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High Holy Days services announced

The “Days of Awe” (Yamim Nora’im) begin with Rosh Hashana, on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (the eve of Sept. 9), and end 10 days later after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

During this time, Jews all over the world pray for a happy, healthy new year, and atone collectively and personally for any misdeeds in the year that is ending.

The Jewish Congregation of Maui welcomes the community to High Holy Days services at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. The congregation will be led by Rabbi David Glickman and Cantorial Soloist Rabbi Na’ama Leviyz-Spplbsum.

The schedule is as follows:

Services for Rosh Hashanah begin at 6 p.m. Sunday (doors open at 5:30 p.m.). They continue at 9 a.m. Monday 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. The service for the Second Day Rosh Hashana will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday

The Second Day Rosh Hashana service will begin a 9 a.m. Tuesday.

People visiting the synagogue are requested to use the parking lot and to not block neighbors’ driveways or the bike lane on Kaonoulu Street if the lot is full.

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

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First Sunday for ministry

First Samoan Methodist church will be holding a service from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Faith in Jesus Church, located at 432 Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku.

For more information, contact Pastor Tui at (907) 230-9598, or call the Faith in Jesus Church office at 244-1286. This is the first Sunday for this ministry. The public is invited to attend.

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