High Holy Days
High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection. We welcome you and hope you join us in celebrating and observing these special Holy days. We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community.
***** Due to the pandemic and concerns about keeping everyone safe, ALL 2020 HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES and PROGRAMS WERE DONE VIA ZOOM. ****
Our typical schedule and (for example, our 2019 schedule) are shown and described below.
In 5780/2019 we were excited to have Fred Diengott (bio here) join us for Rosh Hashanah and Liz Manifor (bio here) for Yom Kippur. These wonderful soloists were accompanied by Jessica Nesin (bio here) a long-time member who recently received her Masters Degree in Music. We hope you will be able to join us a spiritually meaningful Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur next year.
Each year during High Holy Day services we like to take a moment to thank all of those members of the Temple who have been active in various ways to make Temple Sholom the special place it is. We call several groups of people up to the Bima for a special blessing during one of the services as noted below. We hope you will be present so we can offer you a special blessing for your involvement in the Temple.
High Holy Day tickets are free to Temple Sholom members whose dues are current through the first quarter of this fiscal year. Children up to 26 years of age are included as part of the family membership. Other immediate family (i.e., siblings, parents) can purchase High Holy Day tickets for $50 each. All others can purchase tickets for $100 per person (includes all services). Non-ticket holders are welcome to join us in our downstairs space and participate via a video feed of our service. While donations are appreciated, there is no charge for this.
We look forward to sharing the High Holy Days together next year!
This was our 2019 SERVICE SCHEDULE:
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday,Sept 29
— Evening Service, 8:00pm …………….. Special blessing for Adult Learners
Rosh Hashanah, Monday, Sept 30
— Morning Service, 10:00am …………….. Special blessing for Service Regulars
Second Day Rosh Hashanah -– Tuesday, Oct 1
— Morning Service, 10:00am
— Tashlich at De Hoyos Park, approx time 12:30pm
Erev Yom Kippur -– Tuesday, Oct 8
— Kol Nidrei, 8:00pm …………….. Special blessing for Mitzvah Members
Yom Kippur Day – Wednesday, Sept 19
— Morning Service, 10:00am …………….. Special blessing for Volunteers. A group aliyah for all of those who have been part of Temple Sholom’s religious school over the years, both teachers and past students, during the Torah service.
— Meditative Harp Music, 1:00pm
— Afternoon Service of Healing and Comfort, 2:30pm
— Yizkor Memorial Service, 4:30pm
— Concluding Service N’eila, immediately following Yizkor, about 6pm
— Break-the-Fast approx 7pm — at BHR in Rockhill. Reservations necessary, contact office for info