Beth Abraham Orthodox Synagogue

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18 Nisan 5774

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    High Holiday Schedule 5774


Friday, August 30, 2013 (24 Elul 5773)
Shachrit 6:30 AM
Mincha followed by Ma'ariv 6:45: PM
Candle Lighting 6:57 PM
Sunset 7:15 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2013 (25 Elul 5773)(Parshat Netzavim/Vayelech)
Shachrit 9:00 AM
Latest Shema 9:15 AM
Latest Shemonah Esrei 10:22 AM
Mincha 6:45 PM
Sunset 7:13 PM
Ma'ariv 7:59 PM
Selichot 9:00 PM

Sunday, September 1, 2013 (26 Elul 5773)
Shachrit 7:30 AM
Mincha 6:45 PM

Monday - Tuesday, September 2 - 3, 2013 (27 - 28 Elul 5773)
Selichot Followed by Shachrit 6:30 AM
Mincha 6:45 PM
Friday Candle Lighting 6:57 PM

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 (29 Elul 5773) (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 6:40 PM
Candle Lighting 6:48 PM
Sunset 7:06 PM
(Dinner about 8:00 depending upon travel time)

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (1 Tishrei 5774)(Rosh HaShanah Day 1)
Shachrit 8:00 AM
Latest Shema 9:17 AM
Latest Shemona Esrei 10:23 AM
Mincha followed by Tashlich 5:40 PMSunset 7:04 PM
Ma'ariv 7:50 PM
Candle Lighting (from existing flame) 7:50 PM (No dinner preparations before this time)
(Dinner about 8:45 PM depending upon travel time)

Friday, September 6, 2013 (2 Tishrei 5774)(Rosh HaShanah Day 2)
Shachrit 8:00 AM
Latest Shema 9:18 AM
Latest Shemona Esrei 10:23 AM
Mincah followed by Ma'ariv 6:30 PM
Sunset 7:02 PM

Saturday, September 7, 2013 (3 Tishrei 5774)(Shabbat Shuva)(Parshat Ha'azinu)
Shachrit 9:00 AM
Latest Shema 9:18 AM
Latest Shemonah Esrei 10:23 AM
Mincha 6:30 PM
Sunset 7:00 PM
Ma'ariv 7:46 PM

Sunday, September 8, 2013 (3 Tishrei 5774)(Fast Day -- Tzom Gedalia)
Finish Breakfast by 4:31 AM
Selichot followed by Shachrit 7:30 AM
Mincha 6:30 PM
Fast Over 7:42 PM

Monday -Thursday, September 9 - 12, 2013 (4 - 8 Tishrei 5774)
Selichot followed by Shachrit 6:30 AM
Mincha 6:30 PM

Friday, September 13, 2013 (9 Tishrei 5774)(Erev Shabbat)(Erev Yom Kippur)
Selichot followed by Shachrit 6:30 AM
Mikva, by Appointment before 2:00 PM
Mincha 2:30 PM
Dinner (before candle lighting and Kol Nidre)
Candle Lighting before 6:31 PM (prior to Kol Nidre)
Kol Nidre 6:00 PM followed by Ma'ariv

Saturday, September 14, 2013 (10 Tishrei 5774)(Yom Kippur)(Shabbat)
Shachrit 8:00 AM
Latest Shema 9:21 AM
Latest Shemona Esrei 10:24 AM
Yizkor (sometime late morning)
Mincha 4:30 PM Neila 5:30 PM
Nightfall 7:32 PM
Shofar 7:35 PM followed by Ma'ariv, Havdalah and Break the Fast*

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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



Shabbat: 9:00 A.M.



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


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Oral History

oralhistoryCongregation Beth Abraham is archiving biographical information to add to our Yarthziet  database. If you would like to share oral history about any of our ancestors please click here and share your memories.