Chabad to host High Holiday Services

LITCHFIELD — Chabad of Northwest Connecticut will be holding prayer services and programs during the Jewish High Holidays in Litchfield.

“We welcome all, regardless of background or affiliation, to a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere,” said Rabbi Joseph I. Eisenbach.

This year Rosh Hashanah is Sept. 8-10, and Yom Kippur is Sept. 17-18.

Chabad recognizes that not all understand and pray in Hebrew, so the prayer books (Siddurim) are in both Hebrew and English. The prayers will be led in Hebrew and English, with explanations, anecdotes, stories, humor and song to ensure an optimal spiritual experience.

There is a Chassidic proverb: “A small hole in the body is a big hole in the soul.” Chabad will nourish the body as well as the soul, Eisenbach said. Kiddush will follow all Rosh Hashanah prayers, and a “Break-the-Fast” will be served at the conclusion of Yom Kippur.

Once again there will be a children’s program during all of the services, led by experienced young men and women, who will ensure that children have an enjoyable and meaningful experience at the synagogue.

There are no membership fees or prior affiliation needed to attend prayer services. Hebrew-English prayer books are provided. Reserve a seat at: http://www.chabadNW.org/onUs

A grand New Years dinner will take place on the first night of Rosh Hashana, RSVP required at: http://www.chabadNW.org/rsvp or by calling 800.297.6864

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