High Holidays Information – 5781/2020



Welcome to the Temple Emanuel High Holidays Information page.

Although our services will be live streamed and will make use of Zoom, we are very pleased to offer some wonderful options, including opportunities to choose your preferred service(s), hear all of the sermons, engage your children and teens in youth services, and listen to an inspiring pre-Neilah speaker, Micah Goodman (pre-recorded).  Our hope is that you will have a meaningful High Holiday season in these challenging times.

Useful Links:

  • Selichot — The World Has Changed. Have You?
    Did you miss our beautiful and inspiring Selichot service?  View it Today!

Here are a few highlights:

  • Since there are no “early” and “late” services, main service times have been adjusted to either align with our weekly Shabbat service times (Rosh Hashanah Day I is on Shabbat) or occur at times more generally convenient for everyone.
  • There will be Traditional and Contemporary services as well as our Reisman service.
  • Our pre-Neilah speaker will be Micah Goodman (pre-recorded from Israel).
  • Tot, Children and Teen Services will be available.
  • Our Family Service on Rosh Hashanah Day 2 will be pre-recorded.
  • As we do every Shabbat, our clergy will be in the synagogue and our Torah readers, Haftarah readers and Shofar blowers will participate from their homes via Zoom.
  • If you have reserved Mahzorim (High Holiday prayer books), please check your email for the scheduled safe pick times for the Mahzorim you asked to borrow.

We are finalizing ours plans to create meaningful connections for all of our members during the High Holiday season. We encourage you to gather comfortably and safely with your family members and friends, whether it’s a socially distant outside visit or a walk together to share in the ritual of Tashlich.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact  Jeff Lurie. If you should have questions regarding borrowing Mahzorim, please contact, Erin Moseley.

Wishing you and your family a New Year that brings good health, happiness and peace.

We look forward to “seeing” you on the holidays! Shana Tova!

Shanah tovah u’metuka


Yizkor: Yizkor is a memorial prayer recited four times a year: on Yom Kippur,  Shemini Atzeret and the last days of Passover and Shavuot.  At these times, it is customary to commemorate the life and passing of loved ones with tzedakah, to honor the memory your beloved departed.