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High Holiday Worship Schedule 5780 (2019)

Selichot Service, Saturday, September 21

8:00 pm Joint Worship Service with Temple Emunah at Temple Emunah

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 29

8:00 pm Congregational Service 

Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 30

8:30 am and 11:30 am Congregational Services
8:30 am and 11:30 am Youth Services and Activities (for students in Grades K-5)
2:30 pm Family Service (Especially for families with children under 8 years old)
4:00 pm Tashlich (at Lexington Old Reservoir)

Kol Nidre, Tuesday, October 8

6:30 pm and 9:00 pm Congregational Services 

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 9

8:30 am and 11:30 am Congregational Services 
8:30 am and 11:30 am Youth Services and Activities (Students in Grades K - 5)
2:15 pm Family Service (Especially for families with children under 8 years old)
3:30 pm Afternoon Service 
5:00 pm Yizkor 
5:45 pm (approximateley) N'eelah/Havdalah 

Description of Services

The Congregational Services are held in the sanctuary and are appropriate for adults and children of any age who are able to participate. Tickets are required for these services. Order Tickets Online or download and complete this High Holiday Ticket Request Form.

Youth Services and Activities are offered at 8:30 am and 11:30 am for children in grades K - 5. Registration is required. Please Register by Monday, September 16, 2019.

Family Services are offered at 2:30 pm for Rosh Hashanah and at 2:15 pm for Yom Kippur. These services are designed for families with young children from birth to 8 years old. Registration is not required for this service.


Each year members of the congregation are honored with an aliyah in recognition of and appreciation for their service to the community in selected areas. To learn which areas are being honored this year, and which individuals will be on the bima during each service, see here.


Please order tickets no later than Monday, September 16, 2019Tickets will not be mailed after Friday, September 20. After that date, you will need to pick up tickets at the Temple office or at the door. Single members may request a second ticket without fee. Ticket requests are honored for members in good standing. Guest tickets are available for out-of-town visitors, not local residents. A donation of $100 is requested for guest tickets. Members of URJ congregations may request complimentary tickets.

Childcare And Youth Programming

Childcare (for children from birth to 5 years old) and Youth Programs (for children in Kindergarten - Grade 5) are offered on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at 8:30 am and 11:30 am. Registration is mandatory so that we can provide appropriate staffing. Please Register  by Monday, September 16, 2019. Children of any age who are able to participate in the main Congregational Services are encouraged to attend with their parents.


Out-of-town relatives and friends visiting our members are welcome as guests. The guest fee is $100 per ticket. If guests are members of another URJ Reform Congregation. See the "Away for the High Holidays" note below. Guest tickets for those with a last minute change of plans will be available at the Temple office during normal office hours (9-5 Monday through Thursday, and 9-2 on Friday). Please speak to non-member friends who live locally about the benefits of joining Isaiah and encourage them to become members.

College Students

College students and their friends are welcome to attend all services. Your college ID serves as your ticket. Contributions are welcome.

Prayer Books

Please bring your own High Holiday prayer book (Mishkan Hanefesh) if you own one. Prayer books may be purchased  through Temple Isaiah or you can order prayer books through the CCAR Press: Order Standard Edition Here or Order Large-Print Edition Here. Books in limited quantities are available for shared use during the services.

Special Needs Assistance

As part of Temple Isaiah's commitment to ensure that all congregants are welcome and able to actively participate in the services, we reserve space and seats for families with those in wheel chairs or with other special needs, and offer reserved parking. If you request special needs seating and are unable to attend the service that you requested special needs assistance, it is important to contact the committee chair. Please note on your ticket request form that you are requesting special needs assistance or seating and a member of the High Holiday Committee will contact you to complete the arrangements. There is a system to aid the hearing impaired in the sanctuary. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Away for the High Holidays

If you plan to be away for any of the High Holidays, you may request reciprocal tickets, at no cost, for services at another URJ congregation. Contact the Temple office as soon as possible with your request. Similarly, members of other URJ congregations may also request tickets for services at Temple Isaiah.


Please consider volunteering this year during the High Holidays. The Committee would like many more volunteer ushers and child-care assistants. Contact Bob Zacher at about being an usher.

Shanah Tovah from the High Holiday Committee!

Wed, July 8 2020 16 Tammuz 5780