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Welcome to the Rego Park Jewish Center
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We provide a loving fellowship for Jews of all backgrounds and cultures.

No matter what level of observance, Shabbat and Holiday services are spiritually enriching and inspiring.

Services Saturday morning are at 9:00 A.M.

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Selichot Reception & Service Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00PM - Movie & Refreshments in Crystal Ballroom
9:30PM - Attend the Meaningful Religious Service in Sanctuary
Officiated by Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum & Rabbi Cantor Romiel Daniel

Rosh Hashana Eve
Wednesday Night, September 24, 2014

6:45PM - Minchah & Ma'ariv
Candle Lighting - before you leave for services

Rosh Hashana - First Day
September 25, 2014

8:15AM - Shacharit Service
9:30AM - Torah Reading
11:00AM - Sermon
11:45AM - Musaf
2:00PM - Closing Benediction
4:30PM - Tashlich (meet at RPJC)
6:45PM - Minchah and Ma'ariv
Candle Lighting - before you leave for services

Rosh Hashana - Second Day
September 26, 2014

Same Schedule of Services as on the First Day except for No Tashlich
6:45PM - Minchah & Ma'ariv
Candle Lighting - before you leave for services

Shabbat Shuvuah
Sabbath of Repentance
Saturday, September 27, 2014

9:00PM - Shacharit
6:30PM - Minchah & Ma'ariv
7:27PM - Sabbath ends

Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre
Friday, Octgober 3, 2014

6:30PM - Kol Nidre
Candle Lighting - before you leave for services

Yom Kippur Day
Saturday, October 4, 2014

9:00AM - Shacharit
10:30AM - Torah Reading
11:30AM - Sermon/Yizkor
1:00PM - Musaf
4:15PM - Minchah
5:30PM - Ne'ilah/Ma'ariv
7:15PM - Shofar


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From The Rabbi's


The Days of Awe are upon us. These days that extend from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur are filled with mystery and majesty, awe and wonder. Year after year, they compassionately return to us, again and again - to inspire, to challenge, to renew us. These Days of Awe approach us as G-d approached Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

You may remember the scene - Adam and Eve dwell peacefully in the Garden - not a care, not a worry. Living in a paradise serene and beautiful, they are satisfied and fulfilled, naked and unashamed. Yet the idyllic paradise ends abruptly when Adam and Eve choose to eat of the forbidden fruit. At that fateful moment, conflict is born into the world. Fear is created. Now aware of their nakedness, Adam and Eve feel ashamed for the first time. Yet G-d is among them. G-d is so close to Adam and Eve that they literally hear G-d’s presence - “they heard the sound of G-d moving about in the garden at the breezy time of day.” Feeling naked and afraid, Adam and Eve attempt to hide from G-d’s presence. Then G-d calls out to Adam with that question of questions: “Where are you?”

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