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High Holy Day Services offered at North Lake

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The Thompson family of Truckee celebrate Sawyer Thompson’s Bar Mitzvah held at NTHC on Aug. 16, 2014.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calf. — Join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation and Rabbi Beth Beyer at the upcoming High Holy Day Services: days of celebration, reflection and the start of the Jewish New Year of 5775.

This High Holidays will again be a time of strong community spirit and involvement across the NTHC congregation, community guests and out-of-town visitors. Temple Beth Or from Reno, Nev. will come together with NTHC for services.

As fall commences, Jews worldwide look forward to the Days of Awe: the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah translates as “Head of the Year” and is the celebration of the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur is the “Day of Atonement” and is observed by fasting, prayer and repentance.

Rosh Hashanah services begin Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Morning Services begin Thursday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. ending with Tashlich on Lake Tahoe at the Tahoe Vista Pier. Children’s Service (for pre-readers and early readers) is Thursday at 2 p.m.

Second Day Rosh Hashanah services will be held in conjunction with Temple Bat Yam from Lake Tahoe South Shore and will begin at 10 a.m. at Spooner Lake.

Yom Kippur begins Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. with Kol Nidre. Arrive 6-7 p.m. to light a Yikzor candle in memory of a loved one. Morning services are Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. Children’s services are at 2 p.m. Afternoon Services/Yizkor/Mincha/Neilah starting at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to stay for the Break the Fast, which follows services.

May the year ahead be filled with blessing of health, happiness and peace.

The North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation has a year-round schedule of services, celebrations, education and community events. NTHC is located at 7000 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista, Calif. For more information, go to http://www.tahoetemple.org or call 530-546-0895.