“On Rosh Hashanah, it is written. On Yom Kippur, it is sealed.”
May it be your will, Eternal our God, that the year 5782 brings to us, to the whole House of Israel,
and to all the world, life and peace, joy and exaltation, redemption and comfort. Amen.
You can attend Temple Emanuel's 2021 High Holidays
virtually or in-person!
To attend this year's High Holiday Services at Temple Emanuel in-person, you must register to receive your ticket(s). There is no charge for tickets, but you must be fully vaccinated against Covid19 to attend. First priority (for in-person attendance) will be given to Temple members, who must attest to being vaccinated when registering. Tickets are valid for all the services, but we ask you to register for just the ones you plan to attend - so we can estimate attendance and plan accordingly. Non-members and guests of members may also request a ticket, but proof of vaccination against Covid19 is required. [Non-members can submit proof of vaccination in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or present their vaccination card with their HH ticket upon arrival for each service.]
The main services (Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah Morning, Kol Nidre and the Yom Kippur Morning, Afternoon, Yizkor and Neilah services) will be livestreamed for all - but especially for those who have health concerns, are not vaccinated against Covid19, or would simply prefer to watch from the comfort of home.
Services are livestreamed on the Temple Facebook page. You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the service. If Facebook asks you to create an account when you click on the link, just click "Not now."
Livestream links are below - please scroll down.
Other virtual programs include a RH Afternoon Schmooze, our YK Congregants Hour and the YK Afternoon Healing Service - which will all be held on zoom.
Currently, masks are required for all those attending services inside Temple Emanuel, except for some of the participants on the bima (specifically the rabbis and the Torah chanters). Choir members will be wearing masks.
Special High Holiday Family Programming!
We haven't forgotten our families with children too young to be vaccinated:
For Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning services, we will have an outdoor educational program for children who are in Kindergarten through Grade 7. There is no charge for these programs, but reservations are required - no exceptions please!
For Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, we will also have babysitting in the playroom and outdoor playground for children ages 1 through 5. There is a fee of $10 per service per child for babysitting.
Outdoor family services will take place in the afternoons of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We ask you to sign up for these services so we can plan accordingly, but tickets are not required to attend. (Sign-up for these services is coming soon.)
You can register for tickets and the education program by clicking on the links below or by calling the Temple office.
Erev Rosh Hashana
Monday, September 6
6:00 p.m. *Erev Rosh Hashana Service
Tuesday, September 7
10:00 a.m. - *Rosh Hashana Morning Service
2:30 p.m. - Family RH Service in the Outdoor Chapel
4:00 p.m. - Rosh Hashana Schmooze with the Rabbis and the President
Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur)
Wednesday, September 15
8:00 p.m. - Kol Nidre Service
Thursday, September 16
10:00 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Service
1:00 p.m. Congregants Hour (On Zoom)
2:30 p.m. Family YK Service in Outdoor Chapel
2:30 p.m. Healing Service (On Zoom)
4:00 p.m. Afternoon Service
5:30 p.m. YK Yizkor
6:30 p.m. Neilah Service
Click here to watch the livestream
Monday, September 20
6:00 p.m. - Bring your own dinner to eat in the
Temple Sukkah - we will shake the lulav and etrog!
Monday, September 27
5:45 p.m. - Yizkor Service (In-person & live-streamed)
Tuesday, September 28
6:00 p.m. - Simchat Torah Service & Consecration
(In-person & Livestreamed)
High Holy Day Food Drive Appeal
For Jews around the world, the High Holy Days not only mark a time for prayer and spiritual reflection but also for action to improve the world. This year, we are once again encouraging our members and guests to bring bags filled with non-perishable food to the Temple, starting on Tashlich and continuing through Yom Kippur. The food will be delivered to the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry. Boxes for you to leave your grocery bags will be stationed outside of the Administrative entrance that week for your convenience to drop them off. Grocery bags should contain only non-perishable foods.
We also encourage everyone to send in a check during the High Holy Days, made payable to Temple Emanuel but designated on the memo line for food relief and/or the immigration fund. Funds raised for food relief will be distributed to the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Funds raised for the Temple Immigration Fund help support Faith Action.