BAJC to celebrate 5782 High Holidays virtually

BRATTLEBORO - At sundown on Monday, September 6, Jewish people in Vermont and all over the world will welcome Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year of 5782. Rosh Hashanah begins a sacred period known as the Days of Awe, culminating 10 days later on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Laura Berkowitz, president of Congregation Shir Heharim (the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community), invites people to the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, all of which will be held virtually, led by Rabbi Lee Moore on Zoom, assisted by various members. Everyone is welcome to attend the services.  
Rosh Hashanah evening service begins at 7 pm on Monday, September 6. Morning prayer begins Tuesday. September 8 at 9:30 am. Yom Kippur evening services begin on Wednesday, September 15, at 7 pm, with the  Kol Nidre prayer. Services resume in the morning, at 9:30 am, Thursday, September 16. To remember and honor departed loved ones, a Yizkor service will occur around 11:30 am during the day’s services, and a late afternoon service at 5 reads from the Book of Jonah. Neilah, the closing service, begins at 6 pm.  
BAJC hopes that guests will help cover the expenses of making services available to all during these difficult times. Consider mailing donations to BAJC, PO Box 2353, Brattleboro 05303. Donations from guests will be applied toward membership if a donor decides to become a member of the congregation at any time during the year. Visit or call (802) 257-1959 for more information.  
People attending any or all of the high holy day services will be sent a link to the Zoom room if they email For any questions or more information contact Faith Schuster at (802) 464-2632 or

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