Westlake services to usher in Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish High Holidays marking the start of a new year, are to be celebrated this October.
The Chabad center in Westlake, a religious organization serving the spiritual needs of the Jewish community in Cleveland's western suburbs is also celebrating: It's been one full year since we opened here in Westlake.
The response of the locals has been just wonderful; holiday programs, educational programs, and social events have attracted large crowds throughout the year, and the staff at Chabad are preparing for another exciting year to come.
To mark the High Holidays, we will hold a meaningful Jewish service on Rosh Hashanah, Oct. 3 and 4, at the Westlake Recreation Center Community Room and on Yom Kippur, Oct. 11 and 12, at the Westlake Courtyard Marriott Meeting Room.
Rosh Hashanah services will include the sounding of the "Shofar" the traditional horn ushering in the new year, along with a special program for children and refreshments. Yom Kippur will have its own inspirational service, again a program for children, and a break-fast meal after the fast ends on Yom Kippur.
For exact scheduling and to reserve a seat, log onto www.jewishwestside.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Chabad at 216-973-1148.
Rabbi Mendel Jacobs
Director of the local Chabad Jewish Center