High Holidays at Keren Ohr – All Services are Free!

You never need a ticket to attend holiday services at Keren Ohr!  All services are FREE and open to the public – Jewish and Non-Jewish – who want to celebrate with us.  Our services, as always, are conducted in Hebrew and English.  All Hebrew is transliterated into English so you can follow along.  The translation is spoken in English as well.  We want you to fully know and understand the meaning of each part of the service.  You will find a wonderful blend of traditional observance and modern worship as we continue to celebrate the majesty and glory of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – the Creator and King of the Universe!

Rosh Hashanah

Join us as we begin the fall holidays with a celebration of the beginning of the Jewish New Year – the start of the civil calendar – the New Year for Kings!  We will celebrate together and worship the King of Kings, Melech HaOlam!  We’ll supply the apples and honey and you bring dessert for oneg after our Erev Rosh Hashanah service.  After our morning service, we will celebrate Tashlich at King’s Ferry Park. Bring a picnic lunch and a change of clothes.

Yom Kippur

We will close out the Yomim Nora’im – the Ten Days of Awe – with our observance of Yom Kippur.  After the morning Yizkor service, there will be a two hour congregational prayer time where we will continue to fast together and pray for family, friends, and the nation of Israel, who do not yet know their Messiah – the One who has already provided eternal life for them, as well as for their safety in these times of increased antisemitism.  There will be no oneg at either service.  At the end of our fast we will come together to break the fast and enjoy a wonderful pot luck supper with our spiritual family!


Help us put up our congregational sukkah on Sunday, Oct 13 at 10am.  This is a great time to bring the kids to help build and decorate the sukkah!  If you have palm branches that you need to clear off your property, you can bring them and leave them by the back outbuilding.  We will be using them for our sukkah roof.  We invite you to bring a tasty treat and join us after our Erev Sukkot service for dessert in the sukkah!  Lulav and etrog sets can be pre-ordered in our Judaica shop until Sept 21.  Email eileen@shalomsavannah.com for more information.

Simchat Torah

The fall holidays come to a close with the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah! We come together to complete the annual Torah reading cycle and roll the Torah back to the beginning to start all over again.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Torah scroll up close, something that many people don’t get to do.  Be ready to march around the synagogue following the Torah – reminiscent of the children of Israel following the pillar of cloud and fire.  We rejoice in the Word made flesh who came to dwell with us at Sukkot and brought the Word to life in human form.  What a wonderful way to celebrate the gift of God – His Messiah and His written word!  You won’t want to miss it!
Suggested Donations: canned meat, chunky soup, small bags of rice, jelly, canned pasta, boxes of instant oatmeal & grits, razors, new packages of men’s and women’s underwear in all sizes, gently used and clean men’s shoes and belts in all sizes

Isaiah 58 Food & Clothing Drive

As we enter this time of reflection, fasting, and celebration, we must always be mindful of what God has directed us to do – remember those who are less fortunate. As we choose to abstain from food, there are many who go hungry because they have nothing. As we come dressed for the occasion, there are many who don’t have clothes adequate to keep them warm. Please take the time to collect items for donation and drop them in the collection box in the foyer before any service.  All donations will benefit the Savannah Baptist Center for the Homeless and can be brought to any service between Sept 29 and Oct 12.