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Welcome Temple Emanu-El Community!

The High Holy Days are a season of return. Returning to our best selves, returning to God and this year, returning to our physical home. We are excited to present the 5782 High Holy Day Experience. The High Holy Days are a time for us to be together for worship, learning, and community. We created the 5782 schedule with the health and well being of the Temple Emanu-El family in mind. Your service options include indoor in person, outdoor in person, and virtual*. Join us! 

*Subject to change. Temple Emanu-El members and their guests will be notified of any changes.

Rosh Hashanah 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
September 6 at 5:00 PM – In Person Outside in the Tent AND Virtual

Rosh Hashanah Day One

Rosh Hashanah Intergenerational Kulanu Service
September 7 at 8:45 AM – In Person in the Tent AND Virtual

Rosh Hashanah Sanctuary Service
September 7 at 10:45 AM – In Person In the Sanctuary AND Virtual

Simulcast Sanctuary Service (read more below)
September 7 at 10:45 AM – In the Tent 

Rosh Hashanah Tiny Tot Service
September 7 at 3:00 PM – Outside in the Tent AND Virtual

Rosh Hashanah Day Two

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Service with Kol Haneshamah Accompaniast Rick Calvert and Choir
September 8 at 10:00 AM – Outside in the Tent AND Virtual

Tashlich
September 8 at 12:00 PM – Outside at Mindowaskin Park (rain or shine)

In Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Erev Shabbat Services – Shabbat Shuva and 20 Year Commemoration of September 11
Friday, September 10 at 6:00 PM – Sanctuary (tickets not required) 

Cemetery Memorial Service
Sunday, September 12 at 1:00 PM – Cemetery in Woodbridge  (tickets not required) 

Yom Kippur

Pre-Kol Nidre Meditation
September 15 at 5:00 PM – Outside in the Tent AND Virtual

Kol Nidre Service
September 15 at 8:00 PM – In the Sanctuary AND Virtual

Simulcast Kol Nidre Service
September 15 at 8:00 PM – In Person in the Tent

Yom Kippur Intergenerational Kulanu Service
September 16 at 8:45 AM – Outside in the Tent AND Virtual

Yom Kippur Morning Sanctuary Service with Kol Haneshamah Accompanist Rick Calvert and Choir
September 16 at 10:45 AM – In the Sanctuary AND Virtual

Simulcast Yom Kippur Sanctuary Service (read more below)
September 16 at 10:45 AM – In Person in the Tent 

Tiny Tot Service
September 16 at 2:00 PM – In Person in the Tent AND Virtual

Discussion Groups
September 16 at 1:00 PM – More details to follow

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service(s) including:
Healing Service – Sanctuary
Torah Service – Sanctuary
Yizkor – Sanctuary
September 16 beginning at 3:00 PM – In Person in the Sanctuary AND Virtual

Simulcast Yom Kippur Afternoon Service(s)
September 16 beginning at 3:00 PM – In Person in the Tent

Neilah and Havdalah 
September 16 at 5:30 PM – In Person in the Tent

Our Services

Sanctuary Services

The core of Temple Emanu-El’s worship experience.
Before our pre-fast meal, we will have the opportunity to gather to set our intentions for Yom Kippur.

Pre-Kol Nidre Meditation and Kol Nidre

Before our pre-fast meal, we will have the opportunity to gather to set our intentions for Yom Kippur.

Simulcasts in the Tent

Worship together while outside in the tent watching the service broadcast from the Sanctuary. The Simulcast Service is a participatory service with machzorim, visits from the clergy, and shofar blasts.
Enrich your Yom Kippur experience during a discussion group covering a wide range of topics including Israel, Jewish texts, and contemporary issues. More info coming soon!

Yom Kippur Discussion Groups

Enrich your Yom Kippur experience during a discussion group covering a wide range of topics including Israel, Jewish texts, and contemporary issues. More info coming soon!
This unique worship experience is designed as a prayer option for those families with students in grades 2-7.

Kulanu/Intergenerational Service

This unique worship experience is designed as a prayer option for those families with students in grades 2-7.

Healing Service

On Yom Kippur, our clergy grounded in our Jewish tradition will lead a meditative service that focuses on the healing of mind, body, and spirit.

Tiny Tot

It is a lively, celebratory experience intended to bring the themes and meaning of the High Holy Days to young ones and their families.

Yizkor and Neilah

Yizkor is a reflective memorial service to remember and honor our loved ones who have died and Neilah concludes Yom Kippur.

Your Clergy

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Ethan Prosnit

Senior Rabbi
Senior Cantor

Cantor Martha Novick

Senior Cantor
Associate Rabbi

Rabbi Victor Appell

Associate Rabbi
Assistant Cantor

Cantor Ilana Goldman

Assistant Cantor

What types of worship services does Temple Emanu-El offer for the High Holy Days?

How to Attend Temple Emanu-El’s 5782 High Holy Day Services

In Person Inside and Outside – Temple Emanu-El is open for you to worship in person. Services will take place in the Sanctuary and in the tent. Check out our schedule to find out where all of our services are located.

New this year: Simulcast Services –  Stay connected to your Temple Emanu-El community without going indoors during a Simulcast Service. This means that you’ll be able to watch everything in the Sanctuary as it is happening from the tent with other members of the Temple Emanu-El community. Simulcasted Services include: Rosh Hashanah Sanctuary Service, Kol Nidre Service, Yom Kippur Sanctuary Service, and the Yom Kippur Afternoon Services. If you are interested in attending, please make sure to register!

Remote – All of Temple Emanu-El’s services will be available to be livestreamed wherever you choose to worship. Make sure to register in order to receive the livestream links.

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Book of Remembrance

Book of Remembrance

Each year Temple Emanu-El publishes a Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance that contains the names of beloved departed members of our families whose memories we cherish and wish to honor at this sacred time.

When we rise to recite the Kaddish  during our Yom Kippur services, or when you light a memorial candle in their memory on Erev Yom Kippur at home we will be strengthened as a community, as one congregational family.

May we recall our loved ones’ hugs and kisses and the love and affection they bestowed on us. May we recall their teachings and their examples that guide us even when they are not physically with us. May their memory be a blessing!

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