Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St.

Services are free and open to all. Officiating will be Rabbi David Freidenreich, Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Colby College, and Associate Director of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life.

During these holidays, also known at the High Holidays or the Days of Awe, the synagogue will be collecting canned and dry goods for the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry. All are invited to bring a box or can of nutritious, nonperishable food to add to the collection boxes.

Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year Services are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature the Adas Yoshuron choir. Services are followed by a potluck dessert reception.

Services will also be held Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, services will begin with Kol Nidre services, again featuring the Adas Yoshuron Choir, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 5:30 p.m., and continue on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. The service on Oct. 12 will include the Yizkor memorial service around noon.

There will be a Children's Service and Activity Monday, Oct. 3, and Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m.

The holidays will conclude with a Community Break-the-Fast Wednesday, Oct. 12, at approximately 7 p.m. All are welcome. There is no charge for this meal. However, participants are requested to bring a non-meat dish or a dessert to share. For more information and to RSVP for the meal, contact the synagogue office, 594-4523;