|Join us for the High Holy Days
We believe that High Holy Days worship services are best experienced not as a series of individual services but rather as a collective whole. We encourage you to join us for all of our worship services. All contributions that we collect at the High Holy Days help support the wide variety of programming that Temple Beth El offers throughout the year.
Worship with guests and adult children
If you plan to have out of town visitors and/or adult children 30 years of age or younger with you for the High Holy Days, please make arrangements for them to have a ticket.
Add your loved ones names to this year's Yizkor Memorial Book and your "Shanah Tovah" to our High Holy Day greeting card.
Please note: If your adults children or guests are members in good standing of another synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, they are entitled to courtesy tickets at Temple Beth El. Initiate such arrangements through their home congregation.
We need your help during the High Holy Days.
If you are willing and able to help, please fill out below our volunteer form and indicate for which services you are available. Volunteer Form
High Holy Day Services 5779 / 2018.
On Rosh HaShanah, September 9 & 10, 2018, and Kol Nidrei / Yom Kippur, September 18 & 19, 2018, we offer formal worship experiences that are enhanced by the voices of the Temple Beth El Adult Choir and participation by a large number of our members whom we honor for the spirit of volunteerism that they have demonstrated throughout the year. The evening services last about 1 1/2 to 2 hours and the morning services about 2 1/2 hours.
Family Services for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
Rosh HaShanah Family Service, September 10, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
An interactive and less formal 45-60 minutes worship experience intended for children and their families through grade 5.
Yom Kippur Family Service, September 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
At around 5:00 p.m. following the Rosh HaShanah Family Service we will travel to Averill Park Pond (on the corner of Weymouth and Averill Park Drive). During this ritual, we ceremonially cast away our sins and transgressions (represented by bread crumbs) into flowing water. Tashlikh is accompanied by a brief liturgy and explanation. It is informal, so please come as you are.
Is on Yom Kippur afternoon (September 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.), followed without interruption by Ne'ilah (the closing service) and then by a festive break-the-fast in our outdoor courtyard.
Here is the schedule
of our High Holy Day services for this year.