February 23, 2024 ()
High Holy Days 5784 | 2023
At this year’s High Holy Day services there will be many opportunities for us to pray together as a community and with our families. Services will be held on-site at Temple Emanuel and at nearby Kensington Cabin Park, many will also be available for Live Streaming for those unable to attend in person.
Below you will find the calendars and registration information.
Current Members: All current Temple Emanuel adult members will be mailed tickets and sent links to Live Streamed services. Members must still register by Friday August 25 to reserve childcare, and by Friday September 8 to purchase prayer books or include names in the Book of Remembrance. If you have any questions on your membership status, please contact Dianne Neiman.
Not a current TE member? We would love to have you join us for the High Holy Days! We offer a variety of services and programs, including some specifically geared for families and young children. Tickets are required for the evening services on Kol Nidre and Erev Rosh Hashanah and the morning Sanctuary services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Tickets are not required, but we request registration for the children and family services. Registration required by Friday September 8 to attend the ticketed services. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director Dianne Neiman.
If you prefer a printable form instead of registering online, that can be found HERE (to be used by members and non-members).
SUMMARY OF SERVICES:
Full Schedule of Services with all details on tickets, LiveStream, etc can be found HERE
Temple Emanuel uses the Reform Movement Machzor – High Holy Day Prayer Book. This includes separate volumes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with updated translations, full transliteration, rich commentary and a beautiful selection of poetry. Temple Emanuel does not provide High Holy Day Prayer Books. We encourage you to purchase one per household adult, at $45/set.
Book of Remembrance
We recall the memories of the departed at the Yizkor (Memorial) Service held on the afternoon of Yom Kippur. The annual Temple Emanuel Book of Remembrance contains the names of members’ relatives and friends whose memory we wish to honor. If you are a current Temple Emanuel member and wish to add names to the Book of Remembrance, please send your submissions by Friday September 8. See registration form links at top of this page.
Please allow ample time for parking. Auxiliary parking will be available at local churches; details will be confirmed with the ticket mailing. Please respect any “No Parking” signs and do not park where spaces have been blocked.
Donation Drives For Manna Food Center and I Support the Girls
Once again we will have a truck onsite from Manna on Yom Kippur morning from 10am-1pm, with volunteers available to help unload your car. Let’s beat last year’s total of 3246 pounds, which was the highest among local congregations for YK drives! We will also have a car onsite to collect items for I Support the Girls, a locally-founded non-profit which provides (new or gently used) bras and (individually sealed) menstrual hygiene products to local organizations supporting victims of domestic violence and those experiencing homelessness. Learn more at www.mannafood.org and www.isupportthegirls.org.
Services for Children and Families
(This rsvp is included in the general registration form above, however if you are only rsvping for these services – ie, not reserving childcare, purchasing prayer books, putting names in the Book of Remembrance, or purchasing guest tickets, you can use this simpler form instead.)
Limited spots available for Sanctuary morning services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The cost is $45/child/day and a minimum number of participants is required. We will send a confirmation once we meet the minimum. Reservations must be received by Friday August 25. See links for registration form at top of this page.
During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services a quiet space (“Shalom Space”) will be located in the youth lounge for individuals or families who would like to take a sensory or movement break. Children should be accompanied by an adult to utilize the sensory tools and movement options.
Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser
Martha Hirschfield, President
Dianne Neiman, Executive Director