Where to go for services
Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) begins at sundown tonight. It is a time when millions of Jews around the world gather at synagogues to celebrate the completion of another year and to take stock of their lives as the new year begins.
Symbolic foods — like apples dipped in honey — are central to the holiday. The foods represent the sweetness, health, success and good deeds hoped for in the coming year.
Rosh Hashana means the head of the year and celebrates the birth of the world and humanity. It ushers in a 10-day period of solemn reflection, penitence and renewal known as the High Holidays. That sacred period culminates with Yom Kippur (or the Day of Atonement), which is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
Yom Kippur (Sept. 25 and 26) is observed by a total 26-hour fast and a full day of religious worship and personal reflection.
Services at Summit County’s four synagogues include:
Anshe Sfard (Revere Road Synagogue, Orthodox), 646 N. Revere Road, Bath Township, 330-867-7292 (www. akronshul.com).
Today: 7 p.m.
Monday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (shofar service), 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (shofar service), 7 p.m.
Yom Kippur: 7 p.m. Sept 25; 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Beth El Congregation (Conservative), 750 White Pond Drive, Akron, 330-864-2105 (www.bethelakron.com).
Today: 6:15 p.m. (candle lighting at 7:16 p.m.).
Monday: 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. (shofar service), 10:15 a.m., 4 p.m. (at Fort Island Park), 7 p.m. (candle lighting at 8:57 p.m.).
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. (shofar service), 10:15 a.m., 7:30 p.m. (candle lighting at 8:12 p.m.).
Yom Kippur: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 25; 9 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. (shofar) Sept. 26.
Temple Beth Shalom (Reform), 50 Division St., Hudson, 330-656-1800 (www.tbshudson.org).
Today: 8 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (children’s service, followed by a family service).
Yom Kippur: 8 p.m. Sept. 25; 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (children’s service), 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (breakfast) Sept. 26.
Temple Israel (Reform), 133 Merriman Road, Akron 330-762-8617 (www.temple israelakron.org).
Today: 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m. (children’s service), 10:30 a.m. (adult service), 4 p.m. (at Metro Parks Oxbow Trail area).
Yom Kippur: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25; 9 a.m. (children’s service), 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m. (breakfast) Sept. 26.