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READER SUBMITTED: Rosh Hashanah And Yom Kipper To Be Celebrated

Eastern Connecticut

All are invited to join in welcoming the Jewish New Year by participating in high holiday services at United Brethren of Hebron Synagogue located at 10 Church Street (Route 85) in Hebron. The tradition has been in existence for almost 75 years at this special temple constructed in the early 1940s by Jewish community members with the help of an ecumenical group of neighboring farmers and townspeople.

Striving for a flexible, inclusive approach to Judaism, the synagogue combines elements from both the Conservative and Reform Jewish traditions in our services and holiday observances. Currently, membership is composed of a diverse group of young families, couples, singles, seniors and interfaith families from Hebron and surrounding towns. United Brethren offers a spiritual home and a place to explore your Jewish identity in a friendly and caring atmosphere that is comfortable for all, from those just learning Jewish practices to those who are long-time participants in Jewish culture and traditions.

High Holiday services begin on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. This evening Rosh Hashanah service ends with the eating of the traditional apples, honey and cake in order to welcome in a sweet New Year. Rosh Hashanah is also celebrated on both Sept. 25 & 26 with services starting at 9:30 a.m. each day.

Kol Nidre services start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3. On Saturday, Oct. 4, Yom Kippur services begins at 9:30 a.m. with Yizkor performed around 11 a.m. and the closing service at 5:30 p.m. Any who attend are asked to bring a bag of food for the Hebron Interfaith Human Services (HIHS) food bank.

If you are interested in attending services or would like to learn more about United Brethren, visit http://www.ubofhebron.org or call and leave a message at 860-228-1781.

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