Congregation Beth Sholom

South Eastern Washington's Jewish Community

P.O. Box 761, Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-943-9457 | Email:


High Holidays Rabbi

Rabbi Bernard Gerson will lead services in person (and online) during the High Holidays, which begin the evening of Friday September, 15 with erev Rosh Hashanah services.

Rabbi Gerson was the long-time rabbi of Rodef Shalom in Denver. He is currently working in community development. Here is his Rodef Shalom biography (from before retirement).

updated 8/7/2023

High Holidays 2023/5784

Schedule (subject to change)*

Rosh Hashana 5784

  • Fri 15-Sep 7:00 PM Erev Rosh Hashana I Service
  • Sat 16-Sep 9:30 AM Rosh Hashana I Morning Services
  • Sat 16-Sep Short Healing Service after Haftarah Reading (around noon) New event
  • Sat 16-Sep 7:00 PM Erev Rosh Hashana II Service
  • Sun 17-Sep 9:30 AM Rosh Hashana II Morning Services
  • Sun 17-Sep 5:00 PM Tashlich @ Columbia River & Lee Blvd

During the week

  • Tue 19-Sep 7 p.m. Study Session with Rabbi Gerson: "The Forgiveness Seder"
  • Jews (and friends) & Brews with Rabbi Gerson. Email for info.

Shabbat Shuva 5784

  • Fri 22-Sep 6:00 PM Shabbat Shuva Evening ServicesNew time
  • Fri 22-Sep ~6:45 PM Dairy Potluck New event
  • Sat 23-Sep 10:00 AM Shabbat Shuva Services Followed By Shabbat Shuva Study Session
  • Sun 24-Sep 10:45 PM Kever Avot Service @ Gan Sholom New time!

Yom Kippur 5784

  • Sun 24-Sep 6:30 PM (Sharp!) Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur Evening Service
  • Mon 25-Sep 9:30 AM Yom Kippur Services
  • Mon 25-Sep 10:45 AM Appx. Yizkor (Memorial Service)
  • Mon 25-Sep 4:15 PM Ask The Rabbi
  • Mon 25-Sep 5:30 PM Concluding Services
  • Mon 25-Sep 7:30 PM Havdala, Shofar & Break-the-Fast

*Children's services are not yet scheduled. Please check back or email us if interested.

Contact us via e-mail for more information.

Service Times

Saturday services are all offered in-person or online in Zoom.
Friday evening services continue in Zoom and/or Facebook Live only (with occasional exceptions). Contact us for remote access or more info.

Friday night: 5:30 p.m. until further notice - online only

Saturday morning: 10 a.m. - in person and/or online.
We currently have no COVID restrictions, however if you are not feeling well, we recommend strongly that you stay at home and participate in services online. Masking is optional.
*If we have a visiting rabbi, we usually have a dairy potluck to that Friday. Contact to confirm services times