High Holidays Explanatory Service

Registration for 2017 Yom Kippur services is now closed.

JEC High Holiday User-friendly Explanatory Program. Includes all Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Services for one low price per-person.

Registration for 2017 Yom Kippur services is now closed.

The JEC High Holiday Explanatory Program was created and designed to add meaning and understanding to the High Holiday services. Typically, attendees are Jews living full, or part-time in South Florida, who do not belong to a local Temple. The service is very user-friendly, with everything explained in English.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are men and women seated together at the service?

Great question! While the rabbis that perform the service are Sabbath observant, the service itself was created for Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations. The service has mixed seating and is conducted almost entirely in English.

Is there a program for children?

The JEC runs a children’s program on both the first day of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur day. The children’s program is available for children between the ages of 5 and 13. Any child under the age of 5 can be registered for the childcare provided.

I grew up reading everything in Hebrew. Is this service going to be too basic for me?

We believe that what language we pray in has little to do with the importance of prayer itself. More important are the feelings we have while we pray. We conduct our service to give a deeper, more meaningful and enriching experience to the attendees. Praying in our native tongue allows us to understand the meaning with our prayers. Coupled with the running commentary we provide on the prayer service, our program leaves attendees with a deeply profound experience.

Does the $25 really include all available services? Both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur? What’s the catch?

It certainly does! We have one fee that allows attendees to attend as much or as little of the High Holiday services we offer. There is no catch. We keep the charge affordable because we want every Jew in Boca Raton to have a place they can afford to attend for the High Holidays.

Registration for 2017 Yom Kippur services is now closed.

Times and locations:

Rosh Hashana:

Day 1 – September 21, 2017 – 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Grandview Preparatory School – 336 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Day 2 – September 22, 2016 – 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Torah Academy of Boca Raton – 3881 NW 3rd Ave., Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Yom Kippur:

Kol Nidrei Night – September 29 , 2017 – 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Grandview Preparatory School – 336 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Yom Kippur Day – September 30, 2017 – 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Grandview Preparatory School – 336 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Listen Below: An inspiring lecture by Rabbi Raphael B. Butler

A deeply inspiring lecture that will surprise you, and may even move you to tears. Rabbi Raphael B. Butler’s message at the JEC’s Evening of Inspiration on Sept. 25, 2017 will  bring deeper meaning and connection to your High Holy Days.

About Rabbi Raphael B. Butler:

Rabbi Raphael B. Butler is Founder and President of The Afikim Foundation and serves as President of Olami, a global Jewish outreach effort servicing campuses and communities in over 300 locations worldwide. Rabbi Butler and his wife Pessy are the parents of five children and live in New York.

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