents of retirement and nursing homes.
Singer Heidi Ziman is a performer’s performer, bringing stunning energy and mischievous humor to her work. She is also a cabaret artist who loves to perform in intimate settings where she can have strong rapport with her audience.
Les and Heidi have performed many times for Or Emet with shows featuring Jewish contributions to the great American songbook. In this program, they will show how George Gershwin made major contributions through his own compositions and also through his generous support of other great songwriters.
A short Humanistic Jewish Sabbath service will precede the program, which is free and open to the public. An Oneg Shabbat reception will follow. Donations are especially welcome.
April 20, 2018 – 7:30 pm at Sabes Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Park