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Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome back!

Perhaps the most often repeated word in the Torah and for sure in the prayer book is the word “blessed.” During these Days of Awe we will take stock of our blessings and our challenges both as individuals and as members of this community as we welcome in the year 5780. This year, our services will be led by our wonderful spiritual leaders Rabbi Donald Goor and Cantor Evan Kent who will be joining us from Israel to celebrate the holidays with us. We therefore encourage everyone to join us on 30 September to share the beginning of the New Year. Below please find our schedule for the High Holy Days and the coming months. All are welcome.

Please make sure to put the following dates on your calendars.

ROSH HASHANAH – AT THE HOTEL, Monday, Sept. 30, 10.30am.

Shacharit Rosh Hashanah.

For the fifth year, we are honored to have Rabbi Goor and Cantor Kent with us for the High Holidays. This marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, 5780 culminating 10 days later with our Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services.

Friday October 4, 7pm. Kabbalat Shabbat at the congregational residence.

Rabbi Goor and Cantor Kent will lead this Shabbat. After services, Rabbi Goor will give one of his inspirational talks titled ‘Shabbat Shuva - to what are we returning?’. Please contact Carey or Carol (bethshalom.milano@gmail.com) by Wednesday 2 October to let us know what you plan to bring, or to ask for a suggestion as we are trying to plan a healthy, balanced meal. This is a great opportunity to welcome in the Sabbath, exchange ideas and enjoy good food in the true spirit of Judaism.

YOM KIPPUR – AT THE HOTEL.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30pm

Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Shacharit Yom Kippur - 10.30am

Mincha Yom Kippur - 4pm

Yiskor Yom Kippur – 5pm

Neilah Yom Kippur - 6pm

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5780.

Participation fees for non-members of Beth Shalom

Children 0-12 years free;

Young people 13-18 years: € 30 for one service/€ 50 for both services;

Students: € 35 per person/€ 50 for both services;

Tourists: € 50 per person per service. The fee for tourists includes membership as an ‘overseas friend’ of Beth Shalom Milano for the duration of 5780.

Residents in Italy: € 75 per person for both services (Rosh Hashanah + Yom Kippur).

Sunday 20 October Sukkot in a Castle!

Join our unique Sukkot car- sharing experience on Sunday, October 20. The Gattegno family has graciously invited us to the synagogue and Sukkot at their Castle in Piacenza. It takes about 70 minutes to get there from Milan. Meanwhile, save the date. We will have a short service followed by lunch in the Sukka. Let’s make a real team effort to have a big crowd. We will send a map to make your arrival easy. We are surely the only congregation in the world that will be holding Sukkot in a castle! We will need your confirmation no later than Oct 1 in order to organize our car-sharing.

Saturday 2 November Shabbat Services 10.30am at the Hotel.

Rabbi Whiman will lead the service. We look forward to a big turnout.

Friday 15 November Kabbalat Shabbat 7.00 at the Congregational Residence.

Please contact Carey or Carol (bethshalom.milano@gmail.com) by Wednesday 13 November to let us know what you plan to bring, or to ask for a suggestion as we are trying to plan a healthy, balanced meal. This is a great opportunity to welcome in the Sabbath, exchange ideas and enjoy good food in the true spirit of Judaism.

Saturday 7 December Shabbat Services 10.30am at the Hotel.

Rabbi Whiman will lead the service.

Friday 13 December Kabbalat Shabbat at the Congregational Residence.

Please contact Carey or Carol (bethshalom.milano@gmail.com) by Wednesday 11 December to let us know what you plan to bring, or to ask for a suggestion as we are trying to plan a healthy, balanced meal. This is a great opportunity to welcome in the Sabbath, exchange ideas and enjoy good food in the true spirit of Judaism.

22 December 16.00pm Hanukkah party at the congregational residence.

Celebrate the festival of lights. Bring latkes, donuts and snacks to share- Spin the dreidel, light the first candle of the menorah and share in the fun. There’ll be music, games, prizes and gelt for all.

RSVP BETHSHALOM.MILANO@GMAIL.COM

Information regarding the dates for our Torah conversations to follow soon.

For reasons of security, prior to attending services, guests are kindly requested to contact us by email at: BETHSHALOM.MILANO@GMAIL.COM