Temple Beth-El

High Holidays

The High Holidays bring our synagogue community together, as our rabbis and cantor lead and inspire us in prayer and music. We hold services and programs for all ages, and the upcoming schedule of offerings is available on our calendar.

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5784/2023 High Holidays

Below please find a list of all services and events. If you have any questions, please call the office at 516-487-0900.

S’LICHOT  Saturday, September 9
7 p.m. Study Session with Wine and Cheese
8 p.m. Havdalah, Torah Cover Ceremony and Service

11 a.m. Kever Avot Memorial Service

EREV ROSH HASHANAH  Friday, September 15
8 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service and Shabbat Service

FIRST DAY ROSH HASHANAH  Saturday, September 16
9:30 a.m. Tot Service and Craft (ages 2-6 with adult)* Click here to register.
10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Service
10 a.m. Family Service (grades K-6)
10 a.m. Babysitting (ages 2–6)* Click here to register.  
11 a.m. Youth Programming
2:30 p.m. Community Tashlich Service at Steppingstone Park

SECOND DAY ROSH HASHANAH  Sunday, September 17
10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Service
12 p.m. Kiddush Brunch* Click here to register.

EREV YOM KIPPUR  Sunday, September 24
8 p.m. Kol Nidre Service

YOM KIPPUR  Monday, September 25
9:30 a.m. Tot Service and Craft (ages 2-6 with adult)*  Click here to register.
10 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Service
10 a.m. Babysitting (ages 2–6)* Click here to register.
10 a.m. Family Service (grades K-6)
11 a.m. Youth Programming
1 p.m. Chapel Meditations and Reflections
2:15 p.m. Study Session with Rabbi Stoller
3:30 p.m. Yizkor Service
4:30 p.m. Afternoon, N’ilah and Havdalah Services

EREV SUKKOT  Friday, September 29
5:30 p.m. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 6 Congregational Barbecue Dinner in the Sukkah, sponsored by Brotherhood* Click here to register.**
7 p.m. Sukkot and Erev Shabbat Service

SUKKOT  Saturday, September 30
9:15 a.m. Torah Study
10 a.m. Tot Shabbat
10:30 a.m. Sukkot and Shabbat Service
Kiddush Brunch to follow for all

EREV SIMCHAT TORAH  Friday, October 6
5:30 p.m. Congregational Barbecue Dinner in the Sukkah, sponsored by Brotherhood* Click here to register.**
7 p.m. Simchat Torah and Erev Shabbat Service

9:15 a.m. Torah Study
10:30 a.m. Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret and Shabbat Service with Yizkor
Kiddush Brunch to follow


*These events require preregistration.

**We are now using the Zeffy website for certain registration and online payments. Unlike other services, Zeffy does not charge the temple a credit card processing fee. While it does offer users the choice to pay a fee to support Zeffy, it is completely optional. Your Zeffy contribution can be changed to zero—and no fee will be imposed to you or the temple.


High Holidays Sermons

Rosh Hashanah 5784
Rabbi Stoller
“It’s Okay to be Nervous, but You’ve Got This; Or: Dropping the Torah on Rosh Hashanah Will Humble the Proud”
Watch Rabbi Stoller’s sermon here.

Yom Kippur 5784
Rabbi Stoller
Kol Nidrei: “License to Dream: Kol Nidrei and the Theology of Aspiration”
Watch here.

Morning service: “Resisting Bartleby: On Duty, Change, and Vision for the Future”
Watch here.

Yizkor: “Past, Present, and Future are One”
Watch here.


Rosh Hashanah 5783
Rabbi Stoller
“On God, Spiritual Discontent, and Self-Knowledge: A Theology of Divine Friendship”

Cantor Adam
“Take a Risk and Make it Rain”

Yom Kippur 5783
Rabbi Stoller
“Kol Nidrei: In a Pandemic of Certainty, We Need More Curiosity”

“Yom Kippur: “Compassionate Candor” and the Mitzvah to Rebuke”