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High Holy Days schedule released

The “Days of Awe” (Yamim Nora’im) begin with Rosh Hashanah on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (the eve of Sept. 20) and end 10 days later after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

The Jewish Congregation of Maui invites all members of the community to attend the High Holy Days services at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. The services will be led by Rabbi David Glickman and Sam Shnider, along with cantorial soloist Amichai Levitz.

The schedule is as follows:

Services for Rosh Hashana begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday (doors open at 5:30). They continue at 9 a.m. Thursday for the First Day Rosh Hashana with Torah reading and traditional blowing of the shofar. There will be tashlich at the beach following this service. Evening service for Second Day Rosh Hashana will be at 6:30. Then on Sept. 22, the Second Day Rosh Hashana service will begin at 9 a.m.

Services for Yom Kippur begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 (doors open at 5:30) with Kol Nidre at 6:30. They continue at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 30. Mincha will be at 4 p.m. with Yizkor at 5 p.m. and Ne’ila at 6 p.m. Havdalah and Break Fast will be at 7 p.m.

A community Sukkah building and decorating party will begin at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1. Everyone is invited to bring decorative leaves and flowers to add to the Sukkah. Erev Sukkot service, the Festival of Booth, will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 with kiddush in the sukkah. The First Day of Sukkot service will be at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5 with Hallel and Hoshanot. Attendees are asked to bring their lulav and etrog. Then on Oct. 6, the Second Day of Sukkot service will be at 9:30 a.m., including Hakafot. Attendees are again asked to bring their lulav and etrog.

The last of the High Holy Days services will include a Erev Shmini Atzeret service at 6 p.m. Oct. 11. At 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12, there will be a Shimini Atzeret service including Geshem, the prayer for rain, and Yizkor. At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, there will be a Erev Simchat Torah service including Hakafot and dancing. And lastly, at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 there will be a Simchat Torah service with everyone called to the Torah, including the children.

For more information and a full High Holy Days schedule, visit www.mauijews.org or call 874-5397.


New reverend to be installed

The Rev. Joel T. Martyn will be installed as pastor of Kihei Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Saturday. Martyn brings 15 years of experience as a pastor within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

The community is invited to attend the installation service and meet Martyn.


Meeting set for Israel pilgrimage

There will be another registration for the Holy Land Pilgrimage being organized by Faith In Jesus Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 432 Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku.

The pilgrimage will take place April 11-26, 2018. The meeting will include a second study class. The classes familiarize pilgrims with the itinerary as well as the archaeology, biblical history and geography of the area. The classes are free and open to the public.

The 15-day finalized itinerary includes all the highlights of Jesus’ life and ministry, a memorial ceremony to honor fallen soldiers, and participation in the 70th birthday of the nation of Israel.

Added to the original itinerary is a two-day trip to Jordan. One day will be dedicated to Petra, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Pilgrims will be baptized at the site where Jesus was baptized in the wilderness, which is on the Jordanian side of the River Jordan. The itinerary includes a visit to Mt. Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land and a swim on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.

A one-day stopover in San Francisco will enable people to take an optional city tour and have lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf.

The cost of the pilgrimage from Maui will depend on the number of people who are going, but will not be more than $5,400, according to an announcement. It will include airfare, hotels, food, guided tours in air-conditioned buses with frequent stops, entrance fees, taxes and tips.

Interested pastors will have a discounted rate. For more information, call Pastor Barbara Tengan at 276-1005.

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