High Holy Days

High Holy Days 5780 ~ 2019

We are planning an exciting new approach for this year’s High Holiday services that will enable all Temple members to pray together as a community. Tickets for services will no longer be divided alphabetically. Please continue reading for a description of the different services offered this year.  For a complete schedule, tickets, childcare, and the Book of Remembrance Click Here  to open the High Holiday Newsletter.





Evening Services & Main Daytime Services (Tickets Required)
Led by Rabbi Warren Stone and Cantor Lindsay Kanter, we will have one evening service for Erev Rosh HaShanah (September 29) and one service for Kol Nidre (October 8). Each service will begin at 7:30pm. This new start time – not too early and not too late – enables congregants to enjoy holiday dinner before gathering for services.

Also led by Rabbi Stone and Cantor Lindsay, we will have one main daytime service on Rosh HaShanah (September 30) and one on Yom Kippur (October 9). Each service will begin at 10:30am.

Our fabulous instrumentalists who have graced us with High Holiday music in recent years will join us again this year to accompany Cantor Lindsay’s exquisite vocals. We’re thrilled that our own Kol Zimrah will also participate in this year’s High Holiday music.

For Families with Young Children (No tickets needed)
In addition to our main daytime services, Cantor Lindsay will lead 9:00am services geared toward families with young children (up to about Grade 2). The Cantor will lead a service for both Rosh HaShanah and for Yom Kippur. AND… Because of the new schedule, we are able to hold this year’s preschool services here at Temple Emanuel in our own Sanctuary!

Alternative Folk Services (No tickets needed)
Another exciting addition is a 1:30pm High Holiday folk service on Rosh HaShanah and on Yom Kippur. These services, led by teen and adult songleaders, will feature more contemporary Jewish music and include guitars and percussion. They will provide an alternative for those who would like a less traditional service or additional worship time for those who opt to attend both.

We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days together!

Click Here to view the 2019 ~ 5780 Newsletter

Mishkan HaNefesh

Temple Emanuel began using the new Reform Movement Machzor – High Holy Day Prayerbook – four years ago for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. The new Machzor includes separate volumes for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur with updated translations, full transliteration, rich commentary and a beautiful selection of poetry.

Temple Emanuel does not provide High Holy Day prayerbooks, so we encourage you to purchase a set for each adult in your household. The cost is $45 for the 2-volume set (one book for Rosh HaShanah and one book for Yom Kippur). To purchase a set of prayerbooks, fill out an Order Form and send it to the Temple Office or call the office at 301-942-2000.