Beth Abraham Orthodox Synagogue

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7 Heshvan 5775

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Shalom and Welcome to Beth Abraham Orthodox Synagogue

homepage1In a changing world, Congregation Beth Abraham has never changed. Physically, perhaps, but not spiritually. For there is more to this synagogue than cement and mortar and wood. External embellishments over the past years have attracted the eye, but the underlying spirit has attracted the heart.

“Beth Abraham” literally means “House of Abraham.” Among his greatest attributes was his love of his fellow man. In his home all were welcome, from the weariest traveler to the wealthiest merchant prince. They were made to feel a part of Abraham’s household….they were made to feel welcome and they were told that they could always return and find a safe refuge in Abraham’s house.

So, too, with this “Bais Avraham.” Over the years newcomers to Bangor found a haven here – an Orthodox oasis where one was never expected, and even those whose religious roots were not observant, found a place where they and their children could feel comfortable.

To be sure, the original founders of Beth Abraham might be somewhat startled at the physical changes in the shul over the years but they would be really amazed at the role that the women of the congregation have played in bringing beauty and order to a once male-dominated world. The Beth Abraham Sisterhood welcomes visitors as guests and is responsible for the weekly kiddush. The ladies also prepare meals for sale - whether for visitors or local residents. Mouthwatering chicken and accompaniments are a boon to kosher travelers. Beth Abraham without it’s Sisterhood just wouldn’t be Beth Abraham. Perhaps the Beth Abraham Synagogue can best be described in one word – home. Many people, members and nonmembers alike, have always found a “safe harbor” here. A place to worship in their own way.

The members of Beth Abraham, who belong to no special social strata, combine hard work and a love for their “shul” to keep it alive. From one generation to another it has kindled a lifelong sense of Judaism.

We hope and pray, that spark and its flame, will burn eternally.

Shalom Aleichem!

Davening Schedule

 

CONGREGATION BETH ABRAHAM

BANGOR, MAINE

5775

ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 24, 2013 (29 Elul 5774)

(Erev Rosh HaShanah) (Erev Tavshilin)

Selichot Followed by Shachrit and Annulment of Vows 6:30 AM

Mikva, Afternoon by Appointment

Mincha followed by Ma’ariv 6:00 PM

Candle Lighting 6:11 PM

Sunset 6:29 PM

(Dinner about 7:30 depending upon travel)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

(1 Tishrei 5775) (Rosh HaShanah Day 1)

Shachrit 8:00 AM

Latest Shema 9:26 AM

Latest Shemona Esrei 10:26 AM

Mincha followed by

Tashlich 5:00 PM

Sunset 6:27 PM

Ma’ariv 7:11 PM

Candle Lighting (from existing flame) 7:11 PM

(No dinner preparations before this time)

(Dinner about 8:00 PM depending upon travel time)

Friday, September 26, 2014 (2 Tishrei 5775)

(Rosh HaShanah Day 2)(Erev Shabbat)

Shachrit 8:00 AM

Latest Shema 9:26 AM

Latest Shemona Esrei 10:26 AM

Candle lighting (from Existing flame) 6:07 PM

Sunset 6:25 PM

Mincah followed by Ma’ariv 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 27, 2014

(3 Tishrei 5775)(Shabbat Shuva)(Parshat Ha’azinu)

Shachrit 9:00 AM

Latest Shema 9:27 AM

Latest Shemonah Esrei 10:26 AM

Mincha 5:45 PM

Sunset 6:23 PM

Ma’ariv 7:07 PM

Havdalah

Sunday, September 28, 2014

(3 Tishrei 5774)(Fast Day -- Tzom Gedalia)

Finish Breakfast by 5:00 AM

Selichot followed by Shachrit 7:30 AM

Mincha 5:45 PM

Fast Over 7:05 PM

Monday - Thursday, September 29 - October 2, 2014

(4 - 8 Tishrei 5775)

Selichot followed by Shachrit 6:30 AM

Mincha 5:45 PM

Friday, October 3, 2014 (9 Tishrei 5775)

(Erev Shabbat)(Erev Yom Kippur)

Selichot followed by Shachrit 6:30 AM

Mikva, by Appointment before 2:30 PM

Mincha 3:00 PM

Dinner (around 4:00 PM before candle lighting and departing for shul)

Candle Lighting before 5:53 PM

(light at home before coming to shul or in shul prior to Kol Nidre)

Sunset 6:11 PM

Kol Nidre 5:45 PM

followed by Ma'ariv

Saturday, October 4, 2014 (10 Tishrei 5775)

(Yom Kippur)(Shabbat)

Shachrit 8:00 AM

Latest Shema 9:30 AM

Latest Shemona Esrei 10:28 AM

Yizkor

Mincha 3:45 PM

Neilah 5:20 PM

Sunset 6:10 PM

Nightfall 6:56 PM

Shofar 6:59 PM

followed by Ma’ariv, Havdalah and Break-the-Fast

*Z’manim copied with permission from MyZmanim.com

Shacharit

Shabbat: 9:00 A.M.

 

Mincha/Maariv

Congregation Beth Abraham welcomes Shabbat at 7:00 P.M. during day light savings time.

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