Selichot and High Holy Day Worship Services


Saturday night, September 1, 7pm, at Temple Beth Or

Selichot is time to get yourself ready for the High Holy Days.  We’ll watch a movie with High Holy Day themes, enjoy delicious desserts, and change the Torah mantles to their holiday colors during a beautiful late-night service.  Watch for more details about this wonderful night of reflection, discussion, and preparation.

High Holy day Service Schedule 2018  (5779)

Please Take Note – We will have only one morning service on Rosh Hashanah Morning and Yom Kippur Morning – New starting time as well!

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

Erev Rosh Hashanah 
Sunday, September 9
Service 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 
Monday, September 10
**Morning Service 10:30 am
*Family Service for Young Children, 3:00 pm
Tashlich at Demarest Duck Pond, 4:15 pm

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah – First Joint High Holy Day Service at Temple Beth El with Temple Beth Or.
Tuesday, September 11 at 
10:30 am

Erev Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 18

**Kol Nidre Service 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur Day
Wednesday, September 19

**Morning Service 10:30 am
Individual Prayer and Reflections 1:00 pm
*Family Service for Young Children 2:00 pm
Afternoon/Yizkor/N’eilah Service 3:45 pm
Havdalah/Break Fast 6:45 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

Selichot and 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Information

Volunteer Usher Form
High Holy Day Greeting Form
Book of Remembrance Form

High Holy Day Children’s Program signup form

High Holy Day Teen Volunteer form

High Holy Day Form for Guest Ticket

High Holy Days at Temple Beth El are a spiritual community gathering like no other. This year our two families, Beth El and Beth Or will share some services.  Our shared Selichot service will be at Temple Beth Or in Washington Twp.  Our Second Day Rosh Hashanah service will be held at Temple Beth El.  Our musically rich services are lead by Rabbi David Widzer, Cantor Elizabeth Goldmann 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 2018/5779 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).

TempleBeth El, morning services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 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.