Kever Avos at Evergreen

Kever Avos at Evergreen: Chofetz Chayim Section
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 10:00 AM map

The word Kever means burial place and the word Avos means fathers.

Visiting Kever Avos (The graves of our loved ones) is a centuries-old tradition that is observed prior to Rosh Hashanah.

Ever since the founding of our Chofetz Chayim Cemetery at Evergreen in 1995, we have gathered together there on the last Sunday before Rosh Hashana in observance of this meaningful tradition. Several Psalms as well as a special memorial prayer are recited at each grave.

Kever Avos

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5778 – 2017

We welcome you to our High Holiday Services. Our doors are open to all Jews.

If you are not a member of Chofetz Chayim but would like to join us for the High Holidays, it would be our pleasure to have you attend. Please contact Rabbi Becker at

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Men Ages 18-40, ‘Along the Talmudic Trail’ Monday Evenings

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Join us for a delicious home cooked meal followed by an exciting and practical Talmud discussion at Rabbi Becker’s home.

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High Holiday Mikveh Usage

“Only a spring or a cistern, a gathering of water shall remain pure Vayikra (Leviticus 11:36)”

Mikveh is a gathering of water connected to a natural source (e.g. rainwater or a spring) which brings the mikveh user spiritually close to Creation.

Since 2003, the magnificent Flower of Israel Mikveh at Chofetz Chayim has been serving the extended Tucson Jewish community as well as visitors across the globe.
High Holiday Mikveh Usage 2017

For Women: Call Esther Becker at 520-591-7680
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For Men: Call Rabbi Israel Becker at 520-747-7780

Order Your Lulav and Esrog

Lulav and EsrogVayikra (Leviticus 23:39) commands us to take the “four species and recite a blessing while holding them together. They are the Lulav (palm), Hadassim (myrtle), Aravos (willow) which are held in the right hand, and the esrog (citron) held in the left. This beautiful commandment is observed on each of the first seven days of the Holiday of Sukkos (except for Shabbos). These four species were specifically chosen by G-d for spiritual expression on the Holiday. Our Rabbis provide various explanations for what they represent. One message is that they represent different parts of our body. The Lulav represents the spine, the haddasim, the eyes, The aravos the mouth . These three merge with the esrog which represents the heart: teaching that we must serve G-d with our physical body and our thoughts and feelings.

To order your Lulav and Esrog: Call Rabbi Israel Becker 520-747-7780

Ordering Deadline: 10 am, Monday, September 25, 2017

High Holiday Schedule 5778 – 2017

We Welcome you to our High Holiday Services.

Our doors are open to all Jews.

Proceed HERE for a Printable Version of the Schedule


Saturday evening Sept. 16 Midnight

Rosh Hashana

Wednesdayevening Sept. 20 6:10pm
Thursdaymorning Sept. 21 8:00am
Thursdayevening Sept. 21 6:00pm
Friday morning Sept. 22 8:00am
Friday evening Sept. 22 6:05pm

Erev Yom Kippur

Mincha Friday Sept. 29 1:00pm

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre Friday Evening Sept. 29 5:55pm
Saturday Sept. 30 8:00am

If you are not a member of Chofetz Chayim but would like to join us for the High Holidays, it would be our pleasure to have you attend. Please contact Rabbi Becker at

Selichos – Opening Service for the High Holidays

Top off your Saturday Night with a beautiful spiritual experience!

The High Holidays are an opportunity to renew our relationship with G-d. To make the experience more effective, a short and beautiful collection of prayers and supplications called Selichos is recited each day as we draw closer to Rosh Hashana.

If you’ve never been to Selichos you don’t know what you’re missing. Join us for the opening Selichos, which typifies all of the warmth and beauty of a Chofetz Chayim service. You are invited to bring your family for an inspirational hour of prayers and singing.

Saturday Night, September 16, 2017

Midnight Selichos Service

Printable Selichos Schedule