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"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.

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Learning and Prayer

We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.

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Compassion and Social Action

Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.

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Prompts for Reflection and Preparation for the Holy Days

18th Day of Elul

An American visitor was passing through the Polish town of Radin and stopped to visit the Chafetz Chayim.

Entering the sage's apartment, he was struck by how minimally it was furnished.

"Where is your furniture?" the man asked.

"Where is yours?" the Chaftez Chayim replied.

"Oh, I am only passing through," the man said.

"I too, am only passing through," said the Chofetz Chayim.

I talk about this spiritual insight a lot, I know. We are borrowers of the gift of life. We don't own anything, even our own individual existence is not "ours."

How do you understand this? In what ways can you look at what you feel you own today and see it as something you're borrowing?

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High Holy Days at Reyim

Rosh Hashanah September 29-October 1

Yom Kippur October 7-8

Please join us for High Holy Days. You can find all information about our services and programs throughout this holiday season by clicking on the links above. L'shanah tovah! We wish you a very sweet New Year, full of blessing and health.

High Holy Days Family Services

Please join us for this years High Holy Days family services:

  • Young Family Service for parents and children ages 3-7
  • Traditional Family Service designed for all families, including parents, with a special focus on those with school-age children ages 8-12 years
  • Teen Program for students grades 7 through 12

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High Holy Day Music Recordings

We're delighted to share recordings of High Holy Day melodies by our Chazzan Josh Jacobson. You can find the recordings here, including the name of the prayer and the page number in the machzor (High Holy Day prayer book). Find some time to listen in preparation of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. You will begin to feel the essence of this season, and our symphony of voices will become stronger during services.



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