Kehillah High School

Our Children. Our Future.

We are so excited about the launch of our revised Community Jewish High School Program, now called “Kehillah High.” The Hebrew word kehillah means community, and our new program is focused on bringing our community of teenagers together in a way that is relevant to their lives today. We plan to help them build friendships in an educational environment that meets their diverse interests and busy schedules!

We are looking forward to spending time with your teenagers throughout the upcoming year.

Kol Tuv,
Rabbi Valerie Cohen
Talia Mugg, Religious School Director and Kehillah High Coordinator for TES

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Confirmation

Confirmation is a ceremony created by Reform Judaism less than 200 years ago. It is the culmination of post-B’nei Mitzvah students’ advanced study in Judaism. Students deepen their religious knowledge and often take on a service project. Unlike their individual B’nei Mitzvah study and ceremony, Confirmation is worked on as a class and conferred accordingly. Our Confirmation Class takes place through our Kehillah High.

As part of our Confirmation Class, our 10th graders travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the L’Taken Program of the Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement. They learn about important social issues of our time and the Reform Jewish values connected to them. They then write speeches and actually lobby our Senators and Legislators. Every year, our Confirmands say that this was the highlight of their entire year.

At Temple Emanuel Sinai the ceremony for the Confirmands usually takes place on or near Shavuot. At that Shabbat service, students lead their congregation through chanting the Torah, traditional and contemporary liturgy and song. Each class brings their own talents, interests and grace to bear on the ceremony which confirms their role in our congregation and Judaism.

High Holy Day Schedule 5783

ALL SERVICES WILL BE IN PERSON AND ONLINE

Selichot Service: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 7:30 pm

ROSH HASHANA
Erev Rosh Hashana: Sunday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashana Family Service: Monday, September 26, 9:00 am
(for families with children 4th grade and younger)
Rosh Hashana Main Service: Monday, September 26, 11:00 am
Rosh Hashana 2nd Day Service: Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 am
Tashlich, Tuesday, September 27, immediately following services, at TES pond (meet in front of building)

Shabbat Shuva: Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm

YOM KIPPUR
Kol Nidre: Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Day: Wednesday, October 5
Yom Kippur Family Service: 9:00 am
(for families with children 4th grade and younger)
Yom Kippur Main Service: 11:00 am
Healing Service: immediately following Main Service (estimated 1:00)

Study Sessions,  2:00 pm

Study Session Topics:

    • Tikkun Olam: Special Topic for Repairing Our World NOW
    • Singing Our Way to God: Lifting up 5783 Through What We Learned During 5782 (led by members of the Worship Committee)
    • The Liturgy of Neilah (the Concluding Service) and its Message for Every Day

Afternoon Service: 3:30 pm
Yizkor/Memorial Service: 5:00 pm
Ne’ilah/Concluding Service 6:00 pm

SUKKOT
Erev Sukkot Service: Sunday, October 9, 6:30 pm

SIMCHAT TORAH
Erev Simchat Torah Service: Sunday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Festival Morning Service and Yizkor: Monday, October 17, 10:30 am

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