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Friday night Shabbat services start 7:30 PM               followed by an Oneg                                                   Saturday services start 10:30 AM

Services held at Temple Shalom                                   4023 Belle Terre Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC  29579                             843-903-6634

Temple Rabbi David Weissman

Temple President Lily Ann Revitch


   

Rabbi David Weissman

  Many years ago, when I was in high school, I would send for  tickets to be part of the live audience at various television programs.  Among the programs I attended were the Ed Sullivan Show, the Paul Winchell (ventriloquist) and Jerry Mahoney (dummy) Show, the Texaco Star Theater (Milton Berle) Show and the Dunninger (mentalist) Show. Prior to each performance, a facilitator would warm up the audience for the show.  He would tell some jokes to get the audience in a laughing mood.  He would instruct the audience when to applaud and when to laugh and when to stop applauding and stop laughing.  He might be called a “warm up” man.  His job was to get the audience ready to watch the show and to participate  by applauding and laughing.

            The S’lichot service  before the High Holidays is a “warm up” for the period from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur.  It is designed to get us in the mood for the High Holidays.

The  High Holidays are a time for personal reflection – a time for repentance and forgiveness.  The High Holiday services are longer than our Friday evening and Saturdaymorning Shabbat services throughout the year.  We use a special prayer book, called a Machzor in Hebrew, for the High Holidays.  Many of the prayers call upon us to reflect on our behavior during the past year and inspire us to do better during the coming year (5779).  The High Holiday melodies are different from the melodies used during the rest of the year.

This year, S’lichot, which means forgiveness, and is designed to prepare us for the High Holidays, will be held on Saturday evening, September 1st. The evening will begin at 8:00 P.M. with a social hour.  EVERYONE ATTENDING IS ASKED TO BRING A SNACK (COOKIES, CAKE, PRETZELS, POTATO CHIPS, NUTS, FRUIT, ETC.) TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. The S’lichot service, which lasts less than forty minutes, will be held immediately following the social hour.  It includes  special prayers as well as some short selections from the Yom Kippur service featuring High Holiday music.

S’lichot provides an opportunity   to socialize with other members of the Temple Shalom family and to “warm up” for the High Holidays.

I hope you will plan to attend.

Mary and I wish you a L’shana tova – a good year.

Rabbi Weissman                                                                                                                                               


FROM THE PRESIDENT:

Dear Temple Shalom Members & Friends, 

This bulletin covers the month of Elul. On Saturday evening, September 1st we gather together at 8:00pm for S”lichot. This is the first service of the High Holiday season and sets the atmosphere for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kip-pur. We will start with refreshments and then continue with a short service lead by our Rabbi. As always we look forward to greeting you for start of the Jewish High Holy days. 

It is with joy that we should look back at our beginnings, but even more important that we look toward to the future of Jewish life in Myr-tle Beach We started with a dream. We look ahead by asking why does Myrtle Beach need a Reform Congregation? We want to serve the needs of those of us that want and need a Reform Synagogue. We want a place that is open not for us alone but also to those visi-tors that come to the beach each year who wish to attend our ser-vices. 

Over the years we have welcomed many visitors from all parts of the United States. Our doors are always open to those that wish to join us especially at this special time of year.. My pride in our congregation has no bounds. All of you always make each guest that enters our sanctuary feel included and welcomed. 

I want to thank all those that work so hard to keep Temple Shalom functioning so well. I know you all join me when I say a special thank you to Rabbi David Weisman for his wise leadership and the services he conducts so well. I am sure this High Holiday will be no exception. 

As we approaches this new year of 5779 I take this opportunity to say to each of you that if I have done anything this past year that was hurtful to you, If you felt that I slighted you or spoke slander against you, I sincerely apologize and I ask your forgiveness. 

I look forward to greeting each of you at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services. 

Ze'ev & I wish each of you a year of good health, a year of prosperity, a year filled with family and good friends. 

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu 

Lily Ann Revitch                                                                                                              

President