High Holy Days Overview

High Holy Days • 5782 • 2021 • General Information

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All Are Welcome to Share With Us This Season of Turning and Holiness

We invite donations – at the discretion and means of each person.

Registration in Advance Needed

This will provide “Full Zoom Access” and keep our “Zoom Sanctuary” safe and available to all.

Annual Appeal

Donations are key to the vitality of our shul. Donations to our annual High Holy Days Appeal comprise a full 10% of our budget. Please feel free to donate when you register for High Holy Days, or use the member pledge form you will receive at Kol Nidrei services on September 15. Thank you for your donations that help keep our community thriving!

Sweet Greetings Fundraiser

Use the registration form to send a Rosh Hashanah greeting card and special treats to B’nai Emunah congregants or to your family and friends outside the congregation. This Sisterhood fundraiser is easy and fun and helps fund congregational programs. Here’s how it works:

  • For $180, send a greeting to all members of the congregation.
  • For $9 each, send a greeting to individual congregants.
  • For $18 each, purchase additional personalized greeting cards and gifts to give to friends and family outside the congregation (for this option, the cards and gifts will be delivered to the person placing the order, not to the greeting recipient).

Yizkor Memorial Booklet

During the season of the High Holy Days, it is traditional to remember loved ones who have passed away. One special way to honor our beloved departed is to include them in our Yizkor Memorial Booklet that is distributed to all worshipers for Yizkor on Yom Kippur. A copy is also placed in the Aron Kodesh, the Holy Ark where the Torah scrolls are kept. A donation of $9 per name is requested. This year the booklet will be in electronic form – we will mail a paper copy to anyone who asks.

Blessings for the New Year Booklet

New this year! You may include the names of those who you wish to bless for a sweet year in our Blessings for the New Year Booklet. This is a new tradition in lieu of blessings for those honored with aliyot. A donation is requested.


More About Our Services

Family Services and Programs

Planned jointly by B’nai Emunah and Beth Israel Judea – Directed by Rabbi Elisheva Salamo
We look forward to offering services, programs, activities for families with kids of all ages. Family Services, pre-recorded, will be available on our websites a couple of hours before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; they can be experienced by our families together at the time that is right for each family – and repeated. To be conducted by Rabbi Sami Barth, Rabbi Danny Gottlieb and Rabbi Elisheva Salamo. You will see details of age-appropriate Family Programs on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Sermons, Teaching and “Drash” – from Rabbi Sami Barth

Our Zoom services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not the right time for a long rabbinic sermon or discourse – but there are certainly ideas that I would like to share with you all. Before Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I will post to our website a full d’rashah (sermon/teaching) – that all are free to engage with in their own time. During the Zoom services, I will offer shorter reflections and brief teachings about the meaning(s) of our prayers and rituals.

Sharing with our Friends at Beth Israel Judea and Ner Tamid

As we continue to explore a full merger with BIJ, we look to build deeper relationships through sharing parts of the High Holy Days experience together. The services on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah will begin together, and we will conclude together on Yom Kippur with shared Yizkor and Ne’ilah. Other parts of the Yamim Nora’im will offer shared or parallel programs – for Selichot, The 2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah and the afternoon of Yom Kippur.

High Holy Days Schedule  |  High Holy Days Tickets/Fundraiser Form