Rosh Hashana/Ha’azinu Schedule

Wednesday, September 28 (Erev Rosh HaShana)

  • 06:10 am – Selichot, Shacharit, Hatarat Nedarim
  • Remember to make Eruv Tavshilin
  • 06:10 pm – Mincha
  • 06:13 pm – Candle Lighting
  • 06:55 pm – Ma’ariv

Thursday, September 29 (1st Day Rosh HaShana)

  • 08:00 am – Shacharit
  • 09:36 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 11:15 am – earliest Shofar Blowing
  • 05:10 pm – Tashlich
  • 06:10 pm – Mincha
  • 06:50 pm – Ma’ariv

Candle Lighting and preparation for the 2nd Day no earlier than 7:20 pm. Yom Tov candles must be lit from an existing flame. Remember to place a new fruit (one that has not been eaten in the past year) on the table before Kiddush for the blessing of Shehechiyanu.

Friday, September 30 (2nd Day Rosh HaShana)

  • 08:00 am – Shacharit
  • 09:36 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 11:15 am – earliest Shofar Blowing
  • 06:09 pm – Candle lighting for Shabbat
  • 06:10 pm – Mincha followed by Ma’ariv for Shabbat

Shabbat Ha’azinu Schedule

Saturday, October 1

  • 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:37 am – Latest Time for Kriat Shema
  • 10:30 am – Junior Congregation
  • 11:15 am – Kiddush

The Rabbi will deliver the Shabbat Shuva sermon at Salem Towers prior to the Mussaf service and at Beth Israel West following Kiddush.

  • 05:00 pm – Men’s Class in Derech Hashem
  • 05:45 pm – Mincha
  • 06:15 pm – Se’udah Shlishit
  • 07:05 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:16 pm – Shabbat Ends

Schedule for Fast of Gedalia

Sunday, October 2

  • 05:30 am – Fast Begins
  • 08:00 am – Shacharit and selichot
  • 05:55 pm – Mincha
  • 06:30 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:06 pm – Fast Ends

The schedule for Yom Kippur will be published next week.

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Weekly Words of Torah

Taking Responsibility

Insights into the Ten Days of Repentance of Assistant Rosh Yeshivat, Rav Aryeh Hendler, originally published in the Asicha volume, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Sha’alvim.

Rosh Hashanah is a wonderful and awesome day. We do not mention our sins because is the day of coronation- Hashem is The King. Even if there are sins, we have hidden them, they have been cast away via tashlich.

If everything is fine- what is the purpose of the 10 Days of Teshuva that culminate in Yom Kippur?

King Saul was commanded to eliminate the Amalekites. Upon being called to task by the prophet Samuel for his failure to do so, he provided rationalizations and excuses for his behavior. Only when King Saul proclaimed “I sinned” did Samuel join him (thus explains Rav Yosef Albo in Sefer HaIkarim).

We must accept responsibility. Excuses such as “It was someone else’s fault”, “I meant well”, “I was under pressure” delay the teshuva process. An integral component of teshuva is admitting “I sinned”. According to the Rambam, admission of sin (viduy) is an essential act of teshuva (Introduction to Hilchot Teshuva). At the time of viduy there are no excuses; it is time to take responsibility for our actions.

The coronation of Hashem takes place on Rosh HaShanah. The next day each person must inquire “Where am I?” Intense days of self-examination and introspection are undertaken. On Yom Kippur we anoint Hashem as King again- but this time as people who have experienced viduy- who have accepted responsibility for their actions.