High Holidays 5784/2023

August 10, 2023
By The Staff
Category: Holidays

Shanah Tovah!

Goodbye 5783, hello 5784. We wish you a very happy New Year.

Congregation Beth El’s High Holiday Service schedule can be found below:

Saturday, September 9, 9 pm
Uplifting Community Service at Beth El Stamford along with TCS Westport.

New Year Drive-Thru
Sunday, September 10 / 10:30 am – Noon
Congregation Beth El Parking Lot

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 15
Service 6:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17 | 9:45 am

Tashlich in Norwalk
Sunday, September 17 / 4:00 pm
from Beth El parking lot
(bring your bread crumbs)

Cemetery Service
Wednesday, September 20 / 11:00 am
Beth El Memorial Park

Kol Nidre
Sunday, September 24
Service 6:30 pm

Food Drive Information

Yom Kippur
Monday, September 25
9:45 am, includes Yizkor
5:45 pm, Mincha/Neilah
7:27 pm, Final Shofar/Break Fast

Sukkot Schedule
Friday, September 29, Erev Sukkot
6:21 pm Candle Lighting

Saturday, September 30, Sukkot I
10:00 am Yom Tov Service in sukkah (with Livestream)
7:20 pm Candle Lighting

Sunday, October 1, Sukkot II
10:00 am Yom Tov Service in sukkah (with Livestream)
10:30 am Sukkot Experience for Kids led by Kim Krieger

Monday – Friday, October 2-6, Chol HaMoed Sukkot
8:00 am Minyan via Zoom (bring your lulav!)
Friday, October 6, Hoshana Rabbah, last chance to shake your lulav!
8:00 am Minyan via Zoom

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Friday, October 6
6:00 pm Erev Shemini Atzeret

Saturday, October 7, Shemini Atzeret
10:00 am Yom Tov Service in the sukkah (weather permitting) Yizkor (with Livestream)
7:00 pm service in the sanctuary followed by a celebration including dancing and candy for all (with Livestream)

Sunday, October 8, Simchat Torah
9:30 am Yom Tov Service in the sukkah (weather permitting)(with Livestream)
9:45 am Simchat Torah Family Program
12:00 pm Celebratory Kiddush Lunch honoring our minyannaires


Join the spirit of community during the High Holidays.
Giving opportunities are below:

  • Sign our New Year’s Card
  • Sponsor Bimah Flowers
  • Sponsor the Break Fast
  • Remember loved ones in the Yizkor Book Pledge to the Appeal

1. High Holiday New Year’s Card

Join your fellow congregants and be part of the beautiful tradition of wishing everyone a “L’Shanah Tovah”. Holiday cards will be mailed to the entire congregation. Your name will be included for $54. Thank you to Beth El’s own resident artist, Michele Feldman, for donating her artwork and the cards.

2. Flowers on the Bimah

It is customary to sponsor flowers for the Holidays to beautify our Sanctuary to honor or memorialize a loved one or to mark a special occasion. Your donation of $100 per holiday will be acknowledged.

3. Break Fast Sponsorship

Please consider being a sponsor for the Break Fast to help defray the costs. We are asking for minimum donations of $100. All sponsors’ names will be acknowledged.

4. Yizkor Book

The Yizkor Book of Remembrance is an annual tradition at Beth El where we memorialize our departed loved ones. It is distributed on Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot. Included here is your insertion from last year, if you had one. You can also see last year’s book on our website here. Please review it and send it back to the Beth El Office with your order form and any updates. If you did not have a memorial entry last year, please return fill out the order form with your submission.


Forms were sent to all members. Please complete them by Friday, September 1 and select your form of payment:

Mail a check to the office
Venmo (@Congregation-BethElNorwalk)
Pay through your website account