Please join us for the following services, all of which fall in the Jewish month of Tishri. As always, we will observe the biblical appointed times on the closest Saturday.
Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah / "Jewish New Year"
Saturday, September 27, 9:30 am
According to Leviticus 23:24 (NIV) this is "a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts." Bo Young will be the baal tekiah (shofar sounder).
Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)
Saturday, October 4, 9:30 am
Yom Kippur is the most holy of the annual appointed times listed in Leviticus 23, and we celebrate it at Shalom with an awesome liturgical song service. Once again this year our cantors will be opera singers Chris and Sasha Holloway, their daughter Hannah, and Dr. Victoria Sarvadi. Yom Kippur happens to fall on Saturday this year. Jews aren't typically allowed to fast on Shabbat, but an exception is made for Yom Kippur.
Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem
Sunday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Shalom's October "First Sunday" service coincides with the global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. Come join the millions around the world who have committed to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and receive prayer for your own needs as well.
Feast of Tabernacles / Sukkot / Festival of Ingathering
Followed by a Covered Dish Dinner on the Grounds
Saturday, October 11, 9:30 am
Sukkot is so unabashedly joyful that it is commonly referred to in Jewish prayer and literature as Z'man Simchateinu, the "Season of our Rejoicing." It commemorates G-d's provision for the children of Israel during their wandering in the desert, but it is also a harvest festival. Come see us wave the Four Species in accordance with Leviticus 23:40, which says, "On the first day, you will take for yourselves a fruit of a beautiful tree, palm branches, twigs of a braided tree and brook willows, and you will rejoice before the L-RD your G-d for seven days." Join us afterwards for a covered dish dinner that will be held outside if weather permits and inside if it doesn't.
Simchat Torah ("Rejoicing in the Torah")
Saturday, October 18, 9:30 am
The public Bible readings in Orthodox synagogues cover the entire Torah in a year. On Simchat Torah, the last parashah of Deuteronomy and the firstparashah of Genesis are read in the synagogue. This is a traditional holiday, not a biblical one, but we observe Simchat Torah at Shalom because we believe the Word of G-d is certainly worth celebrating.
Location for all events:
The Nathaniel Center
804 Russell Palmer Road
Kingwood, TX 77339