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High Holidays 5778 (2017)

Selichot Service, Saturday, September 16

8:00 PM Service (at Temple Emunah)

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 20

Congregational Service 8:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah, Thursday, September 21

Congregational Services 8:30 and 11:30 AM
Youth Services and Activities 8:30 and 11:30 AM

(for students in Grades K-5)

Family Service 2:30 PM
(Appropriate for families with young children, ~0-8 years old)

Tashlich 4:00 PM
(at Lexington Res)

Kol Nidre, Friday, September 29

Congregational Services 6:30 and 9:00 PM

Yom Kippur, Saturday, September 30

Congregational Services 8:30 and 11:30 AM

Youth Services and Activities 8:30 and 11:30 AM
(Students in Grades K - 5)

Family Service 2:15 PM
(Appropriate for families with young children, 0-8 years old)

Afternoon Service  3:30 PM

Yizkor 5:00pm

N'eelah 5:45pm

Description of Services

The main 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 and can be ordered online or by filling out the form and mailing it to the Temple office by Wednesday, September 6.

Youth Services and Activities are offered at 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM for grades K - 5. Registration is required. Please register by September 6, 2017 at

Family Services are offered at 2:30 PM for Rosh Hashanah and at 2:15 PM for Yom Kippur. The services are designed for families with young children, children 0-8 years old. Registration is not required for this service.

We encourage you to order tickets online. Please indicate which services you plan to attend (including Erev Rosh Hashanah) and the total number attending each service. Please order tickets no later than Wednesday, September 6. Tickets will not be mailed after Friday, September 8; if you order after that you will need to pick up tickets at the Temple office or at the door. Please honor your choices unless unforeseen events make that impossible. 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. If you need to make confidential special financial arrangements, contact Ruth Fleischmann. We want every member to be able to participate fully in the High Holidays.

Childcare And Youth Programming

Childcare (for children ages 0-5) 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 September 6, 2017 at 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 in the Temple office for $42. You can also order books through the CCAR Press at 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 you have signed up for, it is important to contact the committee chair. There are two ushers at each service dedicated to special needs seating. Please note on your ticket request form, either online or the print version, that you are requesting special needs assistance or seating. 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; 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 and Rabbi Amy Hertz at about helping with child care, or use the online form to indicate your interest.

Shanah Tovah from the High Holiday Committee!

Tue, January 22 2019 16 Sh'vat 5779