Celebrating the High Holy Days

HONESDALE, PA — The historic 168 year old Congregation Beth Israel, located at 615 Court St., will soon celebrate the Jewish New Year, and all are welcome to join. Founded in 1849, the congregation met in 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 Pennsylvania and the second oldest synagogue housing its original congregation in the North America.

Rabbi Elliott Kleinman will conduct the High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, on Wednesday, September 20 at 8 p.m. and continuing on September 21 at 10 a.m.  Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will begin with the Kol Nidre service on Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m. and will continue on Saturday, September 30 at 10 a.m..

Reservations for the High Holy Day services are required for visitors and those wishing to join. Call 570/253- 2222 or email bethisraelhonesdale@gmail.com.

In addition to High Holy Day serves, the congregation has regular Shabbat services each month and an active religious school for children that meets on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. For more information visit congregation bethisraelhonesdale.org.

 

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