Adas Yoshuron has been the heart of Mid-Coast Maine’s Jewish community since 1912 (see History). We are unaffiliated and egalitarian, and this autonomy gives us a unique and vibrant spiritual identity. Our congregation is a diverse group. We are singles, couples, and...Read More
Our Hebrew school includes students ages 7 to 13. The program teaches basic Hebrew reading, prayer, and Jewish ritual and holidays, as well as subjects such as Jewish history, values, and Torah study. The students participate in several Shabbat services each year, and also...Read More
Unaffiliated. All-inclusive. The heart of Mid-Coast Maine's Jewish community — since 1912.
Adas Yoshuron has been the heart of Mid-Coast Maine’s Jewish community since 1912 (see History). We are unaffiliated and egalitarian, and this autonomy gives us a unique and vibrant spiritual identity. Our congregation is a diverse group. We are singles, couples, and families; we are all ages, from young families to elders; we are summer folk and locals; and we are people new to the area as well as long-established families representing two, three, even four generations of Rockland’s Jewish community. We represent a wide range of Jewish experience. This diversity gives us both a strong sense of history and tremendous vitality.
Our community is fortunate to have a knowledgeable and engaging rabbinic presence in Rabbi Natan Margalit, our visiting rabbi, who holds monthly Shabbat services, assists with our Hebrew School, teaches adult education classes and offers pastoral counseling. Rabbi Margalit was ordained at the Jerusalem Seminary and earned a Ph.D. in Talmud from U.C. Berkeley. Rabbi Natan commutes to Rockland once a month from his home in Newton, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and two sons. Our community is also fortunate to have several lay leaders, which enables us to hold at least one additional Shabbat service each month. Click on Calendar for an overview of the services, events and courses we offer.
Wednesday, September 24 6:30 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah (with Adas Yoshuron Choir, followed by potluck dessert oneg)
Thursday, September 25 9 am
First day of Rosh Hashanah
Children’s service at 10:30 am, Tashlich at 5pm (location TBD)
Friday, September 26 9 am
Second day of Rosh Hashanah
Friday, October 3 5:30 pm sharp
Kol Nidre (with Adas Yoshuron Choir)
Saturday, October 4 9 am
Yom Kippur morning service
(Children’s service at 10:30am, yizkor approximately 11:30)
Afternoon discussion with Rabbi Freidenriech 3:30 pm
Mincha 4:30 pm
Concluding service including neilah and havdalah 6 pm
Break-the-fast. Please RSVP and bring a non-meat dish to share. 7 pm
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For more information on the synagogue and acitivities, please contact the office, 594-4523, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.