RELIGION

Beth Emeth Congregation prepares for the High Holy Days

Posted 8/15/22

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, also called the High Holy Days, are the spiritual New Year in the Jewish calendar with special religious services at Beth Emeth Congregation in Sun City West, 13702 W. …

This story requires a subscription for $5.99/month.

Already have an account? Log in to continue.

Current print subscribers can create a free account by clicking here.

Otherwise, click here to subscribe.

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. The five stories do not include our exclusive content written by our journalists.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, digital subscribers will receive unlimited access to YourValley.net, including exclusive content from our newsroom and access to our Daily Independent e-edition.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor
RELIGION

Beth Emeth Congregation prepares for the High Holy Days

Posted

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, also called the High Holy Days, are the spiritual New Year in the Jewish calendar with special religious services at Beth Emeth Congregation in Sun City West, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd.

This year at Beth Emeth, Cantor Judith Levy will lead the services at the synagogue. Cantor Levy comes from San Diego, CA specially to serve Beth Emeth congregation on the High Holy Days. Rabbi Robert Sternberg, a member of Beth Emeth who has been leading Shabbat services at the synagogue every Saturday, will read the Torah and give the sermons on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Other members of Beth Emeth will lead the congregation in English readings. 

Rosh Hashanah starts in the evening on Sept. 25. Yom Kippur starts in the evening of Oct. 4. Tickets are free but must be reserved. Donations are welcome.  Anyone who wishes may join the congregation for these services as well as for the upcoming programs to be held at the synagogue. For information and tickets call 623-584-1720.

Beth Emeth is the only traditional egalitarian synagogue in West Valley, which includes Surprise, El Mirage, Buckeye, the Sun Cities and the western sections of Glendale and Peoria. In a traditional egalitarian congregation men and women play equal roles and all are counted as part of a minyan, the quorum required by Jewish tradition for recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish and many other traditional prayers. Beth Emeth follows the Conservative Jewish liturgy and uses the Sim Shalom prayer book, the most modern prayer book developed by the Conservative movement for use in synagogue services. Beth Emeth has a library, which also serves as its chapel for weekday services. 

Beth Emeth is seeking to expand its membership and offer a variety of new classes, new activities and new experiences that will attract a diverse community and help make our congregation a living spiritual home for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Congregation, Sun City West, Jewish