Thursday, September 14, 2006

Neighborly Parking

A month ago we received a modest request from our neighbor synagogue Beth Zion Beth Israel that our members use overlapping parking spaces (see Dot's previous posting: Parking Considerations) only during the times of our actual services. But looking at their service times, that would not help them much as our services are at the same time as theirs. Thus, we are requesting that you avoid morning parking altogether in those overlapping spaces on those Sundays. This is an opportunity to be good neighbors.

Sunday, September 24 is Rosh Hashanah and services will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Unlike church services which have a distinct beginning and ending time, Jewish services occur in a series of segments where some people stay for the whole time and some filter in and out throughout the day. Most of our members will arrive between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and stay through the sermon (about noon).

Sunday, October 8 is Sukkot (the festival of booths) and services are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Again, most people come around 10 a.m. and for this service will stay the whole time (there’s food afterward!)

Sunday, October 15 is Simchat Torah – the joy of the Torah – where we celebrate the completion of the year’s Torah cycle (end of Deuteronomy) and start right over again with Genesis. Services are from 9 to about 2 p.m. Most people will come around 10 a.m. and stay for the duration (food again!).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many folks do not blog...why not put this in the bulletin?

1:10 AM  
Blogger M Clark said...

It will be. Blog readers get to know first!

10:28 AM  

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