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Reform Temple Sets Rosh Hashanah Service

Arrive early at Pikesville High School to get your seat at the 10:30 a.m. service on Monday.

The Reform Temple Inc. is holding its annual Rosh Hashanah service at Pikesville High School on Monday.

Celebrate the head of the Jewish New Year during the 10:30 a.m. service.

The temple works to create a "meaningful and understandable" message in modern times, said Susan Wolf Dudley, the temple founder who leads the services.

The temple meets twice a year at for the high holidays: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

  • Rosh Hashanah Service: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday
  • Yom Kippur Service: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 26

Last year, nearly 1,000 people attended those services combined, Wolf Dudley said.

"It's about classical reform Judaism," said Jill Dudley Cohen, temple treasurer.

Both services are in English, and are adapted from the Union Prayer Book, according to the Temple's Facebook page.

Dudley Cohen's mother, Wolf Dudley explained: Through the services they try to make people feel welcome. "God loves people who love other people."

Traditionally, on Rosh Hashanah, all mankind passes before the throne of God, and their fates for the coming year are written, according to "Essential Judaism."

On Yom Kippur, those fates are sealed, it states.

For more information on the temple's services, visit its Facebook page: People Who Attend the High Holiday Services at Pikesville High School.

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