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Yom Kippur Appeal 5784             (scroll down for service times)

Dear Friends,   “Repentance, prayer and charity avert the evil decree.” Starting with Kol Nidre, and for the following 25 hours, we will reflect on these themes as we fast and pray.   Giving in observance of Yom Kippur is especially important. It is said that the jingling of coins given on erev Yom Kippur creates such a clamor in Heaven that all the forces of evil cannot stand in their way.     On Kol Nidrei, we ask all of our members and friends for contributions to help us raise $50,000 during the High Holidays and meet our 2023 budget. The next time we ask you for support will be our annual Gala next summer – so your gift for Yom Kippur will have to last us for half a year or more.    This is a particularly auspicious time to give, as an anonymous family has offered to match donations, dollar for dollar. This means that your gift will go twice as far: $100 becomes $200, $250 becomes $500, and $500 becomes $1,000.   Please click here to give online (for "Type," toggle to Kol Nidre Appeal).   Thank you for your contribution. Your support – in any amount – makes a big difference.   G’mar chatima tova,   Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin Spiritual Leader   Brooke A. Bryant, PhD President

High Holidays Under the Tent 5784

Holiday Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Services will take place at Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry streets) in Brooklyn Heights.

High Holiday services are free for synagogue members.            • Click to join as a first time member.                                                • Click to pay your 2023 dues if you've been a past member.                      • Click to purchase seats as a non-member ($350 each).                       • Current members, email with your seat reservations.

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24 — Erev Yom Kippur

Mikvah open for women            Saturday night

Mikvah open for men                7:30 am to 2 pm

Light candles                           6:32 pm

Fast begins                              6:32 pm

Kol Nidre Service                      6:40 pm

Children’s Program                   6 to 8 pm

Monday, September 25 –—Yom Kippur

Morning Services                      9 am

Beginners Class on Prayer         10:30 am

Yizkor Memorial Service            12 pm

Children’s Program                   11 am – 1 pm

Mincha                                    4:45 pm

Neilah (concluding service).       6:15 pm

Shofar and Fast ends                7:36 pm

Participate in our first ever Yizkor Remembrance Book

B’nai Avraham is producing a Yizkor Remembrance Book that will be used for Yom Kippur as well as the other three holidays in 5784 that we say Yizkor.

In addition to the Yizkor service text, the book will include the names of those we remember during Yizkor. You can list their names–as well as others you would like to memorialize–for $18 per name. Click here to do so.

Mikvah renovations begin August 1

Unfortunately, this means that we will have to close the mikvah for a period of time.  While we are hoping that the mikvah pool can remain accessible during periods of the construction, we are not able to put together a definitive calendar at this time.

Therefore, if you wish to use the mikvah please call (718) 510-6903 to confirm it is open.

We look forward to welcoming you to our reopening celebration.  We will also be scheduling a series of classes and events to educate and celebrate the beauty of the mikvah.

We are still looking for donors at every level. Please call to discuss sponsorship opportunities. You can make a donation through Venmo @meimenachem-mikvah or by check to Mei Menachem Community Mikvah, 117 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Tisha B'Av at B'nai Avraham

The fast to mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple begins at 8:18 pm Wednesday night, July 26, and ends at 8:48 pm on Thursday, July 27. 

Summer Soiree annual fundraiser is June 19 - with Shulem Lemmer!

Our shul’s annual online fundraiser is underway, now through June 19!

 Rabbi Raskin and President Brooke Bryant have arranged matching funds again this year, with the goal of raising $200,000. So your donation will be DOUBLED.

All donors of $360 or more will receive a ticket to the Cocktail Party Summer Soiree on Monday, June 19. Attendees will enjoy a luscious buffet dinner, open bar, and performance by Shulem Lemmer, the internationally acclaimed American Belz Hasidic singer from Borough Park. 

we will be also present Lara Krinsky with the Young Leadership Award at the Summer Soiree, for her service to the shul and the Jewish community.

Make your Annual Dinner Donation here. The deadline for Journal Ads is Thursday, June 15. Email your journal ad info to 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Summer Soiree!

Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784