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High Holidays

High Holidays are a wonderful and moving experience at Beth El, and we hope you will join us!

On Rosh Hashanah First Day & Yom Kippur, we Offer Two distinct services, as well as family services:

Our Sanctuary service offers the grandeur of the High Holidays with Rabbi Rosen, Cantor Ness, and the Beth El Choir. Enjoy the glorious music of the holidays accompanied by the organ, and thought-provoking insights, teachings, and sermons from Rabbi Rosen (with Rabbi Zerin speaking on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, and both rabbis on Kol Nidrei), all from our beautiful sanctuary or through livestream.

Our Outdoor service in the Grove, led by Rabbi Zerin, Jason Kay, and Susan Gold, offers a participatory, musical service in a relaxed outdoor setting. The service will include classic favorites from the Chapel Service, new melodies, meaningful insights into the prayers, and trivia for kids (and adults) during the Torah service. Note: in case of rain or uncomfortable heat or cold, this service will move inside.

Additionally, we offer two Family Services, one geared to families with children age 0-6, and one geared to families age 6-12.

Our Second Day of Rosh Hashanah is open to the community! We offer Two options:

  • The Sanctuary features a festive atmosphere with a service that is somewhat abridged and also more informal, spirited, and participatory.
  • Our Family Service is geared to families with children ages 6-12, but all are welcome!

Select from two Kol Nidrei services:

  • Our Sanctuary Service captures the awe-inspiring splendor as we prepare to ask God for forgiveness. Rabbi Rosen and Cantor Ness, together with the choir and the Austin organ, create a magnificent setting for this solemn evening of prayer. 
  • Outdoors in the Grove, Rabbi Zerin, Jason Kay, and Susan Gold create a quiet atmosphere where we can listen closely for the still, small voice of God.

Experience Neilah in a Personal Way

As Yom Kippur concludes and the symbolic Gates of Heaven are closing, we invite our members and members of the community to stand before the ark, alone or with their family, for a personal moment of reflection and prayer. Non-Jewish family members are welcome to join this very moving experience. 


Read All About It!


The High Holiday edition of Temple Topics contains complete information about our services, tickets, seating, parking, and more. You'll find a printable schedule of services here.


Register for Children's Programs

 

Please register your child for our babysitting and drop-off programs by September 1 so that we can guarantee a proper adult:child ratio for your child. Failure to register by September 1 means we cannot guarantee a spot for your child.

To register your potty-trained child for babysitting on Rosh Hashanah Day One and/or Yom Kippur, click here.

To register your older child (age 6-12) for our drop-off programs on Rosh Hashanah Day One and/or Yom Kippur, click here.


Preparing for Livestream Access


Are you a member in good standing who is ready to test your livestream access? Click here.

If you plan on joining services via livestream, click here to reserve a High Holiday prayer book for home use.


Guests & Reciprocity


Are you traveling for the High Holidays or have guests coming to services with you who are full members at another synagogue? Click here for information about reciprocity.

Need to purchase access for guests or older children (aged 25-29) who are not members of another synagogue? Click here.


Click Here to Donate to the High Holiday Appeal


 

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