High Holy Days 5784 | 2023

Celebrate the High Holy Days with Temple Emanuel




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

Non Members – Register Here

Members – Register Here

If you prefer a printable form instead of registering online, that can be found HERE (to be used by members and non-members).


  • Elul Shabbat Services: Fridays August 18 & 25, September 1 & 8
  • Selichot: Saturday September 9
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 15 (tickets required)
  • Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, September 16 (tickets required for morning service)
  • Kol Nidre: Sunday, September 24 (tickets required)
  • Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25 (tickets required for morning service)
  • Sukkot Events: Friday September 29, Saturday September 30
    • Friday 9/29: 6:30pm, Sukkot Under the Stars, outdoor service (also available via Zoom or Facebook Live)
    • Saturday 10/30: 10:00am, Sukkot Festival Community Service in person at Temple Shalom, 10:00am
  • Simchat Torah Events: Friday October 6, Saturday October 7
    • Friday 10/6: 6:30pm, Service in person in the sanctuary (also available via Zoom or Facebook Live)
    • Saturday 10/7: 10;00am, Simchat Torah Festival Community Service in person at Temple Sinai

Full Schedule of Services with all details on tickets, LiveStream, etc can be found HERE


Prayer Books
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

  • 5:30pm on August 18, Tot Shabbat for the first Friday in Elul
  • 8:45am on Rosh Hashanah (Sat Sep 16) and Yom Kippur (Mon Sep 25) at Kensington Cabin Park: Katan Family Service  (designed for families with children aged 2nd grade and younger) with Cantor Lindsay, Rabbi Adam, Morah Laura, and Snir Holtzman with Kol Ruach Junior choir, followed by a holiday craft. Rabbi Adam will be giving a special blessing to all new babies and children who have been welcomed into their families during the past year at the Rosh Hashanah service. Please join us with your newest family members!
  • 1:00pm on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Kensington Cabin Park: KESTY Family Service  (designed for families with children in 3rd-6th grades) featuring contemporary folk musical selections led by our KESTY teens and a family friendly prayer book. These services will emphasize music and creativity and will provide an age-appropriate worship experience for elementary-age students and are open to all looking for creative worship opportunities. 
  • Please bring your own blankets or chairs 

Rsvp Requested for Katan or KESTY Services on RH or YK

(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.)

  • ~2:15pm on Rosh Hashanah, immediately following KESTY Family services: Taschlich service at the creek at Kensington Cabin Park (no rsvp required)
  • ~5:45pm on Yom Kippur, Neilah service in the Sanctuary at Temple Emanuel, bring your shofars! (no rsvp required)

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. 

Quiet Space
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.


Shana Tova,

Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser

Martha Hirschfield, President

Dianne Neiman, Executive Director