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Erev Rosh Hashanah:            
Selichot/Shacharit 6:00 am   *   Mincha/Maariv 6:40 pm

Rosh Hashanah:   Shacharit 7:50 am   *    Rechov Yeladim 9:00 am
Shofar Blowing 10:00 am   *   Mincha Day 1 6:10 pm & Day 2 5:25 pm
 
Erev Yom Kippur:    Selichot/Shacharit 6:45 am   *   Mincha 3:30 pm   *  Kol Nidre 6:20 pm

Yom Kippur:   Shacharit 8:00 am   *   Rechov Yeladim 9:00 am   *
Yizkor 11:00 am   *  Mincha 4:35 pm   *   Neila 6:00 pm  *
Havdalah/Fast Ends 7:17 pm

High Holiday Music

Friends,

It is with much excited anticipation that we share the attached Rosh Hashana / Yom Kippur music. It is the product of months of thoughtful and spirited collaboration among our ba’alai tefilla – old and new - as we work together to enhance the spiritual quality of these special days. Please listen often and with intention, so that you are ready to join your voice to the communal BDJ chorus. You will find some of these melodies to be more familiar, while others are brand new to us. All were selected carefully, in the hope that they will elevate us to new heights as a spiritual community.

As I mentioned at our Congregational meeting back in June, this process of renewing some of our music, as well introducing new voices into our team of ba’ali tefilla, is designed to be a work-in-progress. Your feedback after Yom Tov will be very valuable as we continue to do the work. As I also mentioned then, I understand and know that for many of us, hearing Josh and Jordan less often during this season is a difficult and unwelcome development. Without in any way underestimating the depth of your feelings, and without in any way minimizing the magnitude of gratitude that we have for Josh and Jordan, I ask that you join in the work of renewing our Tefilla as our BDJ community continues to grow and change as the years progress.

We say an enormous “thank you” to Robby Helperin, who compiled the music attached here, and personally recorded many of the individual pieces.

Here is the music you will find here, in the order of their appearance in the Machzor:

1. אין קצבה – the familiar climax of the “Netaneh Tokef”

 

 

2.  חמול על מעשיך – immediately follows Kedusha of Mussaf

 

 

3.  וכל מאמינים – a melody that will alternate with our traditional one

 

 

4.  ויאתיו כל – different, but familiar

 

 

5.  אוחילה לאל – Just after “Alaynu” (in Mussaf)

 

 

6.  היום הרת עולם – after each Shofar blowing. An original composition by Robby Helperin

 

 

7.  יעלה – the opening poem of Ma’ariv on Kol Nidre night

 

 

Looking forward with great and excited anticipation, and filled with gratitude to everyone who has helped in this project.

Rav Yosef

your guide to elul

Fri, November 24 2017 6 Kislev 5778