High Holy Day Worship Services

High Holy day Service Schedule 2017 (5778)

L’Shanah Tovah Tikatayvu
May You be Inscribed for a Good New Year

Erev Rosh Hashanah 
Wednesday, September 20
Service 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 
Thursday, September 21
**Morning Service 9:00 A.M. or 11:30 am
*Family Service for Young Children, 3:15 pm
Tashlich at Demarest Duck Pond, 4:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah, Second Day
Friday, September 22

Morning Service 10:30 am

Erev Yom Kippur
Friday, September 29

**Kol Nidre Service 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur Day
Saturday, September 30

**Morning Service 9:00 A.M. or 11:30 am
Individual Prayer and Reflections 1:45 pm
*Family Service for Young Children 2:30 pm
Afternoon/Yizkor/N’eilah Service 3:30 pm
Havdalah/Break Fast 6:30 pm

**This service is open to Temple members and ticket holders only
*Family Services for Young Children are designed for preschoolers through grade 2

High Holy day Forms and information

High Holy Day Appeal Letter – please give generously!
Volunteer Usher Form
High Holy Day Greeting Form
Guest Ticket Order Form
Memorial Plaque Order Form
Book of Remembrance Form

High Holy Day Children’s Service signup form

High Holy Day Teen Volunteer form

High Holy Days at Temple Beth El are a spiritual community gathering like no other. Our musically rich services are lead by Rabbi David Widzer, Rabbi Beth Kramer-Mazer and Student Cantor, Julie Womack, and greatly enriched by our Music Director James Rensink, our professional and shofar choirs, the TBE Torah Corps and world class musicians. Services begin on the eve of Rosh Hashanah and continue through Havdalah at the end of Yom Kippur. Please see our 2016/5777 service schedule listed above. Many services are open to the entire community! Majestic music, stirring sermons and the sounds of the shofar all add to the spiritual journey of the Holy Day machzor (prayer book).

Unique to Beth El, morning services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offer a choice of an earlier family style service, which is augmented by programming for our younger children, and a more traditional later service utilizing the majestic melodies of the Holydays. On both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoon services for young children are filled with music and stories and feature our youngest members of the Shofar Choir. The congregation gathers by the Demarest Duck Pond for a brief Tashlich service on Rosh Hashanah afternoon.

Also unique to our congregation, second day Rosh Hashanah services include a special chanting of B’reishit (the seven days of creation) in which aliyot include honors given to our congregants’ milestones in the past year (B’nei Mitzvah class, Confirmation class, special anniversaries and birthdays, new members, etc.)

The TBE Torah Corp, our talented Hebrew chanting congregants, assist throughout the Holydays with Torah and Haftarah chanting. Post B’nai Mitzvah students and adults volunteer to prepare and chant sections of the Holyday readings. There are currently over twenty-five members of the TBE Torah Corp and all Hebrew readers are welcome to add to the ranks! Contact Rabbi David Widzer for more information.