Jewish New Year | Kitsap Week

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday at sundown.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins Sept. 25 at sundown.

Kitsap congregations have planned the following observances and worship services.

Congregation Kol Shalom
Rosh Hashanah services
With Rabbi Mark Glickman and Cantorial Soloist Laura Cannon
— Sept. 16 (29 Elul): 7 p.m. Ma’ariv (evening service), followed by dessert potluck.
— Sept. 17 (1 Tishrei): 9 a.m. children’s service; 10 a.m. Shacharit (morning service), followed immediately by Tashlich (Point White Pier).

Yom Kippur services
With Rabbi Emily Meyer and Cantorial Soloist Laura Cannon
— Sept. 25 (9 Tishrei): 7 p.m. Kol Nidre (evening service).
— Sept. 26 (10 Tishrei) 9 a.m., children’s service; 10 a.m., Shacharit (morning service); 3:30 p.m., Torah Study with Rabbi Meyer; 4:30 p.m., Minchah (afternoon service); 5 p.m., Yizkor (memorial service); 5:30 p.m., Ne’ilah (Closing of the Gates), followed by Havdalah, and Community Break the Fast.

All are welcome; RSVPs are requested. Tickets for non-members are available by calling (206) 842-9010 or Congregation Kol Shalom is located at 9010 Miller Road NE, Bainbridge Island.

Congregation Beth Hatikvah
Rosh Hashanah services
— Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
— Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.; Torah/youth service, 11 a.m., followed by Tashilich/potluck luncheon.
— Sept. 18, 10 a.m. (at Temple Beth El, Tacoma).
— Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur services
— Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m.; Torah/youth service, 11 a.m., followed by Yizkor service; 4:30 p.m., afternoon service; 5:30 p.m., Ne’ilah service; 6:30 p.m., Shofar Blowing, followed by Break the Fast.

Non-members $75, all military welcome as guests. Congregation Beth Hatikvah is located at 1410 11th St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 373-9884,

Chavurat Shir Hayam community
Rosh Hashanah services
With visiting Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Seigel
— Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m., potluck dessert to follow.
— Sept. 17, 10 a.m.; Kol Nidre: All the Vows, 2 p.m.; Tashlich, 4:30 p.m., Waterfront Park

Yom Kippur services
With visiting Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Seigel
— Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m.
— Sept. 26, 10 a.m.; meditation, 2:30 p.m.; Titzkor, 3 p.m.; Neilah service, “The Gates are Closing,” 6:15 p.m.; followed by Break the Fast potluck. 7:15 p.m.

The Shir Hayam Jewish Community of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap will hold services at the Filipino-American Hall, 7566 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 567-9414 or


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