5782 – 2021 High Holidays

It is with great excitement that we invite you to join your Temple Beth Tikvah family to celebrate the High Holidays in-person this year!  We are looking forward to being together again in our beautiful sanctuary with Rabbi Meeka Simerly, Cantor Emeritus Charles Romalis, and Cantor Intern Erica Rubin.

Online Registration: This year, registration is easier than ever!  Please click HERE or the button at the bottom of this email to log into your TBT Member Portal and then click on the “High Holiday Registration” button. You can sign up for Services, purchase additional admissions, become a Legacy Sponsor, create High Holiday Greetings and Yizkor Memorial Tributes, and donate to this year’s High Holiday Appeal. Submission and payment for Legacy Sponsorships, Greetings and Tributes are due by August 23rd. 

High Holiday Worship Schedule 2021/5782:
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 6: 8:00pm
Rosh Hashanah -Traditional Service Tuesday, September 7: 9:15am
Rosh Hashanah – Family Friendly Service – Tuesday, September 7: 12:00pm
Tashlich – Tuesday, September 7: 2:00pm, Lakeside Park, Pompton Lakes
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Wednesday, September 8: 10:00am
Kol Nidre – Wednesday, September 15: 8:00pm
Yom Kippur – Family Friendly Service – Thursday, September 16: 9:30am
Yom Kippur – Traditional Service – Thursday, September 16: 11:45am
Yom Kippur – Healing Service Yizkor, Neilah & Havdalah –  Thursday, September 16: 3:30pm

The times for some of our services have been adjusted to allow for a thorough cleaning of our sanctuary before, after, and in-between all services and to enable an orderly transition between services. 

Frequently Asked Questions:
-What will the Temple’s protocols be relating to COVID-19? TBT will continue to follow the ever-evolving Federal, State. Local and CDC guidelines and look for ways to ensure the safety and welfare of all of our congregants.  To this end, we have moved the reading table off the bima to protect our clergy and have asked anyone with a speaking honor to wear a mask.  Please continue to look for additional information as the High Holidays approach regarding other protocols as needed. 

-Are masks required?
At this time, wearing a mask is optional.  However, as with any fluid situation, we reserve the right to change this policy to require that all attendees wear masks based on Federal, State, Local and CDC guidelines.  

-Will the Temple be cleaning the sanctuary in between services?
Yes, we will be cleaning and sanitizing the sanctuary and social hall before, in between, and after services.

I have underlying health conditions and I’m not comfortable being in an indoor space.  Is there another way I can enjoy the High Holiday services this year?
Yes, in addition to in-person services, TBT will be streaming services live for you to view at home if you so choose. 

Tallit and Kippahs:
In an effort to keep sharing to a minimum for safety purposes, we encourage you to bring your own tallit and kippah if you have them.  Otherwise, these items will be available at the synagogue.

High Holiday Food Drive Join our Jewish community to support the WIN Food Pantry.  Click HERE for more information and a list of the most needed items.  Thank you for your continued generosity.

Please note, there will be no High Holiday Packet mailing this year.  In an effort to streamline and simplify the High Holiday paperwork for our congregants, we have moved to online registration.  If you know of anyone who is not receiving our emails or is in need of assistance to complete these online forms, please call the Temple office, 973-595-6565.

Thank you for your continued support of your Temple Beth Tikvah family!  
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