Temple Beth El

High Holy Days @ TBE
Worship with guests and adult children
If you plan to have out of town visitors and/or adult children 30 years of age or younger with you for the High Holy Days, please make arrangements for them to have a ticket. Please note: If your adults children or guests are members in good standing of another synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, they are entitled to courtesy tickets at Temple Beth El. Initiate such arrangements through their home congregation.
Download the member's extra ticket form

Join us for the High Holy Days
We believe that High Holy Days worship services are best experienced not as a series of individual services but rather as a collective whole. We encourage you to join us for all of our worship services. All contributions that we collect at the High Holy Days help support the wide variety of programming that Temple Beth El offers throughout the year.
Download our ticket form or buy your tickets online

We need your help during the High Holy Days.
If you are willing and able to help, please click the link below for our volunteer form and indicate which areas interest you and for which services you are available. Please check all that apply. We will share the responsibility together.
Volunteer Form
Add your greetings to our High Holy Day greeting card.

High Holy Day Services 5778/2017. 
On Rosh HaShanah, September 20 & 21, 2017, and Yom Kippur, September 29 & 30, 2017, we offer formal worship experiences that are enhanced by the voices of the Temple Beth El Adult Choir and participation by a large number of our members whom we honor for the spirit of volunteerism that they've demonstrated throughout the year. The evening services last about 1 1/2 to 2 hours and the morning services about 2 1/2 hours.

Family Services for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
An interactive and less formal 45-60 minutes worship experience intended for children (and their families) through grade 5. 

Rosh HaShanah Family Service, September 212017 at 3:00 p.m.
Yom Kippur Family Service, September 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Following the Rosh HaShanah Family Service (around 4:30 p.m.) we travel to the Averill Park Pond (on the corner of Weymouth and Averill Park Drive). During this ritual, we ceremonially cast away our sins and transgressions (represented by bread crumbs) into flowing water. Tashlikh is accompanied by a brief liturgy and explanation. It is informal, so please come as you are.

On Yom Kippur afternoon (September 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.), followed without interruption by Ne'ilah (the closing service) and then by a festive break-the-fast in our outdoor courtyard.

Click here to hear the sounds of the Shofar