Timing of Jewish holy days significant, says Grand Junction congregation member

Given the fast-approaching presidential election and the financial crisis gripping the country, Wendy Weinberg figures the beginning of the High Holidays holds significance for more than Jewish people.

Sunset today marks the beginning of the holy days that include Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

“This gives us a time to reflect on what we want to do and how to be better people,” said Weinberg, a member of Congregation Ohr Shalom.

Services are scheduled for this evening, Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as next week at Congregation Ohr Shalom, 441 Kennedy Ave.

Retired Rabbi Lewis “Buz” Bogage, who came to Grand Junction to lead holy days’ services last year, is returning again to give sermons centered on Judaism facing the challenges of the modern world.

Bogage has led services around the world, including Bangladesh, Ireland, Africa and the Philippines. He also has founded Jewish youth summer camps and helped organize Jewish communities in the Far East.


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