2021/5782 High Holy Days

 L’shana tovah! Wishing you a very sweet, happy and healthy New Year. 

Updates to High Holy Services and Schedule

On August 18th we announced that, following extensive consultation with medical experts, we have made the difficult decision not to hold indoor in-person services during the High Holy Days this year.

We respectfully request your patience as we continue to meet as a leadership team, consult with our medical advisers, and determine the specific logistics required for this transition. As always, we will continue to assess public health guidance relative to all of our programs, religious services, life cycle events, and learning opportunities. These details will be shared in forthcoming emails, on our website, and in a letter that will be mailed to the congregation in the coming week.

We are deeply saddened by this turn of events, but are with you in spirit always, and look forward to gathering together as one Temple community when it is safe to do so—oh, how sweet it will be!

Our Revised High Holy Day Schedule

We have revised our High Holy Day schedule to reflect our decision to move all inside services to Livestream or Zoom. Links to streaming content will be available by August 26, or the time of the specific service. Note that we have cancelled Tashlich for this year in order to protect our community. Learn more about the revised schedule and links.

Remembering Our Loved Ones

During the Yom Kippur Yizkor service, the names of Temple members who passed away during this last year are read aloud. We are honored to include the names of non-Temple members also; however, these names must be called in to The Temple. Please contact Cyndi Wilson at 216.455.1695.

High Holy Day Prayer Book Pick Up Times

Because we will now be offering almost all of our High Holy Day services virtually, we have several opportunities for members to pick up prayer books for use at home. Simply drive up to our front door and a volunteer will be waiting for you. If none of these times work for you, please contact Laurie Mandell at 216-455-1728.

  • Thursday, August 26 between 3-6 pm
  • Tuesday, August 31 between 10:30 am- 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 1 between 3-6 pm