Film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz

Film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz

As part of our Holocaust Education week in the Atlantic Region, the Sgoolai Israel Synagogue will be hosting a film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz, Professor of Art, University of Maine, Augusta, Board of Director and Past President of the Holocaust and Human Rights Centre of Maine, Augusta, ME. Please join us for “WERE THE HOUSE STILL STANDING”. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th 7:30pm

Sgoolai Israel Synagogue|

168 Westmorland Street, Fredericton, NB.

“Were The House Still Standing”

(WTHSS) Film presentation (created by Katz) and talk.

Guest speaker: Dr. Robert Katz, Professor of Art, University of Maine, Augusta; Board of Director and Past-President of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME.

Katz, co-creator of WTHSS, an exhibit commissioned as a permanent installation for the Holocaust and

Human Rights Center as an innovative audio-visual project to remember the testimony of 16 Maine Holocaust survivors and liberators.

“Katz’s film allows for unexpected reflection and stillness.

Beginning with music and tranquil imagery taken from the natural world-flowing streams, forests, meadows,

birds- the film only gradually and subtly introduces its subject matter of death and suffering. Moving slowly from the depiction of bucolic stillness, and only gradually to the world of human suffering and horror, WTHSS is a remarkable contribution to the history of documentary film about the Holocaust”. -Professor Henry Schvey, Department of Drama and Comparative Literature, Washington University, St. Louis.

Reception and fellowship to follow.

5779 High Holiday Schedule (2018)

5779 High Holiday Schedule (2018)

Dear community, family & friends, shalom

The first night for Selichot will be Motzaei Shabbos (September 1st) at 10:00 PM

First night of Rosh Hashana (September 9th) Evening Services – 6:30 PM

First Day of Rosh Hashana (September 10th) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Rosh Hashana (September 10th) Mincha and Tashlich – 5:30 PM

Rosh Hashana Second Evening Services (approximately) – 6:30 PM

Second Day of Rosh Hashana (September 11th) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Second Day of Rosh Hashana – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM

We will visit the cemetery on Sunday morning (September 16th) from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Yom Kippur (September 18th) Kol Nidrei – 7:15 PM

Yom Kippur (Septembr 19th) Morning Services 9:00 AM – including Yizkor

Yom Kippur (Septembr 19th) Mincha Services – 5:15 PM

Yom Kippur (Septembr 19th) Ne’eelah Services – 6:45 PM

The fast ends at 8:12 PM (20:12)

Sukkot (September 23rd – October 1st), back to normal schedule – Evening Services 6:30 PM, Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Wishing you all a Very good, happy & healthy New Year, and may Hashem accept all of our prayers, Amen!

Wishing you a very happy and good summer, L’Shanah Haba’ah B’Yerushalayim!

5778 High Holiday Schedule (2017)

5778 High Holiday Schedule (2017)

This year, we have three “three-day-Yontif” (Thursday-Friday-Shabbos – Rosh Hashanah/Sukkot/Shmini Atzeres) , when the Holiday begins on Wednesday evening, and goes straight into Shabbos, so this is a general reminder to have Yahrzeit candles for lighting the Sabbath candles. Also, we have to do ERUV TAVSHILIN, which allows us to cook on Yom-Tov for the Sabbath, and I will have one set for the entire community.

First night of Rosh Hashana (September 20th) Evening Services 6:30 PM
First Day of Rosh Hashana (September 21st) Morning Services 9:30 AM
Rosh Hashana (September 21st) Mincha and Tashlich 5:30 PM; Ma’ariv to follow.

Second Day of Rosh Hashana (September 22nd) Morning Services 9:30 AM
Second Day of Rosh Hashana – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM

Candle lighting for Shabbat – no later than 7:24 (19:24)

Saturday Morning – Shabbat Shuva (September 23rd) – regular Shabbat Services – 9:30 AM

We will visit the cemetery on Sunday morning (September 24th) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Candle Lighting for Yom Kippur is at 6:53 PM (18:53)

Yom Kippur (September 29th) Kol Nidrei 7:05 PM

Yom Kippur (September 30th) Morning Services 9:00 AM – including Yizkor

Yom Kippur (September 30th) Mincha Services 4:45 PM

Yom Kippur (September 30th) Ne’eelah Services 6:45 PM

The fast ends at 7:51 PM

Sukkot First Night (October 4th) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Sukkot First Day (October 5th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Sukkot Second Night – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Sukkot Second Day (October 6th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Candle lighting for Shabbat – no later than 6:57 pm (18:57)

Shabbat ends at 6:37 pm (18:37)

Shmini Atzeres (October 11th) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Shmini Atzeres (October 12th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM – including Yizkor

Simchas Torah (October 12th) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Simchas Torah (October 13th) – Morning Services 9:30 AM

Candle lighting for Shabbat – no later than 6:44 pm (18:44)

Shabbat ends at 6:24 pm (18:24)

Wishing you all a very sweet, good, happy & healthy New Year, and may Hashem accept all of our prayers, Amen!

Service times for Passover are

Service times for Passover for 2017

All Chametz must be eaten or sold by 11:15 AM on Monday (April 10th) Morning

Monday (April 10th) – First night of Passover – Candle Lighting: 7:48 pm

Monday (April 10th) – First night of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM followed by our community Seder

Tuesday (April 11th) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Tuesday (April 11th) Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time after 8:52 PM

Wednesday (April 12th) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Friday (April 14th) – Shabbat of Chol Ha’Moed Of Passover – Candle Lighting: 7:53 pm

Friday (April 14th) – Shabbat of Chol Ha’Moed Of Passover – Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat – 6:30 pm

Shabbat Chol Ha’Moed (April 15th)Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Sunday (April 16th) – Seventh Day Of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time – 7:56 PM

Monday (April 17th) – Seventh Day of Passover – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Monday (April 17th) – Last Day of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time after 9:03 PM

Tuesday (April 18th) – Last Day Of Passover – Morning Services – including YIZKOR – 9:30 AM

You may start eating Chametz after 9:05 pm (21:05) on Tuesday (April 18th) night

5777 High Holiday Schedule (2016)

The first night for Selichot will be Motzaei Shabbos (September 24th) at 10:00 PM

5777 High Holiday Schedule (2016)

First night of Rosh Hashana (October 2nd) Evening Services 6:30 PM
First Day of Rosh Hashana (October 3rd) Morning Services 9:30 AM
Rosh Hashana (October 3rd) Mincha and Tashlich 5:30 PM; Ma’ariv to follow.

Second Day of Rosh Hashana (October 4th) Morning Services 9:30 AM
Second Day of Rosh Hashana – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM

We will visit the cemetery on Sunday morning (October 9th) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Candle Lighting for Yom Kippur is at 6:29 PM (18:29)

Yom Kippur (October 11th) Kol Nidrei 6:45 PM

Yom Kippur (October 12th) Morning Services 9:00 AM – including Yizkor

Yom Kippur (October 12th) Mincha Services 4:30 PM

Yom Kippur (October 12th) Ne’eelah Services 6:30 PM

The fast ends at 7:27 PM

Sukkot First Night (October 16th) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Sukkot First Day (October 17th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Sukkot Second Night – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Sukkot Second Day (October 18th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Shmini Atzeres (October 23rd) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:10 PM

Shmini Atzeres (October 24th) – Morning Services – 9:30 AM – including Yizkor

Simchas Torah on Monday Night (October 25th) – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:10 PM

Simchas Torah – Tuesday (October 26th) – Morning Services 9:30 AM

Service Dates and Times for Passover

Service Dates and Times for Passover:

All Chametz must be eaten or sold by 11:04 AM on Friday (April 22nd) Morning

Friday (April 22nd) – First night of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM 

Saturday Shabbat (April 23rd) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Saturday Shabbat (April 23rd) Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time after 9:06 PM

Sunday (April 24th) Morning Services – 9:30

Please do not forget to do ERUV TAVSHILIN – setting aside two foods with a blessing to allow us to cook tomorrow for Shabbat, and to light the candles. I will do one general for the entire community, but it is always good to have one. Also, a Yahrzeit candle!

Thursday (April 28th) Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Friday (April 29th) – Seventh Day Of Passover – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Friday (April 29th) – Seventh Day Of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time before 8:15 PM

Saturday Shabbat (April 30th) – Last Day Of Passover – Morning Services – including YIZKOR – 9:30 AM

You may start eating Chametz after 9:32 pm on Saturday (April 30th) night

The times for Services during the High Holy Days,

The times for Services during the High Holy Days,

The first night for Selichot will be Motzaei Shabbos (September 5th) at 10:00 PM

5776 High Holiday Schedule (2015) First night of Rosh Hashana (September 13th) Evening Services 6:30 PM First Day of Rosh Hashana (September 14th) Morning Services 9:30 AM Rosh Hashana (September 14th) Mincha and Tashlich 5:30 PM Rosh Hashana Second Evening Services (approximately) 6:30 PM Second Day of Rosh Hashana (September 15th) Morning Services 9:30 AM Second Day of Rosh Hashana – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM We will visit the cemetery on Sunday morning (September 20th) from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Yom Kippur (September 22nd) Kol Nidrei 7:00 PM Yom Kippur (September 23rd) Morning Services 9:00 AM – including Yizkor Yom Kippur (September 23rd) Mincha Services 5:00 PM Yom Kippur (September 23rd ) Ne’eelah Services 6:30 PM The fast ends at 8:05 PM Sukkot (September 27th – October 6th), back to normal schedule – Evening Services 6:30 PM, Morning Services 9:30 AM Wishing you all a Very good, happy & healthy New Year, and may Hashem accept all of our prayers, Amen!