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Rabbi Fineberg's Sermons from Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Service Descriptions


Cost of tickets: Please consider your ticket needs accordingly. Our ticket pricing has not changed. For current members of Temple Israel, a 2-adult member family will receive 2 seats at no cost. Should you require additional seats for family members, the cost will be $250/per ticket.

If you have a college-aged child (18-26 years old) for whom you want to purchase a seat, please note that the ticket cost is $36. Children under the age of 18 are not charged.

Services Descriptions:

Traditional: Please join Rabbi Fineberg and the whole community for our traditional High Holy Day services. We look forward to welcoming many of our familiar community members to serve as shlichei tzibbur, prayer leaders, and Torah readers, and also welcome a new but long familiar face and voice as Ethan Aronson joins us to serve in the role of cantorial soloist for our musaf and kol nidre and ne'ila services. We plan to incorporate meaningful teachings, beautiful music, and thoughtful sermons throughout the holiday season.

Chavurah: The Chavurah Service is a small group for those seeking an intimate and informal High Holiday experience with a mix of traditional and creative davening, spirited communal singing, and led by lay members of the congregation. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings, the service includes the Torah Service, a D'var Torah (often with discussion), a Heicha Kedusha Musaf, and participatory readings in lieu of a full repetition. On Yom Kippur, the Chavurah Service also meets for Kol Nidre and Neilah. Chavurah Services will be held in Founders Hall.   

Birthday for the World: Rosh Hashanah is the day when we celebrate the creation of the world, so come sing Happy Birthday as we Celebrate the World’s 5783rd birthday! Join TI families for birthday treats and activities. Please RSVP to join the festivities, pets are welcome! After we celebrate, we’ll head down to the lake for Tashlich with the whole TI community.


Hadar's High Holiday Supplemental Reading
If you'd like to access this supplemental reading please click here. We will have a limited number of hard copies available in Berger for in person attendees. 

Services Schedule*

*Please note that the schedule is subject to change

Sunday September 25th
Erev Rosh Hashanah - candle lighting at 6:18pm

4:00 PM - Family Pictures
5:00 PM - Family Services with Rabbi Fineberg
6:15 PM - Mincha & Ma'ariv (sanctuary & zoom)


Monday, September 26th
Rosh Hashanah Day 1

In Berger Hall & zoom
8:30 AM - Psukei D'zimra
9:00 AM - Shacharit
10:00 AM - Torah Service
11:00 AM - Sermon
11:30 AM - Musaf

In Founders
Havurah service (starts with Torah Service- not on zoom)

4:00pm – Birthday for the World Event (outdoors at Temple Israel - not on zoom)
5:00 PM - Tashlich (at the lake - not on zoom)
6:15 PM - Mincha (Berger and Zoom)
7:25 pm - Candle lighting
7:25 PM - Ma'ariv (Berger and Zoom)


Tuesday, September 27th
Rosh Hashanah Day 2

In Berger Hall & zoom
8:30 AM - Psukei D'zimra
9:00 AM - Shacharit
10:00 AM - Torah Service
11:00 AM - Sermon
11:30 AM - Musaf

6:15pm: Mincha
7:20pm: Ma’ariv

Tuesday, October 4th
Kol Nidre - candle lighting at 6:02pm

3:00pm – Mincha (Berger & zoom)
6:02pm: Candle lighting
5:45pm – Kol Nidre and Ma’ariv (Berger & zoom, Chavurah in Founders)


Wednesday, October 5th
Yom Kippur

In Berger Hall & zoom
8:45am - Pesukei D’zimra
9:15am - Shacharit
10:15am Torah Service
11:15am - Sermon
11:45am - Yizkor & musaf

In Founders
Chavurah service (starts with Torah Service- not on zoom)

5:00pm – Mincha
6:00pm – Neilah (Chavurah in Founders)

7:05pm - Havdalah, Ma’ariv & Shofar blowing


Alan Kritz

R"H Day 1:
Ma'ariv: Alan Kritz

Pesukei d'zimra: Ellen Rothberg
Shacharit: Matt Michelson
Torah reader: Ellen Michelson
Musaf: Rafi Kieval
Mincha: TBD

R"H Day 2:

Ma’ariv: Rabbi Fineberg
Pesukei d'zimra: Ariel Serkin
Shacharit: Ravin Davidoff
Torah Reader: Marty Agulnick
Musaf: Andy Kriegel
Mincha: TBD

Kol Nidre/Ma’ariv: Ethan Aronson
Pesukei d'zimra: Leanna Ugent
Shacharit: Ken Sperber
Torah Reader: TBD
Musaf: Ethan Aronson 
Mincha: Rafi Kieval
Ne’ila: Ethan Aronson 

Youth Services

10:00 - 10:30 AM   Family Service (ages 0-4) in the Sanctuary.  
                Please note that Family Services will begin at 10:15 AM on Yom Kippur.

10: 30 AM - 12:30 PM   Services and programming for Grades K-12. 
               Each group will learn, pray, and play together for the morning.  Parents are welcome buy not required.

Children under the age of 18 are not charged for services, only for Babysitting.  There is a cost per child for Babysitting.



We are also thrilled to share that we will be offering babysitting for ages 0-4 on the following days and times:

Rosh Hashanah Day One: Monday, September 26th
Rosh Hashanah Day Two: Tuesday, September 27th
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 5th

CLICK HERE to register.

Lulav & Etrog

A wonderful component of our High Holy Days traditions is offering the option to purchase a Lulav and Etrog through Temple Israel. As in years past, we are happy to offer this opportunity again. In addition to buying your personal set(s), consider sponsoring an extra set for the use by the schools and our holiday services. Each set costs $48. Please click HERE to order your set.

Thu, December 1 2022 7 Kislev 5783