Regular Shabbat services are starting up again at congregations in Metairie. Shir Chadash, which also had Rosh Hashanah services, began Shabbat services on Oct. 7. Services are 6:15 p.m. Fridays and 9:45 a.m. Saturdays. Yom Kippur services will be at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday.
Gates of Prayer is also resuming services; because of curfews services are 6 p.m. Fridays and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. A service will be held on Yom Kippur morning; details have not been announced.
Beth Israel, the congregation that suffered the most damage to its building, will have Yom Kippur services at the Comfort Suites Airport in Kenner. Times have not yet been announced.
The Chabad Center in Metairie is holding a hot pre-fast dinner. Reservations are requested to help them plan for the number of people attending. Services will begin at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, services begin at 9:30 a.m. Yizkor will be at 11:15 a.m. There will be a break from 2 to 5:15 p.m., then Mincha and Neilah. Sounding of the shofar is expected to be at 7:08 p.m.
The Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville will have a family Kol Nidre at 6 p.m. and a traditional service at 8 p.m. Thursday services will be 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Temple Sinai in Uptown will be back in its building for Yom Kippur, with a 6 p.m. service on Wednesday. Services the next day will be back in Baton Rouge.
The 8 p.m. Wednesday night service, to be conducted by Rabbi Edward Cohn from Congregation B’nai Israel in Baton Rouge, will be broadcast live on WJBO Baton Rouge (1150 AM) and WODT (1280 AM) New Orleans. This service and the Thursday services will be recorded, and plans are to make them available on the congregation’s Website.
Shabbat services at Temple Sinai will resume on Oct. 21, Fridays at 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m.