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High Holy Days Observances Return to Temple Mizpah

The Temple Mizpah schedule for High Holy Days observances follow. Unless otherwise noted, services will be at the temple, 849 Chestnut St.. Monday, Sept. 6:7 p.m. serviceTuesday, Sept. 7:9:30 a.m. service; lunch at noonSunday, Sept. 12:10 a.m. Elmwood Memorial Park cemetery service led by Marc OrnerWednesday, Sept. 15:7 p.m. Kol Nidre serviceThursday, Sept. 16:9:30 a.m. service3:30 p.m. Yizkor service; 6

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A Hanukkah Primer

By LORETTA FULTON Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Thursday, Dec. 10, and lasts until sundown Friday, Dec. 18. Locally, Cantor Monica O’Desky will preside over a small gathering at Temple Mizpah, 849 Chestnut St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16. “It is just to sing a few songs, light the candles together, and have some latkes,”

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Interfaith Council hosting Video Series on Abilene Faith Communities

A tour of Temple Mizpah and a discussion of Judaism led by Dr Marc Orner is the first installment of a Facebook video series hosted by the Abilene Interfaith Council. Due to COVID-19, the council is “meeting” on Facebook this year with a monthly video series of faith communities in Abilene. Additional videoes are being prepared for coming months. Click

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High Holy Days a Virtual Experience in Abilene

By LORETTA FULTON The Jewish High Holy Days are being observed online in Abilene this year, with in-person services being another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. Monica J. O’Desky, cantor at Abilene’s Temple Mizpah, said in an email that she prepared recordings of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services for members to watch. They were filmed inside the sanctuary

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Traditional seder plate. Photo credit: tannazie on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-SA The Jewish Pesach or Passover is observed this year from the evening of April through April 16. Monica O’Desky, cantor for Temple Mizpah, prepared a video that can be watched in place of the traditional service due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the link below to view the video. The website chabad.org gives

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(Editor’s Note: Monica O’Desky is the cantor at Temple Mizpah, 849 Chestnut St. She travels to Abilene for special services, including Hanukkah, which will be observed Dec. 23-30. She submitted the following primer on what Hanukkah is and isn’t.) By MONICA O’DESKY For those who may not be aware, what Hanukkah isn’t, and what it is: What Hanukkah isn’t: *

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