2021 Temple Emanuel High Holy Days

Events & Services

SPECIAL NOTE: All who wish to attend must have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations and the recommended two-week waiting period. The only exception is for children under 12, as they are not yet eligible to receive a vaccination. Masks are required for all ages 2 and over and social distancing will be observed.

Services will be livestreamed as indicated below at www.testl.org/stream.

Selichot Service (In-Person & Livestream)
Saturday, August 28 at 7 pm

Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Family Service for Preschool-2nd Grade Families (In-Person)
Monday, September 6 at 3:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service (In-Person & Livestream)
Monday, September 6 at 7:00pm

Rosh Hashanah Traditional Service (In-Person & Livestream)
Tuesday, September 7 at 10:00am with Tashlich to follow at Tilles Park

 Shabbat Shuvah (In-Person & Livestream)
Friday, September 10 at 7:00pm

Havdallah Service & 9/11 Memorial Concert w/Harpist Amy Camie (In-Person & Livestream)
Saturday, September 11 at 7:00pm

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service (In-Person & Livestream)
Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00pm

 Yom Kippur Traditional Service (In-Person & Livestream)
Thursday, September 16 at 10:00am

Yom Kippur Torah Study (Zoom)
Thursday, September 16 at 1:30pm
Topic: Yizkor

Please RSVP to office@testl.org for the Zoom link and additional readings.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service; and Yizkor/Memorial/Concluding Service (In-Person & Livestream)
Thursday, September 16 at 3:00pm; and 4:00pm

Yom Kippur Outdoor Family Service for Preschool-2nd Grade Families (In-Person)
Thursday, September 16 at 3:30 pm

SPECIAL NOTE: Overflow parking with Mercy Hospital shuttle service will be available for the Rosh Hashanah evening service, Rosh Hashanah Traditional Service, Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service and Yom Kippur Traditional Service. More information will be forthcoming.


Youth & Families

Families are welcome to attend Tashlich at Tilles Park immediately following the Rosh Hashanah morning service (Tashlich usually begins around 12 noon). This brief, outdoor ritual is perfect for families of all ages! Click here to learn more about Tashlich.

Families with Toddlers-2nd Graders are invited to a lively, musical, outdoor family service on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 6, and Yom Kippur afternoon, Thursday, September 16, both at 3:30 pm on the patio at Temple Emanuel.
Not comfortable attending the family service in-person? We have special activity bags designed for toddlers-2nd graders to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at home. We can also arrange a driveway visit for a bit of extra holiday fun if you’d like! Email Emily Cohen, emily@testl.org to request a bag or a visit.

Families with 3rd-7th Graders can take advantage of two new opportunities we have built into this year’s 10am service on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:

We have created a Service Companion to use during the service. This handout will guide children through the parts of the service, especially the special liturgy we use only on the High Holy Days. The activities and information will help them figure out what is going on in the service and how they can connect to it.

Meet-Up-after the Shofar or Torah service, Rabbi Hersh will invite all the children from the main service to meet Emily outside for a special activity just for them. They’ll enjoy a snack (on Rosh Hashanah) and an interactive debrief of the service using the Service Companion they just completed. They will meet up with their parents immediately after the service.

Those attending in-person can pick up a copy of the Service Companion handout on a clipboard in the lobby before the service.

If you are streaming the service, you can download the handouts below and print a copy at home. When you have completed your handout, take a photo of it and send it to emily@testl.org to receive a special prize!


Download Service Companion Handouts

Designed for youth and teens, but adults should feel free to use them as well. Jewish learning is a lifelong journey!

Rosh Hashanah  |  Yom Kippur