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High Holidays

 

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Looking for a printable copy of complete 5781 High Holiday information from Temple Topics? Click here.

Testing Your High Holiday Access

A "test" video is now available for all members to test their ability to watch and hear services and programs from their computers. If you have not availed yourself of any online Beth El services or programs during the recent months, it is very important that you test it now, before the Holiday season begins. You must test and report any problems between Monday, September 7 and Monday, September 14. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to resolve any difficulties reported after the deadline of September 14.

To be able to successfully view the test, you must be a member in good standing. If you have not yet renewed your membership, you can do so via your member portal.

Click here to test your access.


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Click here to donate to the High Holiday Appeal.


Guests & Reciprocity

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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 Two 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 Kessler Hall service (taking place this year, via livestream, from the chapel) is for those looking for an abbreviated, less formal service. This family-friendlier service is led by Rabbi Ilana Garber and Rabbi Howard Sowalsky

 We will also be offering special on-demand programs for children pre-K through grade 4.

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 Garber and Rabbi Sowalsky for a drive-in 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 Garber 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 contains complete information about our services, tickets, seating, parking, and more.

 

Sun, September 20 2020 2 Tishrei 5781