High Holy Days


High Holy Days at Temple 2021/5782: The Open Tent
Lisa J. Grushcow, D. Phil., Senior Rabbi and Ellen Greenspan, Rabbi-Educator
Joseph Kaiser, Cantorial Soloist, and Rona Nadler, Music Director

This High Holy Days, Temple’s tent will be open as never before. Whether you are in the pews of the Sanctuary or joining us from home, we will make a sacred community together. Some call this approach “hybrid,” others “multi-access” – I prefer “open tent,” in keeping with Temple’s long tradition of welcoming people in whatever way they choose to enter.

We are planning for services with a limited number of people in person and full accessibility online, in keeping with government regulations, the guidance of our medical advisors, and the values we share. We will do our utmost to ensure that everyone who wants to come in person will have that opportunity at least once over the High Holy Days, and hopefully more. Wherever you are for any given service, thanks to our new technology, everyone will be truly connected. Outdoor activities will again be part of our offerings, especially for families.

Please read the schedule closely, and respond to Temple communications. We need your help to enter into the New Year together, in health and with hope.

L’shanah tovah tikateivu v’techateimu – may we be written and sealed for a good year.


Food Drive

We will be holding our 24th Annual Rosh Hashanah Food Drive to benefit MADA Community Services. The food drive will begin Tuesday, September 7th, and will run until Monday, September 27th. Large bins will be conveniently located in Temple’s side entrance near the office for you to drop off non-perishable items. The items most requested by local food banks are peanut butter, canned soups, canned fruit, canned fish and pasta. Items with the kosher symbol are preferred.

Elephant & Piggy Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Schedule of Services