2018 High Holy Days Information

The High Holy Days are a special time during the Jewish year at Temple Beth El. The clergy and staff of Temple Beth El are looking forward to welcoming the year 5779 with you. See our Clergy Team’s message about the Hebrew month of Elul. Our High Holy Day services continue to grow in energy, depth, innovation and beauty. During the daytime, we are introducing a new service to support the growing numbers and unique needs of families with school-age children. There will plenty of room for everyone who chooses to attend the 11:30 am service designed for adults.

Click here for the complete High Holiday schedule.

High Holy Day Parking Information

Please contact Candace Naliboff, Director of Member Services for more information about High Holy Day tickets for members.

Complete the High Holy Day Forms below to sign up for childcare, alert us to special needs, and join one of our choirs.

Sign up for Shir Kids High Holy Day Choir, Shofar Choir, or Teen Vocal Ensemble

On our calendar:

Live Stream Our High Holy Day Services

High Holy Days 5779

Please use the information below to decide which services are best for you and your family. If you have any questions, please call the Clergy Office at 704-366-1948.
*Services marked with an asterisk require tickets. Please bring tickets with you as they will be collected.

S’LICHOT
Saturday, September 1
8:00 pm  S’lichot Service followed by Oneg
Archer Chapel

ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, September 9
6:30 pm  Erev Rosh HaShanah Service*
Blumenthal Sanctuary
Sermon: Rabbi Dusty Klass

Monday, September 10
8:15 am  Families with Young Children Rosh HaShanah Morning Service*
Gorelick Hall
Rosh HaShanah Story: Rabbi Dusty Klass

9:00 am  Families with School-age Children Rosh HaShanah Morning Service*
Blumenthal Sanctuary
NEW Machzor – Mishkan HaNefesh for Youth. Clergy-led interactive learning with Rabbi Asher Knight, Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas, and Rabbi Dusty Klass
President’s Message: Evan Wilkoff

11:30 am  Rosh HaShanah Morning Service*
Blumenthal Sanctuary
Sermon: Rabbi Asher Knight, President’s Message: Evan Wilkoff

4:00 pm  Tashlich
Freedom Park

PREPARING FOR YOM KIPPUR
Sunday, September 16
10:30 am  Community Memorial Service
Hebrew Cemetery

YOM KIPPUR
Tuesday, September 18
6:15 pm  Piano and Violin Prelude Begins; Please be seated
6:30 pm  Kol Nidrei*
Blumenthal Sanctuary
Sermon: Rabbi Asher Knight

Wednesday, September 19
8:15 am  Families with Young Children Yom Kippur Morning Service*
Gorelick Hall
Yom Kippur Story: Rabbi Dusty Klass

9:00 am  Families with School-age Children Yom Kippur Morning Service*
Blumenthal Sanctuary
NEW Machzor – Mishkan HaNefesh for Youth. Clergy-led interactive learning with Rabbi Asher Knight, Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas, and Rabbi Dusty Klass

11:30 am  Yom Kippur Morning Service*
Blumenthal Sanctuary
Sermon: Rabbi Dusty Klass

1:45 pm  Yom Kippur Afternoon Options (Locations will be posted)

  • Yoga with Aly Faber and Rabbi Dusty Klass
  • Teen Experience with Sam Swire and Teen Leaders
  • The Power of Memory to Move Us: The Holocaust and Today with Rabbi Judy Schindler
  • Contemplation & Meditation

3:30 pm  Yom Kippur Afternoon Service (Yizkor, Healing, N’ilah)*
Blumenthal Sanctuary
Yizkor Sermon: Rabbi Judy Schindler
Healing D’rash: Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas

A light Break Fast will be provided in the Siegel Atrium and North Foyer following the conclusion of services.

Live Stream Our High Holy Day Services

SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS

  • Families with Young Children Service: Sing, dance, and pray with Rabbi Dusty Klass and Patty Torcellini. This joyful holiday service using song and story is designed for families with infants through pre-Kindergarten. All ages are welcome. (60 minutes)
  • Families with School-age Children Service: This is an opportunity for families with school-age children to experience a fun, participatory service with song, prayer, and story using our new prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh for Youth. Join Rabbi Knight, Cantor Thomas, and Rabbi Klass for this service designed for families with children in grades K-5. All ages are welcome – including grandparents and grand-friends. (90 minutes)
  • Rosh HaShanah/Yom Kippur Morning Service: Join our clergy team and adult choir for services full of warmth, spirituality, and music using the Gates of Repentance machzor and supplemental readings. Designed for adults. All ages are welcome. (120 minutes)

SUKKOT AND SIMCHAT TORAH

Sunday, September 23
Religious School Opening Day Extravaganza!
9:00 -10:00 am Early Session Religious School
Teacher Meet & Greet, Bernstein Education Building
10:00 -11:00 am All-School Dan Nichols Concert, Blumenthal Sanctuary
11:00 -12:00 pm Late Session Religious School
Teacher Meet & Greet, Bernstein Education Building

Sukkot Celebration with Dan Nichols
5:15 pm Sukkot Cookout (RSVP)
6:00 pm Sukkot Celebration with Dan Nichols

Monday, September 24
9:00 am Tot Sukkot, In the Sukkah
11:00 am Sukkot Festival Service

Tuesday, September 25
6:00 pm Sisterhood’s Sangria in the Sukkah (RSVP)

Saturday, September 29
1:00 pm LIBERTY Sukkot Kick Off (RSVP)
6:00 pm The Porch’s Sukkot Event (RSVP)

Sunday, September 30
5:00 pm Simchat Torah Dinner (RSVP)
6:00 pm Erev Simchat Torah Service with Consecration and Ice Cream Social

Monday, October 1
11:00 am Festival Service with Yizkor