High Holy Days services are being planned.

• The Eldersburg Jewish Congregation will be having High Holy Days services this year.


For Rosh Hashanah, family services will be held from 11 a.m. until noon Thursday, Sept. 25, followed by a luncheon, and adult services will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

For Yom Kippur, adult services will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; on Saturday, Oct. 4, there will be adult services from 10 to 11 a.m.; family services, from 11 a.m. to noon; adult services, from 12:15 to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; and a Break Fast at approximately 7 p.m.

Members and nonmembers are being encouraged to participate. There is no charge for Eldersburg Jewish Congregation members. The fee for nonmembers are $50 per family for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and includes the luncheon and Break Fast; $30 per family for Rosh Hashanah only, including the luncheon; and $30 per family for Yom Kippur only, including the Break Fast.

All events will take place at the Masonic Lodge at 2253 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

For information or to register, call 410-549-7714 or email HighHolyDays@eldersburgjewish.org.

• Rabbi David Greenspoon is again offering independent services for the Jewish High Holy Days at the Fellowship Hall at 109 Main St., Reisterstown. These services are designed to appeal to people looking for a contemporary approach to traditional services, and are not connected to a synagogue.

Services for Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, and continue at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, starts on Friday evening, Oct. 3, with Kol Nidre services at 6:45 p.m. Yom Kippur services resume Saturday morning at 9, with Yizkor memorial prayers recited at about 11.

Sara Cohen, from Kibbutz Ketura in Israel, will be cantorial soloist.

"This is a great chance for people who don't have a regular synagogue membership to connect to the High Holy Days in a warm, welcoming, and hopefully meaningful way," Greenspoon said.

The Fellowship Hall is at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Tim Feasor explained the reasoning for this interfaith accommodation and support, saying, "We believe that we make God happy when we share God's house. We welcome Rabbi Greenspoon along with our Jewish brothers and sisters and look forward to wishing everyone a joyous New Year."

More information, including ticket information, can be found online, http://rabbidavidgreenspoonhighholydays.weebly.com or by e-mailing rabbigreenspoonhighholydays@gmail.com.