High Holy Days

L'ShanaH TovaH! 

We look forward to welcoming you to Temple Sinai's high holy Day services, and wish you and your family a good and sweet new year. Due to the size of our congregation, our High Holy Day morning services are held in two sessions (8:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.) led by Rabbi Joseph Meszler and Cantor Becky Khitrik.  The choir, led by Carol Marton, will sing at both services. The only difference in the services is that optional babysitting and youth programming are available in parallel to our early morning service only.  Children are always welcome to attend regular services.

Please refer to Service Schedule and Related Programs for a printable listing of our services, program highlights, and guidelines for your review.  


seating reservations /tickets 

Tickets are available to all current members (and their households) at no additional charge, but you must complete a Ticket Order Form so your tickets can be processed and mailed to you.  Refer to the Ticket Order Form for non-member and guest fees. For safety and security reasons, all attendees must have a ticket to attend services. Please return your form by Thursday August 24th. 

youth services & babysitting

Temple Sinai is pleased to offer babysitting and youth related programming in parallel to the first morning service on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  All children must be pre-registered to participate. Children of non-member families may also participate for a small fee.  Please complete and return the Youth Program Registration Form by Thursday, August 24th if you would like to participate.

greetings, Sponsorships & ways to connect

There are many ways to help celebrate and commemorate this High Holy Day season: ​Include a New Year's Greeting; remember a departed loved one in our Yizkor Memorial Book; sponsor a Festival Kiddush or our Youth Programming.  Complete the Sponsorship/Ways to Connect Form by Thursday August 24th to participate.

On the 2nd side, are opportunites to connect for all ages.  It includes a listing entry for New Babies born this year (read on Rosh Hashanah morning), a College Outreach sign-up form (to send gift baskets to your college age student), and Teen Volunteer opportunites for students in grades 7-12 who want to help supervise our youth program or be trained to be counselors at Camp HiHo. Complete the Sponsorship/Ways to Connect Form by Thursday August 24th to participate.

Community Break Fast

We welcome you to join us at the conclusion of Neilah for our community Break-Fast.  Please sign-up by completing the Community Break-Fast RSVP Form by September 25th.

New Prayer Books

We will be expanding the use of the new Reform High Holy Day prayer book (machzorMishkan HaNefesh, to 3 of our services: Erev Rosh Hashanah, and 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah, and Kol Nidre. The new prayer books will be available as you enter the sanctuary.  Please consider dedicating a book plate to help support the purchase of these new books.  See the Mishkan HaNefesh Bookplate Dedication Form for details. (You will need to bring or borrow a copy of Gates of Repetence for all other services.)

honors & readings

If you have been given an honor a one of our services, please be sure to check in with an usher when you arrive, so we will know that you are here. If you are reading Torah or Haftarah for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, High Holy Day readings and audio files are available here.  

physical disabilities & auditory assistance

Temple Sinai's facilities and sanctuary are accessible by ramp for those who are physicaly handicapped. In addition, if notified in advance, we will try to meet any special seating needs at services.  Temple Sinai has a complete Auditory Assitance System, with a limited number of wireless receivers and earbuds for congregational use.  Please see an usher if you are in need of this equipment.