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High Holidays


Complete details for our 5782 services are coming soon!

All services will be in person, and services from our sanctuary and chapel will also be offered via livestream.


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High Holiday Services

High holidays are a wonderful and moving experience at Beth El, even when we can't be physically together!

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On Rosh Hashanah First Day & Yom Kippur, we offer Three distinct services:

  • Our Sanctuary service for those who prefer a more formal experience with Rabbi Rosen, Cantor Ness, our Austin organ and the majesty of our choir (offered via livestream)
  • Our Chapel service for those who appreciate the intimacy of a small setting along with a more "Shabbat style" traditional service with lay leaders Jason Kay and Susan Gold
  • Our Kessler Hall service is for those looking for an abbreviated, less formal service. This family-friendlier service is led by Rabbi Rachel Zerin and Rabbi Howard Sowalsky

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. The organ is not played in this service and Cantor Ness and our choir lead congregational singing featuring melodies familiar to all.
  • We also have a Meaningful Family Service for all ages. Parents, grandparents and children are invited to join Rabbi Zerin and Rabbi Sowalsky for our family service.

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. 
  • In the intimacy of the chapel, Rabbi Zerin 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. 

The High Holiday supplement in Temple Topics (coming soon!) contains complete information about our services, tickets, seating, parking, and more.



All services from 5781 can be found by clicking here.

Looking for Rabbi Rosen's 5781 Messages for the Month of Elul? Click here!

Mon, August 2 2021 24 Av 5781