Questions to Consider for the New Year

1. What have been the defining events/moments in my life during the past year?
2. In what ways did I grow as a human being?
3. In what ways did I sin or “fall short” or “miss the mark”?
4. What did I learn this past year?
5. What inspired me during the past year?
6. To whom do I own an apology (including myself)?
7. How do I apologize for the hurts I may have caused?
8. How do I let go of the hurts that has been done to me? Forgiveness?
9. In what ways did I contribute to making the world (myself, my home, my communities, my country, the world) a better place?
10. What are the major gaps between who I wish to be and what I am?
11. How would I like to grow this coming year?
12. How do I celebrate the preciousness of my life?
13. How am I described by other people now? How would I like to be described?
14. What is my legacy?
15. What do I hope to get out of the High Holy Days this year?




Rabbi Niles Goldstein
Musical Director Gordon Lustig

A time to Prepare:
Making the High Holy Days Meaningful                            
Wednesday September 6th

7:15-8:30 PM    

Selichot Program & Reception                                           
Saturday September 16th

7:15-9:00 PM

Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
Wednesday September 20th                                                  

7:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah Services
Thursday September 21st

  • Family Services                                                        
 9:15-10:00 AM
  • General Worship Service                                            
10:30 AM
  • Taschlich Service  (At Kennedy Park Redwood Grove Area)
4:00 PM

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday September 22nd                                                          

7:00 PM

High Holy Day Kever Avot
Sunday September 24th        
At Ner Tamid Cemetery
2461 Spring Street, St Helena                                           

11:00 AM

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Services
Friday September 29th                                                           

7:00 PM

Yom Kippur Services
Saturday September 30th, 2017

  •  Family Service                                                          
9:15-10:00 AM
  • General Worship Service                                          
  • Healing Service                                                         
2:45 PM
  • Afternoon / Mincha Service
    Followed immediately by Memorial/Yizkor Service

Concluding/Neilah Service                

Congregation Beth Shalom’s Annual Community
Break the Fast will be held 
at the conclusion of services at 
approximately 6:15 PM: Followed by Havdalah