HONESDALE, PA — The historic, 173-year-old Congregation Beth Israel synagogue will soon celebrate the Jewish New Year. All are welcome to join.Rabbi Elliott Kleinman will conduct the High Holy …
HONESDALE, PA — The historic, 173-year-old Congregation Beth Israel synagogue will soon celebrate the Jewish New Year. All are welcome to join.
Rabbi Elliott Kleinman will conduct the High Holy Day services with cantorial soloist Blake Friedman.
The services begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, on Sunday evening, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Services continue on Monday, September 26 at 10 a.m.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will begin with the Kol Nidre service on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m.
Rabbi Kleinman is the rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel. He also serves as the senior advisor to the president at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Friedman is an American operatic tenor, voice-over artist and actor.
Founded in 1849, the congregation met in members’ homes until the synagogue was built in 1856, on land donated by the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. It is the oldest synagogue in northeastern PA, and Congregation Beth Israel is the oldest, continually operating synagogue in its original building in North America.
In addition to High Holy Day services, the congregation holds regular Shabbat services each month. Beth Israel also has an active religious school for children.
Visitors and those wishing to join are welcome to worship with us and begin the New Year by celebrating in this beautiful and historic building.
Congregation Beth Israel is located at 615 Court St.
Call 570/253-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend services, or to inquire about the educational programs and membership.
More information about the schedule and the congregation can be found at congrega
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