High Holy Days

High Holy Days 2018-5779


High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection. We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing these special holy days. Please see the Schedule of Services below for a list of dates and times of the services.

A copy of the High Holy Days booklet with all relevant information will be emailed to the congregation and is available online.  Click here to download a copy and print out all or only the pages you need, fill out the required information and return to the Temple Office as soon as possible.

Ticket Information

  • All Temple members in good standing will automatically receive their High Holy Day tickets for all services on both holidays for the primary adult members of the household and their children ages 13-25.
  • Children 12 years and younger do not require tickets and are welcome to attend all services accompanied by an adult.
  • Tickets are available for purchase for adult children ages 26 and above, other extended family members and guests.
  • Friends and family members who belong to other congregations may receive reciprocal tickets through their home synagogue.
  • Students and active duty military personnel and their immediate family may obtain tickets at no charge (ID required).
  • Tickets are not transferable and we thank you for understanding that this is an important component of community safety.

Online ticket sales are now closed.

Schedule of Services

Sunday, September 9
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service  7 pm

Monday, September 10
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service  10 am
Family Service (for all ages)  2:30 pm
Tashlich Ceremony and Picnic at Lake Murray  5 pm

Tuesday, September 18
Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre  7 pm
(Kindle Yizkor candle)

Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur Morning Service  10 am
Yom Kippur Limmud (Learning)  1:30 pm
Family Service (for all ages)  1:30 pm
Afternoon Service  3 pm
Yizkor Memorial Service  4:30 pm
Neilah  5:30 pm
Break the Fast (reservations required)  Following Neilah               

Sunday, September 23
Erev “Sukkot Under the Stars” Service 5 pm
Erev Sukkot Dinner 6 pm

Monday, September 24
Sukkot Festival Service 10 am

Sunday, September 30
Erev Atzeret/Simchat Torah Service 5 pm
Consecration of all new Torah School students

Monday, October 1
Atzeret/Simchat Torah Festival Service 10 am
Yizkor Memorial Prayers recited

Services will start promptly at the designated times.  Seating in the Sanctuary is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Overflow seating will be available in the library.  We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days season together!

Break the Fast Dinner Reservations

Following Yom Kippur services enjoy a hot, catered Italian dinner in the courtyard, just steps away from the Sanctuary.  The menu includes soup, salad, pasta, garlic bread, pizza and macaroni and cheese for the kids, beverages and homemade desserts. The price is $25 each for adults and $12 each for children ages 3—12 (under 3 years old free.) Reservations must be made by September 11.

Break the Fast Reservations are now closed.

Memorial Book Contributions

Our Book of Remembrance will again be distributed to the Congregation on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when we are most poignantly reminded of the passing of our loved ones.  It will include the names of the departed and those who are memorializing them.  The minimum contribution is $18 per name or $36 total.

Memorial Book submissions are now closed.

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