10 2016

Schaarai Zedek Genizah Ceremony

10:15AM - 11:30AM  

Congregation Schaarai Zedek 3303 W. Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL

Contact Schaarai Zedek Temple Office
(813) 876-2377 (Phone)
(813) 873-1401 (Fax)

~Genizah Ceremony
Sunday, January 10  •  10:15 am-11:15 am
On Sunday, January 10, you will have the opportunity to participate in a very unique worship service—a Genizah. A Genizah Ceremony is the burying of worn-out Jewish ritual objects—a prayerbook, a tallit, a kipah (yarmulke), etc. As Jews, we do not simply discard worn objects that have been a part of our worship. We bury them with a brief service that is part wedding (celebrating the joy the objects have given) and part funeral (saying farewell to the objects). The ceremony culminates with a burial of the objects on our synagogue grounds. Participating in a Genizah Ceremony is a rare opportunity. You will want to be a part of this special service.