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 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.

seating reservations /tickets 

Tickets are available to all current members (and their households) at no additional charge.  Tickets are mailed automatically to members who are up to date on their obligations and have submitted their 2018-19 pledge form.  Otherwise, members may stop into the temple office to satisfy these requirements and pick up their tickets.  Tickets for non-members and guests may be ordered by printing and submitting a Guest Ticket Order Form with payment.  For safety and security reasons, all attendees must have a ticket to attend services. 

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.  Participation in youth programming is optional.  Youth are always welcome to the main service if preferred.  All children must be pre-registered to participate. Children of non-member families may also participate for a small fee.

Beth Fine Nelson runs our Babysitting and Youth Service programs, and Illyse Habbe and Cantor Jeff Klepper run Camp HiHo. 

Please register online by choosing the appropriate link below.  Registrations must be received by Friday, August 24th if you would like to participate.

 

greetings, YIZKOR BOOK, Sponsorships, NEW BABIES & COLLEGE OUTREACH

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.  We also have opportunities to list 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. Please print and submit the Sponsorship/Ways to Connect Form by Monday, August 20th 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 7th.

New Prayer Books

This year, we will be making exclusive use of the new Reform High Holy Day prayer book (machzorMishkan HaNefesh.  The new prayer books will be available for your use 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. 

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 challenges & auditory/VISUAL assistance

Temple Sinai is equipped to meet the needs of those with physical challenges and we encourage all those who wish to worship with us to do so.  We have wheelchairs available for use if needed.  Access to the sanctuary and facilities are by ramp and there is a bathroom especially designed for those who are physically challenged. In addition, if notified in advance, we will try to meet any special seating needs at services.  Through the generosity of the Shamitz family, Temple Sinai has a complete Auditory Assistance System, with a limited number of wireless receivers and earbuds for congregational use.  We also have large print prayer books available upon request. Please see an usher before services to request either one.