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High Holy Days 5782 (2021)

Temple Beth Shalom is excited for the High Holy Days 5782, and we hope that you are too! We know you’re curious about what’s in store, so please read the information below so you’re able to plan accordingly. 

On This Page:

High Holy Days Dates

Services and Events

Safety Protocols

Reserving an In-Person Service Ticket

Guest Tickets

Important Timeline and Deadlines

Making Your Space a Holy Space

High Holy Days Music

High Holy Days Dates

S'lichot: Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 The Jewish New Year

Kol Nidre: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Yom Kippur: Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 The Day of Atonement

Sukkot: Begins Monday, Sept. 20, 2021  The Festival of Booth


Services & Events

  • There will be eight in-person High Holy Day services at Temple Beth Shalom. 
  • Every member in good standing will be able to attend one in-person service.
  • Most services will also be available online.
  • A full listing of dates and times for all services and activities below will be coming soon to your member portal.

Erev Rosh Hashanah 
Rosh Hashanah Morning (Early)
Rosh Hashanah Morning (Late)
Kol Nidre (Early)
Kol Nidre (Late)
Yom Kippur Morning (Early)
Yom Kippur Morning + Yizkor
Yom Kippur Afternoon Yizkor, Nilah, and Closing Service

In addition to the eight in-person services, there will be additional online-only services:

Remembering our Loved Ones Service
Yom Kippur Afternoon Torah Service
Yom Kippur Healing Service
Three Yom Kippur Afternoon Study Sessions


And there will be other activities available for in-person socializing as well. 

Family Selichot Experience
Congregational Tashlich

Safety Protocols 

We realize that some congregants are eager to be back in person, while others may be hesitant. Therefore, please read these guidelines so you are better able to make your decisions about whether in-person services and activities are best for you.

  • Each of the eight in-person services in our sanctuary will have an attendance maximum of 350 people.
  • Everyone age 2 and older will be required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
  • The sanctuary and social hall will be cleaned in between each service. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.

  • Limited supplies will be shared between congregants:

  • Tickets will be in the form of name tags.
  • High Holy Day prayer books will be rotated between services. Bring your own, if possible. (Order a personal copy of Mishkan Hanefesh here.)
  • Bring your own tallit and kippot.
  • Respect each other’s varying health comfort levels and:
  • Ask before approaching someone for a hug or handshake.
  • Wear your mask correctly, up on your nose.
  • Allow seats in between you and the next family during services. 
  • Encourage everyone to provide six feet of space and continue social distancing. 

How does my family reserve an in-person service ticket?

  • Renew your Temple Beth Shalom membership for the 2021-22 year. Membership doesn’t auto-renew from year to year. Everyone renews their membership each July. (Renewal opens on July 1.) Not yet a member, but want to join our congregation? Inquire about membership.
  • Upon your successful membership renewal, we will email you a High Holy Day Service Request Form. This form allows members to request the High Holy Day service their family would like to attend in person.  (In other words, in-person tickets are first-come, first-serve.)
  • Once your service request is confirmed, we will be notify you by email. Closer to the High Holy Days, we will mail your physical ticket to you for access into your confirmed service.
  • Why? The ticket process needs to be fair. Since renewal opens to all current members on July 1, everyone can reserve an in-person service option at the same time. 
  • Renewed members will request the specific High Holy Day service they wish to attend, ensuring that every member who wishes to can attend one service in person.

* Renew your membership by July 20, and automatically be entered to win a FREE Break Fast delivered to your door from Russ & Daughters! 


What About Guests?

The Temple Beth Shalom Board of Trustees is reviewing guest and reciprocity ticket possibilities. Check back later for more information.


Important High Holy Day Deadlines and Timeline


  • July 1: Membership renewal opens.
  • July 19: Last day to renew membership to be automatically entered to win Russ & Daughter’s Break Fast delivered to your door!
  • Date to be determined (information coming soon): Book of Remembrance Submissions due.
  • August 16: Last day to request a ticket for an in-person Rosh Hashanah service.
  • August 23: Last day to request a ticket for an in-person Yom Kippur service.
  • September 6: Temple office closed in observance of Labor Day.

Deadlines ensure ample time to process ticket requests and get them safely in your postal mailbox, as well as plan for security needs.

Thank You for Your Patience

We are excited to join together after a long year apart. And while we are thrilled for this to be the case, there is still a need for caution, patience, and diligence. If we have learned nothing else, pandemics are full of surprises, so we appreciate your ability to be flexible. As you know, we plan…God laughs.

Making Your Space a Holy Space
Rabbi Eleanor Steinman, our Visiting Associate Rabbi, offers
guidance for creating a sacred and special space in your home for High Holy Days worship.


High Holy Days Music
Visit our High Holy Days Music webpage to find a collection of songs and blessings for the High Holy Days sung by Cantor Abby Gostein.




Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781