Monday, April 19, 2021

S’li-what? S’lichot.



By Coastal Breeze News Staff

S’lichot begins on Saturday night, August 31st.

We all have heard of the Jewish New Year (Rosh HaShanah) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – together referred to as the Jewish “High Holy Days.” They are the best known, most widely attended services for Jews. However, there are, in fact, many other Jewish holy days – including S’lichot.

Each year it comes just days before Rosh HaShanah and its service is made up of prayers, psalms and poems for forgiveness, all in preparation for the upcoming High Holy Days. This year, the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island will come together on August 31st, at 7 PM, beginning with a family dinner and concluding with our S’lichot service. It is an evening for inspiration, for reflection and for forgiveness. The Selichot dinner will be roasted turkey with dressing, tzimmes, potato kugel, salad and dessert. Dinner is open to members, guests and non-members. Members $18 per person, non-members and guests are $25 per person. If you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner you may bring your own bottle, but it is wine only. Dinner will be served at 7 PM , immediately followed by the Selichot Service, conducted by Rabbi Maline and Cantorial Soloist Hari Jacobsen. Reservations must be received by August 26th. For information and reservations call 239-642-0800.

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