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1st Day: Friday, September 15 
7:18 pm

2nd Day:  September 16 
8:16 pm

Sunday, Sept. 17
8:22 pm


Rosh Hashanah Schedule


8:30 am: Shacharit service 

10:30 am: Sermon/narrated Torah service 
                   Coffee and conversation for teens (NCSY Room)

11:45 am: Mussaf/silent Shemonah Esrei 
                   Donuts and discussion for middle school (NCSY Room)

12:15 pm: Concurrent sessions:
                   Mussaf repetition
                   High Holiday inspiration with Ruchi Koval (tent)

1:15 pm: Prayer service wrap up

1:30 pm: Kiddush

Kiddush is sponsored by
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Koval
In memory of Mrs. Esther Perl, obm (Esther bas Tzvi)



8:30 am: Shacharit service 

10:30 am: Sermon/narrated Torah service 
                   Coffee and conversation for teens (NCSY Room)

11:30 am: Family Shofar service

11:45 am: Mussaf/silent Shemonah Esrei
                   Donuts and discussion for middle school (NCSY Room)

12:15 pm: Concurrent sessions:
                   Mussaf repetition
                   High Holiday inspiration with Rabbi Josh Grodko (tent)

1:15 pm: Prayer service wrap up

1:30 pm: Kiddush

Personal Prayer Power:
A Rosh Hashanah message from Rabbi Sruly Koval 
Prayer is the art of connecting to G-d. It takes many forms, formal and informal. Formal prayer in the synagogue is the most popular form during the upcoming High Holy Days.  But informal prayer is also important at this time of year. Perhaps even more important than the formal stuff (please don’t quote me on that. As a rabbi I could get in trouble for that kind of statement ;)).

Two examples come to mind, one formal and the other informal:

One, “Our Father, our King, inscribe us in the Book of Life.” This important formal prayer is a request for a year of life, but it is also a reminder to ourselves to fill our lives this year with purpose and meaning. That part is in our hands. G-d gives us the clean slate and it’s up to us to fill it with personal and spiritual growth. 

Two, “Dip the apple in the honey,” as the popular kids' song goes, is actually a very special opportunity for informal prayer. When we dip that apple into the honey and ask G-d for a sweet new year, stay focused and really ask G-d for a year full of sweetness and for the ability to appreciate all the sweetness in all the blessings that come our way in the upcoming year!

Either way, please find some quiet moments to engage in some informal prayer as well. Ask G-d for whatever is precious to you. The sky’s the limit at this time of year. But don’t forget to informally thank G-d for the blessings of the previous year as well!

On behalf of Ruchi and myself, we look forward to seeing you at JFX over the holidays. Please join us, even if you didn’t get a chance to sign up. 

We look forward to seeing you! 

Rabbi Sruly Koval 
Community News

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Ellie Small
Linda Weiner

Each year before Rosh Hashanah, we challenge the community to commit to a mitzvah, starting a month before Rosh Hashanah and lasting through the holiday season. Our challenge begins now and ends on Yom Kippur, September 25. 
Sign up here

JFX is looking for volunteer greeters
for the High Holiday services
I can volunteer
Picture Perfect
Sunday School Begins!
Young families pre-Rosh Hashanah Shabbat dinner
YPX Wine and Wisdom
YPX Pre-Rosh Hashanah apple picking 
Upcoming Events
Yom Kippur
Sunday evening, September 24
Monday, September 25
Details and registration here

Thursday, September 21
6:00 pm

Meet for a meaningful, musical and welcoming tradition,
focusing on the themes of forgiveness, renewal
and rejuvenation for the Jewish new year

Find out more

Tuesday, October 3
7:00 pm

Mingle with other young professionals in their 20s and 30s
while enjoying some sundaes and pizza at the JFX Sukkah

Register here
Thursday, October 5
5:00 pm

Shake your lulav and etrog at the JFX Sukkah while enjoying
delicious BBQ, entertainment and music
Register here
Every Sunday starting October 15
11:00 am

Get together on Sundays for an hour of engaging 
discussions on a Jewish topic of your choice
Sign up as a participant or to volunteer
Every Wednesday 
7-7:30 pm

New virtual class for college students
For more information text Ruchi at 216-346-9582
Learning Opportunities
Character Improvement Through Torah Wisdom

Monday, September 18

7:30 pm
Live at JFX

Tuesday, September 19
9:00 am

Thursday, September 21
12:00 pm

Friday, September 15
12:00 pm

Contact Rabbi Yosef Koval

Every other Wednesday
7:00 pm

Contact Rabbi Chaim Helman 

Thank you to our corporate sponsors
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Call Moshe Henfield at
216-707-9000 ex. 202 or email for your next vehicle. 

Lease, rent, purchase, sell or trade! 
Looking to buy or sell a house?

Call Gavi 216-262-4700

Our program is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the
Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

The Jewish Family Experience is a community of inspired Jews led by Rabbi Sruly and Ruchi Koval. We offer Jews of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations a fresh look at Judaism in a way that offers education, inspiration and community.

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Our doors are open to all who seek to worship, learn and serve the community.

Services at  Jewish Family Experience are a learning experience.  During the service members of the Minyan are encouraged to raise their hand if they have a question regarding the structure of the service, the meaning of a prayer, the interpretation of the Torah portion or a comment regarding the practice of Judaism.

Our goal is to broaden the understanding of Judaism.  And through better understanding establish each individual’s relationship with G-d.  Join us to experience our interactive service.  Come learn with us.

Sponsor a Kiddush
The Kiddush following JFX Shabbat Morning Experience is a great way to socialize, catch up with old friends, meet new members, guests and be part of JFX's vibrant community. Sponsoring a Kiddush is a beautiful and meaningful way to pay tribute to a loved one, celebrate a simcha such as bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, graduations and remembering the Yahrzeit of a family member. Share stories, laugh, be inspired and be part of fostering a strong sense of community at JFX.

We have three levels of Kiddush sponsorship. These costs are based on normal Shabbat attendance.

Standard Kiddush: $500
Includes: Includes kugel, chulent, herring, chips, dips, cake, drinks and fruit.

Deluxe Kiddush: $750
Includes all of the above plus cold cuts and lettuce salad.

Gala Kiddush: $1,000
Includes all of the above plus chicken fingers.

To sponsor a kiddush sign up here 
For more information please contact our office

Shabbat Schedule

8:45 am
Shacharit service with Rabbi Koval, Rabbi Josh Grodko and our cantor, Rabbi Nissan Blum

9:45 am
Narrated Torah reading

10:00 am
Youth groups

10:30 am
Rabbi's sermon

10:45 am
Mussaf service
Ruchi's Parsha class

11:15 am
Deluxe Kiddush

Fri, September 29 2023 14 Tishrei 5784