All services and programs are free and open to the public, and free childcare is provided during day-time programming.
Services include readings, music and reflection about the major themes of the holiday, including self-examination and renewed commitment to positive action. Interwoven with these timeless ideas will be the theme of this year's High Holiday services, "A Tradition of Questioning. "
The guest speaker for Rosh Hashanah eve services at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, will be Manny Ratafia, past president and chair of development for the Humanist Association of Connecticut, who will also lead a discussion during the Rosh Hashanah day program, Thursday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 4:45 p.m.
Day-time services during both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur include special family programs appropriate for children ages 4 to 14, and discussion groups and workshops for adults. Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service will be held Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a Yom Kippur day program and break-fast on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 6 p.m.
An Open House and first day of Sunday School is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Bedford Middle School in Westport. Register by calling 203-226-5451 by Sept. 7.
For more information, visit www.humanisticjews.org.