Plan Your High Holy Day Journey
Consider ways you would like to experience the season differently given everything we’ve been through in the last few years. Perhaps you want to explore Mishkan HaNefesh, Temple’s new High Holy Day Machzor, lend your voice to our choir, learn to blow the shofar, greet at services, take a hike at our awesome Wildacres Retreat, or participate in Tashlich. We have many ways for you to experience the meaningful messages of the season: hope, healing, gratitude, a commitment to make a better world, an openness to growth, and a celebration of the sweetness of life.
All of the resources, forms, guides, downloads, and dates you’ll need to fully experience High Holy Days 5784 at Temple Beth El are located on this page. We can’t wait to celebrate with you.
Join a Choir
Get ready to make joyful noise! Temple Beth El invites you to join our Shofar Choir for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a seasoned shofar blower or a newcomer, our class will help you build your skills and prepare you for participation in our High Holy Day services. Don’t have a shofar? No problem! You can purchase one from our Discovered Traditions Gift Shop. All ages are welcome to join, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults alike to be part of the sacred High Holy Day traditions. Come and be a part of the Shofar Choir, where we celebrate the joy of the new year with the most ancient of instruments. Rehearsals will take place on Sunday, August 27 and Sunday, September 10 from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Register to participate by Thursday, August 24.
Adult Choir is open to anyone, including experienced 11th and 12th graders, who can commit to weekly rehearsals. We’ll be singing at Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur evening and morning services, as well as Yom Kippur afternoon. Rehearsals will take place each Tuesday from August 8-September 12 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Register to participate by Monday, August 7.
For our younger congregants, Shir Kids is the perfect opportunity to get involved. This choir is open to K-5th graders and will rehearse on several Sunday mornings before singing at the Families with School-Age Children Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur morning services at 8:30am in the Blumenthal Sanctuary. Rehearsals will take place Sunday, August 27 and Sunday, September 10 from 11:30pm-12:00pm.
Register to participate by Thursday, August 24.
For our teenage congregants, we have the HHD Teen Choir. This choir is open to 6th-12th graders. The HHD Teen Choir will rehearse on each Wednesday from September 6-September 20 from 6:00pm-6:45pm to prepare to sing at the Yom Kippur afternoon service. Don’t be shy – this choir is open to all experience levels to make this High Holy Day season unforgettable. Please email Cantor Roskin with any questions.
Register to participate by Tuesday, September 5.
Friday, September 1 at 4:00pm – Sunday, September 3
Join us amid the majesty of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the perfect place for
introspection, community, and learning. Our focus this year will be on one of our middot
(values) of the year – curiosity. We will use the lens of curiosity to look inward to better understand ourselves, how we interact with the world around us, and how we might want to change in the year to come.
Registration and payment deadline is Friday, August 11, 2023.
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Our TBE. Our Future.
Monday, September 25 at 2:00pm
Help Us Shape TBE’s Future with Rabbi Knight, Jonathan Friedman, and members of our Strategic Planning Committee
Temple Beth El exists and thrives today because many generations of Jews over the last 5,784 years have carried forward our rituals, values, and texts – sometimes at great cost and across many distances. The darkness of the last few years may never fully fade, but our congregation can be part of building a brighter future – not just for ourselves and our families, but for future generations of Charlotte Jews to come.
As we reconnect and renew our commitments to one another this High Holy Day season, please join us to contribute your insights and ideas on the strategic direction of Temple Beth El. Rabbi Knight and other members of our leadership will provide opening remarks to ground our discussion. Through small group breakout listening sessions with members of the Board of Directors, Strategic Planning Committee, and staff, you will have an opportunity to share about your experiences and contribute to the Board’s process of shaping the direction of our community‘s future. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to build a brighter, more connected future for TBE. We hope you’ll join us for this pivotal conversation!
Please register by Saturday, September 16
Shabbat and Sukkot Evening Service
and Congregational Picnic in the Sukkah
Friday, September 29 at 6:00pm in the TBE Sukkah
At 6:00pm, we’ll gather for a shortened service outside, weather permitting. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a picnic-style Shabbat dinner together – bring your own meal, or pre-order a boxed option. And there will be a special Oneg with delicious treats and drinks to top off the evening. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night of community, tradition, and celebration!