Preparing for 1969 Rosh Hashana services at Congregation Beth Israel in Schenectady are Rabbi Howard S. Joseph, left, and cantor Israel Shubowitz, right. Members of the male choir also stand ready. From left in the front row are Jerry Ziffer, Scott Grayman and David Bibliowicz. From left in the back are Bruce Verdrager, Jay Bibliowicz, Charles Hoorwitz and David Aftergut. Services marking the Jewish holy days began Sept. 12.