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5783 High Holy Day Registration

Dear Temple Shalom Family,

 

When the heat and humidity of summer begin to give way to the ever so slight hints of a possible cool breeze, it means the school year, the month of Elul (the last month before Rosh Hashanah), and the start of the High Holidays are around the corner. 

 

As the High Holy Days approach, our staff and clergy are eagerly and diligently looking toward providing powerful encounters to join in sacred community and prayer. We look forward to maintaining traditions, to welcoming what is new, to sit in the comfort of familiar prayers and melodies, to be inspired by new voices, to be spiritually embraced, and to be sacredly challenged. We look forward to having a combination of indoor and outdoor services where we can welcome these Days of Awe in the beauty of nature under our ohel moed (our tent of meeting) as well as within the hallowed walls of our Sanctuary. 

   

Below is a schedule of High Holy Day services, including information about where services will be held (indoors, outdoors, and/or virtually). Please read through these forms carefully and reach out with any questions you may have. So that we can offer you the best possible experience and to assist in our planning, it is crucial that these forms are submitted as soon as possible.

 

We look forward to coming together and praying with you during the High Holy Days and wish you a year filled with Torah, peace, health, and learning.

 

L'Shalom (In Peace),

 

Rabbi Rachel Ackerman, Senior Rabbi

Andrew Maayan, Executive Director

Jeff Steger, President


High Holy Days at Temple Shalom
Service Schedule


Services this year will be held in person at our synagogue located at 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase, MD. They will also be available via live-stream on our website.

Registration is required for admission to designated Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

We request that each person bring a personal copy of the Mishkan Hanefesh, our High Holy Days prayerbook, as we have a very limited number of loaner books available.

Those services that will include ASL interpretation will be announced soon.

Access to a Service Outline will be available prior to each service. 

Masks will be required for all indoor services.

Ticket required (*)


Selichot, Saturday, September 17 

7:00 PM Refreshments

7:30 PM Selichot Program, Elohai Nishamah: Starting the New Year with a Pure Soul, An evening of Music & Reflection

9:00 PM Selichot Candlelit Service including Havdalah and Board Installation, Sanctuary

 

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 25

5:30 PM Tot Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, Tent

6:15 PM-7:45 PM BYO Dinner in and around the Tent (come when it's best for you!)

8:00  PM Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, Sanctuary

 

Rosh Hashanah, Monday, September 26

8:30 AM Early Morning Service, Sanctuary*

8:30 AM Early Morning Youth Service & Activities Indoors*
11:30 AM Late Morning Service, Tent *
11:30 AM Late Morning Youth Service & Activities Indoors*

2:00 PM Community Family Service, Tent

3:00 PM Tashlich (Walk from Temple Shalom to a nearby creek to symbolically cast away our sins.)

 

Rosh Hashanah Day II, Tuesday, September 27

10:00 AM Second Day Rosh Hashanah Services, Sanctuary

 

Friday, September 30

6:00 PM Erev Shabbat Shuva Services, Sanctuary

 

Saturday, October 1

10:00 AM Shabbat Shuva Morning Worship and Torah Study, Chapel

 

Kol Nidrei, Tuesday, October 4

8:00 PM Kol Nidrei Services, Sanctuary *

 

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 5

8:30 AM Early Morning Service, Sanctuary*

8:30 AM Early Morning Youth Service & Activities Indoors*
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Manna Food Truck Donations

11:30 AM Late Morning Service, Tent *

11:30 AM Late Morning Youth Service & Activities Indoors *

11:00 AM-5 PM Yom Kippur Day Explorations, Study, and Learning Sessions

2:00 PM Community Family Service, Tent

3:30 PM Afternoon Services with a Dramatic Teen Presentation of Jonah, Tent

4:30 PM Healing Service, Tent

5:30 PM Yizkor and Neilah Service, Tent
 

Erev Sukkot, Sunday, October 9
6:00 PM Erev Sukkot Service and BYO Dinner in the Tent

 

Sukkot, Monday, October 10

10:00 AM Community Festival Sukkot Services and Lunch, Tent at Temple Shalom

 

Erev Simchat Torah, Sunday, October 16

4:30-6:15 PM Adult Learning and Religious School

5:30 PM Tot Erev Simchat Torah, Tent

6:15 PM Pizza Dinner in and Around the Tent

7:00 PM Erev Simchat Torah Services and Unrolling the Scroll, Tent

 

Simchat Torah, Monday, October 17

10:00 AM Community Festival Simchat Torah Services with Yizkor Memorial Service at Temple Sinai with Temple Shalom and Temple Emanuel


Tickets for Members

Tickets are complimentary for those who have renewed their Temple Shalom membership for 2022-23, and for their children under 26, residing at home or at college. Those with individual memberships are welcome to bring a guest or companion to attend services. Please add their name to your registration below. 

Please make sure you are logged into your Temple Shalom member account before you start the registration process.


Tickets for Non-Members
Guest tickets
$175 per person for Rosh Hashanah Day early or late service
$175 per person for Yom Kippur Day early or late service
$225 per person for both days early or late service

There are no charges for guests for any of our other services.
Reform synagogue members in good standing from out-of-town may attend at no charge using a reciprocity form.
Full-time students and people in military service may attend at no charge with their IDs.
Children of any age are welcome, but anyone over 8 must have a full-priced ticket.

We firmly believe that your financial situation should not be a barrier to participating in synagogue life. If you need to discuss financial concerns, please contact our Financial Secretary at FinancialSec@templeshalom.net as soon as possible.  Our Financial Secretary’s purpose is to ensure that finances are not a barrier to full participation in Temple life.


Please submit this form as soon as possible to ensure adequate time to process your submission.

Registrant Information
MEMBERS: You must log in to your account (upper right corner) before you start this registration.  If you do not log in, your information may not be saved if you exit before submitting your form.

Person 1

Person 2

Person 3

Person 4

Person 5

Person 6

Non-Member Ticket Payment    
$175 per person for Rosh Hashanah Day early or late service
$175 per person for Yom Kippur Day early or late service
$225 per person for both days early or late service

There are no charges for guests for any of our other services.

Reform synagogue members in good standing from out-of-town may attend at no charge using a reciprocity form.
Full-time students and people in military service may attend at no charge with their IDs.
Children of any age are welcome, but anyone over 8 must have a full-priced ticket.

We firmly believe that your financial situation should not be a barrier to participating in synagogue life. If you need to discuss financial concerns, please contact our Financial Secretary at FinancialSec@templeshalom.net as soon as possible.  Our Financial Secretary’s purpose is to ensure that finances are not a barrier to full participation in Temple life.


Please submit this form as soon as possible to ensure adequate time to process your submission.                   
   Rosh HasHanah Day Early or Late Each
   Yom Kippur Day Early or Late Each
   1 set Rosh HasHanah and Yom Kippur Day Early or Late$175.00 per person for Rosh Hashanah Day or Yom Kippur Day
$225.00 per person for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Day

Ushers Needed 
Help us create a welcoming experience for congregants and guests who are joining us for services. 

Parking  
Reserved parking for those with mobility issues is available in our lot, by request.  However, these requests are not guaranteed, and handicapped spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternative parking will be at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School across the street. Please do not block our neighbors' driveways.

Please submit this form as soon as possible to ensure adequate time to process your tickets.

If your plans change or you find you cannot attend, please call Kennette Mitchell IMMEDIATELY at 301-587-2273, so your parking space can be given to another congregant in need.


Yizkor Memorial Book
 “May the Memories of Our Loved Ones Be for a Blessing”

It is a mitzvah to honor our beloved deceased relatives and friends by reciting Yizkor (memorial prayers) on Yom Kippur afternoon.

Please add any names you would like included in the Yizkor Memorial Book.  It is $18 per name.

Please submit this form no later than September 16th to ensure adequate time to update the Yizkor Memorial Book. 

If you have more than 6 names to submit please email them to info@templeshalom.net


Yizkor Names must be in by September 16.


 High Holy Day Prayer Books                                               

To ensure that you and your family can follow each service, we recommend that you have your own machzorim (High Holy Days prayer books), Mishkan Hanefesh, Prayer book for the Days of Awe.

Books can be purchased from the synagogue at $45 a set.

Purchased books should be picked up from the synagogue from September 18 – September 23 during business hours, or prior to services.

Book Orders must be in by September 16.

$45 a set

Youth Service and Activities                                               

Please register as soon as possible so we have adequate time to process your registration.

We will offer age-appropriate holiday activities/educational programming on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings for Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade, 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. Children 6th grade and up are expected at the Adult Services.

Parents: Please Read These General Guidelines
  1. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that your child will be on time for services.
  2. All children are required to be signed in and out by their parent/guardian.
  3. Please set your cell phone on vibrate in case we need to contact you during service






Child Care for under 5                                                   
Reservation DEADLINE September 16 - Limited child care is available for the following services:
Erev Rosh Hashanah - 8 pm until service concludes
Rosh Hashanah Day - 8:30 am until service concludes
Rosh Hashanah Day - 11:30 am until service concludes
Kol Nidrei  - 8 pm until service concludes
Yom Kippur - 8:30 am until service concludes
Yom Kippur - 11:30 am until service concludes
Yom Kippur -
3:30 PM Afternoon Services until service concludes

Yom Kippur - 4:30 PM Healing Service until service concludes

Yom Kippur - 5:30 PM Yizkor and Neilah Service until service concludes

 





Request for Special Seating                                               
Please let us know in advance if you require assistance, such as wheelchair access or other special accommodations such as American Sign Language Interpretation or Access to Service Outline Prior to a Service.

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Brotherhood High Holy Day Card
Send your wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to the entire Temple Shalom family. Your name will appear on a holiday greeting card that will be mailed to every Temple Shalom family prior to the holiday. The cost of participation is $18, which may include all the names of your family members. If you would like to participate, please list the names of your household below, which will be included on the High Holiday Greeting Card.

Please submit your names by September 16th.


High Holy Day Appeal                                                         

Dear Temple Shalom Family and Friends,
  
I write on behalf of the Temple community, because no journey can begin without the necessary resources. Everything we do at Temple Shalom depends on the generosity of our members and those who love and care for Temple Shalom. Each new year, we start our journey again with your support through the High Holy Day Appeal. 

Your gifts will help ensure that the Year 5783 at Temple Shalom will be even more remarkable for members and staff—whatever the new year may bring, we will face it together as a community.
 
If you need assistance, financial, pastoral, or otherwise, please remember that our community at its core is based on the value of being here for one another. Please reach out to our clergy. Support is available. 
 
A Sweet, Healthy and Meaningful New Year
 
On behalf of Janice, Rachel, and Sarah, we wish each of you a sweet, healthy, and meaningful new year as we continue to write the story of Temple Shalom together.
 
 L’Shanah Tovah,
  
Jeff Steger
President

Sponsor a Paver
Hal and Meg Bruno were members of Temple Shalom for decades. After Hal passed away, Temple Shalom received a most generous gift from the Bruno family to honor Hal’s life and memory. We have done so with the creation of a beautiful outdoor patio and garden adjacent to the chapel. It will be a special space for services, classes, and life cycle events, as well as a vibrant place for adults to gather during religious school to make connections with one another.

Every Temple member will have a chance to make a lasting contribution to the Hal Bruno Patio and Garden by purchasing a paver inscribed with a personal message. You can thank or honor someone, say something amusing, or bless the memory of a loved one in a tactile, permanent way—as you would in your own home.

Here are options:

5x10 Paver  $180.00
10x10 Paver  $360.00
 


Fri, September 30 2022 5 Tishrei 5783