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High Holy Days 2014/5775


High Holy Days 2014/5775

Full Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah falls on September 24 this year and we look forward to seeing you at all our High Holy Day services. Click the pdf below to see the full schedule.


Tickets for members are in the mail. Non-members, click here: https://sftbs.weshareonline.org/# for more information about tickets and ticket prices.

If you are a member of Temple Beth Shalom and plan to attend services at another URJ congregation, you will need a reciprocal seating form. Just call the office and we'll send one for you. We welcome your guests but urge you to encourage those who are local to become Temple members. The cost of High Holy Day tickets can be applied to membership until December 1. Visitors to Santa Fe who attend a URJ synagogue can obtain tickets by asking their home congregation to send a reciprocal form.


Childcare will be available only during daytime High Holy Day services. Call Gavin Blumenthal at (982-6888) or e-mail preschool@sftbs.org for more information and to register. The deadline for Yom Kippur is Tuesday, September 23. Due to lack of registration, childcare will not be offered for Rosh Hashanah.


Our parking lot is reserved for the elderly and handicapped during High Holy Day services. If you don’t want to park on the street, you can park at St. John’s Methodist Church (corner of Barcelona and Old Pecos Trail), at Immanuel Lutheran Church next door to the Temple, or at the Unitarian Church (corner of Barcelona and Galisteo). Do not park on side streets such as Seville or Madrid so as not to block access for emergency vehicles.

Welcome Rabbi Neil Amswych


Rabbi Neil Amswych comes to Santa Fe following 9 years as the principal rabbi of Bournemouth Reform Synagogue in England. He studied astrophysics at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland before beginning his rabbinic education at Leo Baeck College. While spending his third year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, he met his wife, Jenny, who was also a student there. They married in 2004 and have two beautiful children: a daughter, Zafra, now 4 years old, and a son, Asher, who is just one. They also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Parker making them a global family: an American Mum, a British Dad, dual-citizen children and a Welsh dog.

Rabbi Neil’s rabbinic thesis looked at bipolar gender boundaries and transsexual surgery in a Jewish context. In 2007, he founded IDEA: Interfaith Dorset Education and Action, now the South of England’s largest interfaith environmental network. When he’s not with his family, working, cycling, or geeking out to Star Wars, he is working on his first book about a new aspect of Jewish theology.

A note from our Meryl Marchand, TBS Board President:
Rabbi Amswych is an energetic and charismatic man with a natural ability to inspire congregants of all ages and levels of Judaic knowledge. One of the many things that attracted him to Temple Beth Shalom (besides our climate) is our commitment to social justice and the work Rabbi Schwab has done to develop and nurture the Interfaith Leadership Alliance of Santa Fe. We are delighted to know that Rabbi Amswych will continue this vital work. On July 25th, you will have an opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. I feel sure that Temple Beth Shalom will welcome Rabbi Amswych and his amazing family with open arms and open hearts.

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Services & Study This Week

Friday, September 12
6:30 pm Evening service - oneg sponsored by Carol & Dan Pava in honor of daughter Shana's 18th birthday and imminent departure for college at UC Santa Cruz

Saturday, September 13
9:15-10:15 am Bagels, Lox, Coffee, and Torah Study, SH
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service

Monday, September 15
8:00-9:00 am Monday Morning Minyan and study, Upper Sanctuary

TBS Preschool!