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High Holidays 5783 (2022)

Some of the most important days of our religious year are nearly here—Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Temple Isaiah will offer services in-person, online, indoors, and outdoors. Each of us will choose how to worship—at the temple, in our homes, or a combination of both. We hope that every choice brings us close to each other and reminds us that we are a community no matter where we worship at this special time of year. We are, together, Temple Isaiah, no matter where and how we celebrate and follow our sacred traditions.

Please register for all services you plan to attend. Registration closes September 9. Registration is required whether you plan to attend in-person or online, with the exception of Selichot, which only requires registration if attending in-person. Zoom and livestream details will be provided via email in September to those who registered to attend online.

On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we are proud to offer a variety of services to create distinctive experiences for all Temple Isaiah households. Please see the service descriptions below to help choose which service is best for you. We look forward to being together!

Sanctuary Services

Sanctuary Services are our “main services” and will be held both in the sanctuary and online. This service is appropriate for adults and older children and includes extensive music and formal messages from our rabbis.  It will be lead by Rabbi Crystal, Rabbi Battis Cantor Doob.

Contemporary Services

This service will bring together the themes and traditions of the High Holidays with creative, participatory, and contemporary music, readings, and story. This alternative service is appropriate for all ages, families together or adults, and will be available outdoors or online. It will be led by Rabbi Crystal, Rabbi Battis, Rabbi Hertz, and Cantor Doob.

Mask Policy

For the health and safety of the Temple Isaiah community, masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Given the changing nature of COVID-19, the Temple Isaiah COVID taskforce will review temple policy and update you on any changes as we get closer to the High Holidays. For the current COVID-19 policy, please visit the Temple Isaiah website.

During High Holiday services, all congregants participating in the service will be asked to stay masked.

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Service Schedule and Registration



Selichot
Saturday, September 17

Register to attend the in-person Selichot service here.
No registration is needed to attend online. View Zoom details here.

Community Selichot Gathering with Temple Emunah

Dessert and Schmoozing: 6:45 pm, Outdoors
Evening Service Led by Rabbi Lerner (Optional): 7:15 pm, Sanctuary and Online
Havdalah and Programming: 7:30 pm, Sanctuary and Online
Selichot Service: 8:30 pm, Sanctuary and Online

Join the Isaiah and Emunah communities in an evening of preparation for the High Holidays with conversation, reflection, music, and togetherness. In-person services and programming will be held at Temple Isaiah.
 


 

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 25

Register for Erev Rosh Hashanah here.

Sanctuary Service
8:00 pm, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.
 


 

Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 26

Register for Rosh Hashanah services and programming here.

Contemporary Service
8:30 am, Outdoors and Online
View Zoom details here.

Bring your own chair!

Sanctuary Service
11:30 am, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.

Youth Programming
11:30 am, Classrooms

For students in grades K-5 whose parents are worshiping in the sanctuary. Registration must be completed separately from the Rosh Hashanah services and programming registration. Please register here.

Family Tot Service
2:15 pm, Outdoors

For families with children 0-6 years old and is filled with music, joy, and creativity. In the case of rain, this service will be held indoors.

SMALLY/LEFTY Service
2:30 pm, Outdoors

SMALLY & LEFTY kids are invited to gather for a creative, student-led Rosh Hashanah service. Bring a lawn chair to the back parking lot for a fun, creative Rosh HaShanah service that includes a chance to reflect on the past year, set goals for the new year, and get to know your fellow LEFTY & SMALLY friends. We’ll end with a Rosh HaShanah oneg (snack) & hangoutRegistration required. Register here.

Tashlich and Shofar Sounding
4:00 pm, Lexington Old Reservoir

A traditional ceremony in which individuals symbolically “cast away” their sins or wrongdoings from the past year by throwing breadcrumbs into a flowing body of water. 
 


 

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, October 4

Register for Kol Nidre here.

Sanctuary Service
8:00 pm, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.
 


 

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 5

Register for Yom Kippur services and programming here.

Contemporary Service
8:30 am, Outdoors and Online
View Zoom details here.

Bring your own chair!

Sanctuary Service
11:30 am, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.

Youth Programming
11:30 am, Classrooms

For students in grades K-5 whose parents are worshiping in the sanctuary. Registration must be completed separately from the Yom Kippur services and programming registration. Please register here.

Adult Learning
2:15 pm, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.

Adult learning with Rabbi Crystal.

Family Tot Service
2:15 pm, Outdoors

For families with children 0-6 years old and is filled with music, joy, and creativity. In the case of rain, this service will be held indoors.

Mincha (Afternoon) Service
3:15 pm, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.

Yizkor (Memorial) Service
5:00 pm, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.

Neilah (Closing) Service
5:45 pm, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.

Havdalah
6:15 pm, Sanctuary and Online
View Zoom details here.

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Youth Programming

Youth Programming will be offered at the temple for children whose adults are worshiping in the sanctuary. The experience is for students in grades K - 5. Registration details coming soon! 

Family Tot Services

These services are designed for families with children 0-6 years old and are filled with music, joy, and creativity. This is a wonderful service for prospective members and those with young children.

Tickets

Temple Isaiah prides itself on being a warm and friendly environment and these values can be felt on the High Holidays. In order to maintain safety throughout the holidays, one must have a ticket to attend any given service or program. After completing your registration, those who will be attending in-person will receive a separate email in September with your tickets, which can be printed out or shown on your phone when you arrive.

Guests, members of other Reform congregations, college students, and military personnel who want to worship with us may complete the registration form and indicate they are a guest to receive tickets. 

K - 5 High Holiday Programs

Temple Isaiah Religious School is excited to offer K - 5 High Holiday programming on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur. Programs will include High Holiday themed crafts, games, and explorations with opportunities to reflect, set goals, and learn about the New Year. Both programs will also include an age-based experiential learning session like a Birthday Party for the World for grades K - 3, or the Yonah Quest for grades 4 & 5.

K - 5 High Holiday Programs are available to all children of member families between grades K - 5, with limited capacity. A separate registration is required for both youth programming sessions - please register here.

Special Seating Assistance

As part of Temple Isaiah's commitment to ensure that all congregants are welcome and able to actively participate in services, we want to know of any special need ahead of time so that we can be responsive and prepared. As you register for services, please make note of any special assistance that you might need. We will try our best to accommodate you.

Volunteers

Volunteers are essential for services to run smoothly, this year more than ever!  Please consider volunteering this year during the High Holidays. As you complete service registration, please sign up to usher for one service or many.  Any questions, contact Head Usher, Bob Zacher.

Joining in Community From Home

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Blessings

Aspects of the High Holy Days have always taken place at home.  A festive meal is accompanied by blessings at the outset of Rosh Hashanah and just before Yom Kippur.  You can find those blessings for Rosh Hashanah here and blessings for Yom Kippur here.

Holiday Meals to Go

Pick Up October 4 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online ordering opens September 27 - October 2

Once again our friends at Mamaleh's Delicatessen will be delivering orders from a special holiday menu for Kol Nidre and Break the Fast. You can place an order online beginning on September 27 with a wide variety of holiday favorites to choose from - braised brisket, noodle kugel, honey cake, round challahs, and bagels, salads and desserts for Break the Fast too! Last day to place your order is October 2, don't miss out.

Technology Support

In the event of an outage at any time throughout the holidays from our web provider, Shulcloud, please watch your email for important updates. We have backup plans in place and we will be in contact.

If you have any technical issues (Zoom, streaming, etc.) on the day of the holidays, please send an email to communication@templeisaiah.net and we will do our best to assist you.

Shanah Tovah, may this be a good and healthy year for all of us!

Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783