High Holy Days
All Are Welcome (No Tickets!)
Since its founding in 1985, Bet Ha’am has committed to being a house of worship where all feel welcome. We invite you to join us for any Bet Ha’am service or event, including High Holy Day worship. There is no charge to join us and no tickets. We hope that you–Jewish or non-Jewish, Mainer or guest visiting from away–will join us at this time of community celebration.
Families will find that babysitting is available for young children and Project Shofar is available for older children who may not be able to make it through a service.
During High Holy Day services, everyone — members and non-members alike — wears a name tag so that we can get to know each other better. Members receive their name tags in the mail in advance of the holidays. We ask non-members who wish to attend High Holy Day services to contact our office in advance for a High Holy Day schedule and name tag and to arrange for babysitting, if necessary. There will also be a courtesy desk to assist you at any holiday service.
We rely on volunteer and financial support from all to ensure the strength of our synagogue community. We anticipate that those who choose to attend High Holy Days services year after year will recognize the importance of formally joining our community. Our membership is based on the ability to pay, so that everyone can afford to join. If you are joining us for one year only, we would be grateful for your support, perhaps to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund or to our general/annual fund. Your help makes it possible for us to keep our doors open in future years.
Rosh Hashanah: Begins September 30, 2019
Yom Kippur: Begins October 9, 2019