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Simchas Torah artwork

Reminder that Sh’mini Atzeres is Thursday (including Yizkor) and Simchas Torah is Friday.  Services both mornings in Carnegie- 9:20 AM.

Thursday Kiddush after Yizkor provided by Joey and Tina Adwar.
Also, see this great artwork by local Pittsburgh artist Ilene Winn-Lederer.

V’zot ha brachah

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The first day of Rosh Hashanah also happened to be the first day of the Carnegie Borough Festival.  While we were in shul, our Public Works department was setting up the bandstands and vendors were setting up their booths.  Local Carnegie artist Bernadette Kazmarski was setting up her own booth where she sells her artwork.  Normally, Bernadette and I are both volunteering at the festival, although my assistance was limited by our holidays.  When Bernadette learned of the coincidence she asked if it was ok for her to photograph our Tashlich service at Chartiers Creek.  The creek is one of her favorite art subjects and this would add another piece to the history of the creek.  See her blog posting at this link:

Bernadette’s Blog


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High Holidays approaching

High Holidays are less than 10 days away.  Here are the important dates:

Slichos, Saturday, Sep 4 @11:00 PM

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, Sep 8 @7:30 PM
Rosh Hashanah morning, Thursday, Sep 9, 8:30 AM-1:15 PM
Tashlich at Chartiers Creek, Thursday, Sep 9 @ 6:15 PM
Minchah/Maariv, Thursday, Sep 9 @ 6:45 PM
Rosh Hashanah 2nd morning, Friday, Sep 10, 8:30 AM- 1:15 PM

Shabbos Shuvah, Friday, Sep 10 @7:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 11 @9:20 AM

Kol Nidre, Friday, Sep 17 @ 7:15 PM
Yom Kippur, Saturday, Sep 18, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Minchah/Neilah, Saturday, Sep 18, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

As always, no tickets required in Carnegie.  This has been our policy for the past 114 years.  You can help us keep it that way by being very generous with your Yom Kippur donations.

At the Annual Meeting this past May, the Board voted to make a change in ritual practice and invite women to the bima for aliyahs.  Be advised that we are building the list of aliyahs in advance of Rosh Hashanah.  Anyone who wants an aliyah during our High Holiday service , man or woman, needs to let me know ahead of time.

On behalf of our officers and board members, I hope that you and your families have a very happy and healthy new year.

Zay gesundt, Rick


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Be reminded that we have services on Wednesday and Thursday morning this week for Shavuos.  Regular time, 9:20AM.  Thursday’s service includes Yizkor.

A Shavuos commentary.

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