Temple Beth-El

High Holy Days

The High Holy Days bring our synagogue community together, as our rabbi 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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5783/2022 High Holy Days Information

Below please find a schedule of services and events. For more information about any event, please call the temple at 516-487- 0900.


We are happy to welcome the entire Jewish community to be a part of Temple Beth El’s Live Streaming for the High Holy Days. Whether you are living nearby or a thousand miles away, we invite you to join our temple family from the comfort of your computer. Click here to register.

S’LICHOT   Saturday, September 17
7 p.m. Study Session with Wine and Cheese
8 p.m. Havdalah, Torah Cover Change and Service

EREV ROSH HASHANAH   Sunday, September 25
8 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

FIRST DAY ROSH HASHANAH   Monday, September 26
9 a.m. Tot Service and Craft (ages 2-6 with adult)* Click here to register.
10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah First Day Service
10 a.m. Babysitting (ages 2–6)*  Click here to register for babysitting.  
2 p.m. Family Experience at Steppingstone Park
3 p.m. Tashlich at Steppingstone Park

SECOND DAY ROSH HASHANAH   Tuesday, September 27
10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service
12 p.m. Kiddush Brunch*  Click here to register.

11 a.m. Memorial Service

EREV YOM KIPPUR   Tuesday, October 4
8 p.m. Kol Nidre Service

YOM KIPPUR   Wednesday, October 5
9 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. 2nd-6th Grade Yom Kippur Experience
Join other young people and their families for a lay-led service in the Rudin Chapel. Following the service, young people may enjoy games and crafts in the West Multi-Purpose Room during the remaining time of the daytime Yom Kippur service.
10 a.m. Babysitting (ages 2–6)*  Click here to register for babysitting.
1:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Meditations
3 p.m. Yizkor Service
4:30 p.m. Afternoon, N’ilah and Havdalah Services

EREV SUKKOT   Sunday, October 9
5:30 p.m. Decorate Sukkah and Brotherhood-Sponsored Barbecue*  Click here to register.
7 p.m. Erev Sukkot Service, Followed by Dessert

SUKKOT   Monday, October 10
10 a.m. Sukkot Festival Service with Hallel

EREV SIMCHAT TORAH   Sunday, October 16
5:30 p.m. Family Dinner in Sukkah*  Click here to register.
7 p.m. Erev Simchat Torah Service

10 a.m. Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret Service with Hallel and Yizkor

*These events require preregistration.

Join in our tradition—and don’t be left out! Temple Beth-El is delighted to sponsor a New Year’s card to be sent to all members of the community. Submit your greeting card listing here. Deadline is Friday, September 2.

On Yom Kippur it is traditional to remember family and friends who have passed away. Our Book of Remembrance is published each year as we recall those who have been a part of our lives and honor their memory. For your reference to see what was included last year, here is the link to the 2021 TBE Book of Remembrance.
Submit your Book of Remembrance listing here. Please submit your listing by Friday, September 9.

All TBE members whose accounts are in good standing will automatically receive their tickets by mail; no forms are needed. Your parents, children, grandchildren, and out-of-town guests are cordially invited to our High Holy Days services. Get tickets for the whole misphacha!
Click here to register for additional tickets.

Special Needs During the High Holy Days

Special Seating/Hearing Devices/Large Print Books

We welcome members and guests of all abilities:
-We offer a wheelchair-friendly area and special seating is available for those with physical challenges.

-A hearing enhancement system is available for use during services held in the sanctuary, with headsets available.

-Large print prayer books are available for use on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, made possible by generous support from Sisterhood Helen Zaner Services for the Blind Fund.

Please let us know what you may need to successfully be a part of our community.
Click here to request special seating, hearing devices, or large print books.

Ushers Always Needed

The Temple Beth-El Usher Corps is always looking to add a few good men and women to its ranks. Although the time commitment is minimal, our ushers fulfill the important functions of making our fellow congregants feel at home and fostering an appropriate environment for worship. If you are able to volunteer for two or three Friday night, Saturday morning, or services per year, please contact 516-487-0900.

High Holy Days Sermons

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