High Holy Days 5785 | 2024







High Holy Days 5785 | 2024

At this year’s High Holy Days 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.

Current Members: All current Temple Emanuel adult members will be mailed tickets and sent links to Live Streamed services. Members must still register  to reserve childcare, 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 to attend the ticketed services. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director Dianne Neiman.

To be notified when our HHD registration is open for non-members, please sign up here.


  • Elul Shabbat Services: Fridays September 6, 13, 20, and 27
    • Friday September 6 includes a Shabbat Dinner (registration required) and Board Installation, special guest Roots, and our Mizmor L’Shabbat Band
    • Friday September 13 we will dedicate our new Torah Covers by Fiber Artist Karen Fricke
  • Selichot: Saturday September 28 Service followed by film (The Last Repair Shop) and discussion
  • Community Memorial Services at Garden of Remembrance: Sunday September 29 10:00am and 2:00pm
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday October 2, Rabbi Emeritus Warren Stone will give the sermon (tickets required)
  • Rosh Hashanah: Thursday October 3
    • Family Service (rsvp requested)
    • Main Sanctuary Service (tickets required)
    • Afternoon Service led by our KESTY teens
    • Taschlich
  • Shabbat Shuvah: Friday October 4, led by WRJ
  • Community-Wide Commemoration of October 7th
  • Kol Nidre: Friday October 11 (tickets required)
  • Yom Kippur: Saturday October 12
    • Family Service (rsvp requested)
    • Main Sanctuary Service (tickets required)
    • Discussion led by Bruce Katz
    • Afternoon Service led by our KESTY teens
    • Healing Service
    • Yizkor
    • Neilah
    • Break-the-fast
  • Erev Sukkot: Wednesday October 16, Pizza in the Hut Dinner and Service
  • Sukkot: Thursday October 17: Community Festival Service
    • Friday October 18: Sukkot Under the Stars Service
    • Saturday October 19: Open House at Rabbi Adam’s for TE Members
  • Simchat Torah:
    • Wednesday October 23: Service and Festive Oneg
    • Thursday October 24: Community Festival Service

Full Schedule of Services with all details on tickets, LiveStream, etc coming soon!


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.

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 online or via hard copy (deadline and links coming soon!).

Please allow ample time for parking. Auxiliary parking may be available some days 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 our previous total of 3246 pounds! 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 September 6, Tot Shabbat for the first Friday in Elul
  • 8:45am on Rosh Hashanah (Thu Oct 3) and Yom Kippur (Sat Oct 12) 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!
  • KESTY Family Services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur  (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 to services at Kensington Cabin Park
  • On Rosh Hashanah, Taschlich service at the creek at Kensington Cabin Park
  • On Yom Kippur, Neilah service in the Sanctuary at Temple Emanuel, bring your shofars!

Limited spots available for Sanctuary morning services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Cost per child/day to be confirmed, and a minimum number of participants is required. We will send a confirmation once we meet the minimum. Reservations must be received in advance, unfortunately no availability for drop-in.

Quiet Space
During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services a quiet space (“Shalom Space”) will be available 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

Andrew Stavisky, President

Dianne Neiman, Executive Director