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Open The Gates
Services and Event Schedule


Open The Gates Begins This Sunday!

Mark your calendars, members and friends! Open The Gates: A 48-Hour Fundraiser, the annual campaign for Beth Meyer Synagogue, kicks off again on Sunday, October 2 at 5 p.m. Before Kol Nidre — while the ‘gates’ that divide heaven from earth are open — we aim to raise $300,000 in unrestricted gifts to co-build our shared Jewish home.

Be on the lookout for an e-mail at kickoff time with a link to the new Open The Gates website — there, you can track the campaign in live-time as we race to meet our goal.


Services and Events Schedule

Notes

• Unless otherwise noted, prayer services and events listed below are only open the Beth Meyer congregants and guests of Beth Meyer members (advance ticket purchase required). Tickets are non-transferable.

• Gentle reminder: We have many members and guests who are sensitive to fragrances, perfumes or cologne. For the consideration of others, please use unscented hygiene and cosmetic products at prayer services. Help us make High Holy Day worship a special and comfortable experience for everyone. Thank you for your consideration.

• Tickets (or current student ID) are required for all adults entering the building.

*The childcare rooms open at 9:45 a.m. and remains open until 15 minutes after services end. Pre-registration for childcare is required.

• Don't miss your chance to get in on these festive offerings that require an advance RSVP:
     •DUE Monday, Oct. 3: Break the Fast on Wednesday, Oct. 5
     •DUE Thursday, Oct. 6: Lunch in the Sukkah on Monday, Oct. 10
     •DUE Tuesday, Oct. 11: Shabbat B'Yahad with Kindergarten Consecration and Dinner in the Sukkah on Friday, Oct. 14
     •DUE Wednesday, Oct. 12: Pre-Erev Simhat Torah Services Pizza Dinner on Monday, Oct. 17


SHABBAT SHUVAH
September 30-October 1

SHABBAT SHUVAH
CANCELED — Friday, September 30
• Service, 8 p.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube) (open to the community)

Saturday, October 1
• Service, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube) (open to the community)

KEVER AVOT
October 2

KEVER AVOT
Sunday, October 2
• CANCELED — Service, 10:30 a.m., Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery (open to the community)
• CANCELED — Shofar Blowing and Lumpy's Ice Cream, 4 p.m. (open to the community)
• Open the Gates: A 48-Hour Fundraiser, 5 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR
October 4-5

KOL NIDRE
Tuesday, October 4
• Service, 7 p.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)
Bring canned, non-perishable food to benefit Jewish Family Services to Kol Nidre services. The JFS Food Pantry wish list can be viewed at raleighcaryjfs.org/jfs-wish-list. Online monetary contributions are also welcome.

YOM KIPPUR
Wednesday, October 5
• All-Ages Family Service, 9-9:45 a.m., Tent
• *Service and Shoah Speaker (Anya Gordon), 10 a.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)
• Youth Service (2 –5 grade), 11 a.m., Beit Am
• High School Study and Schmooze, 11 a.m., Library
• Middle School Study and Schmooze, noon, Library
• Yizkor, noon (approx.), Sanctuary
• Study sessions, 2-4 p.m., Chapel and Zoom
• “Wisdom Circle: Healing and Healers,” 4-5 p.m., Zoom
• Minhah and Neilah, 5:45 p.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)
• Children Light the Way, 6:45 p.m., meet in library
Children ages 4-12 are invited to help us celebrate Havdalah at the end of Yom Kippur services. Children can gather in the BMS library beginning at 6:45 p.m. and should arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., we will join the congregation in the Sanctuary for Havdalah. Children are encouraged to wear white tops.
• Teki’at HaShofar, 7:34 p.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)
Break The Fast, directly after services

SHABBAT
October 8

Saturday, October 8
• Service with speaker Arthur Gordon, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)  (open to the community)

SUKKOT
October 9-16

DAY 1
Monday, October 10
• Service, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)
• Community Lunch, 11 a.m., Sukkah

DAY 2
Tuesday, October 11
• Lunch ’n’ Learn, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sukkah
• Preschool activity, 10:30-11 a.m., Sukkah
• Havdalah, Desserts, and Games, 6:30-8 p.m., Sukkah

DAY 3
• Bourbon Night in the Sukkah, 5:30 p.m.

DAY 4
• Sisterhood Wine Tasting in the Sukkah, 6:30 p.m.

DAY 5
Friday, October 14
• Shabbat B'Yahad Service and Kindergarten Consecration, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)
• Shabbat Dinner, 7:30 p.m., Sukkah

DAY 6
Saturday, October 15
• Shabbat Hol HaMoed Sukkot Service with speaker Cathy Kaplan, 9:30 a.m.,  Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)  (open to the community)
• Harvest kiddush

SHMINI ATZERET
October 17

SHMINI ATZERET
Monday, October 17
• Service with Yizkor, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)

EREV SIMHAT TORAH
Monday, October 17
• Pre-Erev Simhat Torah Services Pizza Dinner, 5:30 p.m.
• Erev Simhat Torah Service, recognizing the contributions of our Keter Torah (Crown of the Torah) honorees, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)

SIMHAT TORAH
October 18

SIMHAT TORAH DAY
Tuesday, October 18
• Preschool Service, 10-11 a.m., Sanctuary and livestream (website/YouTube)

Quick Links

FORMS
• Yom Kippur Reserved Seating
• Yom Kippur Guest Tickets
• Childcare


MAHZOR
If you will be joining us remotely through livestream this year, contact the office at (919) 848-1420 or office@bethmeyer.org to borrow a mahzor (1 per household; first come, first serve), which we kindly ask that it is returned promptly, or you may access the Rabbinical Assembly digital mahzor online.


RECORDED SERVICES
Recordings of Yamim Noraim sanctuary-based prayer services can be found on our High Holy Days 5783/2022 YouTube playlist. 


COMMUNITY HONORS FOR THE YAMIM NORAIM 
BOOKLET

• Click here to read as a PDF
• Click here to read as a flipbook


GUIDE TO THE YAMIM NORAIM

• Click here to read as a PDF
• Click here to read as a flipbook


PREPARE
Back to school — and back to shul! At some point in your time at Beth Meyer, you may be called upon to perform beautiful Torah honors at prayer services, lifecycle events, or the upcoming High Holy Days prayer services. Please watch as Rabbis Eric and Jenny walk through how to perform these honors:
How to Make an Aliyah to the Torah
How to Open and Close the Ark
Tallit and Kippah: How to Wear a Prayer Shawl and Head Covering
Torah Lifting and Dressing: Hagbahah and G'lilah


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Ushers: Contact Ellen Adelman at ebadelman123@gmail.com to become an usher.
Security: Contact Steve Katz at katzo62@aol.com to join the CSS (Community Security Services) team.
Sukkah: Contact Samantha Gottlich at samanthag@bethmeyer.org to help with sukkah set-up (Oct. 9) and breakdown (Oct. 17).


JUDAICA
The gift shop is open from 10 a.m. till noon on Fridays and Sundays. The shop will be open on Sundays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. Purchases can now be made online at beth-meyer-judaica-shop.square.site. You can always make an appointment with Shelly at judaicashop@bethmeyer.org.

Sat, October 1 2022 6 Tishrei 5783