Beth Israel high holiday services
Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley, 501 South Main St. (Route 28), Andover, will usher in the year 5774 next week with Rabbi Howard Mandell, the new spiritual leader of the congregation, officiating the services and Cantor Stephen Thompson as the cantorial soloist. Rosh Hashanah services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 and 6, beginning at 9 a.m.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins with Mincha services on Friday, Sept. 13, at 6:15 p.m., followed by Kol Nidre at 6:30 p.m. Services begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, and continue throughout the day until sunset.
A community Break Fast will be held at the conclusion of Yom Kippur services; reservations are required.
For information about attending services, call the synagogue office at 978-474-0540.
Temple Emanuel religious school
Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, is inviting parents for coffee, cake and conversation on the first day of religious school on Sunday, Sept. 8. To find out more, visit www.templeemanuel.net or call 978-470-1356.