Jewish holidays celebrated at Episcopal Church

Molly Shore

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- For the second year in a row, Temple Beth Emet

will hold Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services at St. Jude's Episcopal

Church, 111 S. 6th St.

The temple, under the direction of Rabbi Mark Sobel, has a larger

attendance at the High Holiday services than its facility, at 600 N.

Buena Vista St., can hold.

Last year, temple members searched for a facility to hold their

services and found that St. Jude's, directed by the Rev. Chuck Mitchell,

opened its doors to them.

With no request for a usage fee, the church offered the Jewish

congregation the use of its facility, setting an example of community

interaction and ecumenicism -- togetherness between members of Christian

and Jewish religions.

During the temple's choir rehearsal Wednesday, Mitchell was in

attendance along with the rabbi and Cantor Rachel Hollander.

Rosh Hashana is observed this year Monday and Tuesday. Yom Kippur is

Sept. 26 and Sept. 27.

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