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Congregation Beth Shalom plans High Holy Day services online

DeKALB – Services for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) will again be offered by Congregation Beth Shalom in DeKalb, serving DeKalb and neighboring counties. To protect the health of the congregation and the community, services this year will be conducted online via Zoom.

Members of the congregation will be sent a Zoom link to join the services. Others who wish to participate may request the link by contacting the congregation’s president at

Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler and cantorial soloist Zachary Weiss will lead the live online services. Services are cosponsored by the congregation and Hillel, the Jewish student organization at Northern Illinois University. All are welcome to attend, and no tickets are required.

Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Rosh Hashanah services will continue at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Both morning services will feature an abbreviated virtual Torah service, and the shofar will be blown Sept. 20.

The Kol Nidre service, which ushers in Yom Kippur, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Yom Kippur services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, and will include the Yizkor memorial service. A brief concluding service will be at 7 p.m.

For information on High Holy Days services and other congregational events, visit the congregation’s website at

Anyone who may need technical assistance using Zoom should email the congregation’s president at the above address.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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