2021/5782 High Holy Days

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

Services Schedule & Regathering Plans

Please refer to our 2021/5782 High Holy Day Schedule for a complete listing of services, locations, links to watch services on livestream, and other schedule details.

Note that, as of Selichot (August 28), we plan to return to full capacity for all meetings, services, and programs. Please note that we have determined that masks will continue to be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, through the High Holy Days and until further notice. (Additional changes to our regathering guidelines we will be communicated through e-News, email and on the High Holy Day webpage as applicable.) For more information on our regathering plan, click here.

We recognize that some members of our congregation will feel more comfortable continuing to participate in Temple activities virtually for now, and it is our intention to offer many of our programs and services both in-person and virtually. We ask that you continue to join us in protecting our community by staying home when you are sick (from any contagious illness), washing your hands often, and following other public health best practices. If the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic changes, or health guidelines change in a way that impacts our thinking, we will reassess these plans as needed. As always, our top priority is the safety and health of our clergy, staff, congregants, and guests.


All member families will receive two (2) name tags and lanyards that will serve as adult tickets and will admit you to any service (at either facility) during the 2021 High Holy Day season. Please bring your tickets to all services. We ask that you wear the lanyard to all services and hope you will bring it and wear it to Temple programs throughout the year. Children through college age will be admitted on your ticket. Members may request additional tickets online or by calling Kim Cole at 216.455.1725.  All ticket requests by community members must be made by calling 216.455.1725.

Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance 

We invite you to honor the memory of your loved ones by listing their names in our annual Book of Remembrance distributed at our Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur afternoon. You can use the form that was sent with the August Temple Times, the form that was sent with your High Holy Day packet in early August, or online.

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.

Live Streaming & High Holy Day Prayer Books

We plan to offer both in person and virtual options for participating in our High Holy Days this year. If you cannot be with us in person, you may join most services at Beachwood and University Circle from our live streaming portal. For those of you wishing to participate in our worship services via livestream, we are happy to lend our high holy day prayer books. please contact Jennifer Mendelson at 216.455.1720 to schedule a pick up time.

Ushers Needed!

Members are encouraged to join the High Holy Day ushers who perform the mitzvah of ensuring a comfortable experience for all. If you would like to join the Usher Corps for the High Holy Days and/or assist at services during year, contact Jennifer Mendelson at 216.455.1720.

Hearing Loop 

The sanctuary and chapel are both equipped with hearing loops – a wire that encircles the room, connects to the sound system, and transmits sound electromagnetically. The signal is then picked up by the telecoil (t-coil) in a hearing aid or cochlear implant. To use a hearing loop, turn on the t-coil in your hearing aid or cochlear implant. Portable hearing loops are available in the Silver Sanctuary at University Circle by asking one of the ushers. To determine whether you have a t-coil setting and to learn how to turn it on and off, ask your audiologist. A t-coil may be available, but not activated.


Parking at the Maltz Performing Arts Center at University Circle will be available in all associated lots and a golf cart will be available from Lot 81. (A lot map can be found here.) Beachwood parking will be available at The Temple, Mandel JCC, Fuchs Mizrachi School and the Maltz Museum, with a continuous shuttle to all lots.