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Boxer

Featuring Yom Kippur Guest Speaker Mendel Boxer,
Two-time American Ninja Warrior

Mendel Boxer is a public speaker, aspiring journalist, former America Ninja Warrior competitor and survivor of the Aurora Theater Shooting of 2012. Since the tragedy, he talks about his experience in and out of the theater, the importance of healing and the power of the Jewish community

 

Kids' program, ages 0-12, led by Elana Perlin

Teen program, ages 13-17, led by Rabbi T.

 

ROSH HASHANAH

Monday, Sept. 10

9 am: Shacharit Service (Main Sanctuary)

10 am: Teen Service (Social Hall)

10:30 am: Sermon (Main Sanctuary)

10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions:
1) Narrated Torah Service (Main Sanctuary)
2) Teen Discussion with Rabbi T. (Murphy Room)

11:30 am: Shofar & Family Service (Main Sanctuary)

12 pm: Kiddush (Courtyard)

12:30 pm: “How to Ignite Your Spark” with Ruchi Koval (Tent)

1:30 pm: Mussaf Service (Main Sanctuary)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

9 am: Shacharit Service (Main Sanctuary)

10 am: Teen Service (Social Hall)

10:30 am: Sermon (Main Sanctuary)

10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions:
1) Narrated Torah Service (Main Sanctuary)
2) Teen Discussion with Rabbi T. (Murphy Room)

11:30 am: Shofar & Family Service (Main Sanctuary)

12 pm: Kiddush (Courtyard)

12:30 pm: “Of Kings and Queens” with Rochie Berkowitz (Tent)

1:30 pm: Mussaf Service (Main Sanctuary)

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

1 pm: Family Tashlich Service (Horseshoe Lake, Shaker Heights)

 

YOM KIPPUR

Tuesday, Sept. 18

6:30 pm: Mincha Service and candle lighting (Main Sanctuary and Social Hall)

7 pm: Kol Nidrei Service (Main Sanctuary)

7:30 pm: “Rise Above: a story of survival and discovery” with Mendel Boxer, followed by Maariv Service (Main Sanctuary)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

9:30 am: Shacharit Service(Main Sanctuary)

10 am: Teen Service (Social Hall)

11 am: Sermon (Main Sanctuary)

11:15 am: Concurrent Sessions: 
1) Family Service (Main Sanctuary)
2) Teen Discussion with Rabbi T. (Murphy Room)

11:45 am: Narrated Torah Service (Main Sanctuary)

12:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions: 
1) Yizkor Memorial Service (Main Sanctuary)
2) “What Difference Does it Make?” with Rabbi T. (Tent)

1 pm: “Forgive Me Not” with Ruchi Koval (Tent)

2 pm: Concurrent Sessions: 

1) Mussaf: reenact  Temple service (Main Sanctuary)
2) Small group discussions: questions to ask yourself on Yom Kippur (Social Hall)

3:30 pm: “How to Inspire the Next Generation”  a teen panel with Jordan Green, Noah Greff and Elana Spiegel (Tent)

4:30 pm: Mincha Service with narrated Book of Jonah reading (Main Sanctuary)

5:30 pm:  The View from JFX: “This is Us” or “This is Me”, retaining individuality in a community; with Ethan Weiss, Mendel Boxer, and Rabbi T. (Social Hall)

6:45 pm: Introduction to Neilah with Rabbi Koval (Main Sanctuary)

7 pm: Neilah Service (Main Sanctuary)

8:15 pm: Shofar, Havdalah & break-fast (Maariv Service) (Main Sanctuary)

 

 

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High Holidays with JFX are the way you want to start your year. Congregation JFX offers moving and uplifting High Holiday services that will inspire you to be your best self.

"Rabbi Koval's services were the most meaningful part of the High Holidays for me. The way he spoke and the way he explained things was perfect for me."
Nancy Greff, Shaker Heights

 "The speakers were wonderful. It was very inspirational and spiritual. I felt like I wanted to be a better person."
Marci Friedman, Beachwood

 "I loved the speakers between the services. I also loved that the services were "narrated". Although most of the service is in Hebrew, I loved the ongoing commentary explaining what was going on and why we were saying what we were saying. I find that very helpful and it is something I never experienced in any service before."
Marni Turell, Beachwood