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High Holy Days
5779 (2018)

Below you will find information for:

  • What's new this year
  • Schedule at-a-glance
  • Selichot services & program
  • seating
  • seating for non-members
  • memorial book
  • special needs
  • gifts of honey
  • bimah flowers
  • lulav & etrog
  • simchat torah luncehon
  • Order/pay by credit card
  • babysitting/youth program registration (new window)
  • Rabbis' sermons will be posted at a later date

What's new this year

We appreciate your feedback to our High Holy Day Task Force. Many of your suggestions and requests are reflected in some new opportunities and in some return to tradition.

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Rosh HaShanah Family Service (Erev Rosh HaShanah)
Open to all, our joyful Family Service is an interactive, prayerful experience aimed at families with children 0-12. We'll sing, pray, talk, listen, move, and welcome Rosh HaShanah together. All are invited to join us early, from 4:45-5:15pm, for free professional holiday family photos. Services will be led by Rabbi Rachel Silveman, accompanied by Gila Bauman and Amy Robinson Katz.

Prayer in the Woods (Rosh HaShanah, Day 2)
A disciple of a certain rabbi once asked his teacher, “You know, I have noticed that each day you walk into the woods. I wonder, why do you go there?”. The teacher replied, “I go there to find God.” The questioner prodded further, “Haven’t you always taught me that God is the same everywhere?”. “Yes”, replied the rabbi, “but I am not”. 

Join us for a Rosh Hashanah experience where we can be ourselves, pray differently, relate to God, and reach within  to access a spiritual dimension not always attainable in a sanctuary. Meditation, stories, song, and prayer will help us be fully present. We’ll begin our hike, led by Al Molitor, from the synagogue parking lot at 9am. Join us there or meet us in the Moose Hill parking lot at 10:30am. We'll conclude by noon. More information, including weather updates, will be provided ahead of time to those who sign up on the High Holy Day Seating Registration form. 

This alternative worship experience is free, open to the public, and co-sponsored with The Tiferet Center.
To sign up for Prayer in the Woodsplease click here; or, for more information, please email Rabbi Silverman ( 

Experiential Service (Rosh HaShanah, Day 2)
For the past five years Rabbi Adam Greenwald and prayer leader Amy Robinson Katz have led us in dancing on the bima, bowing to the floor, and offered soul-stirring music and teaching throughout. Join them again (or for the first time) and experience a full-participation second day Rosh Hashanah experience of learning, song, and spiritual transformation.

More children's educational opportunities & Better time coordination between adult & children's services

Schedule at-a-glance

Click here to view the schedule at-a-glance, which will be printed on the back of your ticket.

Selichot Services and Program

Join us on Saturday evening, September 1st (Labor Day Weekend) for Selichot services and program.
Program will begin at 9:00pm followed by Selichot services.


Your summer packet included information about seating, including when seats are reserved vs. open. Packets must be returned to the office by Friday, July 12th to ensure time to process your seating request. Late requests will be handled as availability permits.

If you are interested in attending the Havurah service, write-in that information on your seating request form.

Seating for non-members

Non-members are most welcome to join us for services. Arrangements can be made once TI members have been assigned their seats. Non-members interested in seats should email Marla Forman to be placed on a waiting list for seats, no later than August 3, 2018. Seats are $360 or you may discuss membership opportunities at a Holiday rate.

Memorial Book

The summer packet contained an insert for memorial book listings. Please refer to that mailing or contact Marla Forman by email or at 871-784-3986 on Tuesday/Wednesday from 9:30am-3:30pm.

Special Needs

The summer packet contained checkoff information for special needs such as parking passes for those with difficulty walking, audio/visual, and other needs.

Gifts of Honey for a Sweet New Year

Wish family, friends, and business associates a sweet and happy New Year with a gift of kosher honey. This thoughtful gift arrives in time for Rosh HaShanah and is decorated with our own Temple Israel original label, as well as a personalized greeting of “L’shana Tovah – Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year”.
Order online directly at or email with questions.

Bimah Flowers

Bimah flowers enhance our services and help create holy space. In an effort to remain fiscally responsible, flowers will be provided only when sponsored, at $360 per holiday, or $180 for co-sponsorship recognition. Recognition will be provided, and flowers will be donated following the holiday. Information is in your summer packet or below.
Please email Marla to indicate In Honor of/In Memory of.

Lulav & Etrog

Sets of lulav & etrog are available for pre-order, through your summer packet or the order form below. The cost is $45 per set.

Simchat Torah Luncheon

Temple Israel is pleased each year to host a festive Simchat Torah luncheon to honor members of our community whose participation and volunteerism enrich our synagogue. Support for our luncheon is always welcome and helps honor our volunteers. You may use the form below to contribute in their name. (Honorees will be announced at a later date.)

Order/pay by credit card

Items requiring purchase or donation may be made by credit card at the bottom of this page.

Babysitting/Big Ryan's Tall Tales

Please click here to visit our dedicated Babysitting/Big Ryan's Tall Tales registration page.

High Holy Days 2018 Payments, Sponsorships & Donations

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