High Holy Days

Spend High Holy Days with Temple Beth Shalom and begin 5779 renewed and inspired!

For Current Members

Log in to your Member Portal and see the link in the right sidebar for more information on services times, locations, and tickets. On August 13, we will email tickets to those members who have submitted their SMC.


For Guests

Update: Our Yom Kippur services are now at capacity, so we are no longer able to accept guest ticket requests. 

Service Schedule

  • S'lichot: Saturday, Sept. 1, 8:00 p.m. potluck dessert gathering, 8:30 p.m. service
  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, Sept. 9, 7:45 p.m. service, followed by an oneg
  • Rosh Hashanah: Monday, Sept. 10

Family (Mishpacha) Service, 8:30 a.m. (includes David Loewy's Storahtelling)
Morning (Shacharit) Service, 10:45 a.m.
Shalomites Service (age 5 and under), 3:30 p.m.
Tashlich Service, 5:00 p.m.

  • Remembering Our Loved Ones: Sunday, Sept. 16, 1:00 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom Cemetery
  • Kol Nidre: Tuesday, Sept. 18
    Two services: South Austin at 7:00 p.m. (see Three Great Reasons to Head South!), and Temple Beth Shalom at 7:45 p.m.
  • Yom Kippur:

Family (Mishpacha) Service, 8:30 a.m.
Shalomites Service (age 5 and under), 9:00 a.m.
Morning (Shacharit) Service, 10:45 a.m.

Study and Meditation Sessions, 1:00 p.m.:

  • Storahtelling with David Loewy. Join David Loewy, our High Holiday Storahteller, for a Bibliodrama text study and workshop on the book of Jonah. Get a behind the scenes look at how David approaches text while studying together. David will also be available to answer questions about his methodology and the art of Storahtelling.

  • Yoga and Meditation with Rosa Schnyer. Join Rosa Schnyer and fellow congregants as we return to our breath, and return to ourselves during this gentle yoga and meditation session. Rosa will help us focus on the themes of the High Holy Days as we approach the end of Yom Kippur and prepare ourselves for an afternoon of contemplation and prayer.

Afternoon Service, 3:00 p.m.
Yizkor Service, 4:30 p.m.
N'ilah (Closing) Service, 5:15 p.m.
Shofar Blowing and Havdallah Service, 6:00 p.m.
Break Fast, 6:30 p.m.

Book of Remembrance and YaHrzeit Wall

The Book of Remembrance is a printed booklet distributed several times each year, especially at our "Remembering Our Loved Ones" service and at Yom Kippur. The deadline for submitting names of family members and/or friends for remembrance in this booklet has passed. 

Our Yahrzeit Wall is a permanent memorial inside our sanctuary, for which you may purchase a plaque remembering a loved one at any time. Learn more.


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Kol Hakavod Choir

High Holy Days Music Participation:

For Everyone: Learn Songs and Blessings for High Holy Days
For Singers and Instrumentalists: Participate



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